Sunday, April 24, 2016

Nutrients for healing soul and spirit of our society

Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life.
Whoever comes to me will never be hungry and 
whoever trusts me will never be thirsty.”
— John 6:35 
At the end of last month, Hay House posts "Healing the Soul of Society: The basic nutrients for spirit" by Thomas Moore, excerpted from his book Writing in the Sand: Jesus and the Soul of the Gospels. Read this passage uploaded 27 March 2016 and earlier articles by Moore.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

How will we re-vision therapy for soul and spirit?

My goal is to create a therapy of ideas, to try to bring in new ideas 
so that we can see the same old patterns differently.  
— James Hillman 

Pacifica Graduate Institute hosts its Climates of Change and the Therapy of Ideas conference, from April 21 to April 24, 2016 in Santa Barbara. Thomas Moore offers two presentations during this event.

Thursday 21 April 2016
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Psychotherapy as Religious Ritual

"This workshop explores how to make therapy less conceptual and more a direct relationship with figures of the past, dream events, and current mythologies and dramas of the psyche. It assumes “religion” to mean maintaining a potent relationship with the imaginal realm and finding portals to the mysterious others that play a formative role in the psyche."

Saturday 23 April 2016
4:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Animus Mundi - The Spirituality of the World 

"We are moving toward a new definition of religion and new ways of finding sacred forms, rituals, teachings and methods. One important development is including concerns of the soul as well as the spirit. Soul and spirit is increasingly the focus in many psychotherapies. We can find models for re-visioning religion in C.G. Jung, D.H. Lawrence, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Emily Dickinson, Anne Sexton, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau."

Barque coverage 
17 Feb  2016 "A religion of one's own is our re-imagining religion"
16 Dec 2015  "Hear Animus Mundi: The Spirituality of the World"
14 Dec 2015  "Share ideas with each other for the anima mundi"

Love life — Be charmed by an open-hearted vision

Introduction to Gospel 

"In my translation there is no suggestion that readers should believe in anything, join an organization, or abandon their cherished religious and philosophical ideals. I see no reason why a Christian, an agnostic, a Buddhist, or even an atheist would not be charmed and inspired by the Gospels. Anyone can freely and without any worries read the Gospels and be enriched.

These texts are sacred not because they belong to a particular religion or spiritual tradition but because they offer a vision and a way of life that transcends the limits of reason and will. They show a figure in love with life and with a heart open to all sorts of people, but at the same time a figure constantly in tune with the Sky Father, that image of ultimate transcendence that provides an opening, a tear in the fabric of human consciousness, a doorway to the infinite and the eternal."
— Thomas Moore

GOSPEL The Book of Matthew:
A New Translation with Commentary,
Jesus Spirituality for Everyone
by Thomas Moore
Hardcover: 144 pages 
Publisher: Skylight Paths Publishing
1st edition (April 15, 2016) 
ISBN-10: 1594736200 
ISBN-13: 978-1594736209