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Saturday, July 31, 2010

Enjoy a Cape Cod evening with Thomas Moore

An Evening with Thomas Moore
Care of the Soul in Medicine
Hosted by Titcomb's Bookshop
WHEN: Monday 23 August 2010, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
WHERE: Quaker Friends Meetinghouse
Spring Hill Road
East Sandwich
COST: Free
Titcomb’s Bookshop, 432 Route 6A in East Sandwich, Massachusetts hosts an evening with author Thomas Moore on Monday 23 August, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Quaker Friends Meetinghouse on Spring Hill Road in East Sandwich. Moore talks about his new book, Care of the Soul in Medicine: Healing Guidance for Patients, Families, and the People Who Care for Them.

This event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for sale during the evening. For further information or to reserve a signed copy of the book if you cannot attend, contact Titcomb’s Bookshop at 508 888-2331.

According to Titcomb's web site, in 2007 the International Booksellers Federation chose Titcomb's Bookshop as one of 50 unique bookstores in the world.

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Friday, July 30, 2010

Moore links golf with life on Hay House Radio

On 25 June 2010, the You Can Heal Your Life program on Hay House Radio includes a brief telephone interview with Thomas Moore about his recent collection of short stories, The Guru of Golf (Hay House, 2010). Scroll this linked page to the episode, "Goodbye Adversity, Hello Opportunity!": "Listen in as Thomas Moore takes us to the links and shares with us how golf can be a metaphor for life with his new book, The Guru of Golf." In this short interview, Moore touches on spirituality, rituals of play, friendship and humour.

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Thursday, July 22, 2010

When in a race, do not pick up the golden apples

Today The Huffington Post publishes Thomas Moore's new blog entry, "Playing the Game of Life," in which Moore references Greek mythology, 18th century billiards, and classic texts. He writes about relationships between sports and everyday concerns:
"I conclude that sports are serious, in some ways more serious than work and government and finance. They are a fun dream of what life is all about. In them, whether as participants or spectators, we feel the emotions of failure and success, gain and loss, advantage and handicap (there's another golf word)."
Sign up with HuffPost to contribute to this playful discussion. Read Thomas Moore's earlier posts with The Huffington Post:

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Monday, July 19, 2010

Moore prepares proposals for three new books

Follow Thomas Moore's Twitter account at About five hours ago Moore tweets:
"Today I sent my agent formal proposals for 3 books: Zen Catholic, Gospel, and A Soulful Life. Over half of this is already written."
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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Listen to Moore talk about soul in medicine

Keesha Ewers interviews Thomas Moore on Wednesday 7 July 2010 for the Healthy You! Radio Network . The program's archive is available as streaming audio and as a downloadable mp3 file. Moore joins the program 4:33 into the broadcast. In this program, Moore distinguishes between spirit and soul; highlights the importance of food; promotes a need for imagination that acknowledges emotion and meaning, as well as soulful and spiritual values; talks about illness as an initiation; and addresses complexes. Ewers shares some of her own healthcare experiences during this interview. Moore finishes talking at 54:40.

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Hay House shares "Straight from the heart"

Hay House's Heal Your Life offers the excerpt, "Straight from the Heart" from Thomas Moore's Writing in the Sand (2010). While describing his own heart issues, Moore writes,
"I find that in this time of personal threat it isn’t easy to follow the way of Jesus in the garden — entering fully into my fears and my own will and then capitulating to the design life has for me. Is there anything quite as difficult as attuning your desires to those of the life flowing freely through you? To say, “Whatever you want of me, I submit.”

My own wish to enjoy the full flow of my life, to be there with my wife and children as they mature, now meets a blockage in a main artery of the heart, where life has failed to flow and where death clearly has an entry. My own desires are clear, but I can only wait and watch for signs of the father’s intentions. How difficult it is to pray, 'Not my desires, but yours, be fulfilled.'"
Moore includes the healing presence of nature in this section.

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Sunday, July 11, 2010

Morality acknowledges the complexities of life

Hay House offers an excerpt from Thomas Moore's Writing in the Sand titled "Healing the Soul of Society" on its Heal Your Life site. In this passage, Moore contrasts moralism with morality:
"A moralistic attitude, which is yet another byproduct of materialism and egotism, sees everything in terms of black and white, good and bad. It fills courtrooms and builds prisons instead of clinics and hospitals.

It is blind to the complexities of a life. Because it believes it perceives evil clearly, it can make laws for every complicated aspect of human life and then punish those who break the laws, irrespective of their motives and emotional stability. It can’t distinguish between bad behavior and sickness of soul.

A moral attitude is quite different. It considers the conditions under which people make bad decisions and dally with criminality and resort to violence. It sorts out the context of bad behavior and tries to heal conflicted emotions, twisted histories, and misguided views. Rather than punish individuals, it works toward a healed society."
Moore stresses that "... the soul and spirit also require proper nourishment."

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Sunday, July 04, 2010

Essay about sex from 2002 on astrology site

Thomas Moore's 2002 essay, "The Temple of The Body: Sex in an Anti-Erotic Age" is posted on Planet Waves with readers' comments. Moore writes,
"Although I’m convinced we’re all moralists at heart, I’m not interested in making any judgments here about the ethics or appropriateness of the Kama Sutra, the temple sex couples, or the Internet, but I am interested in the sexual life of the community I live in. We seem to be both obsessed with sex and embarrassed by it. Sex sells, I’m told by almost everyone who hears I’m writing about the theme. Some insinuate that I must be writing about sex for the royalties alone, cashing in on our mass compulsion, but I wonder if I’ll lose readers, because one isn’t supposed to be interested in both spirituality and sex unless you’re writing about sacred sex, whatever that is, or offering suitably cantankerous health or moral cautions."
This essay is quoted today on the Madame Zolanga blog.


Thursday, July 01, 2010

Thomas Moore speaks for the deep soul in podcast

Greg Voisen interviews Thomas Moore in Podcast 196: The Care Of The Soul In Medicine with Thomas Moore for Inside Personal Growth. This podcast is approximately 33 minutes.

Voisen writes, "I recently had the pleasure of meeting and speaking with Thomas Moore at the Hay House “I Can Do It” Conference here in San Diego. As a result of my meeting with Thomas we scheduled this interview, and it was truly an honor to be able to do this podcast with him."

In his description of the podcast, Voisen concludes, "Much of Moore’s personal quest in life has been in helping define what the soul is and the importance of addressing the soul in the healing process. Many practices address the body, mind and spirit but seldom if any do you hear health care practitioners addressing the issues of the soul. I encourage you to listen to this wonderful interview with a heartfelt, kind and compassionate man who has truly identified the and defined the role that the soul has in our healing process."

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