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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Register for a free program about embodiment

Thomas Moore participates in Meridian University's program, "The Mystery of Embodiment ", a free four-day telesummit from Friday 2 December to Monday 5 December, 2011 with more than 20 teachers in the field. Each day of the telesummit features six to eight  live interviews, including live Question & Answer sessions at the end of the interview. You can listen to the interviews live by phone or webcast, or you can listen to the recordings of the interviews, available a few days after the interviews.

The program announcement suggests, "If you’re a somatic practitioner, a body worker, a teacher in somatic studies, or have an interest in yoga, dance, or trauma therapies — this telesummit will be of interest to you. It will be packed with cutting edge information and practices that can help you in deepening your professional work. Even if personal growth is your main interest, this telesummit will deliver, helping you to become a more embodied individual who can inspire, lead, and transform the world around you."

Other speakers include:
— John Conger, author of Jung and Reich: The Body as Shadow and The Body in Recovery: Somatic Psychotherapy and the Self;
— Susan Griffin, author of Transforming Terror: Remembering the Soul of the World;
— Stanley Keleman, author of Emotional Anatomy; Embodying Experience; Your Body Speaks its Mind; Insults to Form; Living Your Dying; and Myth and the Body
— Pat Ogden, author of Trauma and the Body: A Sensorimotor Approach to Psychotherapy

This free telesummit requires registration.


Friday, November 25, 2011

Wisdom House hosts 2012 program with Moore

Thomas Moore offers the weekend retreat Soul and Spirit: Developing a Spiritual Life, from Friday 9 November to Sunday 11 November, 2012 at Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center, in the historic town of Litchfield, Connecticut . Scroll to the bottom of this linked page for the initial announcement. Registration is not open yet. According to the center's site:
"This property, originally known as Spruce Brook Farm, was purchased in 1949 by the Daughters of Wisdom from the family of Margaret and Frederick Busk. The Busk family estate became a convent and novitiate for the Daughters of Wisdom, and was named Mary Immaculate Novitiate. In 1960, the center also housed Seat of Wisdom College and in 1967, the center began its transition into an interfaith retreat center with the presence of a Buddhist retreat.

Wisdom House has several buildings on its campus, the oldest, with fireplace dates back to 1770. The barn, built circa 1925, is now a meeting room. The colonial brick building, an outdoor swimming pool, 50 acres of meadows and forests, all comprise the campus of Wisdom House."
Wisdom House
229 East Litchfield Road
Litchfield, Connecticut
06759 - 3002
Phone: 860-567-3163
Fax: 860-567-3166

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Attend a week-long course with Moore in 2012

The New England Educational Institute posts the symposia schedule for its 2012 summer program on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Thomas Moore presents Spirituality and Care of the Soul in Psychotherapy from Monday 9 July to Friday 13 July 2012 at the Four Points by Sheraton hotel in Eastham. Register online before 13 March 2012 for the early price $539 US.

According to NEEI, "In this symposium, Dr. Moore will offer a way to practice therapy with a rich and positive philosophy of life while including paradoxes and challenges. Participants will explore the fundamentals of archetypal psychology and how it offers deep insight into healing. Participants will view filmed interviews of healers in order to obtain a complete picture of the qualities needed to be a healer. The “shadow” side of being a counselor or medical professional — problems of eros, power, money, belief, insecurity, and burn-out — will also be addressed."

Moore also offers this program on Marco Island, Florida from Monday 20 February to Friday 24 February, 2012. Register online before 1 December 2011 for the early price $499 US.

Psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, primary care physicians, counselors, nurses and allied mental health professionals are the intended audience, however symposia are open to anyone interested in the topic.

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Friday, November 18, 2011

We need to expand our healing beyond science

Listen now to 11:11 Talk Radio host Simran Singh's interview with Thomas Moore about Care of the Soul in Medicine, recorded 1 July 2010. Moore begins the program by voicing his intention to keep patients and healthcare workers together in the book. According to the episode description, Moore "gives advice to both health-care providers and patients for maintaining dignity and humanity, providing spiritual guidance for dealing with feelings of mortality and threat, encouraging patients do not only take an active part in healing but also to view illness as a positive passage to new awareness."

Run time: 54:40 minutes


Thursday, November 10, 2011

Moore is 2011 Bob Russum Memorial Lecturer

Joseph Cole writes about Thomas Moore's upcoming lecture under the headline "Greenwich Lecturer Focuses on Body, Mind and Soul" for The Daily Easton. Moore is this year's featured speaker at the annual Bob Rossum Memorial Lecture to take place from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., 16 November 2011 at the Greenwich Library, Cole Auditorium, in Greenwich, Connecticut. Cole writes:
Moore will "discuss his holistic approach to health care, which he knows isn't the easiest for some to grasp. Modern medicine focuses largely on fixing the immediate problem. He wants to fix the whole being and believes that means addressing the emotional and spiritual elements as part of the recovery process.

To that end, Moore doesn't eschew the technology and methodology of medicine. He has had two shunts placed in his heart. He makes no qualms that without the physical end of the health-care spectrum, he wouldn't be here today to talk about the emotional and spiritual parts."
This lecture is free, however limited space requires pre-registration. To reserve your seat call 203-863-3627 or 888-357-2409, or register online at

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Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Moore speaks in Dayton, Ohio, 12 April 2012

Boonshoft School of Medicine promotes its fourth annual Medical-Spirituality Conference, Care of the Soul in Medicine featuring Thomas Moore on Thursday 12 April 2012. Click the linked page above for a map and directions.

The event is at:
Sinclair Community College
David H. Ponitz Sinclair Center
Building 12, 444 W. Third St.
Dayton, Ohio 45402

Online registration opens January 2012.
Early Registration Fees (through March 31):
Physicians: $150
General admission: $75
Students: $25
Boonshoft School of Medicine students: $10
Fee includes conference materials, lunch, refreshments during breaks, and parking. Proceeds from this event will benefit the medical school’s Healer’s Art Fund.

Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine serves the Miami Valley region of Southwest Ohio.


Monday, November 07, 2011 offers free Moore download makes available Thomas Moore’s audio program A Magical Life as a free digital download until Wednesday 9 November 2011. This program (ISBN: 978-1-61544-006-1) regularly costs $9.95. It has a run time of 137 minutes.

According to the site description, "... Thomas Moore recommends a radical shift in priorities: slowing down, living with our human imperfections and designing an intimate life. Moore illuminates this important lesson in this recording by focusing on old-time magicians – masters of illusion who created experiences of wonder by tapping into the less obvious, less mechanical, and less literal potencies of nature. Moore talks about how, through magic, we bring the heart into play and become more able to regard the most ordinary aspects of daily life as sacred."

Download the program now before the offer expires Wednesday. This offer is part of a tribute to James Hillman who died 27 October 2011. Read's blog entry about this tribute.

Sunday, November 06, 2011

Restraint accompanies sex, beauty and grace

Today Thomas Moore posts "Dallas and the Soul" on his blog. This piece celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Dallas Insitute of Humanities and Culture, as a precursor to Moore’s appearance on 10 November 2011 to talk about his work and the theme of beauty. He shares:
"In Dallas I also hope to talk once again about Botticelli’s allegorical and beautiful painting la Primavera. I want to focus on the role of one of the Graces, Castitas, chastity, known by the Greeks as Aidos, Restraint. We don’t often think of restraint as part of the world of sex, beauty, sensuality and grace, but this painting makes it the turning-point in Venus’s universe. In the painting Restraint allows an opening to Hermes, the imagination of the world and insight into life. He points to clouds with his traditional magic wand, suggesting that we see images in an otherwise only practical and literal world. We need to pause and appreciate the beauty and significance of all that we behold with our senses."

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Remembering James Hillman across the web

13 May 2018
The James Hillman Symposium this year is Friday 26 - Saturday 27 October at the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture in Dallas, Texas. The theme is "Animal Presences":
“By bringing our superior postures to the level of the creature . . ., we begin to see as they do; a transposed eye. . . . To see with the creaturely eye is an act of imagining the world so that it appears in continuing animation, in a continuing play of creation with which human consciousness participates by means of imagining acts. Not the creative imagination as some wondrous gift that creates images, art, and ideas. Rather, the transposed eye itself releases what is into its own createdness, each event as as a presentation of creativity.” James Hillman, Animal Presences
1 September 2017
The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture announces plans for the 6th annual James Hillman Symposium to be held Friday 27 Oct. and Saturday 28 Oct. 2017 with the theme Mythic Figures: "More than a dozen internationally known experts in archetypal psychology will explore the Olympians, the Titans, and other legendary figures in talks, breakout sessions, and informal conversations with participants. The featured book this year is Hillman’s epic work: Mythic Figures, volume 6.1 of the Uniform Edition of the Writings of James Hillman co-published by Spring Publications and the Dallas Institute, edited by Dr. Joanne Stroud, Director of Publications for the Dallas Institute."

22 May 2017
The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture shares Thomas Moore's presentation Alchemical Psychology from the 5th annual James Hillman Symposium on 29 October 2016. Moore shares seven themes that he associates with Hillman's talks on alchemy.

August 2016
James Hillman and a Therapy of Ideas   
Pacifica Graduate Institute
Jennifer Selig: "I am so pleased to announce the launch of this online series I'm curating on James Hillman and a Therapy of Ideas. Six amazing speakers (including Thomas Moore!) on Hillman's ideas about love and beauty, war, dreams, psychotherapy, religion and I'll be facilitating some of the discussions. It starts August 27th check it out and pass it on to people who may appreciate Hillman's work.
Limited to 15 participants

“My goal is to create a therapy of ideas, to try to bring in new ideas, so that we can see the same old patterns differently.”  
James Hillman  

The inaugural series includes:
Section One: Introduction: A Therapy of Ideas with Glen Slater, PhD
Section Two: Psychotherapy with Joseph Coppin, PhD
Section Three: War with Ipek S. Burnett, PhD
Section Four: Psyche and Eros with Safron Rossi, PhD
Section Five: Dreams with Stephen Aizenstat, PhD
Section Six: Psychology and Religion with Thomas Moore, PhD

June 2016

The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture hosts The 5th Annual James Hillman Symposium on Friday 28 October and Saturday 29 October, 2016. This year's theme is Alchemical Psychology.

March 2016
This month The Sun magazine features Old Soul: How Aging Reveals Character — A Conversation With James Hillman by Genie Zeiger from August 2000, as its selection from the archives.

5 February 2016 

BetterListen! offers the late James Hillman's 85 minute audio program Beauty without Nature: Re-imaging the City as its free MP3 for the month of February, 2016.

"Is the city really a soul-less place? This month's free MP3 is a thought-provoking recording by the late James Hillman. Listen for free and let us know what you think by writing a review when you're done! " 
Listen to this program now.

 Register now for April 2016

Pacifica Graduate Institute hosts Climates of Change and the Therapy of Ideas conference from Thursday 21 April to Sunday 24 April, 2016.

"In this calling, we are deeply inspired by James Hillman, the founder of Archetypal Psychology, toward creating a future that undertakes a critical “re-visioning” and “re-imagining” of our world. He urged us to create a therapy of ideas, “to bring in new ideas so that we can see the same old patterns differently.” 

The James Hillman Symposium for October 16-17, 2015 at the Dallas Institute will address Senex and Puer.

"The 2015 James Hillman Symposium will address Hillman’s third volume, Senex and Puer. Senex and Puer are Latin terms for “old man” and “youth” and personify oppositional states such as old versus new, authority versus creativity, and control versus impulse. Speakers will discuss these primary patterns for how we perceive ourselves and others. Join us for a lively conversation of Hillman’s work in a series of talks and roundtable discussions."

The Life and Ideas of James Hillman
Dick Russell
Saturday 2 May 2015
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Asheville Jung Center webinar

Pacifica Graduate Institute shares various
In Memorium tributes to James Hillman with text and audio files.
James Hillman died 27 October 2011.

Pacifica Graduate Institute
Guest post by Jennifer Selig
A Tribute to James Hillman: 
Reflections on a Renegade Psychologist
Edited by Jennifer Leigh Selig and
Camilo Francisco Ghorayeb
Mandorla Books

Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture
A Celebration of the Life and Work of James Hillman
Friday 17 October - Saturday 18 October, 2014
New details on the 2014 James Hillman Symposium:

C. G. Jung Institute of San Francisco
James Hillman Memorial Lectures

The Life and Ideas of James Hillman
Dick Russell
Saturday 2 May 2015, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

"The C. G. Jung Institute of San Francisco honors the life and work of James Hillman with two memorial lectures: “The Life and Ideas of James Hillman” with Dick Russell, and “James Hillman and the Return of Soul: Reflections on his Thought and Legacy” with Richard Tarnas, PhD."

City and Soul: Urban Earth Ecology
16 October to 18 October, 2014
Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture
Dallas, Texas

Special Lecture with Dick Russell
The Life and Ideas of James Hillman, vol. 1
Published 10 November 2013
2 hours video
Hosted by Department of East West Psychology; Department of Philosophy, Cosmology and Consciousness,
California Institute of Integral Studies

Spirituality & Health
March-April 2012
"Teachers We Trust" from Thomas Moore
James Hillman
"Psychologist James Hillman died in October. He is the most insightful person I’ve ever encountered, in life or in print. I put him above Plato and Aristotle. Here’s one lesson I took from him: He never turned off the switch of his genius. He was always on. Even on his deathbed, he was the thinker and the teacher. Today, people often criticize thinking as an evasion of emotion. Not so with James. He was a passionate and emotional man. If you really want to be taught, challenged as well as inspired, read anything by James Hillman. If you take it in, your life will never be the same.
[Note: Thomas Moore wrote the introduction for A Blue Fire: Selected Writings by James Hillman]"
Scroll down this page for original publication.

James Hillman and Tikkun Olam
Erel Shalit
Saturday 16 November 2013

Preliminary Notice: Scroll down the page
James Hillman and the Return of Soul
A Seminar with Richard Tarnas
Pacifica Graduate Institute at Ladera Lane
June 20-22, 2014

James Hillman's Archetypal Psychology: A Day-Long Discussion
Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture
Saturday 7 December 2013
9:00 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Founding Fellows Drs. Joanne Stroud, Gail Thomas, and Robert Sardello,  with special guests

Memorial Tribute to James Hillman
Richard Tarnas
New York City
4 May 2013   

The Life and Ideas of James Hillman
Volume 1: The Making of a Psychologist
By Dick Russell
Preface by Sonu Shamdasani
Helios Press, May 2013
ISBN: 978-1-61145-462-8

The James Hillman Tribute: To a Life of Passionate Participation
Robert Kopecky
9 May 2013

In Memoriam: James Hillman
Musings from the Peruvian Amazon
11 May 2013

James Hillman Tribute
Margot McLean-Hillman honors James Hillman
The New York Society for Ethical Culture
Saturday 4 May 2013, 3:00 - 4:30 pm

Dedicato a James Hillman di Lucia Arsì
Photo montage, Italian subtitles: 2:59 minutes
Campi energetici tra Psiche e Materia (24 April 2009)
13 March 2013

Pantheatre Presents James Hillman-Tribute Workshop
IMPACTS April 26 - May 3 2013
"James Hillman's IMPACT on Pantheatre is mainly in the construction and figuring out of performance narrative, in what he called: making "image-sense". It applies especially to the setting-up of texts in performance. Hillman was a master at narrative mobility, which is the most important aspect of our training: how to make a move. There is a lot of talk today of "non-narrative" theatre. Hillman makes us end up in something like "non-narrative narrative theatre". (Enrique Pardo).
Off Off News Desk
5 March 2013

Hymns to the Silence
Rest in peace James Hillman (4/12/26 - 10/27/11)
Photo montage 9:36 minutes
26 October 2012

Conversations With A Remarkable Man:
Honoring The Late James Hillman

by Sy Safransky, Scott London and Genie Zeiger,  
The Sun Magazine
Print edition includes three complete interviews and personal tribute by Michael Ventura.
Online: Excerpts of two interviews 1990, 1997
July 2012 Issue 439

Remembering James Hillman: An Enterview with Thomas Moore
by Rob Henderson
Quadrant XXXXII
October 2012

2013 New Mythos Research Grant: James Hillman and Archetypal Psychology
Pacifica Graduate Institute
Opus Archives and Research Center
"How can James Hillman's archetypal perspective help us shed new light on the pressing challenges and inspiring possibilities of our time?"
31 December 2012 Submission Deadline
1 March 2013 Awarded Grants Notification

James Hillman Obituary Citation & Abstract
E. Mark Stern
American Psychological Association
American Psychologist, Vol. 67(6), p. 496
September 2012

The 1st Annual James Hillman Lecture
The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture
Presented by Dr. Robert Sardello
with Dr. Louise Cowan, Dr. Joanne Stroud, and Dr. Gail Thomas
Saturday 13 October 2012
"To honor and continue to learn from Dr. Hillman, the Institute initiates with this lecture an annual program aimed at descending into the rich depths of his lifelong study – in his own words, a "psychology deliberately affiliated with the arts, culture, and the history of ideas, arising as they do from the imagination."

Honoring the Late James Hillman
Scott London
12 July 2012

 What I Want Her to Know about Suicide
Anne Perschel, Germane Consulting
"While writing this post, I discovered that James Hillman died in October, 2011 at the age of eight-five [sic]. He is, however, still teaching me about life, and for that I am truly grateful."
10 June 2012

Celebrating James Hillman:
Two films by Mark Kidel, featuring insights and commentary
of Dr. James Hillman

C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco
Sunday 22 April 2012

Hillman as image
James Butler PhD student speech, 8.20 minutes audio
James Hillman Memorial, Pacifica Graduate Institute
4 March 2012

On Soul, Character and Calling:
A Conversation with James Hillman

Scott London, 1998 interview with recent introduction

Notes on the Hillman Memorial Oak Ceremony
Pacifica Graduate Institute
4 April 2012

Re-membering James Hillman
The Root and the Bloom April 2012
Opus Archives, Pacifica Graduate Institute
Photographs of exhibit of James Hillman's archival collection
Notice of film screening The Heart Has Reasons,
featuring James Hillman & Ginette Paris

In Memoriam: Roger Woolger & James Hillman
Mark Jones, Astrologer
14 March 2012

James Hillman: In Collective Memory
Pacifica Graduate Institute Alumni Association
2-4 March 2012

Tribute to James Hillman, Part 1 6 March 2012
Tribute to James Hillman, Part 2  7 March 2012
Tribute to James Hillman, Part 3 11 March 2012
Tribute to James Hillman, Part 4, 12 March 2012
Tribute to James Hillman, Part 5, 14 March 2012
Myth Girl blog
Nikki, PhD Student in Mythological Studies
Pacifica Graduate Institute

In Memoriam: James Hillman
by John Beebe
Quadrant: The Journal of the C.G. Jung Foundation
Volume XXXXII:1 Winter 2012
2 March 2012
Summary: "James Hillman is remembered as the author of papers and books, including Senex and Puer: An Aspect of the Historical Present, The Feeling Function, and A Terrible Love of War, that both explicate and deconstruct the premises of depth psychology in general and Jungian analytical psychology in particular. Although Hillman helped to found the school of Archetypal Psychology, the author of this memorial, who knew him personally, does not find him to be doctrinaire; rather he challenged even his followers, in raising his individual voice to assert the duty of psychological citizenship to pursue fresh understandings. The author argues that although Hillman's eventual subject was the soul of the world, the way he addressed it was quintessentially American."

Dwelling Imaginally in Soulless Times,
An Appreciation of the Work of James Hillman

16 pages .pdf by Sylvester Wojtkowski, PhD
Introduction in ARAS Newsletter Connections 2012 Issue 1
22 February 2012

Hillman Memento
Associazione Culturale Crocevia e Istituto Mediterraneo di Psicologia Archetipica
12.35 minute video on YouTube
25 January 2012

An Appreciation for James Hillman (1926-2011)
Louise Steinman, Los Angeles Review of Books
29 January 2012

A Gathering to Celebrate the Life and Work of James Hillman
Pacifica Graduate Institute
Ladera Lane Campus
Santa Barbara
2-4 March 2012

"'I am dying yet in fact, I could not be more engaged in living. One thing I'm learning is how impossible it is to lay out a border between so-called 'living' and 'dying'." – James Hillman

"'One thing I'm learning' – dying, yet still learning. Still teaching. That was the man." – Michael Ventura

Letters at 3 AM: James Hillman (1926-2011)
Michael Ventura, The Austin Chronicle
13 January 2012

The death of the maverick psychologist
This Old Heart – Musings on Archetypal Psychology: Remembering James Hillman
8 January 2012

Myth and Theatre Festival dedicated to James Hillman
Pantheatre 7-17 August 2012
Homages to James Hillman
Linda Wise, Paris 11 November 2011
Enrique Pardo, Paris 20 December 2011

James Hillman obituary
Mark Kidel, The Guardian U.K.
21 December 2011

Thought of the Heart
Captain Future, 60s Now
17 December 2011

The Wonderbread of Civilization
Suzi Gablik, Virgil Speaks
5 December 2011

Guardian Obituary: James Hillman
Mark Kidel, Roy Hart International Arts Center
3 December 2011

The dangerous words of James Hillman
Steve Thorp, Pychotherapist, UK
November 2011

A Tribute to James Hillman
Slide show with music
Eldo Stellucci
20 November 2011

James Hillman: In Memoriam
C. G. Jung Society of Montreal
19 November 2011

James Hillman, R.I.P.
Tina Fields, Indigenize
19 November 2011

James Hillman on Aging
Tammie Fowles, Psychotherapist, Retiring in Maine
19 November 2011

Tribute to James Hillman
Diana Raab, Diana's Notebook: Literary Musings
14 November 2011

James Hillman kept conversation alive
Alan Bisbort, Republican American
13 November 2011

TENDING THE SOUL: The Legacy of James Hillman
Elizabeth Clark-Stern
12 November 2011

Remembering James Hillman
Michael Hanson, MarketMinder
8 November 2011

James Hillman
Musings of a Late Bloomer, Pacifica Graduate Institute student
8 November 2011

James Hillman Obituary
Loren Duffy,
6 November 2011

A Champion of the Soul
J. Moore, Sothis Medias
4 November 2011

In gratitude to James Hillman...
Steve Aizenstat, Pacifica Graduate Institute

James Hillman, ave atque vale
Wolf Pascoe
1 November 2011

How Do You Say Goodbye to the Teacher Who Has Changed Your Life?
Pythia Peay, The Huffington Post
4 November 2011

James Hillman 1926-2011
Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture

In response to Thomas Moore’s blog post "Remembering James Hillman" for The Huffington Post, Chuck McIntyre’s comment includes, “Many of us owe a great deal to James and his wittisms, along with his genius left in his writings.” Thomas Moore responds, “Thank you, Chuck. I'd like to see remembrances like this from many who met James.” Below are some responses to James Hillman’s death across the English-writing web.

On James Hillman: Au Revoir, and Hello to Uncle Jimmy
Robert Kopecky,
2 November 2011

James Hillman: Jungian, iconoclast, philosopher and wizard
Alfred DePew, The Vancouver Observer
2 November 2011

Reflections on the death of James Hillman: The psychologist of relativism
Lucetta Scaraffia, L'Osservatore Romano
1 November 2011

Eratosphere » Conversation » General Talk » James Hillman
Blog comments

Obituary James Hillman 1926-2011
International Association for Analytical Psychology

James Hillman passed away yesterday 10/27/11
Integral Life
Blog comments

Remembering James Hillman
Thomas Moore reflects on Hillman
Sacred Disorder (Cliff Bostock)
31 October 2011

Facebook posting about James Hillman
Richard Tarnas
C. G. Jung Analytical Psychology Club London

Remembering James Hillman
Thomas Moore
Huffington Post
31 October 2011

In Memoriam: James Hillman
Len Cruz
The Asheville Jung Center
29 October 2011

James Hillman, April 12, 1926- October 27,2011
La Belette Rouge (Tracey Cleantis)
27 October 2011

James Hillman: Life and Work
Pacifica Graduate Institute

A Tribute to James Hillman
Thomas Moore
C. G. Jung Analytical Psychology Club London
27 October 2011


Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Workshop presents ordinary natural mysticism

Alternatives at St. James’s Church, Piccadilly, London, U.K. hosts Thomas Moore’s workshop The Natural Mystic: Developing a Spirituality of Everyday Life on Sunday 22 April 2012 from 10.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. The description for this event includes Moore’s view:
"In history we have many examples of special men and women who embody this ordinary or natural mysticism: William Morris, William Wordsworth, Henry David Thoreau, Emily Dickinson, and Glenn Gould are a few of my favorites.

The natural mystic loves this life, this world, and his or her bodily and sensual experiences. There is no tendency to avoid life or to be excessively pure and bodiless. At the same time, he or she is not unconsciously absorbed by the world but has various methods of retreat, resistance, and expression. Thoreau built a cabin by a lake and withdrew for two years of retreat. Dickinson stayed at home. Gould was eccentric and re-created music according to his genius. Morris made beautiful objects. Wordsworth understood the spirituality of nature."
Reserve your place online by scrolling down this linked page.
Cost: £65 (£40 concs.) This workshop requires pre-registration.

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