Fran Shaw, Ph.D. is an award winning author and longtime spiritual discipline practitioner, and a professor at the University of Connecticut teaching writing. She worked with the Gurdjieff Foundation, spending several summers with Dr. Michel de Salzmann, who was the director of the network of Gurdjieff institutes globally. Through this work, Fran published 30 Ways to You Write, Writing My Yoga: Poems for Presence, and Notes on The Next Attention.
Her newest book Lord Have Murphy: Waking Up in the Spiritual Marketplace is a funny and sardonic commentary of spiritual awakening. It is an invaluable, yet humorous guide to help readers recognize the power within. Murphy shows how the ups and downs in everyday life can become the little reminders to awaken ourselves by changing our focus. Once we make that shift, we can join Murphy in being truly alive.