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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Two weeks left to pre-order GOSPEL Book of Mark

Today we start the two week countdown until release of Thomas Moore's GOSPEL The Book of Mark: A New Translation with Commentary, Jesus Spirituality for EveryoneGOSPEL The Book of Mark is the second book in Moore's series of Gospel translations and it  ships 28 February 2017 ― available now for pre-order.

St. Valentine's Day is an appropriate time to consider this book's message : "Be inspired to live an altogether different kind of life rooted in a more radical kind of love."

According to Mark 12: 30-31, Jesus shares two commandments: "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’[a] The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[b] There is no commandment greater than these.”
a. Mark 12:30 Deut. 6:4,5 b. Mark 12:31 Lev. 19:18

This love is agape. Today let's extend our vision of love to all others ― inclusiveness, interdependence and generosity.

Thursday, February 09, 2017

Jung Platform's 1 year course with Thomas Moore

Jung Platform offers the year-long introductory training program Care of the Soul in Daily Life with Thomas Moore starting in June 2017.
"It steers a middle course between study and practical living. It would be useful for people wanting to live more deeply and go beyond the surface ideas of contemporary psychology and spirituality and for therapists, counselors, medical professionals and teachers looking for a deeper approach to their work."

"Each participant can take the course in his or her own direction. Therapists could focus on bringing soul into their practice, and anyone can make the course a more personal exploration. Still, this is an introductory course, a solid preparation for more focused courses to follow."
Click the link above to read about the program's four modules:
I   Soul in Everyday Life
II  Imagination, Poetics and Narrative
III  The Soul in Relationship
IV  Spirituality with Soul
Includes a certificate.

Dates: June 2017 / Oct 2017 / March 2018 /June 2018
Location: Jaffrey, New Hampshire

Early bird discount: $3,900 before 15 March 2017
(payment in installments possible)
Regular Cost: $4,250
Questions? Contact Machiel Klerk

Monday, February 06, 2017

Each of us is homo ludens in this game called life

How is a football game like the game of life? Thomas Moore responds today in his blog post "The Super Game of Life" at Soul & Spirit with Patheos. Moore outlines:
"Football is played on a field carefully marked out with yard lines, a clear boundary, and rules so precise that referees act like lawyers interpreting and judging whether players are following the rules or not. Religion scholars speak of a temenos or boundary for spiritual activity, and usually the football field works just like a temenos without the obvious connection with spiritual concerns.

Games also play out the great patterns and mysteries of life. I felt that yesterday’s Super Bowl showed us a serious mystery worth reflecting on that has to do with the unfolding of our personal lives and of society, as well. Most of us occasionally find ourselves losing the game of life. We may have money problems or sickness to deal with. It may seem that there is no likelihood of success, no chance of a good outcome. Yet, somehow, at the last minute, some unexpected resource that we’ve had all along stirs and comes into play."
Do they share themes of hope, endurance, trust and faith?

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Thomas Moore in Peterborough NH, February 11

On Saturday 11 February 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Toadstool Bookshop in Peterborough NH hosts Andrew Krivak in conversation with Thomas Moore to discuss Krivak's new novel The Signal Flame, his sequel to The Sojourn.
"Both books trace the generations of a Slovakian immigrant family beginning with Josef Vinich a sharpshooter in the Kaiser’s WW 1 army. The second novel, set in 1972 in the mountains of rural Pennsylvania, opens with the death of Josef as his daughter and grandson Bo confront uncertainty when the other grandson, Sam, is reported MIA in Vietnam.
Andrew Krivak
In a previous book, The Long Retreat: In Search Of A Religious Life, Krivak chronicled his eight years of Jesuit training in a spiritual quest. Thomas Moore is the bestselling author of Care of the Soul and many others. He spent 12 years as a Catholic monk. Both have returned to the secular world in different ways."
Read about this free event in the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript under "Jaffrey author’s new book to be discussed at local reading".

Saturday 11 February 11:00 a.m.
Toadstool Bookstore
12 Depot Square
Peterborough, New Hampshire