He has been a spiritual mentor for over 40 years, offering Mantra and Advaita Workshops around the world but has been leading a quieter life for last five years, working on his books and art in São Brás de Alportel, in the Algarve. Previously, he lived in the South of France for 25 years but told me he “loves living in Portugal and loves how friendly the people are and how great the ambiance is here.”

Following Muz’s own experience of spiritual awakening known as ‘Cosmic Consciousness’ which occurred whilst travelling in his twenties, he told me he “quit smoking, alcohol and meat, fish and eggs.” He then “trekked down the whole length of Africa, traversing deserts and lived in India where I became a mendicant monk for three years.” We then went on to speak about Muz’s latest book “You Are The Light – Secrets of the Sages Made Simple” which boasts 5* star reviews, with some readers saying it has transformed their lives.

I asked Muz what our readers can gain from “You Are The Light…” and he told me that it includes his revelations and “is a new way of looking at existence with practical methods to reach your awakening.” He also revealed that he has “cracked the way to do it without spending a lot of time in your day.” The synopsis reads: “Muz Murray’s inspirational insights into the profound wisdom of the ancient sages are clearly explained in refreshingly new and astonishing ways, along with practices that will help you achieve it. He also confirmed that it “cuts through all the spiritual claptrap and offers a practical way to uplift your experience of existence and alignment with your true nature.” This book clarifies concepts such as “Advaita, Awareness, Belief, Consciousness, Depression, Dreams, Ego, Emotional Pain, Enlightenment, Free Will, God, Karma, Love, Mental Conflict, Self-Realisation, Sex, Celibacy and Spirituality, Stress, Suffering, Surrender and much more.”

Muz also told me that our readers should go back and read his previous book “Sharing the Quest: Secrets of Self-Understanding” because it discusses how the mind works and really covers the basics of everything whereas his latest book goes much deeper. Sharing the Quest “shows you how to control your unruly mind and how it works, and what mental attitudes are holding you back. It offers a cornucopia of secret yoga practices, modes of meditation and practical methods that lighten your heart and help you to avoid depression.”

Currently Muz is working on his autobiography and a children’s book called “Old Mother West Wind Tales”, which is a story that is around 100 years old. “The story has been completely re-written as it is quite an old-fashioned book and it has been modernised with lyrical rhymes and is overall a fun story for today’s kids about animals playing tricks on each other with Muz’s own fantastic illustrations!” Muz will also be featured in the new Netflix documentary called Fractals which uncovers the best spiritual teachers in the world. Unfortunately, there is no confirmation of the date that this series will air but he hopes sometime next year and he will publish this on his Facebook so please keep an eye out!

You can purchase all of Muz Murray’s books including his latest book “You Are The Light - Secrets of the Sages Made Simple” through his website or on Amazon. For more information, please see https://www.muzmurray.com/ or Muz’s Facebook @MuzMurraysInnerGarden, which also includes spiritual teaching videos and where he answers readers’ questions. Additionally, If you live locally and would like a signed copy direct from the author contact by this email: gerugandalf@gmail.com.


Following undertaking her university degree in English with American Literature in the UK, Cristina da Costa Brookes moved back to Portugal to pursue a career in Journalism, where she has worked at The Portugal News for 3 years. Cristina’s passion lies with Arts & Culture as well as sharing all important community-related news.

Cristina da Costa Brookes