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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.

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