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Sunday, April 23, 2017

"Take nothing only literally." Thomas Moore


Under today's tweet on Facebook, Moore adds, "I think that for most people this key principle has to be taught. Many books and teachers gave it to me step by step." Someone asks, "Which books are you referring to?"

Five books that Moore has recommended for soul and poetics are:
1. Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu, translated by  Gia-Fu Feng and Jane English, or by David Hinton.
2. Memories, Dreams, Reflections by by C. G. Jung and Aniela Jaffe.
3. The Dream and the Underworld by James Hillman.
4. Echo's Subtle Body by Patricia Berry.
5. Love's Body by Norman O. Brown.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Listen to Moore talk about aging on CYACYL radio

Mark your calendar.
Joan Herrmann, host of the radio program Change Your Attitude… Change Your Life, interviews Thomas Moore about his forthcoming book, Ageless Soul: The Lifelong Journey Toward Meaning and Joy on 18 June 2017 (actually Sunday morning). Scroll down here to read this episode's description that includes:
"Do you fear aging? Do you believe that the best of life is behind you? According to Thomas Moore, aging should be cherished as a series of initiations, rather than viewed as a diminishing experience. He teaches how we can utilize our acquired experience and maturity to take life on, embrace it, and feel fulfilled."
Moore's segment may be available On Demand following the initial broadcast.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Free online event includes Moore video interview

Starting 26 April 2017 Dustin Urban hosts the Turning Point Summit, a free online event that includes Thomas Moore in the mix of 21 interviews with experts about soul, purpose and transformation.  A daily morning email tells you the featured speaker for that day. Each 45-60 minute video interview will be available for a limited time.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Attend Moore's Ageless Soul retreat at Kripalu

Kripalu Center in Stockbridge, Massachusetts hosts Thomas Moore's weekend retreat Ageless Soul: Living a Long, Joyful, and Fulfilling Life from Friday 17 Nov. to Sunday 19 Nov. 2017. With some program restrictions, Kripalu offers a ten percent discount on tuition, and room and meals pricing for seniors (age 65+).
"Aging is not growing old but becoming a person of character. In this sense, we age throughout life, so this program is for everyone. It offers fresh ideas on aging, exercises for self-discovery, and the opportunity to share deeply with others as we all face the challenge of time."
Register online now.
Regular tuition: $250.
Your accommodation selection determines costs.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Moore visits Michigan for two events in June

Meet Thomas Moore in Kalamazoo, Michigan at two events on Thursday 15 June and Friday 16 June, 2017. Thursday evening starting at 5:30 p.m. he is keynote speaker at the 2017 Voices of Wisdom Benefit Dinner co-sponsored by the Fetzer Institute and Transformations Spirituality Center.
"Voices of Wisdom celebrates its eighth year and is a benefit dinner to enhance community awareness of Transformations’ presence in Kalamazoo and support our unique programs."
VENUE
The Fountains Banquet Center
535 S Riverview Dr.
Parchment, MI 49004

CONTACT
Registration Coordinator
Transformations Spirituality Center
269-381-6290 x249
register@transformationscenter.org

As a separate event Moore leads a retreat on Thursday 15 June 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. and Friday 16 June 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Transformations Spirituality Center: Aging with Soul: A Retreat.
"You have to say yes to life’s invitations all your days, from childhood onward, and that way you become a truly aged person. You are mature, wise, self-possessed and prepared to share your achievement with others as an elder and teacher. Aging can be a rewarding experience. Also, you don’t have to see life in a straight line. Your childhood and adolescence and early adulthood remain with you, giving you a rich and varied texture. You can be young at heart forever."
Retreat registration is $160 when received by May 11, $185 thereafter. It includes program, materials, and lunch. Please register by May 26. Payment in full is due at time of registration, $60 of which is non-refundable.
VENUE
Transformations Spirituality Center
3427 Gull Rd
Kalamazoo, MI 49048

CONTACT
Registration Coordinator
Transformations Spirituality Center
269-381-6290 x249
register@transformationscenter.org

Barque coverage
11 Jan 2017 "Moore explores how to mature like wine or cheese"

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Satisfy your deepest needs for spirit and creativity

Attend Art & Spirit in an Age of Anxiety with Thomas Moore in New York City at The First Presbyterian Church on Saturday 29 April 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
"Join Thomas Moore for a living conversation about the importance of returning to the arts and spirituality as a way of reclaiming our souls. With the goal of inspiring more personally relevant lives, this half day seminar aims to help us put our worries into perspective while restoring deep-seated values and hope."
Buy your ticket online: $25 + $2.37 fee at the link above.

First Presbyterian Church in the City of New York
12 West 12th Street
New York, NY 10011
United States

Barque coverage
9 Mar 2017 "How do we work creatively and relate lovingly?"

Monday, April 03, 2017

Art and dreams help to reach ultimate mystery

Read the full description for The Marble Colloquium with Thomas Moore at New York City's Marble Collegiate.
Labyrinth Room
Sunday 30 April 2017
10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
"Much of the great art around the world is found in the context of religion and spiritual practice. Nothing is more powerful to inducing a contemplative attitude than a beautiful statue of the Buddha or a Renaissance motet or cathedral ceiling. In modern life we usually place art in a more abstract location, a museum, home or slide show. We have lost touch with the immediate power of a piece of art to help you transcend your self and world to reach into ultimate mysteries. We also fail to understand how incredibly revealing night dreams can be and how they also take us to realms of mystery directly related to our lives. They, too, serve the spiritual life."

Sunday, April 02, 2017

Let's celebrate 12 years of Barque: Thomas Moore

Barque: Thomas Moore shares its 12th anniversary this year on April Fool's Day. Choose one or more of these 12 suggestions to commemorate this delightful occasion.

1. Follow Thomas Moore's public Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Thomas-Moore-147758214563/. Invite Facebook friends to follow this page.

2. Follow Thomas Moore's Twitter feed: https://twitter.com/thomasmooresoul

3. Like Thomas Moore's public Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Thomas-Moore-147758214563/. Invite Facebook friends to like this page.

4. Pre-order Thomas Moore's new book Ageless Soul to be available 10 October 2017.

5. Pre-order Thomas Moore's new book Ageless Soul on audio CD to be available 10 October 2017.

6. Buy Thomas Moore's first book in the GOSPEL series GOSPEL The Book of Matthew: A New Translation with Commentary, Jesus Spirituality for Everyone and write a review on Amazon.com.

7. Buy Thomas Moore's second book in the GOSPEL series GOSPEL The Book of Mark: A New Translation with Commentary, Jesus Spirituality for Everyone and write a review on Amazon.com.
 8. Pre-order Thomas Moore's third book in the GOSPEL series GOSPEL The Book of Luke: A New Translation with Commentary, Reclaiming Jesus's Wisdom as Spiritual Guidance for Everyone to be available 24 October 2017.

9. Join Barque on Goodreads by creating a free account at https://www.goodreads.com/ to review and rate any of Thomas Moore's books. Indicate "Want to Read" for Ageless Soul.

10. Register for Thomas Moore's 15-16 June 2017 program at Transformations Spirituality Center outside Kalamazoo, Michigan: Aging with Soul: A Retreat with Thomas Moore.

11. Register for Thomas Moore's  23-25 June 2017 weekend program at Kripalu Center in Stockbridge, Massachusetts: Developing Your Highest Self.

12. Follow Barque: Thomas Moore on Networked Blogs: http://www.networkedblogs.com/blog/barque