Kings have power. They have external power. They rule from thrones, symbols of that power. External power shifts. Thrones and kingdoms tumble. There is another power – authentic power. Authentic power is the soul aligned to its purpose with intention aligned to that purpose. It does not tumble. It stays steady. Its throne is “The Seat of the Soul.

This book explores authentic power – what it is, who can have it, what it takes to have it, how it is different from external power, and most of all, how it transforms the lives of those who have it.

Oprah Winfrey speaks of her transformation in her preface to the 25th anniversary edition of this book. She writes, “Gary’s book was one aha moment after another, all steering me in the direction of true north. My favorite insight: ‘When the personality comes fully to serve the energy of its soul, that is authentic empowerment.’” She shared that words from the chapter on intention stirred her the most, changed her life, and became her “living creed.”