Saturday, March 05, 2011

Moore describes a better future in contribution

100 Words: Two Hundred Visionaries Share Their Hope for the Future is a compilation of insights to make our world better. William Murtha asks contributors, "In 100 words, please share empowering stories and thoughts that best encapsulate your insight, wisdom and feelings on how we can move towards a more just, fulfilling, and peaceful world." He follows with, "What five books, poems or songs have most inspired both your life and your vocation?" Thomas Moore responds in this collection. This book is on Facebook and Google Books. According to Amazon's preview, kindly provided by Barque member, Swingdancer Ken, Moore's entry reads:

"Thomas Moore: We are slowly heading toward a future when war will seem unthinkable, illness will be understood as an affliction of the soul and spirit as well as the body, and education will be based in joy rather than punishment.

Our most important challenge now is to embrace our full sexuality and dedicate ourselves to art, dream, beauty, and sensual delights. As people, we are not made up of brain cells and genes; we are bodies ensouled, created for the entertainment of ideas and sensations.

Five Books that have Most Shaped Moore's Vision:
Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind, Shunryu Suzuki
Re-Visioning Psychology, James Hillman
The Book of Life, Marsilio Ficino
Memories, Dreams, Reflections, C. G. Jung
Letters of Emily Dickinson

Who Is Thomas Moore?

Thomas Moore has been a monk, a musician, a professor of religion, a psychotherapist, and a full-time writer and lecturer. His most well-known book is Care of the Soul. Today he fits no categories of belief or affiliation, religious or professional, but his work breathes with the spirit of Ralph Waldo Emerson, William Blake, and William Morris.

100 Words: Two Hundred Visionaries Share Their Hope for the Future
Compiled by William Murtha 
Paperback: 432 pages
Publisher: Conari Press
Date: May 1, 2010
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1573244732
ISBN-13: 978-1573244732

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