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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Glastonbury Abbey hosts Thomas Moore, May 12

On Thursday 12 May 2016, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Meet Thomas Moore at Glastonbury Abbey in Hingham, Massachusetts.

Moore's latest book is GOSPEL The Book of Matthew: A New Translation with Commentary, Jesus Spirituality for Everyone.
Location: 
Abbey Conference Center
Glastonbury Abbey
16 Hull Street
Hingham, Massachusetts 02043
Contact: 781-749-2155 ext. 300

Barque coverage
19 Apr 2016 Enjoy Benedictine hospitality with Thomas Moore

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Moore talks of spirit, soul, religion, trust, nature

Watch Bonnie Bright, founder of Depth Psychology Alliance and a graduate of Pacifica Graduate Institute, interview Thomas Moore: Spirit, Soul, and the Secular for the Institute. This half-hour Skype video, uploaded 23 March 2016, touches on shared interests and key ideas in Moore's new book, A Religion of One's Own.

In the blog post related to this video, Bright writes, "I felt a growing realization as Thomas talked about being human, a reminder that the root of the word human is related to humus which is related to the earth itself. There is no “inside” and “outside,” just as Thomas said. Everything is connected. When I mentioned this to him, he reminded me that James Hillman, with whom Moore was friends for 38 years, believed that soul is in everything."

Barque coverage
17 Mar 2016 "Moore: "We are suffering from our secularism"

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Register to watch Moore's panel at Omega Institute

While at Omega Institute for his workshop A Religion of One's Own during retreat week, July 10-15, 2016, Thomas Moore participates in the panel discussion Meeting Fear with Love on Wednesday 13 July:
"Fear can sink our dreams and shrink our lives. It can bring out the worst in us. It can make us sick. But what is the antidote?
Join best-selling author of Care of the Soul Thomas Moore, prolific author and activist Andrew Harvey, and Omega cofounder Elizabeth Lesser for a discussion on how we each can harness the power of love to cut through the paralysis of fear — both personal fear and the collective fear that is so present in today's world."
Register now to watch this Live Streaming video event by clicking the linked page for the panel discussion.
This live video event starts at 6:00 p.m. EST and ends at 10:00 p.m. EST. It will be archived and available for on-demand viewing.

Play golf with Moore in Ireland this September

Specialty Golf Trips offers Golf with a Soul Retreat from Monday 12 September to Saturday 17 September, 2016 with Thomas Moore in South West Ireland. This event includes stops at:
Waterville Links
Tralee Golf Club
Dooks Golf Club

For more information email: enquiries@specialtygolftrips.com.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Enjoy Benedictine hospitality with Thomas Moore

Glastonbury Abbey hosts a Meet Thomas Moore evening on Thursday 12 May 2016 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Abbey Conference Center.
  
Contact: 781 749-2155 ext. 300
for information.
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Location:
Glastonbury Abbey
16 Hull Street
Hingham, Massachusetts 02043

Share a day with Thomas Moore in New York City

Thomas Moore offers two half-day workshops at New York Open Center on Saturday 4 June, 2016.

Care of the Soul in Practice 
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
16SP04M
Members: $50 / Nonmembers: $75
"Care of the soul is a process that unveils the deep originality of a life and personality. In this workshop, which celebrates 25 years since the publication of Care of the Soul, we look for ways to be responsive and creative in the process of becoming a real person capable of creative work and loving relationships."

The Hidden Plot: The Deep Narrative of Your Life 
2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
16SP07M
Members: $50 / Nonmembers: $75
"It helps to know the hidden plot because it shows where you are heading and the obstacles that tend to block your progress. The hidden plot offers deeper self-knowledge. This workshop helps you understand how the hidden plot works in general and how in particular it plays a role in your life."

Location:
New York Open Center, 22 East 30th Street,
New York City,  New York 10016

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Open to the mysteries without need for explanation

Listen to Thomas Moore deeply respond to Tami Simon's questions in their conversation Standing for the Spiritual, in a Secular World dated Sunday 10 April, 2016. Moore has worked with Simon's company Sounds True on a variety of projects over a long period of time — Sounds True recently released Moore's 6-CD learning program, A Personal Spirituality: Finding Your Own Way to a Meaningful Life. Simon addresses this program's themes while also asking questions based on Moore's recent book A Religion of One's Own: A Guide to Creating a Personal Spirituality in a Secular World.

Moore talks about:
— articulating where you are before making a major change
— spirituality as transcending what we can see, measure or control
— living in a broad range of time, not just "now"
— knowing the necessity of betrayal/ transgression to mature
— the Jesus teaching to love people not in your circle
— the courage to take a stand

This podcast is approximately 68 minutes.

Friday, April 08, 2016

Embrace aging as a natural process with insights

Thomas Moore teams up with Nancy Slonim Aronie to present the weekend program Aging with Soul at Kripalu Center, from Friday Nov. 18 to Sunday Nov. 20, 2016. According to the description:
"No matter how old — or young — you are, there’s still time to transform the way you think about aging. Getting older can be a soul-changing experience, a lifelong journey of discovery in which you move toward greater fulfillment and self-realization. This weekend, we look at aging in a whole new light, and discover it can be so much more than merely piling up the years and the physical changes they bring. Thomas Moore’s paradigm-shifting teachings, based on his forthcoming book, Aging with Soul, are enhanced by writer and NPR commentator Nancy Slonim Aronie, who offers evocative writing prompts and shares poetry by Peggy Freydberg, who began writing poems at age 90."
"This multigenerational workshop is for everyone; bring your parents or adult children. When you cultivate both the spirit of youth and the advantages of getting older, you benefit in every aspect of your life."
Tuition: $275.00
Cost for room and meals is based on your accommodation selection.

"Recognize aging as a process through which you become a more interesting, emotionally intelligent, sensitive, wiser, and more creative person."

Friday, April 01, 2016

Listen to A Personal Spirituality excerpt with Moore

Sounds True offers Thomas Moore's 6-CD audio program A Personal Spirituality: Finding Your Own Way to a Meaningful Life in which Moore's conversational style invites listeners to consider their own religious unfolding.


Listen to this brief excerpt "The Paradox of Modern Religion", chosen as a Producer's Pick by those working with Moore on this project.

Order this program now:
6-CD set (33% off): $46.86 US
Audio Download (25% off): $36.72 US

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Child in the manger may be most radical reformer

Following publication of Thomas Moore's forthcoming Gospel: The Book of Matthew this year, is his new offering The Soul of Christmas to be released 30 September 2016. It may be pre-ordered now.

Moore "looks the Gospels, both canonical and non-canonical, comparing them to archetypal stories and ancient myths in order to understand his own beliefs and to gaze in wonder at the Holy Child. Christmas, says Moore, belongs to everyone. It has meaning only as a plan for the entire human race. Christmas shouldn’t be sentimentalized or turned into consumer frenzy: 'The child lying in the manger is perhaps the most radical of all spiritual reformers.'"

Format: Hardcover
Length: 160 pages
Publisher: Franciscan Media
Release: September 30, 2016
ISBN-10: 1632531208
ISBN-13: 978-1632531209
Price: $19.99 US
"The Christ Child reminds us of the infinite possibilities of life available to us, and we celebrate that vitality in the season of good cheer, gift-giving, and community. Christmas also offers an opportunity to get in touch with our own mystical side, to recreate the Nativity in our hearts. 'If we could but mix just a small measure of the child’s naïveté with an intelligent appreciation of the traditional Christmas symbols, myths, and images,' Moore asserts, 'we might be surprised at the profundity.' The enchantment of Christmas is a taste of what is possible if human beings could really love each other. The infant in the manger symbolizes new life, the potential all human beings have to be a new kind of being dedicated to agape, a love of the other — whoever that 'other' may be."

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Save 25% on The Book of Matthew: order by April 4

Order Thomas Moore's Gospel:The Book of Matthew by April 4, 2016 to save 25% of the regular price.
Regular price for this new hardcover book: $19.99
Pre-order by April 4 price: $14.99

Use Coupon Code MATTHEW25 at Checkout

 Gospel: The Book of Matthew,
a new translation with commentary:
“In my translation there is no suggestion that readers should believe in anything, join an organization, or abandon their cherished religious and philosophical ideals. I see no reason why a Christian, an agnostic, a Buddhist, or even an atheist would not be charmed and inspired by the Gospels. Anyone can freely and without any worries read the Gospels and be enriched.”
— from the Introduction to Gospel

"...  His translation is fresh, clear and inviting, and his commentary, enlightening and sometimes surprising.”
— George W. E. Nickelsburg, professor emeritus, University of Iowa

Meet Thomas Moore in London UK, 19 June 2016

Attend a full day workshop with Thomas Moore in London, England on Sunday 19 June 2016. Alternatives hosts Moore's program, How to Live a Soulful Life:
"It isn’t enough to have an active spiritual life. The deep soul is also important, where we tend deep relationships, a sense of home and belonging, an awareness of the poetics of ordinary life and its layers of meaning. A soulful life expresses our humanity and individuality. It’s a life of attachments, bonds, loves and the struggles involved in all of these. This deep soul serves as a solid human base for a creative and visionary spirituality. The soul advances through loss and failure as well as learning and experience. There can be no real wisdom without a soulful perspective on life." 
Venue: 
Heythrop College
23 Kensington Square,
London W8 5HN
United Kingdom

This event requires a ticket. Buy online from the linked page:
Standard fee: £65 Concessions: £50

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Moore: "We are suffering from our secularism"


Today Bonnie Bright, founder of Depth Psychology Alliance, shares "Spirit, Soul, and the Secular: An Interview with Thomas Moore" on Pacifica Graduate Institute's site. Bright writes:
"In his most recent book, A Religion of One’s Own, Thomas shares some ways to tap back into a sense of spirituality. When the topic arose, I asked Thomas his opinion about the role of formal religion, which seems to be waning in our modern world.

Tom surmises that existing institutions, including religions, need to be re-imagined to suit our times. His definition of religion is a 'creative and concrete response to the Mysteries.' Religion is not just an idea or belief, he insists, nor is it about perfecting ourselves. It’s about our relationship to the Mysterious 'other.'"
Listen to the interview (approximately 33 minutes) by clicking the link at the bottom of the Institute post.

Moore speaks at the Climates of Change and the Therapy of Ideas conference, April 21 to April 24, 2016 celebrating Pacifica’s 40th anniversary. This conference is full and registration is now closed. Call Pacifica's Public Programs Department at 805 969-3626, ext. 103 to be added to the wait list.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Audio program deepens a religion of one's own

On his Facebook page for A Religion of One's Own, Thomas Moore writes:
"I consider A Religion of One's Own one of my major books, along with Care of the Soul and Dark Nights of the Soul. Some people are apparently turned off by the word "religion," as though I were propping up failed institutions. A Russian man I met last October told me I had to use the word "religion," because the book is a re-working of that idea. I wonder if the book is a little ahead of its time, since people everywhere are looking for an alternative to religion as they've known it but can't imagine going out on their own. I'm almost finished listening to the audio program from Sounds True, A Personal Spirituality. I find that it fills in what is unspoken, unwritten in the book."

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Meet Thomas Moore in Manchester CT, June 11

You are invited to a free lecture and discussion with Thomas Moore on Saturday 11 June 2016, 7:00 p.m.: Finding Ground for Your Spirituality.
This evening is presented by:
Pastoral Counseling Training Program
Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center
Dr. Marcus M. McKinney, Director

It will be held at:
Unitarian Universalist Society: East
153 Vernon St. West
Manchester, Connecticut
Rev. Josh Pawelek, Pastor

To register please call Unitarian Universalist Society: East (860) 646-5151 and leave your name and contact information. Click here for directions.

Where is polite political discourse in the U.S.?

Thomas Moore writes "The New Vulgar" for Huffington Post. In this piece he focuses on U.S. presidential hopefuls:
"But here I'm not interested in the f-word as much as the kind of vulgarity we have seen in the recent election debates and in the speeches and reactions of certain politicians. They not only speak with profound vulgarity, they seem to think vulgar thoughts and equip themselves with a vulgar political and social philosophy. "
...
"The new vulgar appeals to the raw emotions, to the feral soul or reptile brain that has yet to be educated and brought up in humane society. Sometimes it's pleasant to have the rodent side of the self roused and brought into play. But not in the serious business of electing a president. Maybe on a camping trip with old buddies or among girlfriends."
Moore suggests, "... it's time to try out some old-fashioned politeness and an exquisite sense of what is appropriate."

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Soul is not about wholeness, unity or integration

The 25th anniversary edition of Care of the Soul is shipping now with a new introduction by Thomas Moore. For his column in Spirituality & Health, Moore writes "Care of the Soul, 25 Years Later" that summarizes his approach to soul care.
"I emphasized certain gifts of soul: being a real individual, having a capacity for connection and love, living intimately, having a vision, being a real person and enjoying depth, and creating from a deep place within you. Soul is also at home amid variety and diversity. It doesn’t aspire to things like wholeness, unity, and integration. It speaks in dreams and a generally poetic style of speech. It appears best in stories and meandering conversations and communing with nature."
Today Moore's daily tweet urges us to consider this need:

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Moore's 6-CD spirituality course available today

TODAY Thomas Moore's 6-CD program A Personal Spirituality: Finding Your Own Way to a Meaningful Life is available from Sounds True at the reduced price of $46.86 (33% off). The audio download, available immediately, is $36.72. Amazon.com also lists this product as shipping today.

A Personal Spirituality: Finding Your Own Way to a Meaningful Life
Author: Thomas Moore
Audio CD Publisher: Sounds True
Available: Unabridged edition March 1, 2016
ISBN-10: 1622036093
ISBN-13: 978-1622036097
Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 6.8 x 1 inches
Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces  

Barque coverage
8 Aug 2015 "Moore offers personal spirituality course on CDs"

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Moore talks with students, teachers, and parents

Watch Thomas Moore's fireside conversation Becoming a Soulful Person in a Soulful World recorded 23 February 2016 at High Mowing School in Wilton, New Hampshire.


Barque coverage
16 Feb 2016 "Become soulful with Thomas Moore, February 23"

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Thomas Moore visits Willard Chapel on April 15

Willard Memorial Chapel in Auburn, New York hosts Thomas Moore on Friday 15 April 2016 at 7:00 p.m. Moore talks about A Soulful Life in a Soulful World. Scroll down this linked page for the chapel's announcement. Admission is $15.00.

Willard Memorial Chapel
17 Nelson Street
Auburn, New York 13021
Telephone: 315 252-0339
Email: admin@willard-chapel.org

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

A religion of one's own is our re-imaging religion

Animus Mundi: The Spirituality of the World 
Thomas Moore — Friday 22 April 2016
Climates of Change and the Therapy of Ideas

"As the culture quickly becomes more secularized, the state of religion and spirituality is in crisis. Suddenly we have to re-imagine what religion is all about or give up on it. We are moving toward a more soulless world because the soul thrives on the holy — a recognition of a non-human dimension in all we do. Today many people prefer to speak of spirituality rather than religion. Understandably, they want a more personal and more sophisticated way of being spiritual. Many may seek this through their psychotherapy. We are moving toward a new definition of religion and new ways of finding sacred forms, rituals, teachings and methods. One important development is including concerns of the soul as well as the spirit. Soul and spirit is increasingly the focus in many psychotherapies. We can find models for re-visioning religion in C.G. Jung, D.H. Lawrence, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Emily Dickinson, Anne Sexton, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau."

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Become soulful with Thomas Moore, February 23

Attend a free lecture by Thomas Moore on Tuesday 23 February, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in Wilton, New Hampshire. or via livestream on the web. The Monadnock Ledger-Transcript shares "Moore to speak at fireside chat" that describes Moore's presentation Becoming a Soulful Person in a Soulful World at High Mowing School.
"The talk will describe elements of self-directed spirituality for which Moore’s 1992 book, Care of the Soul, is acclaimed and will focus on the spiritual needs of adolescents and emerging adults to find meaning, play an active role in the community and nurture “a relation with the mysterious and transcendent.”
“We don’t teach these things much, and yet they have to be learned,” Moore adds. “You have a choice: either you find deep joy in an awakened life or you suffer the depression and acting-out that come from the absence of meaning. This conversation is for parents, teachers and students as together we take the route of joy.”
This article links to a new website for Moore at thomasmooreSoul.com.

What: Becoming a Soulful Person in a Soulful World:
A Fireside Chat with Care of the Soul author Thomas Moore
Where: High Mowing School, Big Room (Main Building)
When: Tuesday February 23, 7:00 p.m.
Cost: Free, open to the public
Web: Livestream on High Mowing School’s website at www.highmowing.org/thomasmoore.

Saturday, February 06, 2016

Contemplative study is a main feature of soul work

Spirituality & Health offers Rabbi Rami Shapiro's Essential Conversations podcast uploaded 3 February, 2016: "The Shift in Spirituality with Thomas Moore". Moore shares ideas in his recent book, A Religion of One's Own: A Guide to Creating a Personal Spirituality in a Secular World. Listen to this 20 minute audio file now.

Thomas Moore's new website: thomasmooresoul.com
Thomas Moore's Twitter feed: @thomasmooreSoul

Read Thomas Moore's column from the 2012 September-October issue of Spirituality & Health magazine: "The Spiritual Practice of Study". He writes, "In my spiritual life, study is perhaps my most important practice. It’s my way of remaining a monk. And I’m worried that it isn’t more widely prized and practiced. If there is one thing I find lacking in the spirituality I come across in my travels, it’s a studied intelligence and sharp wit about things of the spirit."

Friday, February 05, 2016

Listen to James Hillman talk of the city's beauty

BetterListen! offers the late James Hillman's 85 minute audio program Beauty without Nature: Re-imaging the City as its free MP3 for the month of February, 2016.
"Is the city really a soul-less place? This month's free MP3 is a thought-provoking recording by the late James Hillman. Listen for free and let us know what you think by writing a review when you're done! "
Listen to this program now.

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Imbibe perennial wisdom for our distracted times

Amazon.com features Thomas Moore's two new releases.

Care of the Soul: A Guide for Cultivating Depth and Sacredness in Everyday Life 
Twenty-fifth Anniversary Edition
http://www.amazon.com/dp/0062415670/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_HP7Swb0WJPYVY

"With a new introduction by the author and additional material, this 25th anniversary edition of the #1 New York Times bestseller by Thomas Moore provides a powerful spiritual message for our troubled times."
— Publisher's description

"If your soul is suffering neglect, you will have symptoms. You may feel depressed and your relationships may be hurting. Know the difference between caring for your soul and managing your life."
— New introduction, 25th anniversary edition of Care of the Soul 

Format: Paperback
Print: 352 pages
Publisher: Harper Perennial
25 Anniversary edition (January 26, 2016)
ISBN-10: 0062415670
ISBN-13: 978-0062415677
Available: 26 January 2016
Buy now: $11.38 US



Soul Mates: Honoring the Mysteries of Love and Relationship
http://www.amazon.com/dp/0062466860/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_dU7Swb0D4B97N

Format: Paperback
Print: 304 pages
Publisher: Harper Perennial
New edition (February 16, 2016)
ISBN-10: 0062466860
ISBN-13: 978-0062466860
Available: 16 February 2016
Pre-order: $15.99 US

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

How does Jesus wed the spiritual and the earthly?

Spirituality & Practice shares a taste of  Thomas Moore's approach to the Gospels in "An Intelligent yet Visionary Plan" that offers his translation of the parable, "The Dolt Who Built His House on Sand" followed by his commentary. Moore's Spirituality of the Gospels for Lent 2016 e-course begins Wednesday 10 February, 2016 and continues for forty days. Register now for this Lenten adventure. Cost: $65.00

According to the e-course description, "'spirituality of the Gospels ... is a spiritual vision in and about the world,' he notes. 'It's a spirituality that does not have to be tied to a particular tradition and is accessible to anyone — people lovingly involved in the Christian tradition, lovingly involved in another tradition, not interested in religion, or somewhere in the gray areas of this spectrum.'"

In addition to the email component, this e-course includes:
"• 4 short audios and 3 short video "classes" from Thomas Moore on key themes in the Gospels.
• A live hour-long teleconference with Thomas Moore in which he will answer questions from e-course participants.
• A Practice Circle available 24/7 for recording your reflections, sharing with others, and receiving guidance from Thomas Moore."

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Celebrate new editions of these soulful classics

Toadstool Bookshop in Peterborough, New Hampshire hosts Thomas Moore at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday 20 February to celebrate the 25th anniversary publications of Care of the Soul and Soul Mates. The public is invited to this free event where copies may be purchased and signed by the author.

Today in a comment on the linked Facebook page, Moore writes, "... I feel excited to see these books have a new life. Think of the many thoughtful people today who were not alive when these books came out..."

The Toadstool Bookshop
12 Depot Square
Peterborough, New Hampshire 03458
Telephone: 603 924-3543
Email: books@ptoad.com

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Register for Moore's new online Lent 2016 course

Thomas Moore offers a new online course through Spirituality & Practice: The Spirituality of the Gospels for Lent 2016 from February 10 (Ash Wednesday) to March 27 (Easter Sunday), 2016. This course is "designed to deepen your devotional life, draw you closer to all your neighbors, and enable you to reframe the special ways in which the Gospel Jesus weds the spiritual and the earthly."

It includes:
"• 40 emails with a Gospel passage, a commentary on it by Thomas Moore, a practice to bring the teaching into your daily life, and a suggested creative project; 6 additional emails about other elements of the retreat.
• 4 short audio and 3 short video "classes" from Thomas Moore on key themes in the Gospels.
• A live hour-long teleconference with Thomas Moore in which he will answer questions from e-course participants.
 • A Practice Circle available 24/7 for recording your reflections, sharing with others, and receiving guidance from Thomas Moore."

Cost: $65.00 U.S. Register online now.

Barque coverage
15 Jan 2016 "Experience Lent 2016 with Thomas Moore online"

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Rob Bell interviews Thomas Moore in Los Angeles

Former pastor Rob Bell's November 2015 audio interview of Thomas Moore in Los Angeles, Episode 62 of his RobCast is available. Moore talks about his early life, guiding principles and latest book, A Religion of One's Own: A Guide to Creating a Personal Spirituality in a Secular World, as well as his 2016 projects. This segment is approximately 45 minutes.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Experience Lent 2016 with Thomas Moore online

In today's e-newsletter Spirituality & Practice announce a new e-course with Thomas Moore for Lent:  "Coming Soon: A sign-up page for The Spirituality of the Gospels: Lent 2016 with Thomas Moore."

We'll share registration information when it's available.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Reimagine religion when sin = tragic mistake

Publishers Weekly features "Bestselling Author Gives the Gospels A Fresh Translation" in its Religion section regarding Thomas Moore's translation of the Gospels. According to Jean E. Barker:
“The Gospels have been locked in Christianity too long,” he said. “I wanted to direct this translation to people of any faith or people who don’t have a faith, maybe even atheistic.” Moore also hopes existing Christians will read the series, saying, “My translation could help them re-imagine what their religion and what their faith is all about.” 
Barker writes, "Moore’s commentary in the series provides further interpretation of the Gospel message, drawing on the author’s usual eclectic range of sources, including Carl Jung, Greek mythology, the Tao Te Ching, Leonard Cohen, and Paul Tillich."

In April, 2016 Skylight Paths Publishing releases Gospel: The Book of Matthew with commentary. The remaining three books will be offered over the next two years.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Play golf with Thomas Moore in Ireland, May 2016

Register now for Golf with a Soul Retreat with Thomas Moore in Ireland from May 22 to May 27, 2016. Click for itinerary and more information.

"This golf retreat offers many benefits:
– Tending your spiritual and psychological life in a pleasurable, relaxed setting
– Enjoying the fellowship of others who understand that play is important
– Getting rare lessons in the psycho-spiritual aspects of the game
– Using golf as a means for greater self-understanding
– Playing on especially beautiful and admired courses
– Having some personal, relaxed time with Thomas Moore"

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Fulfill your resolutions for 2016 through learning

Support your New Year resolutions this month – attend Thomas Moore's weekend program Soul Power: Finding Strength, Originality, and Inner Guidance at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Heath in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.

From Friday 22 January to Sunday 24 January, "Learn how to address dreams, desires, conflicts, and relationships with the guidance of the soul." The program description includes "When you access [your] innate spirituality, your strength and creativity arise directly from your soul and your sense of self. Explore concrete ways to navigate from the soul ..."

Tuition: $250
Cost for room and meals is based on your accommodation selection.

Barque coverage 
8 Aug 2015 "Feel your innate spirituality with Thomas Moore"

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Let's support Thomas Moore's soul work in 2016

FACEBOOK
Public Page: https://www.facebook.com/Thomas-Moore-147758214563"
Personal Page: https://www.facebook.com/thomas.moore.948011
A Religion of One's Own: https://www.facebook.com/moorereligionofonesown

TWITTER
ThomasMooreSoul

EVENT
Friday 22 January - Sunday 24 January
Soul Power: Finding Strength, Originality, and Inner Guidance
Kripalu Center
Stockbridge, Massachusetts

BOOK
Tuesday 26 January
Care of the Soul: A Guide for Cultivating Depth and Sacredness in Everyday Life
Twenty-fifth Anniversary Edition

BOOK
Tuesday 16 February
Soul Mates: Honoring the Mysteries of Love and Relationship
Anniversary Edition

AUDIO CD PROGRAM
Tuesday 1 March
A Personal Spirituality: 
Finding Your Own Way to a Meaningful Life
Sounds True 6 CD Set

EVENT
Thursday 21 April - Sunday 24 April
Animus Mundi: The Spirituality of the World
Psychotherapy as Religious Ritual
Climates of Change and the Therapy of Ideas
Pacifica Graduate Institute
Santa Barbara, California

BOOK
Wednesday 27 April
The Book of Matthew: A New Translation with Commentary
First Edition
Skylight Paths Publishing

EVENT
Sunday 10 July - Friday 15 July
A Religion of One's Own
Omega Institute
Rhinebeck, New York

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Hear Animus Mundi: The Spirituality of the World

Pacifica Graduate Institute posts details for its Climates of Change and the Therapy of Ideas conference, 21-24 April 2016 at its Ladera Lane Campus in Santa Barbara.

According to the conference description:
As an interconnected and vital community, we come together to engage new ideas that 'see through' existing paradigms. We will gather to listen, to learn, and to work together to spark innovative action. In this calling, we are deeply inspired by James Hillman, the founder of Archetypal Psychology, toward creating a future that undertakes a critical 're-visioning' and 're-imagining' of our world. He urged us to create a therapy of ideas, to bring in new ideas so that we can see the same old patterns differently.'  This landmark conference brings together leading archetypal psychologists, scholars, cultural critics, and artists to turn our ‘therapeutic' attention toward re-imagining the economies and ecologies that will shape our world and future generations." 
Thomas Moore, one of the presenters, will speak about:
Animus Mundi: 
The Spirituality of the World 

"As the culture quickly becomes more secularized, the state of religion and spirituality is in crisis. Suddenly we have to re-imagine what religion is all about or give up on it. We are moving toward a more soulless world because the soul thrives on the holy — a recognition of a non-human dimension in all we do. Today many people prefer to speak of spirituality rather than religion. Understandably, they want a more personal and more sophisticated way of being spiritual. Many may seek this through their psychotherapy. We are moving toward a new definition of religion and new ways of finding sacred forms, rituals, teachings and methods. One important development is including concerns of the soul as well as the spirit. Soul and spirit are increasingly the focus in many psychotherapies. We can find models for re-visioning religion in C.G. Jung, D.H. Lawrence, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Emily Dickinson, Anne Sexton, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau.

Thomas Moore, Ph.D., received his degree in religion from Syracuse University. Before that he was a monk for thirteen years. He is the author of Care of the Soul and nineteen other books, with four new publications coming out in 2016. He has been a psychotherapist for forty years and lectures widely on depth psychology, religion/spirituality and the arts. He was a close friend of James Hillman for 38 years. He is also a musician, translator and writer of fiction. For more information, visit careofthesoul.net."

Thomas Moore also offers this  pre-conference workshop:
Thursday 21 April 2016
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Fee: $75

Psychotherapy as Religious Ritual
"Jung’s Red Book is a model for doing psychotherapy, both with oneself and with others. The key is a connection and dialogue with transcendent figures, such as Jung’s Philemon. Hillman insisted that we not treat imaginal figures as symbols standing for concepts but rather as having their own independent imaginal reality. He says, “Psychology as religion implies imagining all psychological events as effects of Gods in the soul and all activities do with soul, such as therapy, to be operations of ritual in relation to these Gods.” This workshop explores how to make therapy less conceptual and more a direct relationship with figures of the past, dream events, and current mythologies and dramas of the psyche. It assumes “religion” to mean maintaining a potent relationship with the imaginal realm and finding portals to the mysterious others that play a formative role in the psyche."

Continuing Education Credits are available for Moore's presentation.

Conference Schedule
Thursday, April 21     5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday, April 22          9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday, April 23      9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sunday, April 24        9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Conference Fee
General Admission $525
Special Admission (Full-Time Students, Pacifica Alumni, and Seniors) $475
Active Pacifica Students $450

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14 Dec 2015 "Share ideas with each other for the anima mundi"

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Order translation of Matthew with commentary

The long awaited translation of the Gospels with commentary by Thomas Moore, available next year, may be ordered now through Amazon.com. Published by Skylight Paths, the first edition of the Book of Matthew is scheduled for 27 April 2016.

The description includes:
"The Gospels have been used to justify self-focused, self-absorbed and self-referential attitudes, and are often read as moralistic codes that do little more than produce guilt and fear in those who use them as compilations of behavior. Yet break free from the rigidity of many translations and you find testament to a new way of living focused on friendship, emotional intimacy and respect of all beings. In his fresh and life-giving translation of the Gospels, beginning with the Book of Matthew, bestselling author and spiritual innovator Thomas Moore strips the Gospels of their theological agendas and reclaims them as a fundamentally new way of imagining human life... Rich in both soul and spirit, this extraordinary translation and commentary is for people of all spiritual and philosophical backgrounds who want to nourish their spiritual lives with expansive inspiration rather than narrow and negative religious interpretations."
Gospel: The Book of Matthew
A New Translation with Commentary
by Thomas Moore (Translator)
Format: Hardcover
Print Length: 144 pages
Publisher: Skylight Paths
Release: April 27, 2016
Price: $19.99 US
ISBN-10: 1594736200
ISBN-13: 978-1594736209

"The way I read the Gospels, they are not about founding a religion but about raising humanity one giant step in its evolution."
Thomas Moore, 15 December 2015

Monday, December 14, 2015

Share ideas with each other for the anima mundi

Today Pacifica Graduate Institute emails the schedule for its 2016 Public Programs that includes its featured conference Climates of Change and the Therapy of Ideas, April 21-24, 2016.
"My goal is to create a therapy of ideas, to try to bring in new ideas so that we can see the same old problems differently.” — James Hillman 
According to the email:
 "We will gather to listen, to learn, and to work together to spark innovative action. In this calling, we are deeply inspired by James Hillman, the founder of Archetypal Psychology, toward creating a future that undertakes a critical 're-visioning' and 're-imagining' of our world."

"This landmark conference brings together leading archetypal psychologists, scholars, cultural critics, and artists to turn our ‘therapeutic' attention toward re-imagining the economies and ecologies that will shape our world and future generations. This special commemorative gathering marks the 40th anniversary year of Pacifica Graduate Institute and our community's service to the anima mundi."

Presenters include:
Stephen Aizenstat
Patricia Berry
Mermer Blakeslee
Margot McLean
Michael Meade
David Miller
Thomas Moore
Susan Rowland
Dennis Patrick Slattery
Richard Tarnas

Visit Pacifica Graduate Institute for conference details.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Visit Moore's FB page for A Religion of One's Own

Thomas Moore hosts a separate Facebook page, A Religion of One's Own to explore themes in his latest book with the same title. Please like his page, share it with friends, and respond to his posts as they support your religious practices.

The page helps with "How to style your spiritual life to express your own nature — your vision, values and background either within a tradition or on your own."