New 2017 book views aging as a series of initiations
Under its St. Martin's Press imprint, Macmillan Publishers describes Thomas Moore's forthcoming book Ageless Soul (previously titled Aging with Soul) in its Fall 2017 Catalogue, page 33. Ageless Soul: Ripening, Maturing, and Feeling Fulfilled as We Get Older is available 10 October 2017. According to the catalogue:
"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.Order Ageless Soul now from Amazon.
Using examples from his practice as a psychotherapist and teacher who lectures widely on medicine and spirituality, 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 embrace.
— Why melancholy is a natural part of aging, and how to accept it, rather than confuse it with depression and resort to medication
— The vital role of the elder and mentor in the lives of younger people
— The many paths of spiritual growth and learning that open later in life
— Sex and sensuality
— Building new communities and leaving a legacy
Ageless Soul will teach readers how to embrace the richness of experience and how to take life on, embrace invitations to new vitality, and feel fulfilled as they get older. Aging means living into life."