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Sunday, June 14, 2015

Too literal, moralistic, insular, anxious about sex?

Thomas Moore shares his own imaginative DSM-1 for "Spiritual Disorders" in the May-June 2015 issue of Spirituality & Health magazine. He writes, "In case you have a problem that I include in this spiritual manual, a tendency to be too serious about certain things, know that I do this in a playful way."

One of our favourite disorders?
No. 110.7 as it relates to no. 116.9a.
"110.7 An ingrained habit of gullibility. We spiritual people find it easy to believe in almost anything. Just look at any catalogue from a spiritual growth center and you will see what I mean. This long-standing tendency toward being gullible may come from a related disorder (11.7), a habit of not thinking things through, related to yet another disorder (116.9), not reading excellent sources, or (116.9a), just not reading." 
Moore is a perceptive diagnostician.

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