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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Register for free Purpose Summit, 14-20 July 2018

Thomas Moore participates in the free online Purpose Summit this month, scheduled for July 14-20 2018, hosted by Jonathan Gustin, Founder of Purpose Guides Institute.

Watch a brief 3-minute clip from Moore's web interview as he describes his Pivotal Image from Childhood.

Register for the free summit.
"Discover Your Purpose. Find Your Soul's Calling. Live Your Mythopoetic Identity."
"This series of interviews with leading experts in the field will help you take the next step on your path as you engage in soul-discovery. With the guidance of teachers who have encountered their own soul-level purpose, you will explore, perhaps for the first time, the undiscovered continents of the mythic story at the center of your soul."

Monday, July 09, 2018

Moore discusses soul as a feature of our evolution

Listen to Gwilda Wyaka talk with Thomas Moore about "Soul-Centered Evolution" in this 60-minute episode of her program Mission: Evolution from last week. Moore describes relationships between the world's soul and the person's soul and the role of soul in nature and our lives as facets of nature. He mentions his new book Ageless Soul as an offering that helps us to understand the unfolding of soul. 

Listen to "ME: Thomas Moore - Soul-Centered Evolution" on Spreaker.

Read the show notes.

Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Webcast considers soul in different relationships



Listen to Thomas Moore's interview about soul and relationships with Karen Martel for the Women's Empowerment Project. This webcast is approximately 46 minutes. Moore talks about themes from many of his books and touches on his latest book, Ageless Soul.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Enjoy a weekend with Thomas Moore at Kripalu

Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health hosts Thomas Moore during the weekend of 16-18 November 2018 for his program, Ageless Soul: Creatively Navigate Life’s Passages, Enjoy Growing Older, and Be Uniquely You.
"The weekend includes discussion, dream work, break-out groups, and brief 'soul-meditations.'" 
"As a 77-year-old man, Thomas speaks from experience about the challenges involved in becoming a unique person and choosing to live each moment with wonder, imagination, and depth." 
Tuition: $260 + Accommodations + Meals

P.O. Box 309
57 Interlaken Road
Stockbridge MA 01262
Telephone: 866 200-5203

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Moore talks about book as his own processing art

Listen to Christy Sperrazza's Ageless Soul: An Interview with Thomas Moore as she asks Moore about his new book Ageless Soul. Moore talks about the materialism of current times, our denial of aging, Emerson's sense of gestation, nurturing soul, and alchemically processing life as a feature of aging. He ends by reading a paragraph about trusting nature from his book. This interview is approximately 58 minutes.

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Listen to Thomas Moore in Santa Fe next month

Thomas Moore joins other speakers for The Ageless Living Conference  in Santa Fe, New Mexico next month on Saturday 16 June and Sunday 17 June, 2018. He speaks about Ageless Soul: Becoming an Authentic Person over Time.
"In this engaging and informative program Thomas reminds us that our sense of self rises up from the deep soul, the source of vitality, connection, and meaning. To age, he says, is to evolve into who we are essentially. We ripen and mature by accepting life’s invitations and going through a series of transformations. Most of the time we accept the calls to adventure, and later work out any blockages and gaps. We may have to deal with loneliness, anger and sadness at getting older, but our bigger vision will ensure our happiness."
Tickets: $49 - $139
Buy tickets online for this Ageless Living Series.

Venue:
Lensic Performing Arts Center
211 W. San Francisco Street
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501

Monday, April 23, 2018

Attend event Wed. 2 May in Monadnock region

Save the date Wednesday 2 May 2018 if you're close to Peterborough, New Hampshire when Thomas Moore speaks from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. about his new book, Ageless Soul, "Finding Meaning and Joy in Growing Older" for Monadnock at Home:
"Now he reflects on growing older as the positive unfolding of character and the opportunity to share what has been learned and experienced. He shows how to keep youth and old age together, one helping the other. He explores ways to deal with anger and sadness. He discusses the value of telling your story and developing a natural senior spirituality with the natural world, the arts and simple practices of contemplation."
This event is free and open to the community. Seating is limited. Please RSVP by calling 603-371-0809 or email help@monadnockathome.org. Book signing and purchase are available. The venue is Reynolds Hall, 51 Concord St., Peterborough NH.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Be open to rich renewal through youthful aging

Listen to last week's interview on Sunday Journal, as Hal Clark talks with Thomas Moore about his new book Ageless Soul. Moore describes combining youthfulness with age; how illness wakes us up; what loneliness may want; how to be open to change. Presented by 98.5 WYLD FM in New Orleans, this radio segment from 15 April 2018 is approximately 13 minutes.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Timely reflection helps with shifts to age soulfully

Jane Genova introduces Ageless Soul - We Baby Boomers Needed This Book 15 Years Ago" on her blog, Over 50: Helping Baby Boomers to continue to earn income, as long as they want:
"Unfortunately for so many of us Baby Boomers, psychotherapist Thomas Moore didn't publish "Ageless Soul" until October 2017. That left us on our own to experience what Moore calls the 'first taste of aging.'"
She writes, "In Ageless Soul, this former monk gives us permission to embrace getting older. Once we do that we won't have to age. We need that permission because all the messages from the world scream about the need to fight the process of getting older."

Genova shares, "Each sentence of Moore's book provides material for reflection. He articulates exactly the paradigm shift which has been going on within me."

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Listen to talk about Ageless Soul from last month

Alvin Jones talks with Thomas Moore in this interview of 14:26 minutes on 5 February 2018. Background notes for the Q&A describe Moore's new book Ageless Soul: The Lifelong Journey Toward Meaning and Joy.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Lack of reflection affects soulful aging in U.S.A.

For AuthorStory on 18 March 2018, Alexander Lim talks with Thomas Moore  about "How you are an ageless soul" as he describes his new book Ageless Soul: The Lifelong Journey Toward Meaning and Joy. Moore offers information not shared in other interviews as he answers Lim's questions during this half-hour podcast. Thank you to founder and producer Alvin Ramirez for sharing this audio file. Visit the AuthorStory blog post about this episode for background notes and an interview summary.

Book to appeal to all ages since everyone is aging

During his Conversations program on 25 February 2018, Peter Solomon with 94WIP SportsRadio in Philadelphia interviews Thomas Moore about his new book Ageless Soul: The Lifelong Journey toward Meaning and Joy. Although Solomon's questions are difficult to hear, Moore's responses are audible and clear in this 40 minute segment.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

KPR hosts Moore interview about Ageless Soul

Kansas Public Radio offers yesterday's interview by Dan Skinner with Thomas Moore about his new book Ageless Soul: Conversations: Thomas Moore, Ageless Soul" Listen now as Moore answers Skinner's thoughtful questions about aging. This audio segment is 14.5 minutes.

Note: A browser other than Chrome is recommended for this episode.

Friday, March 23, 2018

Interview about Ageless Soul for 40+ demographic

Show host Allan Misner talks with Thomas Moore about Ageless Soul: The Lifelong Journey toward Meaning and Joy in 40+ Fitness podcast 310, uploaded 12 March 2018. Their interview touches on:
– Phases of Aging
– Puer and Senex
– Melancholy
– Developing a Clearer, Deeper Sense of Self

Listen to this free podcast now. It's approximately 29 minutes. Moore starts on the audio bar at 6:11.

Thursday, March 08, 2018

Moore answers questions posed by an older elder

Listen 28:00 - 44:05
Eighty-two year old Carole Marks, founder of the radio program A Touch of Grey, interviews seventy-seven year old Thomas Moore, author of Ageless Soul: "Do you fear aging?". Their talk includes the significance of being honest about your chronological age, and how Moore's early activities contributed to his current interests. On the audio bar, the interview starts at 28:00 and ends at 44:05. Scroll down the linked page for 25 February 2018 to listen to this interview.

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Whom do you see when you look in the mirror?

Today Kacey Morabito-Grean uploads her interview with Thomas Moore about his new book Ageless Soul from her Shine On! the Health & Happiness Show. In this SoundCloud podcast Moore talks about responding to life's invitations with discernment, intuition and intelligence, on the counter from 7:00 to 17:45.

Sunday, March 04, 2018

Ageless Soul available in format with large print

Thomas Moore's new book Ageless Soul is now available in hardcover with a large print format.

Title: Ageless Soul: The Lifelong Journey Toward Meaning And Joy
Author: Thomas Moore
Format: Hardcover Large Print
Dimensions: 8.4 × 5.7 × 1 in.
Pages: 482 pages
Published: February 7, 2018
Publisher: Thorndike Press
ISBN - 10: 1432846868
ISBN - 13: 9781432846862

Friday, March 02, 2018

A vision of love, respect, healing, and compassion

With the Book of John, Thomas Moore completes his translation and commentary of the GOSPEL series published by SkyLight Paths. This series is a powerful contribution to the poetics of religion. Moore writes that his favourite page is the beginning of the Book of John. He states in the Introduction to the series,
"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. 
These texts are sacred not because they belong to a particular religion or spiritual tradition but because they offer a vision and a way of life that transcends the limits of reason and will. ..."
Readers of the GOSPEL series may enjoy Moore's book, Writing in the Sand: Jesus and the Soul of the Gospels (Hay House, 2009).

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Learn from Moore this weekend at Kripalu Center

This coming weekend at Kripalu Center near Stockbridge Massachusetts, Thomas Moore offers Psychotherapy as Care of the Soul: A Training in Thomas Moore’s Soul-Based Approach:
"For psychotherapists, analysts, counselors, coaches, clergy, and others looking to deepen their work.
The word psychotherapy means to serve or care for the soul. In soul-based therapy, we recognize the autonomy of the soul in a person’s life and the way the soul works in contrast to conscious, intended behavior. The soul is central to our humanity, intimate connections, spiritual vision, and pleasure — all of which give meaning and purpose to life. When the life of the deep soul is blocked, we suffer.
Soul-based therapy requires an ability to see what is going on beneath the surface."
In his January 2018 LinkedIn essay, "Deepening the Practice of Psychotherapy", Moore describes his approach and in his February 2018 LinkedIn essay, "Psyche-Therapy: Care of the Soul", Moore announces:
"... I'm also teaching a depth, soul-based approach to psychotherapy. The Greek roots of this word mean soul-care, and I am about to launch an online course on this theme that I have taught for over twenty years. It begins with a weekend workshop at Kripalu Center in [Stockbridge], MA, March 2-4."

Tuition for the Kripalu weekend: $350
Accommodation and Meals have varied pricing.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Small group creates Plato's academy with soul talk

Brandon Peele interviews Thomas Moore about his new book, Ageless Soul: The Lifelong Journey Toward Meaning and Joy (St. Martin's Press, 2017) in this video chat "Awakening Soul" that was uploaded on 9 Feb. 2018. Watch Moore answer questions from Peele and others on this video call about soul language: deepening soul through loss, failures, and mistakes; shadow is never integrated; women, men and soul power; children come from the stars. The call is approximately one hour.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Watch Moore's slideshow about Ageless Soul

On Thursday 15 February 2018 the National Council on Aging sponsored Thomas Moore's webinar about soulful aging. Convener Maureen O'Leary emails, "I've attached the link in case you would like to hear the wise words of Thomas Moore again or would like to share his vision with your colleagues or friends." 

Moore's slide presentation is available for free viewing to all who register through ReadyTalk. The only required field is Name. Then click Submit. Access Ageless Soul to hear Moore talk about:
* Responding to life's invitations
*Anger
* Loneliness
* Sexuality
* Spirituality
* Friendship & community

This presentation is approximately one hour.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Moore's positive, spiritual, global contributions

Thomas Moore moves up a spot to Number 41 on "Watkins’ Spiritual 100 List for 2018" of the 100 most spiritually influential living people this year.

For its issue 53, Spring 2018, Watkins Mind Body Spirit states, "We are delighted to share with you Watkins’ 2018 list of the 100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People – spiritual teachers, activists, authors and thinkers that change the world.

The three main criteria for inclusion are:
"1) The person has to be alive as of January 1st, 2018
2) The person has to have made a unique and spiritual contribution on a global scale
3) The person is frequently googled, appears in Nielsen Data, has a Wikipedia page, and is actively talked about throughout the Internet."

Barque coverage
18 Mar 2017 "List affirms global spiritual contribution in 2017"

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Celebrate the season with Book of John translation

Tomorrow we celebrate St. Valentine's Day and Ash Wednesday. Tomorrow also marks one week before the release of the final book in Thomas Moore's GOSPEL series, The Book of John: A New Translation with Commentary, Reclaiming Jesus's Wisdom as Spiritual Guidance for Everyone.

Title: The Book of John
Author: Thomas Moore
Series: Gospel
Hardcover: 176 pages
Publisher: SkyLight Paths
Release: 21 February 2018
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1594736448
ISBN-13: 978-1594736445

Order now.

Saturday, February 03, 2018

Accolades as book, Ageless Soul, moves into 2018

The following lists include Thomas Moore's new book Ageless Soul: The Lifelong Journey Toward Meaning and Joy (St. Martin's Press, 2017) for recognition.

Wall Street Journal
"The Best Books of 2017 About Healthy Aging"
Diane Cole
9 November 2017

Spirituality & Practice
"Best Spiritual Books of 2017"
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
January 2018

American Library Association
Booklist Top Ten Religion and Spirituality Books
"Top Ten"
15 November 2017

AARP
"12 New Books for Fall"
Christina Ianzito, AARP
September 2017

SeniorHomes.com
"2017's Best Books About Aging"
SeniorHomes Staff Writers
29 December 2017

Gallery Bookshop
"Our Favourites, Non-Fiction for Adults"
Staff Pick
Mendocino, California

Malaprop's Books
"Malaprop's 101 Best Books of 2017"
Staff Pick
Asheville, North Carolina

Readerbuzz
"The Best of BookExpo"
Best Adult Non-Fiction
25 June 2017

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Register for free webinar on soulful aging, Feb. 15

The National Institute of Senior Centers hosts a free webinar with Thomas Moore at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday 15 February 2018. Listen to Moore talk about "his new book, Ageless Soul: The Lifelong Journey Toward Meaning and Joy, and learn more about his new vision for aging as an experience of fulfillment and vitality."
Register now.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Featured speaker at Metagem Institute graduation

Thomas Moore delivers the commencement address for Birmingham's Metagem Institute's graduating class of spiritual directors on Saturday 24 February 2018 starting at 10:00 a.m. Moore's talk about Co-Creativity is free and open to the public.

VENUE
St. Mary’s On-The-Highlands Episcopal Church
1910 12th Avenue South
Birmingham, Alabama
35205

Ageless Soul wins 2017 spiritual award from S&P

SpiritualityandPractice.com picks Thomas Moore's Ageless Soul: The Lifelong Journey Toward Meaning and Joy as one of the top spiritual books of 2017: "Since we only review books that we want to recommend to you for your spiritual journey, this selection actually represents the best of the best."

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Meet Moore in Coral Gables on Sunday 28 January

In Coral Gables, Florida bookseller Books & Books hosts Thomas Moore on Sunday 28 January 2018 at 4:00 p.m. during his Ageless Soul book tour.

Venue:
Books & Books
265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134

Phone:  305-442-4408

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Pre-order final book in the GOSPEL series now

Next month Skylight Paths Publishing releases The Book of John, the final book in Thomas Moore's series of GOSPEL translations offered as A New Translation with Commentary Reclaiming Jesus's Wisdom as Spiritual Guidance for Everyone.
"He blends scholarship and pastoral guidance to highlight the Gospels’ teachings on earthly, rather than otherworldly, living in which community, compassion, inclusiveness, prayer and healing are key elements. He draws deeply from Greek philosophy, literature and spirituality to craft an accurate and challenging yet accessible translation that, free of religious moralism and dogmatism, is beautifully imaginative and inspirational."
GOSPEL  The Book of John: A New Translation with Commentary Reclaiming Jesus's Wisdom as Spiritual Guidance for Everyone
By Thomas Moore
Format: Hardcover
Length: 176 pages
Publisher: SkyLight Paths
Release: 21 February 2018
ISBN-10: 1594736448
ISBN-13: 978-1594736445

A review of the first book in Moore's series, GOSPEL The Book of Matthew, includes: "Moore reminds us that these texts were/are not written to convey conceptual data, but to open the heart into the living presence of the Spirit of the Christ ― a Christ not adequately contained or controlled by any creed or metaphysical system. For those looking to further their soul-making experience through the imaginal mind, let this commentary provide a methodology as well some living insights."

This final volume may be pre-ordered now for its new release date of 21 February 2018.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

2 Sarasota dates added to Florida tour this month

Thomas Moore adds two Sarasota dates to his book tour in Florida for Ageless Soul: The Lifelong Journey Toward Meaning and Joy this month.

Wednesday 17 January 2018
Moore visits Saint Boniface Episcopal Church,
5615 Midnight Pass Road, Sarasota, FL 34242
for a Wonderful Wednesday program.
"Join us for worship at 5:30 p.m. in the Church, social time and catered dinner at 6:00 in the Community Center, (for dinner reservations, please sign up at Coffee Hour or call 941-349-5616  ext. 5 by noon the Tuesday before, $10 per person), then programs after dinner." Moore talks "about embracing the experience of aging as part of being more human."
Scroll to Page 2 on this linked page for the description.

Sunday 21 January 2018
Listen to Moore at Unity of Sarasota, 3023 Proctor Road, Sarasota, FL 34231
Starting at 7:00 p.m. "... Moore reveals a fresh, uplifting, and inspiring 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."
"Attendance is free if you purchase a copy of his latest book, Ageless Soul: The Lifelong Journey Toward Meaning and Joy, at our bookstore the evening of the event, for $27.95. One World Book and Gift Shop will open at 6:00 p.m. that evening for your convenience. Attendance at this event, without book purchase, is on a love offering basis."
Visit An Evening with Thomas Moore for details.

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Resolve to age soulfully in 2018 with Moore's book

Photo Credit: Kevin O'Connor
Read "The bestselling author is ringing in the new year with his latest book, Ageless Soul" by Kevin O'Connor, correspondent for the Brattleboro Reformer in Vermont. O'Connor writes of Moore's event at Manchester's Northshire Bookstore for his new book, Ageless Soul: The Lifelong Journey Toward Meaning and Joy
 "Born in Detroit in 1940, he studied for the priesthood from ages 13 to 26, only to leave his Roman Catholic order just before ordination to travel the country as a college professor, psychotherapist and bestselling author of such titles as Care of the Soul: A Guide for Cultivating Depth and Sacredness in Everyday Life.  
Now settled just across the Vermont border in southwestern New Hampshire, Moore continues to write. The author knows many people will ring in the new year with resolutions to lose weight or gain wealth. But he's ruminating over how to simultaneously focus and fill the rest of his days."

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Moore visits Florida next month for Ageless Soul

Thomas Moore has events in Florida in January 2018 to talk about his new book Ageless Soul: The Lifelong Journey toward Meaning and Joy. On Thursday 18 January at 7:00 p.m. he is in St. Petersburg at First Unity Sanctuary. Scroll down this linked page to 1/18/18 for a description of this event.
VENUE
First Unity Sanctuary
460 46th Ave North
St. Petersburg, Florida 33703
Telephone: 727 527-2222

The following Thursday, 25 January at 1:00 p.m. he is at the Community Church College of South Shore United Church Of Christ in Sun City Center, Florida. His talk starts at 1:00 p.m. Scroll down this linked page to Jan. 25 for a description.

VENUE
Community Church College
South Shore United Church of Christ
1501 La Jolla Ave.
Sun City Center, Florida
33573
Telephone: 813 634-8607

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Boomers look at books as "golden years" approach

This week, Margo, an Everett Public Library staff member in Everett, Washington writes "Getting a glimpse of what’s coming as we age". In her list of helpful book titles she includes Thomas Moore's new book, Ageless Soul: The Lifelong Journey toward Meaning and Joy featured in the accompanying photograph.

Margo concludes, "Life is a series of seasons from youth to old age, how we weather those seasons is largely up to us. As I look forward to my golden years I’m grateful for my health and the many resources available at the library to help me through them. I realize golden may look bronze or silver, but that’s OK!"

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Soul-based medicine and Ageless Soul in CT

Trinity Health of New England posts this photo on its Facebook page. Thomas Moore spoke at Johnson Memorial Hospital on Friday 8 December 2017.
"We were pleased to welcome Thomas Moore, author of Ageless Soul: The Lifelong Journey Toward Meaning and Joy, to speak at Johnson Memorial Hospital last week. The event, sponsored by The Curtis D. Robinson Center for Health Equity, allowed guests to learn about "soul-based medicine", which Thomas Moore discusses as "a step beyond a person-centered approach that embraces every aspect of the encounter with a patient and of a medical institution"."

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 thomasmoore.ning.com.

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

Excerpts
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."
Venue
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 brussat@spiritualityandpractice.com 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: brussat@spiritualityandpractice.com.

Sunday 15 October, 7:00 p.m.

Venue
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.