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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Download free copy of Humanizing Medicine

BetterListen! offers Thomas Moore’s audio program, Humanizing Medicine as its free digital download this month.
ISBN: 9781615440009
Run time: 75 minutes
Regular price: $9.99 U.S.

According to the linked page, "While a purely scientific approach to medicine can work well in and of itself, Moore also considers the importance of emotions, fantasies, dreams, the physical healing environment, and the relationship of caregiver and patient to enhance a person’s healing and overall wellness."

In addition to Humanizing Medicine, BetterListen! produces these recordings by Thomas Moore:
A Magical Life
Soul & Everyday Life
The New Epicureans
BetterListen!’s bio page for Moore links to these offerings.

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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Moore affirms poetry's transformative power

This month, Hay House publishes Kim Rosen’s book, Saved by a Poem: The Transformative Power of Words. According to the publisher's site, "Whether you are a lover of poetry or have yet to discover its power, Rosen offers a new way to experience a poem. She encourages you to feel the poem as an affirmation or prayer, which can align every level of your being. In an uncertain world, Saved by a Poem is a call to cultivate the ever-renewable resources of the heart. With teaching, story, verse, and memoir, Rosen guides you to find a poem that speaks to your soul and shows you how to take its wisdom into your life."

This book includes a companion CD of "Rosen's insights along with the voices of well-known authors and visionaries, including Thomas Moore, Joan Borysenko, and Jane Hirshfield, each reading a favorite poem and discussing its personal significance."

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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Lesley University event imagines a new cosmos

Thomas Moore and cultural historian Richard Tarnas speak at Lesley University’s Marran Theatre in Cambridge, MA on October 18, 2009 at 4:00 pm for the event, Soul and Cosmos: A New Way of Imagining Life in the 21st Century. The Marran Theatre is at 47 Oxford Street between Harvard and Porter Sq. Promotional material includes, "Responding to our current global situation, Moore and Tarnas lead a public discussion about how the cosmology of a culture, the way it pictures the world, reflects its underlying values and psychology.

With a debt to Plato, Jung, and James Hillman among others, they further the archetypal perspective that could help us transition into a new century... In both writers, cosmos meets soul. Drawing on ancient and postmodern insights, these two contemporary thinkers inspire us to shift from an alienated and disenchanted world into a more ensouled and holistic one."

Tarnas and Moore will each speak for about thirty minutes before conversing with each other for forty-five minutes. The audience may listen to their questions and commentaries on each other’s work and will have the opportunity to interact with the speakers.

The event is free for the Lesley University community with ID and $15.00 for the general public. Tickets, not available at the door, must be purchased in advance from Arrive as early as possible. Seating is limited. Doors open at 3:30 pm.

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Thomas Moore authorizes email newsletter

Thomas Moore distributes a September 2009 newsletter showcasing his public appearances and events for the rest of 2009 and early 2010. Sign up to join the mailing list by clicking the button in the newsletter's sidebar that contains a quote from Moore's recent book, Writing in the Sand: Jesus and the Soul of the Gospels.

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Thursday, September 03, 2009

Course explores spirituality in psychotherapy

The New England Educational Institute sponsors Thomas Moore's three-day symposium, Spirituality and Care of the Soul in Psychotherapy, to be offered Friday 30 October to Sunday 1 November, 2009 at the Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza Hotel in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Although the program is directed at mental health and medical professionals, anyone may attend.

According to the NEEI description, "Participants will reflect on their own spiritual journeys and explore ways of meditation and contemplation. They will learn the difference between soul and spirit and see how they can blend psychological counseling with spiritual guidance. The shadow elements in psychotherapy and spirituality will be examined both personally and theoretically."

*Healing the whole person: Body, soul, and spirit/Historical ideas about soul
*Jung, Hillman, and the archetype of healing
*Asklepios and dream incubation

*Spiritual counseling
*The model of the Healing Buddha
*Alchemy and the vessel and opus of therapy
*The wounded healer/The therapist's shadow
*The Gospel model of healing

*What traditional healers can teach the modern healer
*Spiritual and emotional support for the healer
*The continuing education of the spiritual healer
*The role of contemplation, friendship, and nature in supporting the therapist
*Other ways of self-care for the therapist

Continuing Education credit is available for this program.

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