script type='text/javascript' src=''>

Friday, January 27, 2006

Moore updates welcome on

Thomas Moore has posted a new Welcome message and revised his Events schedule on his site, In his new introduction, Moore mentions some of the people who have guided and influenced his explorations. He includes Carl Jung, James Hillman, Emily Dickinson, Ralph Waldo Emerson, William Blake, the Marquis de Sade, Johann Sebastian Bach, William Morris, Lao Tzu, Oscar Wilde, Samuel Beckett, Anne Sexton, and Marsilio Ficino. He could have added Heraclitus, Ovid, Norman O. Brown, Wallace Stevens, Igor Stravinsky, Margaret Fuller, Rumi, Paracelsus, Nicolas of Cusa, Shunryu Suzuki and Henry David Thoreau. Thoreau, the son of a pencil manufacturer, is the patron saint of the Wainscott, N.Y.-based Lead Pencil Club.

Moore outlines concerns associated with deep religion. They seem particularly poignant given current reactions to the publication of cartoons in Denmark.
"I love my chosen field of depth theology. I find it fascinating, and I also think it has the only effective answers to the problems that make the world such a dangerous place today. People everywhere are caught up in a spiritual frenzy, a religious seizure where they feel too certain, too virtuous, and too divided from their fellow brothers and sisters. The word "religion" is used for both the mania and the cautious pursuit of the mysteries, and so it is difficult to use. Nevertheless, I continue to speak positively about religion, hopeful that it will eventually be restored, not as a silly naïve belief system but as a deep-seated attitude of reverence."

Saturday, January 14, 2006

Will you be near Salado, Texas in November?

"At a time in human history when values are being questioned and basic assumptions are being reassessed, when moral conflicts rise unbidden in almost every area of life, we will continue to offer opportunities for enlightenment and understanding."
Dr. Harry A. Wilmer, Founder
Institute for the Humanities at Salado:
Bridging Academic and Public Worlds

The Institute for the Humanities at Salado, in Salado Texas is sponsoring a talk by Thomas Moore on Sunday, November 5, 2006. Originally scheduled for the Spring 2006 Lecture Series, Let Your Life Speak: Finding Your True Path, Moore’s talk has been rescheduled to this later date in the year. Updates about this event may appear through the summer of 2006.

Contact the Institute, located at 101 N. Main, Suite A, Salado, Texas, for more information. Erin Burress is the Institute's business manager and Sara Mackie, its director.

Salado, Texas is at the star in the middle of the map.

Saturday, January 07, 2006

Chaplains are invited to hear Thomas Moore

Soul Speak: Plain Talk about Health Literacy in the Physician-Patient Partnership is a continuing education conference for chaplains. Thomas Moore will participate on a panel, addressing the physician-patient relationship’s affect on health outcomes, and at another session, he will discuss care of the whole patient. This gathering is a "chance for chaplains, physicians, public health administrators and others in academia and hospitals to brainstorm with medical educators." The conference, sponsored by the Graduate School of Medicine at the University of Tennessee, has been approved for continuing chaplain education (CCE) credits. An eight-page PDF brochure and registration form are available online.
Dates: February 8 -11, 2006 at the Snake River Lodge and Spa in Wyoming.

Friday, January 06, 2006

Soul and Soil: towards an ecological spirituality

July 13-16, 2006 are the dates for the annual general meeting of The Scientific and Medical Network at the University of Plymouth in Devon, UK. This year’s theme is Soul and Soil–Towards an Ecological Spirituality. Open Forum speakers, Thomas Moore will speak about Nature and Spirit: Nourishing Soul and Soil, and the editor of Resurgence magazine, Satish Kumar, will respond to his topic question, Eco-Intelligence: Nature knows us but do we know nature? The Open Forum is co-hosted by Schumacher College where Kumar is Director of Programmes. Most of the SMN meeting is members-only but the half-day Open Forum is open to the public and can be reserved separately. In its four-page PDF brochure, The Scientific and Medical Network describes this year’s gathering and introduces Moore:
"Thomas Moore is the author of Care of the Soul and over a dozen other books on psychology and spirituality. His most recent book is Dark Nights of the Soul . He frequently gives lectures and workshops on the soul in medicine, hospice work, education, business, psychotherapy and the arts. He was a monk for twelve years in his youth and has practised psychotherapy for twenty years. He is also a musician. Thomas has a particular interest in the traditions of alchemy, magic,Tarot, astrology, and symbolism in the arts."
The Network offers different types of membership, however the Moore-Kumar session is open to the public. No membership is required.