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Friday, January 30, 2015

Include a home for religion in your everyday life

The Monadnock Ledger-Transcript publishes Priscilla Morrill's interview with Thomas Moore, "Finding a spiritual home", before the launch of the paperback edition of  A Religion of One's Own: A Guide to Creating a Personal Spirituality in a Secular World at The Toadstool Bookshop  in neighbouring Peterborough on Saturday.

Morrill writes:
 "Moore, formerly of Peterborough and now a Jaffrey resident, sees many people endlessly seeking for the path or religion that will satisfy, but somehow they never arrive at their spiritual home. And that endless seeking can be painful, he said. “Seeking is ultimately frustrating.”

Moore said he used to be a seeker, too. “It can be a necessary step,” he said. “I stopped seeking years ago. I gave it up.... I’m not looking for anything, really.”

A Religion of One’s Own is about finding that spiritual home in one’s everyday life. When he thinks of people who have done that, Moore said Emily Dickinson, Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson come to mind. They were all seekers who developed their own ways of connecting with spirituality, then went on to write about it." 
She includes, "Much of our deep anxiety comes from fears about death and the meaning of life, Moore said, and when that’s threatened often intolerance and violence follows. We’re better off, he said, having as a foundation the mysterious, rather than what we think are the answers."

Friday, January 23, 2015

Plan to attend at least one of Moore's 2015 events

Thomas Moore's web site updates the current list of his 2015 public events. Moore will be in the U.K. during April to present How to Live a Soulful Life with Alternatives in London and at the Mangreen Country House in Norwich. He's back in New York City for the Open Center's Art of Dying conference at the end of that month. Moore presents two sessions at the conference. During July he's on Cape Cod for Psychotherapy, Spirituality and the Soul with the New England Educational Institute. Then back to the U.K. in October.

Next week on Saturday 31 January 2015 Moore is at The Toadstool Bookshop in Peterborough, New Hampshire to talk about his new book, A Religion of One's Own, now available in paperback.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Moore talks about new book at Landmark College

Brattleboro Community Television shares video of Thomas Moore's presentation "Your Mission in Life: Care of Body, Soul, Spirit and World," delivered 14 April 2014 in the Academic Speaker Series at Landmark College. Moore answers questions from the audience after his lecture. The video is approximately 1:15 hours.

Barque coverage
9 Feb 2014 "Moore has two new book events in April 2014"

Friday, January 16, 2015

A Religion of One's Own is in top 50 of year's best

Spirituality & Practice declares Thomas Moore's book A Religion of One's Own: A Guide to Creating a Personal Spirituality in a Secular World to be one of The Best Spiritual Books of 2014. In the list of 50 finalists, this book aces the Religion category.

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat's review of A Religion of One's Own includes:
"With great versatility and elan, Moore also reveals the value of dream practice, therapy at home, making room for the carnal spirit, seeing the spiritual and the secular as two sides of the same coin, and deriving spiritual fortitude from muses, angels and daimons. As we've seen in his earlier books, he is especially poetic describing how art can become a spiritual path. In these wide-ranging and thought-provoking chapters, Moore reveals the depth dimensions of a well-developed and rounded personal religion that is constantly opening new doors and exploring fresh options."
Barque coverage 
13 July 2014 "Moore's book considered one of the best of 2014"

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Ecological spirituality may nourish soul and soil

In July 2006, Thomas Moore was a keynote speaker for Soul and Soil – Towards an Ecological Spirituality, the annual gathering of the Scientific and Medical Network at the University of Plymouth in Devon U.K. During the gathering, Martin Redfern spoke with Moore for approximately 19 minutes "On the Soul". Listen to this interview as Moore distinguishes between spirit and soul in daily life.

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Buy copy of A Religion of One's Own in paperback

Thomas Moore's latest book, A Religion of One's Own: A Guide to Creating a Personal Spirituality in a Secular World (2014) is now available in paperback from publisher Gotham. Moore invites readers to explore with him "the myriad possibilities for creating a personal spiritual life, either inside or outside formal religion, and to develop an inner life of purpose, meaning, and reflection."

In today's emailed newsletter Moore continues, "I draw on insights I gathered during my twelve years as a monk and the much expanded, imaginative spirituality I practice in business, in my life as a writer and in my family."  

Barque coverage
14 Sept 2014 "Order your copy of A Religion of One's Own now "