Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Re-imagine a religion that feeds your soul

New Dimensions Radio's Justine Willis Toms interviews Thomas Moore about "Re-imagining A Religion That Feeds Our Soul" on 15 January 2014. The program description reads:
"Church attendance continues to decline as many of us abandon the religious institutions of our youth. However, in today’s culture the search for the sacred has never been more active. Thomas Moore suggests that nature, art, and accessing the wealth of traditional spiritual wisdom can be of enormous help in revivifying our relationship to religion. We need to abandon the dogma and set our compass according to our personal values and philosophy as we search for a religion that feeds our soul. He says, “This is the time to stop looking for an answer outside yourself, looking for an organization that will answer your needs completely or answer them through your joining them and subscribing to their beliefs and their practices and their way of looking at the world. I think that time is over… We have to do that ourselves… It’s also a responsibility and it is more difficult.”
Topics in this dialogue include:
— How we can find the sacred in the secular
— Why seeking a religion of one’s own increases the intimacy of community
— Why sexuality and eros are sacred and connected to our life vitality
— How reading tea leaves increases our inner guidance and connects to natural magic   

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