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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Moore recognized globally as spiritually influential

Once again Watkins Mind Body Spirit lists Thomas Moore as one of the top 50 spiritually influential people in the world on its annual list of 100 people for 2020 in issue 61, Spring 2020. Moore is shown as no. 46.

The three main criteria for inclusion are: The person 
1) Has to be alive as of 1 January 2020
2) Has to have made a unique and spiritual contribution on a global scale
3) Is frequently googled, appears in Nielsen Data, has a Wikipedia page, and is actively talked about throughout the Internet. ...
"Ultimately, the list is meant to celebrate the positive influence of today’s spiritual teachers."

Tuesday, February 04, 2020

Thomas Moore in Connecticut on June 11, 2020

Are you called to be a Pastoral Care Specialist in the New England region? Consider Basic and Advanced classes offered by Marcus M. McKinney, D.Min., LPC, Community Health Executive, Pastoral Counseling Training Director. McKinney writes:
 "... people come from all over the state [Connecticut] and beyond for this class that welcomes everyone who serves in a 'caring' role  to provide psychologically sound care to people needing help and recovery (emotional and addiction issues will be addressed.) 
You do NOT need to be a pastor, or counselor  many have taken the class whose role is as a ministry leader or lay-person caring for people in need."
McKinney hosts Thomas Moore on Thursday 11 June, 2020 as a featured speaker in his 2020 programs. Moore, completing a book on "therapy", will present in the afternoon at Day Kimball Healthcare in Putnam, CT and offer an evening talk for the community.
Successful completion of the Basic and Advanced classes leads to Pastoral Care Specialist designation on the attending certificate.

Please email marcusmichaelmckinney (at|) gmail.com for more information.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Moore is keynote faculty in Toronto, Ontario

Thomas Moore is in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on Friday 6 Nov. and Sat. 7 Nov. 2020 for the Transcendence in Psychotherapy conference hosted by Daybreak Therapy and Training.
"... we will be joyfully exploring the path of the soul-guided therapist, in the context of depth healing and consciousness raising, both within our clients and ourselves. 
This annual Conference is put together by and for counselling professionals who are dedicated to blending evidence-based psychotherapy with a holistic focus on integrative healing in mental health and addiction services."

Three Cenral Questions

1. How can we support, uplift and inspire one another in the deep healing work we do for both ourselves and clients who seek holistic approaches to practice?
2. How do we merge our professional skills, knowledge and expertise in evidence-based interventions with an honouring of the client’s psycho-spiritual journey?
3. What professional, ethical and practical information do we need to have as we create sacred spaces for our clients which are also safe, effective and healing?

BEST PRICE ENDS 1 MAY 2020
Conference Ticket Prices:
Super Early Bird: . . . . . . . . . $249 CAD plus tax (until May 1st)
Early Bird Spring/Summer: .$349 CAD plus tax (until Aug. 1st)
Regular Ticket: . . . . . . . . . . . .$450 CAD plus tax

This conference is of special interest to psychotherapists, psychologists, social workers, doctors, nurses, occupational therapists, counsellors, and anyone working in mental health and addictions.

The venue is the Ramada Plaza in downtown Toronto.
If you plan to stay overnight at the Ramada Plaza, please reserve as soon as possible since the venue will fill up quickly. To book your special Daybreak training rate, contact the Daybreak booking agent directly:
Mana Majedian at 416-977-4823 x 7245
Email mmajedian@ramadaplazatoronto.com

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Moore talks about aging and soul on podcast

On his blog, Pathways to Stillness, Dr. Gary Irwin-Kenyon offers four brief podcast segments with Thomas Moore about aging and care of the soul.  They are dated for late November 2019 to early January 2020. Moore talks about his time as a monk, fate, and optimism.

Irwin-Kenyon is founding Chair and Professor, Gerontology Department, St. Thomas University, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. He is the author of Pathways to Stillness.


Saturday, January 04, 2020

Living a soulful life in an unsettled world

"We need to live our own deep and creative lives in troubled times 
and also do our part to improve society."

Southern Arizona Friends of Jung host Thomas Moore's lecture A Soulful Life in an Unsettled World on Sunday 16 February, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in Tucson, Arizona at Grace St. Paul's Episcopal Church.
"Many people are anxious today about the unsettled nature of the world. They can’t sleep and some don’t want to bring children into this world. We need to live our own deep and creative lives in troubled times and also do our part to improve society. One important step for individuals is to be eccentricity and not participate fully in the values and styles of contemporary life, which obviously is moving in an unhealthy direction. We can also adopt a way of life that fosters inner richness and security. A good model is C. G. Jung, who shows how to use images and the methods of magic to live from a deep place. Jung’s way of dealing with the deep and hidden realm, demonstrated in his home, his studies in alchemy, and in the Red Book involve natural magic and guidance from the imaginal realm. He speaks of daimon and anima as guiding figures who help shape our lives around the richness and depth of soul."
Tickets
SAFOJ Members: $40
Non-Members: $50
Seating is limited.

Venue
Grace St. Paul's Episcopal Church
2331 East Adams Street
Tucson, AZ 85719

Co-Sponsors are Mankind Project Southwest, Woman Within Arizona, and Tacheria Interfaith Spirituality Center.

Join Thomas Moore online for Soul Psychology

You still have time to register for Thomas Moore's online course, Soul Psychology, that started yesterday on Ruzuku. Course Four of his six-part series on soul psychology touches on Artemis, Dionysus, coupling/uncoupling, soul of things, James Hillman on anima, and creating your own spiritual practice.

Register for $635 U.S.

Friday, December 20, 2019

Celebrate profound reform: The Soul of Christmas

Today Franciscan Media shares a quote from Thomas Moore's perennial wisdom in The Soul of Christmas:
"People usually think of Christmas as a traditional and sentimental festival, but not as a celebration of the Jesus vision it commemorates: a philosophy of profound reform. The child lying in the manger would become perhaps the most radical of all spiritual visionaries, showing how to live more joyfully and communally. Many people today feel an underlying anxiety due to world events and the challenges of getting along in a complicated world. Christmas allows a break from that gray depression, an inner darkness reflected in the winter sky."
— Thomas Moore, The Soul of Christmas
Buy it to savour its seasonal reflections and to give as a thoughtful gift.

Saturday, November 09, 2019

Moore shares interests, soul, writing in podcast

Listen to "A Conversation with Thomas Moore" posted 15 October 2019 by Mitch Hampton for his podcast, Journey of an Aesthete. It is approximately 1 hour and 22 minutes.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Join Moore at Kripalu for Ageless Soul in Nov.

Kripalu Center hosts Thomas Moore during the weekend of November 8 to 10, 2019 for his program Ageless Soul: Creatively Navigate Life’s Passages, Enjoy Growing Older, and Be Uniquely You.

Tuition includes a paperback copy of  Moore’s book Ageless Soul.
Tuition: $270.00 per person + room and meals

AGELESS SOUL
  1. Youth and age are with us all life long.
  2. At turning points take risks and let life shape you.
  3. Process your experiences through story.
  4. Don’t create your life, read the signs and follow.
  5. Retirement is a new phase of your life work.
  6. Be naturally more mystical and contemplative.
  7. Become more connected to the arts and natural world.
  8. Think about future generations generously.
  9. Let your sexuality saturate your life and self.
  10. Engage in lifelong education for the sake of learning.
  11. Allow sickness to deepen you and bring out your soul.
  12. Heal loneliness with friendship and your individual path.

Venue
Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health
PO Box 309
57 Interlaken Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262

Barque coverage
June 21 2019 "Kripalu hosts Moore's weekend event in November"

Friday, October 18, 2019

Moore in Wheaton, Illinois for C. G. Jung Institute

Photo credit: Wheaton Franciscans
Wheaton Franciscans on FB

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Moore's next online course begins 1 Nov. 2019

Thomas Moore's next six-week online course begins Friday 1 November 2019. Moore writes about Soul Psychology:
"It will take you deep into the rich and inspiring realms of myth, alchemy, Jungian and Archetypal Psychology and my own work with Care of the Soul. It is a course of deep learning and the exchange of personal experiences and life questions. You will encounter new ways of thinking that are fresh and stimulating, that turn upside down many common assumptions about how life works. 
The course is friendly and convivial, as the students together create a community around a common interest. Each Friday I give readings and suggestions for practice and on Wednesdays, 12 noon EST for an hour I am live presenting and leading discussion. The course goes for six weeks. This is the third course of six in the series but the courses are not sequential, you can begin with any course. 
As you register for additional courses you will receive a 15% discount. If you do the whole series, you are eligible for a 'certificate of attendance.' This would also require some writing and engagement with me to show mastery in this field. For some, this certificate could be useful professionally."
Register to pay the total fee $635 USD.
Register to pay $225 USD over 3 months.

Monday, October 14, 2019

Houston Jung Center Fall Benefit features Moore

The Jung Center of Houston hosts Thomas Moore in deep conversation about Care of the Soul at its Fall Benefit on Tuesday 22 October 2019.  The Center invites attendees, "Join us for a conversation with Thomas Moore as he shares his wisdom on ways that we can think more deeply about daily life and find sacredness in the ordinary."

General Reception 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
The Jung Center
5200 Montrose Boulevard

Lecture
7:30 pm
Brown Auditorium
1001 Bissonnet Street

Click the link above for different donation levels.

Moore in Chicago this week for C.G. Jung Institute

Meet Thomas Moore in Chicago this coming weekend at his event, An Enchanted Life, hosted by the C. G. Jung Institute of Chicago.

Friday 18 October 2019:
Tau Center 26W171 Roosevelt Rd.
Wheaton, IL 60187

Myth, Daimon, and Angels: Finding Personal Power through Living Imagination
"Myth is the deep, partially hidden world of imaginal creatures inside us and around us. We all need the Muses for inspiration. Angels do exist, in a certain way, and keep us connected to the infinitely mysterious. Orenda, we learn from the Iroquois, is a power in us that we can’t live without. C. G. Jung gives a good example of a modern person who was able to live in close relationship to the powers appearing as images. We can each ease our way free, at least in part, from a cool, disenchanted culture to create a more soulful, magical way of doing things, thus coming alive in ourselves through a serious and direct approach to imagination."

Saturday 19 October 2019:
Venue SIX10
610 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605

A Magical Way of Life
"The word “magic” is largely out of favor in a rationalistic and technical world. The ancient European tradition known as magia naturalis, natural magic, influenced much of the art and other aspects of culture known as the Renaissance. It is based on using color, sounds, images, art works, craft, aromas, plants, and many other ordinary elements of daily life to nourish the soul. It also uses words for their power to have an impact and to give a person deep powers that are otherwise elusive. The main problem people have today, implicated in emotional malaise and even certain sicknesses, is a lack of personal power. Natural magic can bring that creative power into our lives—but we have to step away from the mechanical culture in which we live and return to an appreciation for magic. This workshop gives both the necessary ideas and certain practices that can restore this important aspect of the soulful life."

Fees: $135 Single Day / $200 Both Days / 4.5 CEs/ Day ($15)

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Join Moore in Arizona this February for five days

Next year from Monday 24 February to Friday 28 February, Thomas Moore offers the five-day program Desert Dreaming- Soul, Enchantment & Art Symposium at Tohono Chul in Tucson, Arizona.

This PDF description outlines the daily activities.

Thomas Moore is joined by his wife, Hari Kirin/Joan Hanley MA, MFA, author of Art & Yoga, Kundalini Awakening in Everyday Life, artist, mentor and teacher. The host is Heather Lahti, LCSW, a clinical social worker, artist and yoga teacher specializing in the treatment of Anxiety and Trauma.

Early Bird price: $895 expires Nov. 1, 2019.
Regular price: $995.
Price does not include meals or accommodation.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Watch Moore interview during free online summit

Puria Kastele shares clips of Thomas Moore's interview for the Conscious Evolution Summit: Transform You Life and Rise as a New Human on his Facebook page. This free online Summit starts Friday 20 September and runs until Thursday 3 October, 2019. By registering, you may watch Moore's interview and more than 30 other speakers.

Thursday, August 01, 2019

Study with Moore online starting Friday 16 August

On Friday 16 August 2019, Thomas Moore begins his new six-week online course Soul Psychology using an approach based on depth psychology, Greek mythology, Renaissance magic, Henry David Thoreau and friends, Emily Dickinson, James Hillman and C. G. Jung. It is on the Ruzuku platform.

Each Friday Moore gives readings and suggestions for practice. On Wednesdays at 12:00 noon EDT he leads a live discussion for one hour. Read Moore's own description on LinkedIn.

Registration at the Ruzuku site is open now. Tuition is $635.00 U.S.

Moore plans to offer six of these courses. When you register for additional courses you will receive a 15% discount. If you do the whole series, you are eligible for a “certificate of attendance.” This requires some writing and engagement with Moore to show mastery in the field.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Register for Moore's summer program at Kripalu

On his Facebook page, Thomas Moore shares a brief video of his daughter Siobhán/ Ajeet and him talking about their upcoming weekend program from Friday 30 August to Sunday 1 September 2019 at Kripalu Center in Stockbridge, Massachusetts: Dancing at the Crossroads: An Invocation of Celtic Song, Story, and Ritual.

Tuition: $295.00 per person + room and meals.
Register through the linked Kripalu page above.


Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health
PO Box 309
57 Interlaken Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262


Barque coverage
Jan 27 2019 "Join this father-daughter combo at Kripalu Center"

Friday, June 28, 2019

Interview shares Moore's views of soulful living

New York psychotherapist Susan Lambert talks with Thomas Moore about "Cultivating the Soul in Every Aspect of Life" during this 37 minute audio episode of In the Balance. Listen as Lambert introduces themes from Care of the Soul, A Religion of One's Own, and Ageless Soul for Moore's responses and elaborations.

Start your spiritual practices as your own religion

For his Patheos blog, Wake Up Call: Insights & Musings to Stir Your Soul, Tom Rapsas offers "The Easy Guide to Starting Your Own Spiritual Practice". After describing Mirabai Starr's approach in her new book Wild Mercy: Living the Fierce and Tender Wisdom of the Women Mystics, he mentions Thomas Moore:
"In his classic book A Religion of One’s Own, Thomas Moore recommends that we take the idea of spiritual practice a step further and schedule our days like those of a monk. This means setting specific, simple tasks to accomplish, not just in the morning, but throughout the day. This both grounds us and reminds us that there is more to life than our daily chores or job."
Rapsas then quotes Moore's book:
"Instead of just letting your days unfold spontaneously or being at the mercy of an inflexible busy schedule with family and work, you might set up a few regular activities, like meditation before breakfast, listening to music before lunch, being quiet after 10 p.m., eating simply in the morning and taking a quiet walk afterward."
Rapsas includes his own list of five activities that he tries to do daily. The post contains different suggestions that may contribute to your own creation of spiritual practices, especially if you're “spiritual-but-not-religious”.

Friday, June 21, 2019

Kripalu hosts Moore's weekend event in November

Thomas Moore offers his weekend program Ageless Soul: Creatively Navigate Life's Passages, Enjoy Growing Older, and Be Uniquely You at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, Friday 8 November to Sunday 10 November, 2019. Tuition includes a paperback copy of Moore’s book Ageless Soul: The Lifelong Journey Towards Meaning and Joy.
"This weekend includes discussion, dream work, break-out groups, and brief “soul-meditations.” As a former monk who holds a PhD in religious studies, Thomas offers a deeply spiritual outlook on aging. He draws on 40 years as a psychotherapist to address intimate and difficult aspects of growing older, looking at the mythic and universally human experience of aging.
On the evening of Saturday 9 November at 7:30 p.m., Thomas Moore and Angela Farmer present The Alchemy of Time: Aging is Becoming Who You Are: "The secret to aging well is the understanding that all stages of your life exist in every moment. You are neither old nor young; you are everything, every moment compressed into the passing present. You are richer than you can imagine, more timeless than you can understand." This special evening event is free for in-house guests. No general public tickets are available.

Tuition: $270.00 per person + room and meals. Register online now.

Venue
Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health
PO Box 309
57 Interlaken Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Celebrate today: Read Moore's fatherhood essay

Read Thomas Moore's essay "Father's Day 2017" to celebrate fathers today and all people who are authority figures in our lives. Moore writes:
"I’ve been blessed to have several strong and effective father figures, men who have had the equanimity to offer paternal guidance when it was needed. For me it has made all the difference, and I celebrate those great father figures today."
Moore describes the archetype of father and why it is so needed in our world.

Thursday, May 09, 2019

Video sessions offer 4 hours to interact with Moore

Purpose Guides Institute hosts a two-session live video book club with Thomas Moore about his latest book, Ageless Soul: The Lifelong Journey toward Meaning and Joy on Thursday 23 May and Thursday 6 June 2019 at 2:00 p.m. ET. Read the description and register for the early bird price of $95 US until Sunday 12 May. The regular price after that date is $125 US.

As a book club member you receive:
— Two LIVE sessions and one pre-recorded meeting with Thomas
— Video recordings of all three meetings
— Audio recordings of all three meetings
— Interactive exercises and questions for each meeting
— Membership in an online community Hub for group interaction between meetings

Bonuses
— Full length interview with Thomas Moore exploring soul-level purpose
— An exclusive essay on soul-level purpose written just for Purpose Guides Institute
— Two small group meetings with Jonathan Gustin, book club host and Purpose Guides Institute founder.
“Soul-making is a journey that takes time, effort, skill, knowledge, intuition, and courage. It is helpful to know that all work with soul is process — alchemy, pilgrimage, and adventure — so that we don’t expect instant success or even any kind of finality. All goals and all endings are heuristic, important in their being imagined, but never literally fulfilled.” — Thomas Moore
Watch a 5-minute YouTube video of Moore and Gustin inviting you to the book club.

Thursday, May 02, 2019

Join Thomas Moore online during these events

Online Book Club with Thomas Moore
Register now for this FREE online video event with Thomas Moore on Thursday 9 May 2019, 11:00 a.m. Pacific time or 2:00 p.m. Eastern time about Ageless Soul: The Lifelong Journey Towards Meaning and Joy. The host, Purpose Guides Institute invites with:
"Join us for this LIVE and intimate opportunity to dialogue with Thomas Moore in person through an interactive video conference. Thomas will introduce us to some of the core teachings from his new book: Ageless Soul."
"You will also hear about the upcoming two-session Book Club with Thomas Moore, which he will personally host on Thursday May 23 and Thursday June 6th. In this book club we’ll be taking a deep dive into the material presented in Thomas’ Ageless Soul: The Lifelong Journey Towards Meaning and Joy."
Watch Moore's 1.5 minute video invitation on YouTube.

Online Course, Soul Psychology, with Thomas Moore
Starting Friday 14 June 2019, Thomas Moore offers the six-week online program, Soul Psychology, through Ruzuku:
"Become a soul-sensitive human being, able to live a meaningful life and guide others with depth. The soul is central to our humanity, intimate connections, spiritual vision, mental health and joy.  In this course you will be introduced to Archetypal Psychology and the value of the arts, myth, and dreams for healing.  This course is the first of a series that leads to the possibility of a certificate in soul-centered psychology."
Course includes:
— Six live online sessions with Thomas Moore,
— A closed online group for questions and discussion,
— Weekly readings, and
— Suggestions for practice.
Thomas Moore participates in the course for six weeks, and you have access to the materials for six months.

Tuition: $635.00 USD


S&P Online Course about Fairy Tales with Thomas Moore
Through this month of May, Thomas Moore talks about Fairy Tales during his e-course with Spirituality & Practice.
"Moore approaches fairy tales through their imagery, looking for metaphors and extended meanings of words and figures. Factual information and knowledge of symbols and psychological concepts can help, he finds, but in the end your imagination is your most potent tool for understanding."
Course includes:
 12 emails delivered on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays,
— An introduction and 11 fairy tales with Thomas Moore's commentary.
— Practice suggestions to accompany each tale.
— Link to the Practice Circle, an online forum open 24/7 to share your reflections and read those of others. Thomas Moore will pay close attention to the Practice Circle and contribute.
— An invitation to an hour-long teleconference with Thomas Moore (date to be arranged).
— Recommended reading list.
— Opportunity to nominate a favorite fairy tale for discussion. Thomas Moore chooses from participants' suggestions.

Tuition: $59.95 USD

Monday, March 25, 2019

Meet Moore in Zermatt, Switzerland next year

Save the dates: 23 May 2020 to 30 May 2020

ISAPZurich hosts Thomas Moore for its 15th annual Jungian Odyssey conference and retreat next year,  Searching for Soul in Times of Anxiety.

Location: Parkhotel Beau-Site, Zermatt, Switzerland

Moore talks about Beauty as a Way of Life:
– How to live a radically different life in a materialistic age
– How to be an individual, even an eccentric, in a time of extreme media influence
– How to create a spiritual existence rooted in the alchemy of the soul
– How to live as an Epicurean, for deep pleasure, in a time of excessive work and subtle moralism

Yesterday at the Expat Expo in Zug, ISAPZurich raffled "a Taster Package for the Jungian Odyssey 2020 (value ca. CHF 250.00). This is our off-campus conference and retreat that will take place in Zermatt with keynote speaker Thomas Moore and many other inspiring presenters."

Visit https://www.isapzurich.com/en/ for more information as it becomes available.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Ageless Woman podcast series includes Moore

Susan Matyas interviews Thomas Moore for her free Ageless Woman podcast series. Watch the 45 minute podcast:  based on Moore's recent book, Ageless Soul: The Lifelong Journey Toward Meaning and Joy . He talks about soul, aging, sexual energy, and the need to be strong and courageous. He dismisses clarity as a useful feature of soulful living.

Explore fairy tales with Moore in an S&P e-course

From Monday 6 May to Friday 31 May 2019, Thomas Moore teaches an e-course about fairy tales for Spirituality & Practice. He treats "these fun tales as serious windows onto specific mysteries of human life and personality."
"Moore approaches fairy tales through their imagery, looking for metaphors and extended meanings of words and figures. Factual information and knowledge of symbols and psychological concepts can help, he finds, but in the end your imagination is your most potent tool for understanding." 
"Thomas Moore invites you to bring your current concerns to the course as well, so that we can make this a real and worthwhile experience for all of us."
Tales and topics to be covered:
1. What is a fairy tale and why are they important?
2. Rapunzel
3. Jack and the Beanstalk
4. Sleeping Beauty
5. The Blue Light
6. Rumpelstiltskin
8. Cinderella
9. Beauty and the Beast
10. Three Feathers
11. Nominate your favorite choice in a special thread in the Practice Circle. Thomas Moore will choose one from among participants' suggestions.
12. Little Red Riding Hood

Tuition: $59.95
Order online now.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Read and share Moore's Ageless Soul in Japanese

Thomas Moore's latest book, Ageless Soul: The Lifelong Journey Toward Meaning and Joy is translated into Japanese.

Sunday, March 03, 2019

Podcast shows Moore discussing nature of soul

Listen to John Tangney interview Thomas Moore for The Intellectual Diversity Podcast, uploaded 1 March 2019 on Youtube. In "Thomas Moore on the nature of the soul", Moore and Tangney talk about soul, spirit, depression, failure, character, evil, detective novels, and Moore's current writing projects. Tangney, originally from County Cork, teaches at the University of Tyumen in Russia.

This video podcast is approximately 1:15 hr.

Friday, February 15, 2019

Moore pens Foreword for book, Deep Creativity

Thomas Moore writes the Foreword for the new book, Deep Creativity: Seven Ways to Spark Your Creative Spirit, published by Shambala and available 26 March 2019. You may preorder on Amazon.com or from the book's website with a 30% off promotion offer. Read a brief excerpt from Moore's foreword. This book is endorsed by James Hollis and Phil Cousineau.

Deep Creativity: Seven Ways to Spark Your Creative Spirit
Authors: Deborah Anne Quibell, Jennifer Leigh Selig, Dennis Patrick Slattery
Foreword by Thomas Moore
Format: Paperback
Length: 352 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
Available: March 26, 2019
ISBN-10: 1611806763
ISBN-13: 978-1611806762

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Join this father-daughter combo at Kripalu Center

Later this year, Thomas Moore teams with his daughter, Siobhán (Ajeet Kaur) to present Dancing at the Crossroads: An Invocation of Celtic Song, Story, and Ritual at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health near Stockbridge, Massachusetts. This weekend program runs Friday 30 August to Sunday 1 September, 2019.
"For thousands of years, songs have been sung and stories shared to honor the end of summer and the transition to the harvest season, followed by a profound and subtle time of letting go. It is a time to become enchanted with the mystery and beauty of life — enriched by ritual, lifted by song, and held by deep roots of wisdom."
Attend this event to "... carry forward a new sense of vitality as you choose your path ahead."

Tuition: $295.00 per person + room and meals.
Register through the linked page above.

Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health
PO Box 309
57 Interlaken Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Ageless Soul in year's top 10 for Catholic Herald

This week for Catholic Herald, Fr Ronald Rolheiser describes "My top 10 spiritual books of the year". He writes, "These are books that I liked, that spoke to me, and that I believe can be helpful for someone seeking guidance and inspiration on the journey." Rolheiser includes:
"Thomas Moore, Ageless Soul: The Lifelong Journey Toward Meaning and Joy. Moore is always brilliant, and this book is no exception. He’s one of our generation’s best defenders of soul. But this book comes with a bit of a warning label: some people may find it too much of a stretch in terms of lacking religious boundaries. Be that as it may, it’s a brilliant book."
According to his site, "Ronald Rolheiser, a Roman Catholic priest and member of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, is President of the Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, Texas."

Thursday, January 03, 2019

Moore in Malta with EAPTI-GPTIM, Feb. 2019

The European Psychotherapy Training Institute – Gestalt Psychotherapy Training Institute Malta hosts Thomas Moore this February. Scroll down this linked page for a description of Moore's event, Psychotherapy and Spirituality to be held Friday 1 February, 2019 and Monday 4 February, 2019 at Hotel Hilton Malta, Portomaso Suite, Portomaso, St Julian's, Malta. His session on each day is from 1:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Price for students: €187.50
(15 training hours)

For details or for registration please e-mail eapti.gptim@gmail.com.
"... workshops and seminars are attended by students as part of their training programmes yet are also open to professionals in the human sciences related fields, such as psychotherapy, psychology, psychiatry, social work, youth work, etc. A certificate of participation, with the number of hours attended, is given at the end and may be used as confirmation for CPD."
"The EAPTI-GPTIM is fully recognised and officially accredited as a Higher Education Institution by the National Commission for Further and Higher Education (NCFHE) within the Ministry of Education of Malta and is licensed by it as 'Higher Education Institution'."

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Thomas Moore talks about the soul of Christmas

Listen to Julie Ann Turner's 2017 ConsciousSHIFT interview with Thomas Moore about his book The Soul of Christmas, a seasonal favourite.

"Moore believes this sacred holiday has plenty to offer to Christians and non-Christians alike  that is an event and a transformation that belongs to everyone. The Soul of Christmas is all about Christmas  taking a look at one of the important symbols of the Christmas season (the birth of Jesus in a manger, the guiding star, the Magi, the Angels, and the Christmas tree), and exploring their history and their meaning, across belief systems  to discover how everyone, no matter what their religion or belief, can enjoy this magical time of year. Moore shows that focusing on the meaning behind the symbolism and the sentiment behind the commercialism can lead us to a way of living that can hold value to people of any faith: a grand experiment in living from generosity rather than competitiveness, a single day when children know better than anyone that magic exists."
Turner recorded this 55-minute segment a year ago today, on the eve of the northern hemisphere's Winter Solstice. The program provides nourishment and images for this special time of year.

Monday, December 17, 2018

Meet Thomas Moore in Dublin, 17 January 2019

Thomas Moore is in Dublin, Ireland on Thursday 17 January 2019 to give a lecture at Marino Institute of Education, affiliated with the University of Dublin.

The lecture starts at 7:00 p.m. in Edmund Hall:
The Inner Landscape of the Educator in Difficult Times

Admission: €10



Please email Dr. Denis Robinson to register.
Seating is limited.

Pick up Ageless Soul in paperback for belated gifts

January 2019 Non-Fiction Releases

Thomas Moore's award-winning book* Ageless Soul: The Lifelong Journey toward Meaning and Joy is released in paperback on 22 January 2019 by St. Martin's Press.


*Ageless Soul tops the list of  Best Spiritual Books of 2017 by Spirituality & Practice. 

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Meet Thomas Moore in Milwaukee, 13 March 2019

Saint John's On The Lake 2nd annual Spirituality and Aging Symposium, Creative Age: Imagination, Insight, Wisdom is planned for 10-14 March 2019 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Check out the Schedule of Events and register.



Thomas Moore speaks on Wednesday 13 March 2019:
3:00-4:30 p.m.
CARE OF THE AGING SOUL
Author, Ageless Soul: The Lifelong Journey toward Meaning and Joy

At the close of this session the participant will be able to:
+ Describe how soul differs from spirit and how the two richly intersect;
+ Demonstrate how to use both tradition and imagination in creating a senior spirituality;
+ Remember that night dreams and a “dreamier” everyday life help adjust to older years;
+ Explain how a soulful life deepens and enhances aging.

Registration is $250 for the full symposium or $40 for Moore's event.
"Experience five days of lectures, programs, and cultural events. Lunch is included Monday through Thursday." Early Bird price effective through 31 January 2019.

Saint John's On The Lake
1840 North Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Telephone: (414) 831-7300

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Threads to new Christmas e-course in interview

The hosts of Spirit Matters, Dennis Raimondi and Phil Goldberg, interview Thomas Moore "about his journey into and out of the monastic life, his perspective on religion, and his upcoming e-course, A Universal Christmas, at SpiritualityandPractice,com" that begins Monday 3 December, 2018.

Highlights include reference to Moore's translation of the four canonical Gospels and his approach toward New Testament stories about Jesus.

This interview is approximately 32 minutes. Dennis and Phil follow with a separate 10 minute discussion. These files are also available through PlayerFM.


Monday, November 19, 2018

Be a soul-sensitive person, able to guide others

Attend Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health during the weekend of 26-28 April 2019 for Thomas Moore's program Psychotherapy as Care of the Soul: A Training in Thomas Moore’s Soul-Based Approach:
"Soul-based therapy requires an ability to see what is going on beneath the surface. Since the language of the soul is poetic, we must learn to attune to artistic, literary, mythic, and dream imagery. Alchemy, Renaissance magic, and other esoteric systems also provide rich guidance for soul processes. 
Specially designed for mental-health professionals, this program with Thomas Moore explores the journey of becoming a soul-sensitive human being, able to guide others with depth. Experience an intense immersion in therapy that zeroes in on underlying narratives and themes playing out in a person’s life. 
Recommended reading James Hillman, Re-Visioning Psychology; Thomas Moore, Care of the Soul."
Tuition: $350.00 per person + room and meals.

Location: Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health
57 Interlaken Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262

Friday, November 16, 2018

Join Thomas Moore in his Christmas e-course

Spirituality & Practice offers the online course A Universal Christmas with Thomas Moore starting Monday 3 December 2018 and ending Monday 7 January 2019. In eleven emails, sent on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, you will receive:


* Thomas Moore's reflections on Christmas from an inclusive and soulful point of view.
* Ideas for discussion and practice.
* Access to a Practice Circle, a forum available 24/7 in which to share with, and learn from a worldwide e-course community.
"Indulge yourself in fantasy, magic, and a mysterious happening that, in the words of Thomas Moore, 'makes life merry and worthy of our complete devotion.'"

If you need financial help to participate in this program, please email Spirituality and Practice. This e-course is $40.00.
To prepare for this, you may enjoy reading Moore's award winning book, The Soul of Christmas, published by Franciscan Media in 2016.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Develop your direct relationship with the divine

This week Tom Rapsas taps into the wisdom of Thomas Moore's book A Religion of One's Own: A Guide to Creating a Personal Spirituality in a Secular World in the post "Finding God without Church (Spirituality for the Rest of Us)" for his blog Wake Up Call on Patheos.

Rapsas quotes Moore to suggest, "In this new spiritual world, you look to formal religions for insight, but create and follow your own path. You create a personal religion rooted in the practices and rituals of your own everyday life, treating 'the natural world and everyday activities as sacred.' You sense the divine in nature, through the appreciation of art and music, by 'feeling your soul stir at family gatherings, in deep friendships and romantic relationships.'" He posits:
 "If you consider yourself a spiritual person, Moore stresses that 'the discovery or creation of religion of your own, is not an option.' It is a necessary step in your spiritual development, a calling, a part of your essence that you cannot ignore if you want to achieve true spiritual fulfillment. 
The key to success is to deepen and further enrich your spiritual practice — to move beyond paying lip-service to being “spiritual but not religious” and place yourself squarely on a path of spiritual growth and development. It only works with your intention and commitment to make it work."
After listing some of Moore's suggestions for creating this approach, he concludes, "The fact is, with the right intention, virtually every daily activity can be seen as a way to connect with the Divine. Moore even mentions one of my favorite soul-enriching activities: sipping a cup of coffee in the early morning hours, in quiet contemplation."

Please share your own spiritual activities in the Comments section of Rapsas's post.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Joint program hosts Moore in Columbus, Ohio

Thomas Moore is a keynote speaker in Columbus, Ohio on Friday 30 Nov. and Saturday 1 Dec. 2018. In this joint program of The Burkhart Center, The Older Adult Ministry of First Community Church and The C.G. Jung Association of Central Ohio, Moore presents Care for the 21st Century Soul.

Friday Nov 30: 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Lecture: Creating a Soulful Life (followed by a reception and book signing)

Saturday Dec 1: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Workshop: Ageless Soul: The Lifelong Journey Toward Meaning and Joy

"In his work [Moore] brings together spirituality, mythology, depth psychology and the arts, emphasizing the importance of images and imagination. He often travels and lectures, hoping to help create a more soulful society. Thomas also writes fiction and arranges music in New Hampshire, where he has lived for twenty years."

Early Bird registration applies until Friday 16 Nov. Register now for one or both sessions.

Venue
Burkhart Center
South Campus 
1320 Cambridge Blvd. 
Columbus, OH 
43212

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Steve Stein talks with Moore in video podcast

Watch Steve Stein's video podcast StreetSmart Conversation with Thomas Moore, Soul Work: "They talk about literature, writing, how Thomas got started, Latin, and a lot about the soul in the modern world." Moore shares his three current book proposals and describes features of a hero's origin myth. Published 7 September 2018, this interview is approximately 30 minutes.
Browse the collection of Thomas Moore recordings offered by BetterListen!.

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Moore writes new Foreword about grief and loss

Read Thomas Moore's Foreword to Edy Nathan's new book, It's Grief: The Dance of Self-Discovery through Trauma and Loss on Amazon.com. Moore writes:



  • It's Grief: The Dance of Self-Discovery 
  • through Trauma and Loss
  • By Edy Nathan
  • Foreword: Thomas Moore
  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: AS I AM Press (September 18, 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0997174307
  • ISBN-13: 978-0997174304

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Moore presents two workshops in Ottawa, Ontario

Thomas Moore comes to Ottawa next month!
MAGentix hosts his two workshops at Saint Paul University.

Friday 26 October 2018
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Workshop for Caretakers to Bring the Depth of Soul 
to their Work
"People are mysterious, their emotions complex and their histories unique.  Faced with the responsibility of helping others manage their own issues, caring professionals sometimes detach to avoid being overwhelmed. As a result, they often lose their connection to their clients and even to themselves; they become disconnected from the soul."

Participants can expect:
– An engaged presentation with an opportunity to be transformed
– To find that a soul-oriented approach brings a degree of richness and vision
– To learn what soul is, how it differs from spirit, and how to get to know your own soul and the soul of others
– To apply this ancient and exciting idea to their work

Register now for the Early Bird rate. Group rates and student rates are available.

Saturday 27 October 2018
10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
A Soulful Life in a Soulful World 
"This workshop is for anyone looking to deepen their experience of life, have a sense of purpose and meaning, and find ways to be creative.  It will speak to being married at a time when relationships can be challenging and to raising children in a cool, often disorienting world. It also addresses the effort to find the right work and to age with deep satisfaction."

Participants can expect to:
– Learn what it means to have a soul and live in a soulful world
– Raise children, be married and have a career that is deeply satisfying
– Learn how to care for your soul in everyday life and help others do the same
– Find a spirituality not cut off from the deep, human soul
– Discover how to age soulfully

Register now for the Early Bird rate.

VENUE
Saint Paul University
223 Main St.
Ottawa, Ontario K1S 1C4

Parking at the University for $10.00/day or public parking nearby.
Light refreshments will be served at the breaks.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Sensitive questions with deep answers about aging

Sherrill Sellman talks with Thomas Moore in this podcast of What Women Must Know, uploaded 7 September 2018. His responses to questions about Ageless Soul: The Lifelong Journey toward Meaning and Joy appeal to all genders and all ages. As a 50+ years old woman with a 90+ year old mother, Sellman's sensitive questions enable Moore to describe his deep and thoughtful approaches in ways not covered in other interviews. This podcast is approximately 55 minutes.

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Moore's Ageless Soul is no. 1 in lists on Goodreads

Goodreads shares its list of lists that include Thomas Moore's recent book Ageless Soul: The Lifelong Journey toward Meaning and Joy. Moore's book is no. 1 in the category Best Jungian Book for Layperson and no. 1 in Nurturing Your Soul. It's no. 3 in Books to Reform a Soul and also appears in lists for:
– Best Spiritual Books
– Favorite Self Help and Healing Books
– Books that Keep You Sane
 Books Every Psychology and/or Counseling Doctoral Student Should Read

Join Goodreads for free. Add your votes for Ageless Soul and share your review for different Goodreads communities.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Listen to two Moore interviews about Ageless Soul

Listen to two recent audio interviews with Thomas Moore about his book Ageless Soul: The Lifelong Journey toward Meaning and Joy. Kathryn Zox speaks with Moore during the second half of her program on Wednesday 22 August.  "A New Vision of Aging"  starts half-way through this linked episode at 28:57 on the media bar.  This interview is approximately 20 minutes.

Mark Susnow talks with Moore on last Sunday's episode of his program Inspire Possibility. "Thomas Moore, Ageless Soul" is approximately 30 minutes. Moore talks about aging, intimacy, youthfulness, current writing activities and how his daughter's work inspires him.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Hear the alchemy of aging in Syracuse this October

Editor's Note: NEW start time is 6:00 p.m.

Save the date if you are near Syracuse, New York on Thursday 4 October 2018. Thomas Moore offers a free public lecture, The Alchemy of Aging: The Process of Becoming an Individual, at Le Moyne College starting at 6:00 p.m. in the Panasci Family Chapel.
"Aging is not the same as growing old. It is a lifelong process of discovering your destiny and manifesting your unique calling in life. It requires many rites of passage, moments of crisis and happy discoveries. Participating creatively in your unfolding can make all of your years happy and fulfilling."
This event is sponsored by the Partnership for Aging Enrichment, McDevitt Center, and Division of Advancement at Le Moyne College and the Ignatian Volunteer Corps.

Le Moyne College
1419 Salt Springs Road,
Syracuse, NY 13214

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Register for Kripalu weekend program, Nov. 16-18

Thomas Moore offers the weekend program Ageless Soul: Creatively Navigate Life’s Passages, Enjoy Growing Older, and Be Uniquely You at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in Stockbridge Massachusetts, 16-18 November 2018. You may register online. On his site, ThomasMooreSoul.com Moore lists these suggestions for soulful aging.

AGELESS SOUL
  1. Youth and age are with us all life long.
  2. At turning points take risks and let life shape you.
  3. Process your experiences through story.
  4. Don’t create your life, read the signs and follow.
  5. Retirement is a new phase of your life work.
  6. Be naturally more mystical and contemplative.
  7. Become more connected to the arts and natural world.
  8. Think about future generations generously.
  9. Let your sexuality saturate your life and self.
  10. Engage in lifelong education for the sake of learning.
  11. Allow sickness to deepen you and bring out your soul.
  12. Heal loneliness with friendship and your individual path.

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