Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Buy an S&P e-course to treat others and yourself

Spirituality & Practice offers a 50% off year-end sale on its self-directed e-courses until 31 December 2015: To get the 50% discount, order the e-course(s) by December 31. You can schedule to take them now or later, even in 2016.

"Since these e-courses are all in our on-demand system, you choose your own start date and how often you want to receive the emails (daily, three times a week, twice a week, weekly) via your account page."

E-courses on sale include Practicing Spirituality with Thomas Moore.
"'Care of the soul,' he has written, 'requires craft — skill, attention, and art. To live with a high degree of artfulness means to attend to the small things that keep the soul engaged in whatever we are doing.' This is exactly what we do in Practicing Spirituality with Thomas Moore, a 40-part e-course. Each email offers a brief quotation from Moore's writings and a practice suggested by this teaching."
(6 CEHs for Chaplains available.) The regular price for this e-course is $39.95. 
To order this e-course and others at the sale price:
1. Find the Practicing Spirituality e-course you would like to take and click "subscribe" to put it in your shopping cart.
2. If you would like to order another course, put it in your shopping cart next.
3. When you have made all your selections, type in this promo code: EOY2015 (case sensitive) 
4. Click "Apply."
You will see the sale price applied to all e-courses before your final checkout. The sale price for each e-course $19.98. Consider giving them as gifts or sign up for more than one.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

How do we evoke unknowable, infinite mystery?

Today Opray Winfrey's OWN site with Huffington Post shares a segment from her Super Soul Sunday program that aired 18 Oct. 2015 featuring Thomas Moore: "Why This Religious Scholar Doesn't Like To Use The Word 'God'". Lisa Capretto transcribes the conversation between Winfrey and Moore.
"As he explains in a conversation with Oprah on "SuperSoul Sunday," this unknowable force is also infinite, existing everywhere. It's a concept that Moore explores more in his book, A Religion of One's Own, where he writes, 'God is in the space between sentences.' In his teachings, Moore challenges everyone to let go of the God they think they know — and part of that is re-examining the adequacy of the word 'God' in the first place."
"I try to evoke that unknowable and the infinite in my writing," he says. "If I kept using the word God, I don't think I'd be able to do it."
This Huffington Post page offers links to additional segments from that Super Soul Sunday episode with Moore.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Grief, gravity and gravitas infuse our losses in life

An introduction by Thomas Moore opens Grieving with Your Whole Heart: Spiritual Wisdom and Practice for Finding Comfort, Hope and Healing After Loss compiled by the editors of Skylight Paths Publishing.

According to the publisher, "This soulful companion for grief offers wisdom and creative spiritual practices from across faith traditions for walking with sorrow and honoring loss. Whether you need to grieve in words or silence, in solitude or in company with others, this compassionate guide will help you find wholeness and a renewed vision of yourself and the world."

Read Moore's introduction "Grief — A Power of the Soul" by clicking Look Inside on Amazon.com. This book is available for Kindle and in paperback.

Grieving with Your Whole Heart:
Spiritual Wisdom and Practice for Finding Comfort, Hope and Healing After Loss

Introduction by Thomas Moore
Format: Paperback
Print Length: 272 pages
Publisher: SkyLight Paths
Publication Date: September 15, 2015
ISBN-10: 1594735999
ISBN-13: 978-1594735998