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Friday, March 28, 2008

Moore will give memorial lecture at St. Francis

Kate Kuhn Woodbury Memorial Lecture 2008
Thursday, May 8, 2008
5:00 p.m. Reception
6:00 p.m. Lecture
Chawla Auditorium, Saint Francis Hospital
Hartford, Connecticut

Thomas Moore, PhD (not MD) is the guest speaker at this year’s Kate Kuhn Woodbury Memorial Lecture. A description for Moore’s presentation, "Simple Pleasures: Enjoying the Life that is Given to You," says:
"The spiritual part of us has grand visions, wants to accomplish great things, and would like to know everything. The deep soul thrives more on everyday experiences of joy and pleasure. Many of us have been taught not to appreciate this. In fact, some seek out pain as noble and meritorious. But if you don’t cultivate joy, you risk becoming depressed and angry. You lose your direction and sense of self. This is important for grounding our lives and allowing for creative work and solid, long standing relationships."
Kate Kuhn Woodbury, M.D., an anesthesiologist at Saint Francis, died in 1996 at the age of 35 from ovarian cancer. Kate’s father passed away in 2005, also from cancer. This year’s beneficiary of the lecture is Clinical Cancer Research.

Online registration is be available soon. Please contact the Saint Francis Foundation by telephoning 860 714-4900 or by emailing

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Friday, March 21, 2008

Book TV to televise discussion about forgiveness

Book TV will show The Power of Forgiveness panel discussion with Thomas Moore, on Sunday 30 March at 5 a.m. and 1 p.m. This discussion and book launch happened on Wednesday 12 March, 2008 at the National Press Gallery in Washington D.C. The description for this C-SPAN2 program includes other panel members.

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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Moore interviewed about Ireland in Spring issue

In May 2008, Spring: A Journal of Archetype and Culture, vol. 79, addresses "Irish Culture & Depth Psychology". This issue includes an interview with Thomas Moore about Ireland and an excerpt from the work of the late Irish writer John Moriarty. Articles cover contemporary Irish poets Eavan Boland and Seamus Heaney as well as James Joyce, W.B. Yeats, Samuel Beckett, and Joseph Campbell. Essays touch on contemporary Irish culture and Celtic mythology.

If you subscribe to four issues of Spring now, you’ll receive:
- Politics and the American Soul, vol. 78 (Fall 2007)
- Irish Culture and Depth Psychology, vol. 79 (Spring 2008)
- Technology, Cyberspace, and Psyche, vol. 80 (Fall 2008)
- The Psychology of Violence, vol. 81 (Spring 2009)

Volume 81 is based on this year's annual conference of the Foundation for Mythological Studies, "Nature and Human Nature: The Mythology of Violence," scheduled for April 4-6, 2008, in Santa Barbara, California. Thomas Moore will be a keynote speaker, and the Barque sidebar links to details about this event.

Thomas Moore in Spring
2005 Spring 74 - Alchemy
Jung and Alchemy: An Interview with Thomas Moore by Robert S. Henderson

2005 Spring 73 - Cinema & Psyche
Book Review by Dennis Patrick Slattery:
Dark Nights of the Soul: A Guide to Finding Your Way Through Life's Ordeals by Thomas Moore

1992 Spring 52 - The Piety Issue
"The Theology of Disease" by Thomas Moore

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Friday, March 14, 2008

Power of Forgiveness to air on public television

Earlier this week in Washington D.C., Thomas Moore spoke about the power of forgiveness, as a panel member, with filmmaker Martin Doblmeier and author Kenneth Briggs, whose projects about forgiveness include Moore’s participation. This month, the Fetzer Institute, a nonprofit foundation in Kalamazoo, Michigan, sponsors release of The Power of Forgiveness on public television, as a feature of its Campaign for Love & Forgiveness.
"The word 'forgiveness' may be the most provocative word in our culture today," says Doblmeier. "There is an underlying anger in our country that we see regularly in our movies, in the news, even on our highways. For some that anger is acceptable. Others are calling for a new direction in our thinking and the way we interact with others. Forgiveness offers a solid first step."

"Taking its theme and key resources from the film, Briggs' book points in a direction of its own: probing religious meanings of the process of forgiveness, including the pacifist option; testing the complexities and limits of forgiving; considering the difficulties of actually carrying it out; and examining the scientific claims about the health benefits of forgiveness."
The notice, about the Campaign for Love & Forgiveness's sponsorship, says the web site offers downloadable discussion guides for the film, information on the outreach efforts of the seven public television stations and their community partners, suggested daily practices of love and forgiveness, resource lists, audio recordings provided by StoryCorps, and a place to submit personal stories of forgiveness.

The Fetzer Institute, with its mission "to foster awareness of the power of love and forgiveness in the emerging global community" is convinced "efforts to address the world's critical issues must go beyond political, social, and economic strategies to their psychological and spiritual roots."

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Thursday, March 13, 2008

Moore talks tonight in West Hartford, CT

Today, on the Hartford Courant site, Carole Goldberg offers a notice for Thomas Moore’s book signing of A Life at Work, to begin at 7:00 tonight at St. James’s Episcopal Church, 19 Walden St. in West Hartford.

According to Goldberg,
"Moore says a job 'is always connected to a deep and invisible process of finding meaning in life through work.' His book uses mythology and fairy tales, the teaching of Socrates and writings by the poet Yeats to tell readers that even obstacles and failures can be useful for the knowledge they can provide about what a person's true calling is."
Moore’s talk will be in the church’s parish hall. For information, please call 860 521-9620.

See an earlier Barque post about this engagement.

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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Moore reads in Boulder on March 20, 7:30 p.m.

The Boulder Book Store hosts Thomas Moore’s book reading and book signing during his author tour for A Life at Work on Thursday, March 20 at 7:30 p.m. There is no admission charge.

The Boulder Book Store location:
1107 Pearl Street
Boulder, Colorado
Telephone: 303 447-2074
If you want to buy a signed copy of A Life at Work, please email the bookstore before this event.

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Sunday, March 09, 2008

Moore blogs during tour for A Life at Work

On the road in the San Francisco area, Thomas Moore blogs about recent book tour appearances for A Life at Work, at the Barque forum. He mentions James Hillman’s idea of longing as it applies to "the ultimate job or project." Moore adds, "We need that fantasy of a job out of reach. It keeps the soul alive. The frustrating thing is that it is never fully satisfied." In this post, he also talks about his next writing project.

During the evening of Saturday, March 8, Moore spoke at One Taste, San Francisco’s urban retreat centre. In 2004, Silke Tudor wrote about a day at the centre for San Francisco Weekly:
"One Taste is a mindful-living clubhouse and transcendental marketplace for all your California-conscious needs. Yoga, raw foods, meditation, massage, gem-stone therapy, motivational speakers, relationship workshops, orgasmic rebalancing, bioelectography, community dancing, and the occasional circus performer, butoh dancer, and/or urban beat-box poet: All these are features on the One Taste calendar. A fully functional cafe, bookstore, and art gallery and an adjoining set of massage studios are on the way."
Moore has added a comment about his reading at One Taste to his Barque forum blog post.

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Wednesday, March 05, 2008

St. James's Episcopal Church is venue March 13

New appearances have been added to Thomas Moore's book tour in the Barque: Thomas Moore sidebar and his revised schedule is updated by Random House's Broadway Books.

The Bookworm bookstore in West Hartford, CT told us today that Thomas Moore’s book tour appearance on Thursday 13 March, 2008 will be at St. James’s Episcopal Church on the corner of Farmington Ave. and Walden St. in West Hartford center. This is a free event, to start at 7 p.m. The church’s site offers directions.

St. James's Episcopal Church
1018 Farmington Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06107
Telephone: 860 521-5756

968 Farmington Ave, Suite 1
West Hartford, CT 06107
Telephone: 860 233-2653

Read a profile of the independent Bookworm published in the West Hartford News on November 20, 2007.

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Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Register now for Moore's appearance on May 10

Thomas Moore will be in New York on Saturday, May 10, 2008 at Marble Collegiate Church: The Gift of Soul: A Conversation with Thomas Moore. He will talk with Nina Frost (Marble’s Director of Adult Education) and Rev. David Lewicki (Associate Minister) about how to re-enchant everyday life and how to listen to the soul. This event is possible due to a generous contribution by The Harnisch Family Foundation.

The conversation is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., to be followed by a tea reception and book signing from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. The registration fee ($48 U.S.) covers the complete program. Guest musicians will perform original music created for this afternoon.

The first 100 people who register online for this event will receive a free copy of A Life at Work. A credit card is needed for online registration. To register by phone, call 212 686-2770.

Marble Collegiate Church
1 West 29th Street
New York, NY 10001-4596

Located at 5th Avenue & West 29th Street,
the main reception area is at 3 West 29th Street.

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Monday, March 03, 2008

Tuesday 18 March, Moore will be in Tempe, AZ

Thomas Moore’s Tuesday, March 18 appearance at Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe, Arizona is showcased today in East Valley Living: "Moore brilliantly presents work as one of life's biggest dilemmas and one of its greatest opportunities." This public event starts at 7 p.m.

Changing Hands Bookstore, at 6428 S. McClintock Dr.,Tempe, (SW corner of McClintock and Guadalupe), is the winner of the 2007 Bookseller of the Year Award from Publishers Weekly.

For more information, call 480 730-0205 or visit The notice in the Barque sidebar links directly to this book tour reading.

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