Shawn Murphy received his bachelor of science degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Minnesota in 1982 while working part-time as a machinist for Ramar Engineering. While working full-time as an engineer for General Dynamics, Ft. Worth division, Mr. Murphy completed his Master in Engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1985 and his Master in Business Administration from Texas Christian University 1989.

At age 30, he moved to Liechtenstein to run the investment team for PRP Performa Ag and started to study German. He received his CFA charter in 1994 and then started studying philosophy in German. After moving the investment team to Bermuda in 2000, he started publishing his philosophic works in the Bermuda Sun, following the attack on 9/11/01. He published a series of six articles speaking out against the rhetoric that had erupted. The final article in this series was entitled: “We all have the same spiritual ancestry”.

Following the stroke of his twenty-year-old daughter, Shawn was inspired to write the trilogy Torn Between Two Worlds. Since then, Mr. Murphy has been actively blogging on Quora where he has been able to assist many on their spiritual path.

  1. Torn Between Two Worlds: Science and Religion
  2. Torn Between Two Worlds: Wisdom and Rhetoric
  3. Torn Between Two Worlds: Material and Ethereal

Over the past three years I have been promoting my first three books on Quora, answering questions in the areas of spirituality, philosophy, and religion. During this time, I have come across numerous people searching for solutions to their spiritual problems or conflicts. With my background as an engineer, investment manager and business owner, I have been able to connect with who would normally have issues connecting with new age practitioners. Through these interactions, I realized that I had avoided the practical, self-help aspect of spirituality that has helped me in my first three books, and that a different approach was needed to reach people who are suffering; thus leading to book four in the Torn Between Two Worlds series.