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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Let's practice simple acts of spiritual depth

Pythia Peay
Part Two of Pythia Peay's interview with Thomas Moore about A Religion of One's Own for Psychology Today is available: "Simple Acts of Spiritual Depth: Creating Your Own Religion".

When asked about monastic traditions, Moore responds:
Thomas Moore: "Historically, one of the most important things monasteries did was collect great libraries. In studying and translating books, the monks helped to keep civilization intact by preserving and passing along knowledge. That tradition is something we can take from in cultivating our own practice. Following the monks’ example, we can begin building our own library, whether physical books or e-books. As a writer, I surround myself with timeless books that feed my work. Just having them near me is inspiring and creates a monastic environment — it isn't just a matter of information as much as the ambience of thought and reflection."
Moore shares some book titles in his library:
Ralph Waldo Emerson Essays;
Carl G. Jung Collected Works and Memories, Dreams, Reflections;
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin The Divine Milieu;
Emily Dickinson Letters;
Edgar Wind Pagan Mysteries in the Renaissance;
Translations of the Tao Te Ching;
Samuel Beckett Waiting for Godot;
Shunryu Suzuki Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind;
James Hillman Re-Visioning Psychology;
The Gospels in Greek;
Oscar Wilde De Profundis.

Part One: "The Religion with No Name"
Pythia Peay, Psychology Today
10 January 2014

Barque coverage
10 Jan 2014 "Peay asks Moore about religion with no name"

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