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Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Experiences may be unpleasant and beneficial

Greg Voisen interviews Thomas Moore for his podcast Inside Personal Growth. During their 40 minute exchange about Ageless Soul, Moore touches on Emerson's image of transformation through time, the role of anger and how to use it skillfully, accepting melancholy as a feature of life, appreciating the intellectual life, and how to be in the world in an erotic way. Listen now.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

For people who appreciate thoughtfulness & care

Thomas Moore describes two of his books under the headline "Two New Books for Christmas" on his LinkedIn profile. Wrap them in red and give them as gifts during this holiday season.

Monday, November 27, 2017

WSJ picks Ageless Soul as a best book about aging

The Wall Street Journal picks Thomas Moore's Ageless Soul: The Lifelong Journey toward Meaning and Joy as one of the six best books of 2017 about healthy aging. Diane Cole includes:
"Throughout, he calls on readers to discover, realize and act on their untapped resources for creativity, expression, building community and forging a meaningful legacy for future generations. 'As you get older, if you’re not moving beyond your earlier understanding of life, you’re not expanding,' he writes." 
Illustration: Serge Bloch for WSJ

Where is validation for inner voices at this time?

In a blog post of 17 November 2017, author Kathleen Hirsch shares her conversation with Thomas Moore, recently published in the journal Anchor. Hirsch met with Moore for breakfast in Cambridge, Massachusetts before publication of Ageless Soul. She describes his approaches to soul and aging, observing, "It is clear that Moore is more concerned with individual consciousness than he is with social critique." She includes his view:
“In the monastery, I learned that ‘to work is to pray.’ What you do is prayer. That got through to me. I’ve always viewed my individual work as drawing out a person’s inner excellence. This was what the Greeks meant when they used the word, ‘therapy,’ which they did quite a bit. Plotinus added the element of beauty. These are my sources. And my writing is my personal daily spiritual practice. As soon as I wake in the morning, I go to my desk.”

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Listen to a 5-part radio podcast about Ageless Soul

Two worthwhile resources for Thomas Moore's new book Ageless Soul appear this week.

Listen to Alan Hutner with Transitions Radio Media (TRM) interview Moore in a five-part podcast that is also available for download. It is commercial-free and each segment is approximately 11 minutes: Thomas Moore Complete Interview: Ageless Soul: The Lifelong Journey Toward Meaning and Joy. Special TRM Podcast. In the last segment, Moore talks about his approaches to the current political challenges in the U.S.A.

In Ireland, TV3 prints Liz Connor's discussion of Moore's book, published by Simon & Schuster for the U.K.: "Dread growing old? Here's how to age happily and see getting older in a whole new light".Under the section head "Ageing gives us a better vantage point" Conner includes Moore's view:
"'I don’t worry about getting old – because I feel that my job is to respond to life, and not to control it,' says Thomas, who is now 77. 
Writing his book helped him to focus on matters he hadn’t previously thought much about, he reflects. 'I never thought so clearly before how ageing makes us naturally equipped for contemplation, making art, and learning things that are outside the usual curriculum. I like the idea of following the signs that ageing brings, to slow down and tell my story.'"
These references with additional information about Ageless Soul are available at

Friday, November 17, 2017

Ageless Soul tops ALA Booklist's top ten this week

Thomas Moore's new book Ageless Soul: The Lifelong Journey toward Meaning and Joy is listed first as 2017 Top Ten Religion and Spirituality Books by Ilene Cooper for Booklist from the American Library Association (ALA).

Her short description is "Moore, a former monk and current psychotherapist, contemplates aging, counseling older readers on how to use their time productively and to use obstacles as a way to perfect the soul."

Cooper links to Booklist's review by Candace Smith that includes:
"Successful aging is more than growing older, he writes. It’s going through the steps and passages of life proactively to finally arrive at your true self. Moore sees melancholy and loneliness as feelings to embrace, explore, and work through. Instead of fighting aging, he urges readers to accept it and become mentors or elders to younger people, sharing both wisdom and compassion. Moore doesn’t belittle the challenges that older people face, but instead counsels them to use these obstacles as the means to develop the soul."

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Practical positions to take during our development

Krysta Gibson talks with Thomas Moore on her program Keeping It Real in this 23 minute podcast about his new book, Ageless Soul: The Lifelong Journey Toward Meaning and Joy: "Thomas Moore: Aging versus Getting Old". Listen to Moore talk about stories, anger, illness and death.

Gibson writes, "In contrast to the perception that aging means diminishment, Moore regards aging as the process by which we become more fully ourselves: a series of initiations, rather than losses. He notes, 'Aging with soul is the process of becoming a full, rich, and interesting person.' Ageless Soul is a deeply compassionate book on how to find new meaning, vigor, connection, and growth in the process of aging."

This book isn't only for old people. Moore stresses that people in their 20s, 30s and 40s may benefit from the insights he shares.

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

This "may be Moore's most crucial work to date..."

Today Southwest Journal shares Jim Walsh's interview with Thomas Moore about his recently released book Ageless Soul under the headline "Happy All Souls Day from Soul Man no. 1". Walsh writes, "... his new book, Ageless Soul, comes at a time when the world dearly needs a soul lift."

Walsh acknowledges, "We’ve been lucky to have Moore keeping tabs on the state of the soul all these years. As a one-time monk, psychotherapist, musician and university professor, his work on the somewhat ephemeral notion of soul provides a welcome tool for these turbulent times."

He concludes, "... the just-published Ageless Soul may be Moore’s most crucial work to date and a must-read for contemplatives of all ages."

Monday, October 30, 2017

Ageless Soul: Read Moore's excerpts & reflections

The U.K.'s Daily Mail features excerpts online from Thomas Moore's new book Ageless Soul under the headline "How to age joyfully: Dreading getting old?" It continues,"Remarkable book by former monk turned psychotherapist reveals how to make those 'difficult' years the most happy, enriching (and sexually fulfilling) of your life." The selections include:
"Ageing requires courage. It's an active decision. You live your life moving onward. Say yes to life's invitations. Take it all on. Don't back off. Don't make excuses. Don't run for safety.
"Older people who are still making love may also find that their sex life is becoming richer and more satisfying.
No longer preoccupied with many of the neurotic issues of youth, your sex life may now be less goal-driven and instead more focused on calm, steady pleasure."
Personal Reflections
Kripalu Center shares Moore's personal reflections about writing his book in anticipation of his weekend presentation, Ageless Soul: Living a Long, Joyful, and Fulfilling Life, at the Stockbridge center from Nov. 17 to Nov. 19. His piece includes:
"Writing about aging helped me see its benefits and pleasures, too. I no longer feel driven to become somebody, though I continue doing the work I’ve enjoyed for 30 years. I’ve always had a Zen-inspired outlook that starts with sheer acceptance of what life wants from me. As I age, I’m like the trees surrounding my home that turn a youthful green in the spring, flourish for a few months, and reveal a different beauty as their leaves grow old and die. I’m happy to be part of this universal rhythm, although of course, if I could choose, I’d live forever."

Saturday, October 28, 2017

To become an elder, start when you are young

The November/ December issue of Spirituality & Health magazine features Thomas Moore's "7 Steps to Become an Elder" from his new book, Ageless Soul"The apprenticeship for the elder begins very young and continues over a lifetime." Read Moore's insights in the magazine now on newsstands.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Hear how to age with soul: Manchester Center, VT

An inspiring, dynamic way to reimagine aging ...

Meet Thomas Moore on Friday 10 November in Manchester Center, Vermont at Northshire Bookstore for his discussion of Ageless Soul. This event starts at 6:00 p.m.
"Aging with soul is a lifelong process — even young people can age well if they are embracing their life experiences and using them to grow spiritually. Sprinkled throughout are stories from Moore’s life and work as a psychotherapist. He shows how embracing aging can lead to more personal fulfillment and deeper, more satisfying relationships."
Northshire Bookstore
4869 Main St
Manchester Center, VT 05255

Friday, October 13, 2017

S&P features review and excerpt from Ageless Soul

Review and Excerpt
The Spirituality and Practice site showcases Thomas Moore's new book Ageless Soul on its main web page with a review by Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, and an excerpt from the book about the value of religion while aging.

In their review, the Brussats write, "Hold on readers, it's time to saddle up your adventurous spirit. Moore is ready, able, and willing to give you the ride of your life on the nurturing pages of this grand and timely book."

They conclude, "We highly recommend Ageless Soul: The Lifelong Journey Toward Meaning and Joy as an uncommonly good companion for your spiritual journey as an elder."

Free Public Event
Thomas Moore is in Claremont, California on Sunday 15 October at 7:00 p.m for his book launch tour. The venue for this free and open to the public event is Decker Hall, Pilgrim Place, 665 Avery Rd. Email Mary Ann Brussat at for details. 

On-Demand E-Course
S&P offers the on-demand e-course Soulful Aging with Thomas Moore that includes 12 emails based on this new book. According to the course description,"This e-course focuses not on the externals of aging — finances, physical health practices, and retirement arrangements — but on the inner ones — spirituality, eroticism, meaningful work and retirement, and especially the emotional and character developments that make you a real individual." Fee: $49.95

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Pilgrim Place, Claremont California Sunday 15 Oct.

Scroll down today's Claremont Courier Calendar for notice of Thomas Moore's appearance at Pilgrim Place on Sunday 15 October at 7:00 p.m.
Thomas Moore on Aging with Soul
"Bestselling author Thomas Moore will discuss his new book, Ageless Soul: The Lifelong Journey Toward Meaning and Joy in a free and open to the public talk at 7 p.m. at Pilgrim Place’s Decker Hall, 665 Avery Rd., Claremont. Mr. Moore is a pioneer of the art of soulful living. Since publishing Care of the Soul in 1992, he has explored the soul of relationships, everyday life, sex, religion, ordeals, work and medicine. Now in his 70s, he explores the soul’s role in the process of aging. A Q&A and book signing will follow the talk."

More information is available via email:

Sunday 15 October, 7:00 p.m.

Decker Hall
Pilgrim Place
665 Avery Rd.
Claremont, California

The Roundtable features Moore about new book

Listen to Thomas Moore's interview today with John Donahue on WAMC Northeast Public Radio's The Roundtable as he talks about his new book Ageless Soul. This audio segment is approximately 8 minutes.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Attend Ageless Soul launch party tonight in NYC

Thomas Moore's new book Ageless Soul: The Lifelong Journey toward Meaning and Joy is available in stores now. Tonight he appears for the free launch party at Marble Church Collegiate in New York city starting at 7:30 p.m. If you are near NYC please join the celebration.

Watch Moore talk about Ageless Soul in a 14 minute Facebook LiveStream event on his personal FB page that he recorded on his 77th birthday, 8 Oct. 2017.

He also talks about his new book in this hour-long webcast interview on Fire It Up with CJ and in this audio interview with Connie Bowman. Listen to him with Andrea Mathews during The Soul of Aging episode of her audio program, Authentic Living.

Sunday, October 01, 2017

Meet Thomas Moore in South Hadley MA, Oct. 12

Celebrate this Autumn season Thursday 12 October at 7:00 p.m. If you are close to South Hadley, Massachusetts join Thomas Moore at Odyssey Bookshop during his book tour for the release of Ageless Soul, published by St. Martin's Press.

"It seems more difficult than ever these days to deal creatively with aging. This book provides a deep and comprehensive plan that sees aging not as losing capacity but as becoming who you are destined to be, a real human being."

Event date: 
Thursday 12 October 2017  7:00pm

Event address: 
The Odyssey Bookshop
9 College Street
South Hadley, MA
Event Guidelines
Please buy Ageless Soul at The Odyssey to have it signed by Thomas Moore. This not only supports a locally owned independent business; it also shows publishers that they should continue to include The Odyssey in their authors' book tours.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Ageless Soul trailer: Let nature take its course

Watch this trailer for Thomas Moore's new book Ageless Soul to be released by St. Martin's Press on Tuesday 10 October 2017. Additional resources for this new book are listed at Join the daily countdown to the book's launch on Twitter.

Ageless Soul by Thomas Moore Book Trailer.

In this book trailer Moore refers to the Tao Te Ching, an old Chinese text by Lao Tzu. A popular English translation is by Gia-Fu Feng and Jane English.

Monday, September 25, 2017

AARP picks Ageless Soul for 2017 autumn line-up

AARP recommends Thomas Moore's new book, Ageless Soul as one of 12 great reads this autumn.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Meet Thomas Moore in Tempe AZ, Tues. 17 Oct.

Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe, Arizona announces Thomas Moore's visit on Tuesday 17 October 2017 at 7:00 p.m. Reserve your tickets and books now.
"Moore argues for a new vision of aging: as a dramatic series of initiations, rather than a diminishing experience, one that each of us has the tools―experience, maturity, fulfillment―to live out."
Changing Hands Tempe
6428 S McClintock Dr.
Tempe, AZ 85283
 Telephone: 480.730.0205

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Moore's final book in Gospel series ships March 20

Skylight Paths Publishing releases the final book in Thomas Moore's GOSPEL series, The Book of John, on Tuesday 20 March 2018, the Spring Equinox.

GOSPEL The Book of John: A New Translation with Commentary,
Reclaiming Jesus's Wisdom as Spiritual Guidance for Everyone
by Thomas Moore
Series: GOSPEL
Format: Hardcover, 176 pages
Publisher: SkyLight Paths
Date: March 20, 2018
ISBN-10: 1594736448 I
ISBN-13: 978-1594736445
Pre-order now.

Is Demeter/Persephone myth a feature of aging?

Thomas Moore discusses this theme further in his recent Soul and Spirit blog on Patheos under the heading, "Aging is a Deep Initiation":
"In my book I write about melancholy and sadness as a natural part of the aging process, distinguishing it from depression. My dream makes me wonder if there is, though, a Demeter kind of depression that comes along with the loss of the young girl psyche, my own innocence and purity of heart. Is this a deep part of aging, too: the Demeter/Persephone myth making its appearance in a life, signaling a difficult and painful deepening of character?"
Moore's new book Ageless Soul, published by St. Martin's Press, ships Tuesday 10 Oct. Pre-order it now to receive the first edition.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Pre-launch interview shares Ageless Soul themes

Listen to Andrea Mathew's interview "The Soul of Aging" with Thomas Moore, on her Authentic Living show, recorded today. Moore talks about his new book, Ageless Soul: The Lifelong Journey toward Meaning and Joy to be released by St. Martin's Press on Tuesday 10 October 2017.

Mathews and Moore talk about aging as a continuous process, the role of anger for older people, dream work, qualities of transcendence, friendship, and loneliness. Moore also describes his spiritual practice of meditation at the piano.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Attend NY launch party for Ageless Soul, Oct. 11

Join Thomas Moore at the Launch Party for his new book, Ageless Soul in New York City. Marble Collegiate Church hosts this celebration Wednesday 11 October starting at 7:30 p.m.
"In Ageless Soul, Moore reveals a fresh, optimistic, and rewarding path toward aging, one that need not be feared, but rather embraced and cherished. In Moore’s view, aging is the process by which one becomes a more distinctive, complex, fulfilled, loving, and connected person."
Marble Collegiate Church
Fifth Avenue & West 29th Street
New York, NY 10001

Countdown begins for Moore's Ageless Soul

Copperfield's Books in Sebastopol, California hosts Thomas Moore's talk for his new book Ageless Soul. Register for this free event on Saturday 14 October 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

Copperfield's Books
138 North Main Street
Sebastopol, California 95472
United States

Pre-order the book now.

Monday, September 04, 2017

Moore personally records audio for Ageless Soul

In Boston Thomas Moore records the audio version of his new book Ageless Soul, published by St. Martin's Press, for release 10 October 2017. Pre-order now.

Friday, September 01, 2017

Plan a day (or two) with Thomas Moore in Chicago

The C. G. Jung Institute of Chicago hosts Thomas Moore on Friday 27  October and Saturday 28 October, 2017 for its "mutual benefit fundraiser". On Friday in Glen Ellyn OR on Saturday downtown attend A Day with Thomas Moore. His program in each location includes:

10:00 am - 12:30 pm: Ageless Soul
Thomas Moore will speak about the themes of his new book, Ageless Soul published by St. Martin's Press, and engage in conversation with attendees and analysts.

1:30 pm - 4:00 pm: Care of the Soul in Troubled Times
In the afternoon, we will turn our attention to Caring for, and Living from the Soul in times of change and upheaval – again with a combination of lecture and conversation.

FRIDAY 27 October 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
393 N. Main St. in Glen Ellyn
(2 blocks south of Glen Ellyn Metra station)


SATURDAY October 28, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Conference Chicago at University Center
525 S State St, Chicago, IL 60605 (State and Congress)

Fee: $125.00 per day
The online registration form offers an option to support the Institute with an additional donation (tax-deductible).

Friday, August 25, 2017

Countdown to release of Ageless Soul begins soon

Thomas Moore on page 14
Barque's countdown to the release of Thomas Moore's new book Ageless Soul begins on 10 September — one month before its release date. Our goal is to promote pre-orders to ensure copies are reserved for Moore's readers before it is publicly available, and to let potential readers, unfamiliar with Moore's work, know that this special book is coming soon. Unity magazine offers an excerpt from Ageless Soul in its September-October 2017 issue starting on page 14. This magazine is available on newsstands now.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Draw on your experience and speak with maturity

Thomas Moore writes the Foreword for Andrea Mathews' new book Letting Go of Good: Dispel the Myth of Goodness to Find Your Genuine Self, available 8 August 2017. At the beginning of it Moore writes,
"I grew up in an Irish-Catholic family in the 1940s, and then in the '50s, at thirteen I went off to a Catholic seminary with the idea of becoming a priest. I developed the biggest 'good boy' complex imaginable. Andrea Mathews has done a remarkable job describing this complex, which she defines as a good-guy identity, exploring its many facets, and offering guidance on working with and healing it."

He includes, "Today if someone were to ask me, 'Are you a good person?' I'd have to say, 'I used to try to be, but now I want to be more complicated and real.'"

Letting Go of Good:
Dispel the Myth of Goodness to Find Your Genuine Self
by Andrea Mathews
Foreword by Thomas Moore
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications
Release: August 8, 2017
ISBN-10: 0738752231
ISBN-13: 978-0738752235

Moore's certification program with Jung Platform

Jung Platform hosts the One Year Certification Program Care of the Soul in Daily Life with Thomas Moore, starting in September 2017.
"It steers a middle course between study and practical living. It would be useful for people wanting to live more deeply and go beyond the surface ideas of contemporary psychology and spirituality and for therapists, counselors, medical professionals and teachers looking for a deeper approach to their work."
Four long weekends in person with Thomas Moore, expected to start in September 2017. In each month that there is no in-person training weekend, there will be an online webinar. Between classes you will get assignments and suggested reading material.

Jaffrey, New Hampshire

Early bird discount: $3900 before 1 August 2017
(installment payments possible)
Regular tuition: $4250
Includes a certification.

Email Machiel Klerk:

Barque coverage
9 Feb 2017 "Jung Platform's 1 year course with Thomas Moore"

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Meet Moore in Cambridge MA on Sat.12 August

Thomas Moore is in Cambridge, Massachusetts on Saturday 12 August 2017 for The Future of Spirituality with Brandan Robertson.

This event has two program options: The "Masterclass" option is "designed for faith leaders and students of religion to spend time in an intimate small group" with Moore for conversation, questions, and personalized teaching. This option includes admission to the public event in the afternoon. The second option is admission to a larger, public event with Brandan Robertson in conversation with Moore on stage.

9:00 a.m.    Masterclass with Thomas Moore
                      ($175.00 + $9.74)
12:30 p.m.  Break
2:00 p.m.    Future of Spirituality Live Public Event
                      (General: $20.00 + $1.99, Student: $10.00 + $1.49)
4:00 p.m.    Book Signing
4:30 p.m.    Conclusion

The Masterclass ticket includes admission to the public lecture starting at 2:00 p.m.

Reservoir Church
170 Rindge Ave
Cambridge, MA

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Good fathering enhances peace and creativity

Commemorate today by reading Father's Day 2017 by Thomas Moore. Moore writes about his own fathering experiences, his father, father figures in his life, and muses:
"But I also think of Father’s Day as the commemoration of the Great Father, the fathering principle or archetype that holds the world together and that we need so badly today. When people, especially women, speak disparagingly of the patriarchy, I assume they are thinking of the absence of the real father spirit, usually replaced by an anxious, symptomatic, neurotic fathering that is overbearing, self-serving and aggressive.  This is not the father spirit but rather the bent insanity that fills in when the genuine father spirit is lost. "
Comment on Moore's post, read additional posts and sign up to receive emails from his site.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Continue to be in community and to contribute

This weekend Thomas Moore is Joan Herrmann's guest on Change Your Attitude ... Change Your Life radio, talking about his new book Ageless Soul: The Lifelong Journey Toward Meaning and Joy.

This episode airs Sunday 19 June at 12:30 a.m. ET. Listen to the twelve minute recording now on YouTube.

Barque coverage 
21 Apr 2017 "Listen to Moore talk about aging on CYACYL radio

Monday, May 22, 2017

Moore honours James Hillman at Dallas Institute

The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture shares its video Thomas Moore on Alchemy, filmed at the 2016 James Hillman Symposium on Saturday 29 October 2016. During his 45-minute presentation, Moore shares some of his favourite achemical themes from Hillman's lectures at the University of Dallas that continue to help him with therapy:
1. Timing
2. Colours
3. Putrifaction
4. Prima materia (Raw material)
5. Separation
6. Cauda Pavonis (The Peacock's Tail)
7. Opus (Work)

Moore also honours Hillman's focus on images by discussing natural magic's use of obsidian stone.

Barque coverage
25 Oct 2016 Moore at James Hillman symposium this weekend"
2 Aug 2016 "Register for James Hillman Symposium in Dallas"
30 June 2016 5th annual James Hillman symposium in October"

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Publisher celebrates win for Thomas Moore's book

Franciscan Media shares its press release, 'Thomas Moore Wins Independent Press Award for The Soul of Christmas" about Moore's win in the Holiday category.
“'We were thrilled to work with an author of Moore’s stature,' said Kelly Hudson, director of marketing at Franciscan Media. 'This award is certainly exciting, but it’s not entirely surprising that his work would be recognized in this way.'
The Independent Press Award competition is judged by experts from all aspects of the book industry, including publishers, writers, editors, book cover designers and professional copywriters. They select award winners and distinguished favorites based on overall excellence."
Barque coverage
12 May 2017 "The Soul of Christmas wins 2017 book award"
10 Jan 2017 "The Soul of Christmas wins S&P award for 2016"

Friday, May 12, 2017

S&P hosts Moore's June e-course: Soulful Aging

Register for Thomas Moore's new e-course Soulful Aging with Spirituality & Practice, that is live from Monday 5 June to Friday 30 June, 2017. This course introduces Moore's new book, Ageless Soul to be released by St. Martin's Press in October 2017. Please  pre-order the book now to ensure delivery.
This Spirituality & Practice "e-course focuses not on the externals of aging — finances, physical health practices, and retirement arrangements — but on the inner ones — spirituality, eroticism, meaningful work and retirement, and especially the emotional and character developments that make you a real individual.
Along the way, we consider loneliness, legacy, youthfulness, anger, melancholy, being an elder, and a meaningful ending of life. One point strongly made is that we age best by first being straight about the fact of getting older and then, and only then, by trying to be youthful, too."
During the e-course you receive an email on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday of each week during June. They  include:
— Thomas Moore's written reflections, some accompanied by videos, on soulful aging;
— Creative practice suggestions that help you look at the arc of your own life over time;
— An opportunity to participate in a one-hour teleconference with Thomas Moore (date/time to be announced);
— An invitation to participate in a Practice Circle available 24/7 for you to share with others in a worldwide community and to receive further guidance from Thomas Moore.

Register online now for $59.95. Consider this course as a gift for someone special — perhaps for Mother's Day or as an early Father's Day treat to be shared.

The Soul of Christmas wins 2017 book award

The Soul of Christmas by Thomas Moore, published by Franciscan Media wins the 2017 Independent Press Award in the category Holiday, one of 161 categories designated by the awards program.

According to award rules, these awards are "for independent author and press books.  Books published by the Big 5 book house publishers: Hachette, HarperCollins, Macmillan, Penguin Random House, or Simon & Schuster are not eligible to apply, although imprints may submit." The Soul of Christmas also received an award as one of the best 2016 spiritual books from Spirituality & Practice.

Barque coverage
10 Jan 2017 The Soul of Christmas wins S&P award for 2016"

Monday, May 08, 2017

Register to see replay of Moore's video interview

Today is Day 13 of The Turning Point Summit with Dustin Urban who is offering free online interviews with experts interested in purpose, soul and transformation. His first speaker on 26 April 2017 was Thomas Moore. Each interview is available only for three days, however Urban has announced "... there will be a 3-day replay period for all the interviews at the end of the summit!" At that time Moore's 45-minute offering again will be available for viewing. If you register now after clicking the link above, you will be able to  access the last three interviews and the eight new interviews before all 21 interviews are available.
Urban describes his interview with Moore:
"I love how at every turn in this conversation, Thomas brings a totally unconventional perspective to each subject we touch on. In this interview, you’ll learn to begin reading your life metaphorically for the messages of soul that are all around us. By being open to the signs of your life, by 'reading your world' and 'seeing through' to the symbolic meaning of events and circumstances, 'you’re freed from the shackles of literalism.'”
Barque coverage
19 Apr 2017 "Free online event includes Moore video interview"

Thursday, May 04, 2017

Pre-order Ageless Soul now to reserve your copy

Thomas Moore shares on Facebook yesterday:
"I was in New York last week and got my first bound galley copy of Ageless Soul. I think this one will be very special, especially for anyone you know is getting older. Who isn't? ... It helps the book immensely, immensely if we get pre-orders. You can order it today."
Please pre-order Thomas Moore's Ageless Soul: The Lifelong Journey Toward Meaning and Joy.

According to the publisher, "In Moore’s view, aging is the process by which one becomes a more distinctive, complex, fulfilled, loving, and connected person."

Sunday 19 June 2017 12:30 a.m. EDT
Change Your Attitude ... Change Your Life
Guest Thomas Moore talks about Ageless Soul. Please scroll down the linked page for a description of Moore's episode.

15 - 16 June 2017
Aging Soul: A Retreat
Transformations Spirituality Center
Kalamazoo, Michigan

17 - 19 November 2017
Ageless Soul: Living a Long, Joyful, and Fulfilling Life
Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health
Stockbridge, Massachusetts

Barque coverage
29 Jan 2017 "New 2017 book sees aging as series of initiations"
10 Jan 2017 "New book about soulful aging available in October"

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Visit an art museum; let a piece of art grab you

Watch Thomas Moore's presentation Art, Dreams and the Spiritual Life recorded in the Labyrinth Room at Marble Collegiate, New York City on Sunday 30 April 2017. Moore answers audience questions at the end of his talk. Run time: 45 minutes

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Soul-Oriented Psychotherapy webinar on May 19

Dr. Kathryn Summers (American Association of Pastoral Counselors, Southeast Region Chair-elect)  hosts the webinar Soul-Oriented Psychotherapy with Thomas Moore on Friday 19 May 2017 at 12:00 p.m. EDT.
"Many therapists are making great use of Moore’s writings, both personally and professionally. Dr. Moore will be presenting on “Soul-Oriented Psychotherapy,” and there will be opportunity to engage him directly with your questions — participants will be invited to submit questions ahead of time and during the webinar."
$30 Members
$35 Non-members

Visit to download required software.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

"Take nothing only literally." Thomas Moore

Under today's tweet on Facebook, Moore adds, "I think that for most people this key principle has to be taught. Many books and teachers gave it to me step by step." Someone asks, "Which books are you referring to?"

Five books that Moore has recommended for soul and poetics are:
1. Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu, translated by  Gia-Fu Feng and Jane English, or by David Hinton.
2. Memories, Dreams, Reflections by by C. G. Jung and Aniela Jaffe.
3. The Dream and the Underworld by James Hillman.
4. Echo's Subtle Body by Patricia Berry.
5. Love's Body by Norman O. Brown.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Listen to Moore talk about aging on CYACYL radio

Mark your calendar.
Joan Herrmann, host of the radio program Change Your Attitude… Change Your Life, interviews Thomas Moore about his forthcoming book, Ageless Soul: The Lifelong Journey Toward Meaning and Joy on 18 June 2017 (actually Sunday morning). Scroll down here to read this episode's description that includes:
"Do you fear aging? Do you believe that the best of life is behind you? According to Thomas Moore, aging should be cherished as a series of initiations, rather than viewed as a diminishing experience. He teaches how we can utilize our acquired experience and maturity to take life on, embrace it, and feel fulfilled."
Moore's segment may be available On Demand following the initial broadcast.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Free online event includes Moore video interview

Starting 26 April 2017 Dustin Urban hosts the Turning Point Summit, a free online event that includes Thomas Moore in the mix of 21 interviews with experts about soul, purpose and transformation.  A daily morning email tells you the featured speaker for that day. Each 45-60 minute video interview will be available for a limited time.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Attend Moore's Ageless Soul retreat at Kripalu

Kripalu Center in Stockbridge, Massachusetts hosts Thomas Moore's weekend retreat Ageless Soul: Living a Long, Joyful, and Fulfilling Life from Friday 17 Nov. to Sunday 19 Nov. 2017. With some program restrictions, Kripalu offers a ten percent discount on tuition, and room and meals pricing for seniors (age 65+).
"Aging is not growing old but becoming a person of character. In this sense, we age throughout life, so this program is for everyone. It offers fresh ideas on aging, exercises for self-discovery, and the opportunity to share deeply with others as we all face the challenge of time."
Register online now.
Regular tuition: $250.
Your accommodation selection determines costs.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Moore visits Michigan for two events in June

Meet Thomas Moore in Kalamazoo, Michigan at two events on Thursday 15 June and Friday 16 June, 2017. Thursday evening starting at 5:30 p.m. he is keynote speaker at the 2017 Voices of Wisdom Benefit Dinner co-sponsored by the Fetzer Institute and Transformations Spirituality Center.
"Voices of Wisdom celebrates its eighth year and is a benefit dinner to enhance community awareness of Transformations’ presence in Kalamazoo and support our unique programs."
The Fountains Banquet Center
535 S Riverview Dr.
Parchment, MI 49004

Registration Coordinator
Transformations Spirituality Center
269-381-6290 x249

As a separate event Moore leads a retreat on Thursday 15 June 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. and Friday 16 June 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Transformations Spirituality Center: Aging with Soul: A Retreat.
"You have to say yes to life’s invitations all your days, from childhood onward, and that way you become a truly aged person. You are mature, wise, self-possessed and prepared to share your achievement with others as an elder and teacher. Aging can be a rewarding experience. Also, you don’t have to see life in a straight line. Your childhood and adolescence and early adulthood remain with you, giving you a rich and varied texture. You can be young at heart forever."
Retreat registration is $160 when received by May 11, $185 thereafter. It includes program, materials, and lunch. Please register by May 26. Payment in full is due at time of registration, $60 of which is non-refundable.
Transformations Spirituality Center
3427 Gull Rd
Kalamazoo, MI 49048

Registration Coordinator
Transformations Spirituality Center
269-381-6290 x249

Barque coverage
11 Jan 2017 "Moore explores how to mature like wine or cheese"