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Monday, June 29, 2015

Savour the symposium and its natural setting

Study with Thomas Moore through the New England Education Institute's symposium Psychotherapy, Spirituality and the Soul from Monday 13 July to Friday 17 July 2015 in Eastham on Cape Cod.
"This symposium offers a way to practice soul-based psychotherapy, an approach that has ancient roots and has unfolded in the work of C. G. Jung, James Hillman and Thomas Moore. The symposium aims at helping psychotherapists of all kinds include soul and spirit in their work. Since psychotherapy means, etymologically, tending the soul, this symposium would also be appropriate for anyone in search of meaning and release from suffering." 
"The symposium assumes that a good therapist prepares for their work by becoming a person of insight, deep education and technical ability. A key ingredient is spiritual maturity and the capacity to deal with a patient’s spiritual needs. Today, especially, it’s crucial to have some ability to help with a patient’s spiritual concerns."  
Register now. CE credits are available.

Barque coverage
6 Dec 2014 "Learn with Thomas Moore on Cape Cod, July 2015"

Friday, June 19, 2015

Let's create society through a soulful orientation

At the Assisi Institute's gathering, After the Storms: Psyche’s Response to Trauma, Resilience and Healing, convened in Mystic CT, Thomas Moore presents "The Transformation of  Trauma into Power of Soul" today. This residency weekend is associated with a nine month certification program offered by the Institute.

Barque coverage
19 Feb 2015 "Register for new program with Assisi Institute"

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Too literal, moralistic, insular, anxious about sex?

Thomas Moore shares his own imaginative DSM-1 for "Spiritual Disorders" in the May-June 2015 issue of Spirituality & Health magazine. He writes, "In case you have a problem that I include in this spiritual manual, a tendency to be too serious about certain things, know that I do this in a playful way."

One of our favourite disorders?
No. 110.7 as it relates to no. 116.9a.
"110.7 An ingrained habit of gullibility. We spiritual people find it easy to believe in almost anything. Just look at any catalogue from a spiritual growth center and you will see what I mean. This long-standing tendency toward being gullible may come from a related disorder (11.7), a habit of not thinking things through, related to yet another disorder (116.9), not reading excellent sources, or (116.9a), just not reading." 
Moore is a perceptive diagnostician.

Let "our passionate, deep, invisible selves appear"

Unity Magazine features "Listening in with Thomas Moore" in its July-August 2015 issue. With editor Katy Koontz, Moore talks about:
— avoiding the words true or truth
— thinking we don't have a single self
— naming God rarely
— discerning the teachings of religious leaders such as the Dalai Lama
— spreading our sexuality to the whole of life
— describing the soul of place
— preferring the word religion
KK: You suggest incorporating many different spiritual traditions in this religion of one’s own, but you also encourage skepticism. If all these different traditions are indeed a treasure trove, where everything has meaning and is sacred, why is skepticism necessary?
TM: Because the traditions are also full of garbage — every one of them. You’re lucky to get 25 percent of really good stuff out of any of the traditions. Even some of the great people we quote all the time are good about some things and bad about others. Nobody has the whole picture, so you shouldn’t sell your soul to any one tradition. That’s why I think we’re entering a really interesting new era. We’re leaving the time when we become a member or follower of a religion, and now we’re going to use religions as resources — sorting the good from the bad."
This interview is also available as a pdf file.

Monday, June 08, 2015

Anniversary edition of Care of the Soul next year

HarperCollins promotes the 25th anniversary edition of Thomas Moore's Care of the Soul: A Guide for Cultivating Depth and Sacredness in Everyday Life as a trade paperback to be available 26 January 2016. The cover of this new edition is not displayed yet. The book may be pre-ordered on

Product Details 
ISBN: 9780062415677
ISBN 10: 0062415670
Imprint: Harper Perennial
On Sale: 01/26/2016
Trimsize: 5.313 in (w) x 8.5 in (h) x 0.793 in (d)
Pages: 352
List Price: 15.99 USD

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Stories, Images and Dreams on June 13 in NH

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