While having a doctoral degree in law, and was trained as an international lawyer, my interest is focused upon the humanities, education, and the propagation of a systemic, holistic and ecological worldview.
In accordance with this vision, I have drafted a holistic school project—The New Holistic School— that provides an integrative educational approach for children to become systemliterate, emotionally balanced and brainsmart.
From 2010 to 2018 I have published 80+ books with Createspace/Amazon, some of which being based on more than twenty years of research. 46 of these books I have also turned into audiobooks published with Audible/Amazon.
My nonfiction books are on the topics of law, social policy, psychoanalysis, psychology, psychiatry, sexology, anthropology, enthnopharmacology, education, art, music and biography. In addition I have published more than 100 book and media reviews and maintain an extensive media review site.
‘The Legacy of Dr. Joseph Murphy’ is so far my best-visited site and has provoked many comments and prayer requests. The site is complete with many free bonus videos published as pages and accessible from the top menu bar.
One of my greater achievements is a completely new wording for the old Chinese Wisdom Book, the Dao De Ching, by Lao-tzu, in three language versions, German, English, and Italian. My task was here to free the text of all the linguistic burden and academic convolutions brought to the translations by various scholars, and to render it as light-weight and to the point as possible, in accordance with the pragmatic and down-to-earth tone of the original book.
In the same spirit and with my long-term interest for Chinese Philosophy, I have produced a new interpretation of the I Ching, entitled ‘The Leadership I Ching’ that provides modern psychological language instead of more or less draconian ‘judgments’ so that the reader is encouraged to use his or her intuitive mind creatively for decision-making, and for developing leadership qualities.
I also maintain a number of educational sites, and three major blogs:
I am writing in German, English, French, Spanish and Italian, and read source literature for my research also in Dutch and Portuguese.