Friday, November 11, 2005

Lost Sutras of Jesus as trade paper edition

In January 2006 Ulysses Press is offering the first trade paper edition of The Lost Sutras of Jesus edited by Ray Riegert and Thomas Moore. The book has 152 pages with black and white photographs and maps.

From to the publisher: "The Lost Sutras of Jesus is a fascinating historical journey and spiritual quest into the heart of Jesus's teachings and the essence of Eastern religion. Around A.D. 640, Christian missionaries entered China from the west and had their message translated with a Taoist and Buddhist overlay. These sutras were eventually sealed in a cave, where they remained hidden for 900 years. The Lost Sutras of Jesus combines the amazing story of the writing, disappearance, and rediscovery of the sutras with an exploration of their message."

Read reactions to the initial publication in 2003.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Responding to love relationships at work

Thomas Moore answers a recent question about love and labour in his Relationships column for Beliefnet : Falling for a co-worker when corporate policies say "No". Moore considers characteristics of dilemmas and suggests the worker look at values guiding her life.
"This sense of being in a dilemma means two things: It may be only the beginning of a process, and it may require more probing and talking... The sense of being in a dilemma can blind you to alternatives, so I'd suggest that you break out of the dilemma altogether. Open yourself to alternatives. Honor your heart and honor your career hopes. Go for both with passion. I would bet that if you turn up the heat on the situation, a solution will appear."
Moore asks his own questions, suggesting that the staffer's answers will help her to decide what to do.

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Bond between mother and son ever present

Virgo Maria, Ora Pro Nobis, Thomas Moore's column for Spirituality and Health (September - October 2005) is available now in the site's Archive section. In this column, Moore talks about his relationship with his mother who died two years ago:
"I believe that my mother had an intelligence about spiritual matters that was grounded in her experience. In my shift toward old age, I intend to look carefully at the lessons she taught me and appreciate her kind of sophistication."
Moore says that his connection with his mother has intensified since her death and that, perhaps, by honouring the dead, we may expand our compassion for the living.