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Saturday, August 26, 2006

Moore writes in anthology about sex and spirit

The Marriage of Sex and Spirit, an anthology about the transformative power of relationships, edited by Geralyn Gendreau, is available this month. Thomas Moore contributed the chapter "Shadow of the Soul."

The Marriage of Sex and Spirit:
Relationships at the Heart of Conscious Evolution

Hardcover: 408 pages
ISBN: 0971088861
Publisher: Elite Books (August 2006)

The book's site is still developing and currently contains background information about contributors and the editor.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

This weekend Moore and Hanley are at Omega

This coming weekend, August 18 to August 20 2006, Thomas Moore and Joan Hanley will conduct a workshop for the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, N.Y. Register for The Education of the Heart Caring for the Body, Soul & Spirit.After this course, you will be able to:
– implement tactics of soul work and list three elements of its practice;
– identify several soul related illnesses and understand how to care for them with the arts and yoga;
– practice awareness of soul issues and explore them using meditation, yoga, and the creative arts;
– define and identify "shadow elements";
– describe the relationship between the soul and childhood, work, relationship, and marriage;
– examine the role of spirituality and it's relationship to both physical and emotional health;
– practice at least three basic meditation techniques and describe how they can be useful for their patients and for themselves;
– examine the role of dreams and memory in emotional health; and
– describe concepts and techniques of soulwork and how they can impact one's physical and emotional health.
CE credits are available. See the March 25, 2006 post Attend Omega Institute at Barque: Thomas Moore for details.

Friday, August 04, 2006

Moore will present in Austin and Salado, Texas

The Crossings, in Austin, Texas will host Thomas Moore’s workshop, Living a Soulful Life from Friday 3 Nov. to Sunday 5 Nov., 2006. The course costs $295 (U.S.) before an early registration discount, student discount, or senior discount may be applied. Accommodation and commuting options are outlined with the description.

Moore talks about his approach,
"Living with inner peace, creativity, and deep pleasure requires first dealing with old wounds, anger, sadness, broken loves, and bad habits. Once these are dealt with, you can live from a deeper place, learn from your dreams, discover how to open your heart, and find your own spirituality. Alchemists call this long and deep soul-work “opus.” This workshop is an opportunity to intensify your opus—to get some ideas, tools, and techniques for wakening and tending your soul and spirit. It involves instruction, discussion, group exercises, image work, and journal writing."
He recommends reading:
James Hillman, The Dream and the Underworld
Jane Hirshfield, Women in Praise of the Sacred
C. G. Jung, Memories, Dreams, Reflections
Thomas Moore, Care of the Soul
Lao Tzu,Tao Te Ching
(translated by Gia-Fu-Feng and Jane English)

If you plan to attend, please bring writing materials to the workshop.

November 5, 2006 - Institute for the Humanities
After the Crossings course, on Sunday 5 Nov., Moore will travel north to be the guest speaker at the Institute for the Humanities at Salado. His talk, The Way of the Holy Fool, is from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Celebration Center, 216 Royal Street, Salado. After the lecture, at 6:30 p.m., attendees are invited to have dinner with Moore in the same venue.

Membership in the Institute is essential to attend this program. Annual dues are $50 Supporting Individual, $90 Supporting Family/Dual, or $200 Contributing member. The cost for Moore’s lecture is $40 for one or $35 for two people or more. The optional dinner is $20 per person. Spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Members are welcome to register guests for the program. A PDF brochure for the Fall lecture series, Let Your Life Speak is available on the site.

Celebration Center, 216 Royal Street, Salado

Read an earlier post on Barque: Thomas Moore about the Salado event, Will you be near Salado, Texas in November?"

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Moore invited to talk with patients and friends

Saint Francis Care is a healthcare ministry of the Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford, Connecticut that is sponsoring Thomas Moore’s keynote address on Saturday September 30, 2006. He is speaking at the fourth Annual Day of Celebration for Saint Francis patients who have experienced gynecologic cancer and for their friends. He will speak about Nourishment for the Soul: Reconnecting with the Soul After a Serious Illness.
"Looking into the mythology of our illnesses, we could consider them from a religious point of view. The idea is not so much to bring religion to suffering as to see that suffering inspires religion. Our wounds remind us of the gods. If we allow sickness to lead us into wonder about the very base of experience, then our spirituality is strengthened. Accepting that we are wounded, we enter life differently than if our only concern is to overcome the wound. When we respond to the mysterious appearance of an illness, we live with responsibility to fate. . . Illness offers us a path into the kind of religion that rises directly from participation in the deepest levels of fate and existence." - Care of the Soul
On his site, Moore has posted an essay, "The Post-Modern Healer", based on a talk he gave in 1987, that outlines ways we may re-imagine healing.