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Friday, June 28, 2013

Sophia Center hosts Thomas Moore in July 2013

The Sophia Center At Holy Names University in Oakland, California promotes its Summer Institute scheduled for 18-21 July 2013. Thomas Moore offers Nature’s Soul: Walden and the Gospel at 7 p.m. on Saturday 20 July.

The center's post-institute retreat from July 21 to July 23 is Tapping into Nature’s Mysterious Power with Thomas Moore.
Barque coverage
14 Feb 2013 "Nature's soul and power lead retreat contemplation"


Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Do sacred nymphs contribute to healing waters?

"At the beach, people meditate on water without intending to meditate, without lessons, without purpose, naturally."
 — @thomasmooreSoul 18 June 2013 

Thomas Moore writes "Searching for Nymphs: The Power of Belief" in the May-June 2013 issue of Spirituality & Health magazine. In this piece, he recounts a childhood activity during his summers on the family farm in New York and then suggests,
"We could restore a sense of the nymph in our modern world, but that would require a shift in the way we imagine spirit. We’d need first to be more serious about the special presences that draw us to lakes, ponds, streams, and oceans. Why go to the beach? Why sit, as I do on Cape Cod, and contemplate a marsh, one of the reputed favorite haunts of nymphs? We go because we find the spirit of the place refreshing and restoring. After all, the Greeks said that nymphs are healers."
To counter a contemporary view that nymphs may be associated with "fluff" (reinforced unfortunately by the magazine's accompanying art work), Moore suggests concrete ways to invite nymphs into our lives.

Depiction of a more substantial fresh water nymph is in the British Museum: "River-God & Naiad Nymph, Campanian red-figure amphora c 4th BC. Perhaps on Cape Cod, Moore communes with nymphs of the marshes, nymphai heleionomoi.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Order your copy of A Religion of One's Own now announces Thomas Moore's new book, A Religion of One's Own: A Sacred Way of Life in a Secular World will be available 9 January 2014. No cover art accompanies the listing yet. The description includes:
"Two decades ago, Moore’s Care of the Soul touched a chord with millions of readers yearning to integrate spirituality into their everyday lives. In A Religion of One’s Own, Moore expands on the topics he first explored shortly after leaving the monastery. He recounts the benefits of contemplative living that he learned during his twelve years as a monk but also the more original and imaginative spirituality that he later developed and embraced in his secular life.
Here, he shares stories of others who are creating their own path: a former football player now on a spiritual quest with the Pueblo Indians, a friend who makes a meditative practice of floral arrangements, and a well-known classical pianist whose audiences sometimes describe having a mystical experience while listening to her performances.
Moore weaves their experiences with the wisdom of philosophers, writers, and artists who have rejected materialism and infused their secular lives with transcendence."
A Religion of One's Own: 
A Sacred Way of Life in a Secular World 
by Thomas Moore  
Format: Hardcover  
Length: 288 pages  
Publisher: Gotham  
Release: January 9, 2014  
Language: English  
ISBN-10: 159240829X  
ISBN-13: 978-1592408290

Amazon is accepting orders now.

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Golf with Moore in Florida and in Ireland next year

Specialty Golf  Trips, host of Thomas Moore's Golf with Soul offering this year,  plans two events with Thomas Moore in 2014.

Following the 2013 inaugural soul experience in Killarney, Ireland and because of continuing interest, the company is arranging get-togethers in Florida and in Ireland. For more information please telephone 00353 52 617 0630 or email Barque will show dates when they are available.

These 2014 golf outings with Thomas Moore will:
* deepen your pleasure of golf,
* include the deeper meaning of sport and golf,
* increase appreciation for the natural settings,
* show you how to relax more and deal with anxieties,
* suggest how to enjoy the social aspects of the game,
* treat golf as fun and as a spiritual practice.