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Sunday, April 27, 2014

The heart is the center on Saturday 14 June in NY

Thomas Moore offers two half-day workshops in New York City, Saturday 14 June 2014 through the N.Y. Open Center.  

Combined price when registering for both workshops at the same time:
Members: $110 / Nonmembers: $135

The first session, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. is Heavy Hearts: Some Remedies:
"One wonders if diseases of the physical heart have to do with problems of the soul’s heart, the 'organ' that allows us to feel connected to life. This heart suffers from self-judgment, self-criticism, the criticism of others, a heavy sense of obligation, the duty to be of help and put others first, the demands of a job or family or marriage, baggage from the past, and religious guilt. We need self-forgiveness and the freedom to live as our deep soul-heart wants. We need to fulfill our longings as best we can. Ultimately, we can live a life of pleasure and joy according to our own positive philosophy."
Members: $60 / Nonmembers: $75

The second session, 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. is The Sexuality of the Heart:
"... Our sexuality, in fact, is involved in everything we do and therefore requires pleasure, connection, sensuality, body, desire, and release from self- consciousness — all things so much part of modern life. This workshop is about being more sexual, not less, in everything, and in that way making our sex lives more fulfilling."
Members: $60 / Nonmembers: $75

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

From April Fool's Day to Earth Day into the future

In last week's e-newsletter, Spirituality & Practice states that its Tuesday 8 April Facebook post featuring Thomas Moore's tweet from the week earlier has been shared almost 19,000 times and reached 1.1 million people. By today, Earth Day, the post has been shared 20,175 times and "liked" by 1,227 people.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Explore embodiment, sensuality, and the sacred

Thomas Moore joins Sera Beak at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in Lenox Massachusetts to present The Mystery of Soul: Embodiment, Sensuality, and the Sacred from Friday 29 August to Monday 1 September, 2014.
 "Lose yourself in the service of love as you explore the mystery of soul in all its uniqueness and embodied sensuality. Join best-selling authors Thomas Moore (Care of the Soul) and Sera Beak (Red, Hot, and Holy), movement and dance guides Dan Leven and Kristi Williamson, and program weaver Maria Sirois to bring forth the sacred spark of divinity within." 
Tuition: $295 U.S.
Accommodation and meals pricing is based on your choice.
Register online now.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Want spiritual health? Don't ingest spiritual junk

Spirituality & Health magazine shares Thomas Moore's column, "Reclaim Your Spiritual Growth", from its March-April 2014 issue. Moore describes signs of spiritual illness and spiritual health. He observes,
"You have a spiritual illness when you feel compelled to convert everyone to your way of thinking. And you are sick when you think that you alone possess the truth and feel disturbed when people don’t agree with you. You are very sick spiritually when your convictions move you to do something hurtful to your children or spouse or some other member of the family. Of course, someone who consciously or unconsciously uses their spiritual values to justify violence and warfare is sick in spirit to the extreme." 
Moore concludes, "Just as you may have to lose some weight to feel better, so you may have to abandon many truths you’ve held sacred for years. Above all, to be spiritually healthy you need to live on a diet of good ideas and excellent ideals. You shouldn’t eat junk food, and you shouldn’t think junk thoughts. "

Friday, April 11, 2014

Thomas Moore in Manchster Center, Vermont

Northshire Bookstore in Manchester Center, Vermont reschedules Thomas Moore's book signing, A Religion of One's Own to Saturday 7 June 2014 starting at 7:00 p.m.

Northshire Bookstore
4869 Main St.
Manchester Center, Vermont

Barque coverage:
20 Feb 2014 "Moore in Manchester Center Vermont next month"

Thursday, April 10, 2014

A possible mantra for our times, "Even now, faith"

Photo credit: Chion Wolf WNPR
Listen to an interview with "Thomas Moore on A Religion of One's Own" by Colin McEnroe on his show with WNPR in Connecticut. The audio file is 50 minutes. This episode's description states:
"Moore's central premise is that part of ourselves cannot be fully nourished through purely rational modern thought. We have needs that cannot be met by science and social theory. His new book is kind of a toolkit for people who have that sense — that they need something they're not getting. " 
McEnroe mentions his attraction to one of Moore's favourite artists, Odilon Redon, and weaves James Hillman's ideas into their discussion.


Wednesday, April 02, 2014

A human life has spiritual and soul dimensions

Read a three-page interview with Thomas Moore by Tim Miejan, editor and co-publisher of The Edge an online magazine about holistic living. Moore answers questions about his new book, A Religion of One's Own and shares plans for his next book.

When asked, "What is your sense of the relationship between our current world and religion?" Moore's response includes, "I think the way people get information in the news and other sources gives them the impression that they can go it alone, that they don’t need religion, that science can handle or explain everything and give us our meaning for the future and that it’s going to be a technological future. I think that would be a real shame, because a human life is much more subtle than that. There is a spiritual dimension; there is a soul dimension. I think that’s where we are at the moment, and that’s the importance of the conversation that is developing around a book like mine."