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Friday, October 30, 2015

Meet Thomas Moore in California next weekend

Saturday 7 November 2015 
Stillpoint: The Center for Christian Spirituality hosts Thomas Moore in Pasadena, California for his one-day retreat Soul Care: Finding a Deeper Spirituality for the Secular World.

This program considers:
* What do we do with the traditional religious expressions?
* Is it good to borrow from the many traditions, or is that superficial?
* If I focus on my own spiritual practice, what about community?
* Can I be deeply spiritual in a way that is thoughtful, socially engaged and life-giving in an increasingly secular world?
Fee: $65
Lunch is available for $10 when you register, or you can bring your own.
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
All Saints Church
132 North Euclid Avenue
Pasadena, California 91101
Register online or print the registration form to mail.

Sunday 8 November 2015
The following day Moore offers A Magical Life from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for the C. G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles in Los Angeles, California.

Course Objectives:
* Describe how a rationalist attitude can affect the ego's capacity to metabolize and integrate strong affects.
* Describe how Jung's approach of amplification can support the ego in developing a relationship to the unconscious.
Fee: $65 at the door
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Mount St. Mary's College
12001 Chalon Rd,
Los Angeles, CA 90049

At 4:00 p.m. he is back in Pasadena at Vroman's Bookstore for a Discussion & Book Signing: for A Religion of One's Own
Fee: Free
Vroman's Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, California 91101

Featured on Oprah Winfrey's Super Soul Sunday episode 18 October 2015.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Care of the Soul anniversary cover, January 2016

Harpers Collins Publishers reveals the cover for the 25th anniversary edition of Thomas Moore's Care of the Soul: A Guide for Cultivating Depth and Sacredness in Everyday Life, available 26 January 2016.
"With a new introduction by the author and additional material, this 25th anniversary edition of the #1 New York Times bestseller by Thomas Moore provides a powerful spiritual message for our troubled times.
"In this special 25th anniversary edition of Thomas Moore’s bestselling book Care of the Soul readers are presented with a revolutionary approach to thinking about daily life — everyday activities, events, problems and creative opportunities — and a therapeutic lifestyle is proposed that focuses on looking more deeply into emotional problems and learning how to sense sacredness in even ordinary things. 
This deluxe paperback edition may be pre-ordered on now.
Care of the Soul:  A Guide for Cultivating Depth 
and Sacredness in Everyday Life
by Thomas Moore
Paperback Anniversary edition
Pages: 352
Publisher: Harper Perennial
On sale: January 26, 2016
ISBN-10: 0062415670
ISBN-13: 978-0062415677

Barque coverage
8 Aug 2015 "Anniversary edition will have a new introduction"
8 June 2015 "Anniversary edition of Care of the Soul next year "

Thursday, October 15, 2015

We are of Earth: Nature's wildness is our wildness

In Peterborough, New Hampshire, The Mariposa Museum and World Culture Center hosts A Cooler World and Warmer People — Healing a Planet in Distress by Healing our Relationships with Thomas Moore and Hari Kirin on Wednesday 4 November 2015 at 7:00 p.m.
"What are some strategies for better human relationships that would translate to a better common life with the planet?

We have a tendency to take out our anger and frustration on beings dependent on us — children, animals and the natural world. We don’t respect them or love them fully. So, how do you deal with chronic anger? How can we ease our frustration?

Nature is both lovable and scary. We have a beautiful autumn and California has drought and fires. It doesn’t do to romanticize nature. Nature’s wildness is our wildness. We are afraid of it and want to keep it controlled. Maybe, if we had a better connection with our strong passions and fears, we’d deal with the natural world more effectively." 
Admission: $10, free for members. 

26 Main Street
Peterborough, New Hampshire 03458

Editor's Note: Thomas Moore joins Oprah Winfrey on SuperSoul Sunday  Sunday 18 October 2015.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Thomas Moore on Super Soul Sunday 18 Oct. 2015

NEW DATE: Thomas Moore is on Super Soul Sunday with
Oprah Winfrey this Sunday 18 October 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

Friday, October 09, 2015

Religion is soul and spirit flowing into each other

The Fetzer Institute blogs "The Impressionistic Life: Insights from Thomas Moore" based on Moore's recent visit to the Institute. Under the heading "On Devotion and Spirituality" the post presents Moore's views as:
 — D.H. Lawrence found the incarnation of the divine in poppies and flying fish.
— When you do it right, there’s a soul quality to your spirituality.
— We want to live where soul and spirit flow into each other.
— My spiritual life has to be ordinary — a proper blend of spiritual and secular with no boundary between.
"He reminded us there is wonder to be found and mystery to be experienced in so much of what surrounds us — and what we are a part of — every day."

Monday, October 05, 2015

Order Moore's new audio program by Sounds True

Today on his Twitter feed and Facebook timeline, Thomas Moore shares this picture with "Just leaving Boulder after recording an audio program for Sounds True: A Personal Spirituality."

This 6-CD program A Personal Spirituality: Finding Your Own Way to a Meaningful Life is available now for pre-ordering on Its release date is 1 March 2016.
“'We have a soul that needs meaning and purpose, as much as the body needs food and water,' says Thomas Moore. With A Personal Spirituality, this highly respected luminary presents a guide for cultivating your own practice and faith ― not based on laws etched in stone, but on your inner yearning for wisdom and beauty."
Barque coverage
8 Aug 2015 "Moore offers personal spirituality course on CDs"

Sunday, October 04, 2015

Viriditas is the ground of the soul's vegetative life

Read Thomas Moore's column, "The Veggie Soul" in the September-October 2015 issue of Spirituality & Health magazine. After describing the imprisonment of Rapunzel, Moore writes:
"It’s a short step to an ethical position associated with the vegetative soul: a desire to protect and help flourish this green world of plants and the colorful realm of blossoming flowers. Ethics is always a part of any substantial spiritual feeling. We love the green aspect of the planet because it has a soul that corresponds to a portion of our own soul. We love it, and want to care for it." 
He then touches on the importance of plants in different religious traditions.