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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Tickets available for Moore at SMU in Plano, Texas

Reserve your free ticket for Thomas Moore's talk  Counseling as Care of the Soul at the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education & Human Development, Southern Methodist University in Plano, Texas on Wednesday 10 October 2012 in the Great Room from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The description includes: "This presentation is for people interested in caring for their own souls and the souls of others. It explores the role of dreams, deep narratives, recurring images, intuition and spiritual issues in counseling of all types. It also shows how to deal with concrete matters like making a home, finding your own work, having a purpose, dealing with love and satisfying deep desires. This is the usual material for counseling and it is the stuff of the soul."

View the online flyer for more information. Seating is limited. To reserve a place, please email your name to

Barque coverage
4 August 2011 "Moore talks at SMU Plano campus, October 2012"

Video suggests conversation as a way to open up

The National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine (NICABM) shares a 2.33 minute promotional video of Thomas Moore from its Spirituality and Healing series. Promotion for the clip includes: "When our lives are comfortable, we might not reflect as much. We start to go through our days on auto-pilot. We might stop learning and changing. But when our lives become a little more challenging, sometimes our souls start to wake up. In this video, Thomas Moore, PhD explains how difficult circumstances can potentially recharge our souls."

Moore’s vignette, entitled "A Powerful Lesson to Expand Your Life," identifies him as author of Dark Nights of the Soul.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Rothko Chapel offers video of Moore's 2012 talk

The Rothko Chapel in Houston, Texas offers a 31-page transcript of Thomas Moore’s talk, Art, Dreams and Spirituality delivered 3 March 2012 at the chapel in addition to a podcast and 1 1/2 hour video at Art, Dreams and Spirituality.

Moore talks about our need for emptiness and how artists help to fulfill this spiritual necessity. The transcript includes questions from the audience and Moore’s responses.

Barque coverage
3 Jan 2012 "Rothko Chapel hosts Art, Dreams and Spirituality"

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Feel the intimacy, sensuality and beauty of sex

Recorded when Moore wrote, The Soul of Sex (1999), Gaiam TV offers, through paid subscription, a 22-minute video, Soul of Sex Part 1 with Moore and host Corinne Edwards.

The description states, "Thomas Moore talks about his book The Soul of Sex, and his past life as a monk. From his perspective, he believes that we crave a lot of the qualities that are associated with sex; we crave the intimacy, the sensuality and the beauty of sex. We don’t pay enough attention to beauty in our everyday lives and souls. These qualities are the things we need to bring closer to home, not necessarily the actual act of sex. He discusses the fear of feeling abnormal and that in our society we mark it as a sickness of some sort. But, if you let your soul take over and guide you, you will never be normal, and that is a good thing. Moore believes that the more you live from the soul, the more you really get to enjoy life and the feeling of being alive."

A one-minute preview is accessible.


Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Join discussions in NY that follow Moore's books

If you live in New York City, you may want to attend Unitarian Universalist discussion meetings that include two of Thomas Moore’s books as companion volumes. According to Good News for Metro NY, Rev. Dr. Kelly Murphy Mason will lead discussion during the 2012-2013 monthly meetings of the metropolitan New York chapter of the national UU Christian Fellowship (UUCF). Meetings start 18 September 2012 at 7:30 p.m. at Community Church in midtown Manhattan. The linked notice provides contact information.

Seeking the Soul of the Gospels is the topical focus for the 2012-2013 meetings. The group will discuss the writings of Thomas Moore, as well as canonical gospels and others excluded from the Bible. Moore’s books Writing in the Sand: Jesus & the Soul of the Gospels and The Soul's Religion: Cultivating a Profoundly Spiritual Way of Life are recommended reading.

The linked notice states, "Our lines of inquiry will be kept open-ended, so people can explore personal concerns as well as religious matters at the MNY-UUCF chapter meetings. How can Christian witness be spiritually, intellectually, and psychologically sound, and also grounding for people who identify religiously as Unitarian Universalist? These are questions we will be asking ourselves this year." The notice ends, "Anyone with any degree of interest in the Jesus event, Christian traditions, or gospel stories is most welcome at any time, including non-UUs, too!"

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