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Sunday, November 15, 2020

Our need to connect with soul in this difficult time

Gwilda Wiyaka talks with Thomas Moore this week about "The Power of the Soul During Times of Upheaval". This one-hour audio interview may be streamed or downloaded.

"Mission: Evolution Radio Show, hosted by Gwilda Wiyaka, is a radio program dedicated to bringing together today’s leading experts to uncover ever deepening spiritual truths and the latest scientific developments in support of the evolution of humankind." To learn more about Wiyaka's interests, visit Mission Evolution.

Friday, November 13, 2020

Moore talks about soul, dream, death, time, God

This week author Tim Freke, an old friend of Thomas Moore interviews him for the podcast What is Life? Freke is based in Glastonbury, U.K. Because of their friendship, this conversation touches subjects that Moore doesn't usually discuss in his public talks and it is rich with new imaginings: They talk for approximately 1 hour and 22 minutes. 
 At the beginning of the podcast, Freke mentions a session in Bath, U.K. at which Moore's presentation followed his own. Once on stage Moore talks about daydreaming during Freke's talk and how figures in surrounding paintings seemed to step out of their frames and dance at the session. You can watch this talk by Moore, The New Epicureans at Moore suggests we need a more expansive inclusion of the erotic to help with cultural challenges.

Saturday, November 07, 2020

How will we make a beautiful material world?

Christopher Rodrigues talks with Thomas Moore about our material world in his post "On craft: A conversation with Thomas Moore" in September, 2020. When referring to William Mooris, Moore responds:
"In fact, [Morris] did make special, artful and powerful books, just as Jung did with his Red Book. I place them both in a historical line that includes Marsilio Ficino, Abbot Trithemius, Cornelius Agrippa, Paracelsus, John Dee, Robert Fludd and eventually W. B. Yeats. All people who used the powers of nature to have a therapeutic effect on the world."

When Rodrigues mentions the role of Hephaestus, Moore suggests:

"Practical things become potent images. In Jungian and Archetypal psychology we see images as the presentation of psyche or soul. Therefore the work of Hephaestus’ craft is a physical psychotherapy, or care of soul. William Morris and Jung knew, better than most, how the practical world can reveal the soul and stir the imagination."