Welcome to Octavius.com. You’ve found the little slice of cyberspace that is home to Sean “Octavius” Murphy.

Throughout the years Sean has gone by many nicknames including Burger, Murf, Murfdawg, Murfdipity, Murf-a-loop, Murfulupigus, Zeemos, the Profound One, and Octavius. While all of these nicknames have their own mojo, Octavius became the nickname above all nicknames somewhere in his 20s, coined by his mentor, Dannion Brinkley, as a hospice volunteer at the bedside of dying veterans.

Octavius represents the number 8. It’s made up of 8 letters and represents balance and unity. It’s a derivation of octave–a series of eight notes occupying the interval between (and including) two notes. So, Octavius, by definition, is a person all about the number 8, symbolism and sound. But most importantly, if you flip 8 sideways you get an infinity symbol. And therein lies the core teaching of Octavius. We are all infinite, spiritual beings. We do not end at physical death. Consciousness is infinite; and you are Consciousness. And as infinite beings we all have dignity, direction and purpose to our lives.


Through his education, experience and service, Octavius has developed a unique philosophy of life and expertise that applies everything he has learned at the bedside of American heroes. He studied what matters at the end of life to learn how to live life to the fullest. The self help system he created – based on his “PhD on Death” –  is a tool to help you Reverse Engineer Your Life. 


Octavius developed his passion for writing, speaking and service with his mentor Dannion Brinkley, a three time NY Times best-selling author. Dannion taught Octavius to be a relentless hospice volunteer as a member of the Twilight Brigade, a non-profit that puts compassion in action to ensure no veteran dies alone. Octavius has received Congressional recognition for his 2000+ hours of service in end of life care with the Veterans Administration.

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