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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Join Thomas Moore north of Toronto in April

Thomas Moore offers a weekend program at the McMichael Gallery, in the village of Kleinburg just north of Toronto, Ontario, Canada from Friday 15 April to Sunday 17 April 2011 with Wayne Wilder: Residential Master Classes in Deepening Spiritual Leadership. Maximum enrollment for the weekend is 35 participants. According to the Soul-Spirit Dialogues site:
"The world is hungry for spiritual guidance and is asking more from its leaders. People of a new century are in need of fresh theology, excellent psychology and deep spiritual leadership. The combination of these are essential to our maturing. Helping us have the confidence to practice and teach depth is my passion and what I want to offer." — Thomas Moore
Spend 3 days with Thomas Moore during the weekend of April 15-17, 2011, north of Toronto:
- Home study with the book, The Soul's Religion by Thomas Moore, to be sent to all participants.
- Two webinars, one before and one after the weekend.
- Continuing Education for those interested in spiritual/ religious and psychological concepts, in an informal atmosphere of shared learning.
- Structured conversations in theology, dreams, poetics/ scripture, and eros.
Cost: $900.00
The McMichael Gallery offers two exhibits about Mariyln Monroe, Life as a Legend: Marilyn Monroe and Marilyn in Canada, as well as In Search of Norman Rockwell's America during the Soul-Spirit Dialogues weekend. These exhibits may feed into the discussions.

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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Moore advocates religious renewal in our times

For The Huffington Post's Religion section, Thomas Moore contributes to "Religion and Science: A Contemporary Discussion" with his blog entry "Updating Your 'Old Time' Religion", posted yesterday: "I'm not saying at all that we should go back to the religion of 50 years ago, but we should be aware that science is the new religion and that it demands our acquiescence as much as any religion ever did. It advocates a secular society, but as religion gives way, so do the roots of ethical behavior: important human practices like ritual, prayer, contemplation, reverence, a deep and expansive sense of community and an appreciation for the mysterious. We think we can live without a religious base, but without it our very souls shrivel." Moore recommends:

1. "First, we can return to old beliefs and deepen them and find a more intelligent way of understanding them."
2. "Next, today it's a necessity for a thinking person to learn about the many spiritual traditions of the world."
3. "Then, you can find excellent thinkers in the arts, depth psychology and practical philosophy who will help you bridge science and religion." Moore suggests Carl G. Jung and James Hillman.
4. "Finally, in an everyday, practical way you can create your own spiritual way of life. I model mine on the monastic life I experienced as a young man and think of myself as a monk in the world."

He concludes, "Never be unintelligent about religion again. We grow our souls through an active, up-to-date, grounded, intelligent and personally relevant spirituality. Without it, life isn't worth living."


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Hay House includes Moore as 2011 U.K. speaker

Thomas Moore presents at I Can Do It! 2011 in London U.K., planned for Friday 23 – Sunday 25 September 2011 with the tag line "Expand Your Mind * Nourish Your Soul * Reconnect With Your True Self." Scroll down the linked page and click the SATURDAY AGENDA tab to read the description for Moore's workshop, The Blue Buddha: Healing Body, Soul and Spirit. It includes:
"To be a healthy person you have to care daily for the health of your soul and spirit, as well as your body. Certain spiritual and psychological illnesses affect the body and make the whole person sick. This presentation teaches you how we become ill in soul and spirit and how to care for these elements daily to keep them healthy. It also explores themes from Thomas’s latest book Care of the Soul in Medicine, about healing soul and spirit in a typical medical context.

Thomas looks at the image of Jesus as Lithargoel, the Pearl that heals, and at the Lapis Lazuli Radiant Healing Buddha, who blends health and sickness in one subtle, complex view of life. In this new direction in his work, Thomas presents a truly alternative view of illness and health."
Moore's session is Saturday 24 September 2011, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. This linked page includes early bird ticket prices, ticket prices for single days and online registration options. Early bird ticket prices for the full weekend passes:

Early bird rate valid until 31st March 2011 .. £250
Discounted rate until 30th June 2011 .......... £275
Standard price from 1st July 2011 ............... £299

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011 offers workshop recording

In November 2010, AudioFile reviews the live recording of a workshop given by Thomas Moore and presented as Soul and Everyday Life by The review states, "Moore seems energized by the workshop’s participants. At times he lectures; at other times he fields questions and uses them as starting points for additional insights into the ideas in his books." Soul and Everyday Life has a run time of 181 minutes (3 hours) and is available as a digital download from

Soul and Everyday Life
Thomas Moore
Run Time: 181 minutes
ISBN: 978-1-61544-005-4
Price: $11.99 US

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Monday, January 10, 2011

Celebrate well-being in Albuquerque, May 2011

The Inaugural Osler Symposium Doctoring 2011: Embracing the Challenge occurs 14 May to 20 May, 2011 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. At the farewell banquet on Friday 20 May 2011, Thomas Moore shares his book, Care of the Soul in Medicine:
7:45 - 8:00 p.m. ... Final Thoughts and Introduction of Thomas Moore
8:00 - 9:00 p.m. ... Care of the Soul in Medicine with Thomas Moore

Moore also provides a breakout session earlier in the day, "Healing People and Healing Places."

The linked brochure includes descriptions of presenters and featured participants, and this quote "Hard though the conditions may be, approached in the right spirit – the spirit which has animated us from the days of Hippocrates – the practice of medicine affords scope for the exercise of the best faculties of the mind and heart" by Sir William Osler. It also provides a registration form for the event.


Friday, January 07, 2011

Moore is featured speaker at UK medical event

The first World Congress of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Andrology, scheduled for Sunday 20 March to Wednesday 23 March, 2011 features Thomas Moore as its Enrichment Lecturer on the final day from 1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Dr. Clare Willocks, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist introduces Moore, who talks about care of the soul in medicine.

According to its promotional site, "WCOGA 2011 will be of interest to Obstetricians, Gynaecologists, Psychiatrists, Andrologists, Urologists, Oncologists, Paediatricians, General Practitioners, Midwives, Nurses, Psychologists, Counsellors, Physical Therapists and Psychotherapists. We will aim to select topics of interest to both juniors in-training and senior colleagues. The Congress will also be of interest to health providers, health policy makers, clinical scientists, students and retired health professionals, as well as members of the lay public."

The Congress "aims to improve the understanding of the impact of mind-body interactions in initiating, exacerbating and maintaining disease symptoms. This will enable delegates to learn when best to apply a psychosomatic approach in order to save lives and reduce morbidity" as one of its educational objectives. This event occurs at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in London, U.K.

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Thursday, January 06, 2011

Join Thomas Moore on Cape Cod, July 2011

The New England Educational Institute announces Thomas Moore's week long symposium, Spirituality and Care of the Soul in Psychotherapy is scheduled for Monday 11 July to Friday 15 July 2011. The description for Moore's course includes:
"This symposium will focus on the calling to help people in physical, emotional, and spiritual trouble. Participants will reflect on their own spiritual journeys and explore ways of meditation and contemplation. They will learn the difference between soul and spirit and see how they can blend psychological counseling with spiritual guidance. The shadow elements in psychotherapy and spirituality will be examined both personally and theoretically. The role of dreams and the arts in therapy will also be explored. Finally, participants will consider ways to care for themselves spiritually and emotionally and prepare themselves as persons for the deep work of psychotherapy." Also, "... The 'shadow' side of being a counselor or medical professional ― problems of eros, power, money, belief, insecurity, and burn-out ― will also be addressed."
View the week's program and register online now for this Cape Cod experience.

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