Sunday, September 13, 2020

Moore's A Life at Work translated into Persian

The Tehran Times reports that Thomas Moore's book, A Life at Work: The Joy of Discovering what You were Born to Do is now available in Persian: "Bookstores share Thomas Moore's A Life at Work with readers It is translated by Mohammadreza Salamat and published by Nashre No Publications in Tehran.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Listen to a free podcast about aging and Jung

The C. G. Jung Institute of Chicago offers a free hour podcast of Thomas Moore's presentation about his latest book Ageless Soul. This recent upload was recorded Oct. 28, 2017. Moore returns to Chicago this week for two days, Friday 19 Oct. and Saturday 20 Oct. to present An Enchanted Life.

Wednesday, February 06, 2019

Read online excerpt from Moore's newest book

Last month Matt Welsh posted a two-page section, "The Unexpected Revival of Youth" under the headline, "Excerpt from AGELESS SOUL: The Lifelong Journey Toward Meaning and Joy" on Spiritual Media Blog. He invites you to read it and leave a comment.

Monday, December 17, 2018

Christmas: an inclusive and soulful point of view

Join Thomas Moore's e-course A Universal Christmas hosted by Spirituality & Practice. Although the course started 3 Dec. 2018, registration is open until the end on 7 Jan. 2019 with on-going access to all archived material.
"No one should feel shut out from Christmas. It gives ritual to the awareness that all creatures and the things of the world are worthy of our love and respect. Essentially it reminds us — one of the purposes of ritual — that a new kind of being is possible. We can help create a new world of peace and good will. The familiar picture of the divine child surround by light in the realm of darkness gives an image of this newly born way of being in the world."
"Indulge yourself in fantasy, magic, and a mysterious happening that, in the words of Thomas Moore, "makes life merry and worthy of our complete devotion."  
Fee: $40 U.S.

Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Moore writes about his reflections on Ageless Soul

Thomas Moore writes "Personal Reflections on Ageless Soul" for Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health that accompanies a link to his program scheduled for the 16-18 November, 2018 weekend: Ageless Soul: Creatively Navigate Life’s Passages, Enjoy Growing Older, and Be Uniquely You.

Read his essay; then register for the program.
"In a program designed for everyone at any stage of life, join Thomas Moore to:

  • Reimagine aging in a fresh and positive light
  • Explore your own issues about getting older
  • Discover new ways of being spiritual
  • Creatively deal with retirement, sickness, and emotions such as fear, anger, loneliness, and loss
  • See the role of humor and storytelling throughout life’s phases."
  • Saturday, February 03, 2018

    Oprah's Super Soul Sunday podcast with Moore

    This week Super Soul Sunday lists Oprah Winfrey's conversation with Thomas Moore about his book, A Religion of One's Own as a podcast on iTunes If you don't use iTunes, the same audio may be accessed on Player FM: "Thomas Moore: A Religion of One's Own." This podcast is approximately 38 minutes.

    Moore appeared on the Super Soul Sunday television program Sunday 18 October 2015. Watch the video segments.

    Monday, September 04, 2017

    Gospel: The Book of Luke coming October 2017

    Seth Satterlee lists Thomas Moore's forthcoming Gospel book in Publisher's Weekly's "Fall 2017 Religion & Spirituality Announcements". After writing, "This season also features books that apply novel interpretive techniques to well-known texts and traditions," Satterlee describes the third volume in Moore's Gospel series A New Translation with Commentary, Reclaiming Jesus's Wisdom as Spiritual Guidance for Everyone  published by Skylight Paths to be released 24 October 2017:

    SkyLight Paths 
    "Gospel: The Book of Luke by Thomas Moore (Oct. 24 hardcover $21.99, ISBN 978-1-59473-638-4). In this fresh translation of the Gospels (including commentary) psychotherapist and former monk Moore strips the Gospel of Luke of a theological agenda and reclaims the Gospels as a fundamentally new way of imagining human life."

    Sunday, May 14, 2017

    A quote from Moore's new 2017 book Ageless Soul

    Friday, May 12, 2017

    "Like" and "follow" Thomas Moore on Instagram

    Pre-order Thomas Moore's new book:
    Ageless Soul
    due October 2017
    Twitter: @thomasmooresoul
    Instagram: thomasmooresoul
    Facebook: Thomas Moore

    Tuesday, April 25, 2017

    Open yourself to spiritual mystery through images

    Read Thomas Moore's column "The Spiritual Imagination" in the March-April 2017 issue of Spirituality & Health magazine. He states:
    "Here is how I see the imagination playing a central role in the spiritual life. Human beings have a natural pull deep into actual life with all its complexity and challenges. It’s wonderful — I call it soul. But we also have an instinct to explore and taste the mystery of it all and the highest, most ideal and sublime values. That is the spirit. But that mystery can’t be defined or placed in a test tube. We approach it through images that bring us close and give us good hints about the elusive element we’re searching for. The imagination — all those stories and parables and rituals — serves the spirit and gives image to the unnameable. To worship the image or confuse it with facts is to miss the very point of spiritual expression."
    Moore recommends, "There is a great deal to learn about the imagination, and the best way to begin might be to read one of the sacred stories, as story, and open yourself to the mysterious state of mind in which the story places you. Steep in it, live with it, talk about it, make it one of your own."

    Sunday, March 19, 2017

    Regard the writing life as a calling to contribute

    On Saturday 25 March 2017 Thomas Moore participates in the seventh annual Unicorn Writers' Conference at Reid Castle, Manhattanville College in Purchase, New York. For his noon-time workshop entitled "Becoming a Soulful Writer," Moore shares his approach.

    Seven Guidelines for Being a Successful and Soulful Author
    "The book business has changed radically from when I started publishing. But I still hold to certain principles that have allowed me to live a long and happy life as a full-time writer:

    1. Never stop learning the craft of writing.
    2. Read the best work inside and outside of your field or areas of interest.
    3. Help your readers read your books. Keep their happiness in mind.
    4. Don’t follow the crowd. Be an individual. Experiment and take risks.
    5. Be good to agents and publishers. They are people usually dedicated to produce the best books.
    6. Become a real, educated person so you have something real and worthwhile to write.
    7. Put more soul into your career and not so much ego. See your work as a calling and making a serious contribution."

    Wednesday, March 08, 2017

    GOSPEL The Book of Luke available in October

    The third book in Thomas Moore's GOSPEL series, The Book of Luke, ships 24 October 2017 and may be pre-ordered now through Amazon. Published by SkyLight Paths, The Book of Luke continues Moore's fresh translation with his own insights of the gospels.

    GOSPEL The Book of Luke: 
    A New Translation with Commentary 
    Reclaiming Jesus's Wisdom as Spiritual Guidance for Everyone
    by Thomas Moore
    Hardcover: 200 pages
    Publisher: SkyLight Paths
    October 24, 2017
    ISBN-10: 1594736383
    ISBN-13: 978-1594736384

    Thursday, November 03, 2016

    A guide to cultivate a more expansive world view

    Earlier this year Thomas Moore wrote "A Crack in the Sky" for his column in Spirituality & Health magazine. He includes:
    "We often mistakenly think that our task is to find out what is on the other side of the crack or door. Religions often claim that they know what that is and persuade millions of people to live by their hunch. I think our task is, rather, simply to get close to the crack and be aware of a doorway out of our limited view of things. Just knowing about the door changes us and affects how we live. Paradoxically, arriving at that high point of breakthrough, without knowing what’s on the other side, if anything, contributes greatly to our humanity and to the meaning of our lives. Our sheer proximity to the opening allows us to breathe."
    This is the same approach Moore takes in his new in book, The Soul of Christmas, that he hopes will appeal to Christians and non-Christians: "the universality in Jesus's message, its intelligence, and its relevance to life today."

    Thursday, September 29, 2016

    Order the October release of two Moore recordings

    On 25 October 2016 Amazon ships BetterListen!com's audiobook CD of two early Thomas Moore live events, the first one recorded at the New York Open Center: Soul and Everyday Life, and A Magical Life .

    "As Moore says, “The soul is greater than the smallness of our problems and our pasts. It is a part of our whole experience of the universe, and caring for the soul is not about introspection. Nor is it about understanding the mistakes our parents made.” Moore's view of the soul helps listeners to stop obsessing about the small stuff, and instead helps frame our lives in a broader and more healthful context."

    Listen to a short audio sample on Amazon's page from one of these early recordings.

    Soul and Everyday Life run time: 181 minutes
    A Magical Life run time: run time: 137 minutes

    MP3 CD – Audiobook, MP3 Audio, Unabridged
    Publisher: BetterListen; MP3 Una edition
    Date: October 25, 2016
    ISBN-10: 1531885071
    ISBN-13: 978-1531885076
    Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.5 x 6.8 inches

    Thursday, September 01, 2016

    Web resources for Thomas Moore's GOSPEL

     The Book of Matthew

    "Bestselling Author Gives the Gospels A Fresh Translation"
    Jean E. Barke, Publishers Weekly
    12 January, 2016

    "A new way of translating Matthew: 5:13-16"
    Bill Tammeus, Faith Matters
    13 May 2016

    Review of GOSPEL The Book of Matthew:
    A New Translation with Commentary, Jesus Spirituality for Everyone
    Roy Howard, The Presbyterian Outlook, August 8, 2016

    Thursday 22 September 2016
    For his Wake Up Call blog on Thursday, Tom Rapsas shares his nine favourite passages from Thomas Moore's new GOSPEL The Book of Matthew: A New Translation with Commentary, Jesus Spirituality for Everyone: "Rewriting Jesus: A New Take on the Gospel of Matthew". Click through Rapsas' top nine while contemplating the accompanying images.


    Sunday 23 October 2016, 3:00 p.m. 
    Care of the Soul in the 21st Century
    Seattle Public Theater
    7312 W. Green Lake Dr N.
    Seattle WA 98103
    Host: C. G. Jung Society, Seattle
    General Admission: $40
    Seattle Jung Society Members: $30


    Janet Conner
    Radical New Translation of the Gospel of Matthew
    Big Question: How do I recognize my personal sun?
    25 August 2016
    Approximately 56 minutes


    The Book of Mark

    Available 28 February 2017
    Order now.

    Web resources for A Religion of One's Own

    SOUL-CENTERED CONTEMPLATION starts August 15, 2016

    Contemplative Journal hosts a 3-part video series about soul-centered contemplation with Thomas Moore starting Monday 15 August, 2016. The series is $29.95 on Ruzuku.

    Part I Soulful Contemplation: The Basics – It’s important to tap into the soul when practicing the contemplative life, and Moore will explore the basics of the soul in video one.
    Part II Practicing Dream work A practice of dream work can help one reach the level of depth needed for a soul-oriented contemplative life. Closely related are the images of art. 

     Part III A Contemplative Way of Life Contemplative practices are one thing, but a seriously contemplative way of life is another. Moore breaks down tangible, everyday contemplative practices to deepen one’s soulful life.

    * A downloadable workbook with the video series.

    Watch Thomas Moore at Omega Institute

    Omega Institute shares an excerpt from Thomas Moore's book, A Religion of One's Own titled "Self-Therapy as Care, Not Repair". In the passage Moore lists ways to facilitate your self-care. FREE Registration to watch Moore's panel discussion Meeting Fear with Love recorded Wednesday 13 July 2016 at Omega. This video is available for viewing until October 2016.

    INTERVIEW 17 March 2016
    Bonnie Bright, graduate of Pacifica Graduate Institute and founder of Depth Psychology Alliance, talks with Thomas Moore in this guest post and 33 minute audio segment: "Spirit, Soul, and the Secular: An Interview with Thomas Moore"

    Visit Thomas Moore's Facebook page for A Religion of One's Own:

    December 10, 2015: "A Religion of One's Own develops the idea of a spiritual practice tailored to the individual, immensely appreciative of the spiritual traditions, and both worldly and visionary. All these ideas apply to the Christmas season, which could be seen as a universal celebration of light after darkness, hope, rebirth and a renewed commitment to a meaningful, generous life."

    Rabbi Rami Shapiro talks with Thomas Moore for Spirituality & Health magazine in his Essential Conversations podcast: The Shift in Spirituality with Thomas Moore
    3 February 2016
    Audio: 20 minutes

    A Religion of One's Own
    Interview by Rose Caiola
    Rewire Me
    Video: 39 minutes

    2015 October 5

    Thomas Moore's episode with Oprah Winfrey on SuperSoul Sunday, 18 October 2015.

    A press release states:
    ". . . now [Moore] believes we are facing an exhilarating new phase of our spiritual evolution. His broad message resonates with those who see themselves as spiritual, not necessarily religious, and he shares with Oprah ways to bring the soul and spirituality back into your life."

    14 June 2015
    Unity Magazine features "Listening in with Thomas Moore" by Katy Koontz in its July-August 2015 issue.
    KK: You suggest incorporating many different spiritual traditions in this religion of one’s own, but you also encourage skepticism. If all these different traditions are indeed a treasure trove, where everything has meaning and is sacred, why is skepticism necessary?

    TM: Because the traditions are also full of garbage — every one of them. You’re lucky to get 25 percent of really good stuff out of any of the traditions. Even some of the great people we quote all the time are good about some things and bad about others. Nobody has the whole picture, so you shouldn’t sell your soul to any one tradition. That’s why I think we’re entering a really interesting new era. We’re leaving the time when we become a member or follower of a religion, and now we’re going to use religions as resources — sorting the good from the bad. "
    This interview is also available as a pdf file.

    10 June 2015
    Last year authors Thomas Moore and Katrina Kenison were at Christ Church in Exeter NH to talk about cultivating soul in everyday life. Watch their presentation in this 1.5 hour video by AccessTV98.

     3 May 2015
    A Religion of One's Own: Public Talk and Conversation
    Thomas Moore's talk from 31 March 2014 at the Garrison Institute is available through after free registration.

    17 April 2015
    Moore's influence grows among spiritual leaders
    Thomas Moore moves up the list of Watkins Books' Mind Body Spirit top 100 Living Spiritual Leaders in 2015 to number 28, between Marianne Williamson and Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi (Amma). Last year he was number 85. Watkins Mind Body Spirit - Issue #41 (Spring 2015): "Celebrating spiritual activists, teachers & authors with Watkins Spiritual 100 list of the most spiritually influential living people."

    11 February 2015
    Oprah Winfrey Network shares an excerpt from Thomas Moore's new book, A Religion of One's Own:
    "Anyone can be a Mystic — Here's How"

    16 January 2015
    Spirtuality and Practice declares Thomas Moore's book A Religion of One's Own: A Guide to Creating a Personal Spirituality in a Secular World to be one of The Best Spiritual Books of 2014. In the list of 50 finalists it aces the Religion category.

    7 January 2015
    Thomas Moore's latest book, A Religion of One's Own: A Guide to Creating a Personal Spirituality in a Secular World (2014) is now available in paperback from Gotham. Moore invites readers to explore with him "the myriad possibilities for creating a personal spiritual life, either inside or outside formal religion, and to develop an inner life of purpose, meaning, and reflection."

    In today's emailed newsletter Moore writes, "I draw on insights I gathered during my twelve years as a monk and the much expanded, imaginative spirituality I practice in business, in my life as a writer and in my family."

    Brattleboro Community Television shares video of Thomas Moore's presentation "Your Mission in Life" delivered 14 April 2014 at Landmark College. Moore answers questions from the audience after his lecture.

    "Spiritual Disorders" Spirituality & Health May-June 2015
    "Skipping Stones" Spirituality & Health March-April 2015
    "The Place Beyond Seeking" Spirituality & Health January-February 2015
    "Wherever I Turn, You Are There" Spirituality & Health November-December 2014
    "Happy Accidents" Spirituality & Health July-August 2014
    ”This Fractured, Heavenly World”, Spirituality & Health May-June 2014
    "Reclaim Your Spiritual Growth", Spirituality & Health March-April 2014
    "Reflections" Penguin USA blog 30 January 2014
    "Your Own Personal Religion" Real Clear Religion 17 January 2014
    "A Chapel of One's Own" Spirituality & Health Jan-Feb 2014
    "A Faith Beyond Belief"Spirituality & Health Nov-Dec 2013
    "Announcing the Birth of a New Book" blog 4 December 2013
    "A Religion of One's Own" blog 9 September 2013
    “Soul is the depth of experience that makes us human and fully in the world. Spirit allows us to transcend, reach toward the infinite, be endlessly creative and find meaning and purpose."
    A Religion of One's Own
    Interview by Rose Caiola
    Rewire Me
    Video: 39 minutes
    2015 October 5

    Interview with Thomas Moore
    A Religion of One's Own
    Interview by CJ Liu
    Fire it Up with CJ
    Video: 47 minutes
    Wednesday 2 July 2014

    Thomas Moore at the Garrison Institute
    Garrison Institute, Garrison N.Y.
    Video: 17 minutes
    April 2014

    A Religion of One's Own
    Interview by Ted Simons
    Arizona Horizons
    Video: 16 minutes
    22 January 2014


    Unity Magazine, "Listening in with Thomas Moore", July-August 2015

    The Monadnock Ledger-Transcript publishes Priscilla Morrill's interview with Thomas Moore, "Finding a spiritual home" on Thursday 29 Januay 2015 about the paperback launch of A Religion of One's Own.

    Penguin Books shares "A Conversation with Thomas Moore" with the twelve questions offered to book clubs for A Religion of One's Own.

    "Thomas Moore on the Soul of Psychotherapy"
    by Deborah Kory
    psychotherapy. net
    June 2014

    "A Religion of One’s Own: An interview with Thomas Moore"
    Interview by Tim Miejan for The Edge magazine
    1 April 2014

    "Thomas Moore: Accounting for the Mysterious"
    by Susan Piperato
    1 March 2014

    Religion that's Personal
    Interview questions by Marcia Z. Nelson
    Publishers Weekly
    29 January 2014

    Author Talk January 2014 Reading Group, January 2014

    Interview by Pythia Peay for Psychology Today
    2014 January 10 Part One
    2014 January 15 Part Two
    2014 January 17 Part Three

    Rob Bell, former pastor and friend of Oprah Winfrey, talks with Thomas Moore during Episode 62 of his RobCast, recorded in Los Angeles. Moore talks about A Religion of One's Own and his 2016 projects.
    Audio: 45 minutes.
    November 2015

    "Creating a Personal Spiritual Style"
    Enrichment Hour with Mike Schwager
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
    Telephone interview: 1 hour audio
    20 July 2014

    "Book On Creating Personal Spiritual Styles"
    The Point with Mindy Todd
    Cape Cod NPR
    Audio: 17 minutes
    10 July 2014

    "An interview with Thomas Moore" podcast
    Interview by Mark Matousek for Psychology Today
    Audio file: 22 minutes
    Posted 12 May 2014
    Abridged transcript
    "Thomas Moore on A Religion of One's Own"
    Interview by Colin McEnroe, WNPR Connecticut
    Audio file: 50 minutes
    9 April 2014

    A Religion of One’s Own
    Interview by Rich Fisher, Studio Tulsa
    Audio: 29 minutes
    11 February 2014

    A Religion of One's Own
    Interview by Richard Brendan, Blog Talk Radio
    Audio: 54 minutes
    25 February 2014

    A Religion of One's Own
    Interview by Patricia Raskin
    Positive Living, Internet Radio
    Radio audio: 25 minutes
    3 February 2014

    A Religion of One's Own
    Interview by Nancy Reid & Lisa Smith
    Big Blend Radio
    California’s Yosemite Gold Country
    Audio: 30 minutes
    26 January 2014

    Interview by Julie Ann Turner
    iTunes podcast: 55 minutes
    5 February 2014
    Uncommon Awareness
    Interview by Dr. Lorraine Hurley
    Hour 1 53:51 minutes
    Hour 2 53:51 minutes
    3 February 2014

    A Religion Of Our Own For Spiritual Enrichment
    Interview by Rob Ferrett
    Wisconsin Public Radio
    Radio audio: 22 minutes
    22 January 2014

    DYI Religion
    Interview by Brian Lehrer
    Radio audio: 18 minutes
    2014 January 21

    A Religion of One's Own
    Interview by Erik Davis & Maja D'Aoust
    Expanding Mind, Progressive Radio Network
    Radio audio: 56 minutes
    2014 January 19

    A Religion of One's Own
    Interview by Joe Donahue
    WAMC Northeast Public Radio
    Radio audio: 22 minutes
    2014 January 22

    Conversation with Thomas Moore
    Interview by Mickey Huff& Peter Phillips
    Project Censored:
    Media Democracy in Action
    Pacifica Radio Network
    2014 January 17

    A Religion of One's Own
    Interview by Joseph Cooper & Bonnie Berman
    Topical Currents
    WLRN Miami
    Radio audio: 32 minutes
    2014 January 13

    SLIDESHOWS Nine Ways Faith Can Make You Happier.

    Spirituality & Practice: Gallery of 8 Quotes about crafting a personal religion.

    BOOK TRAILER VIDEO A Religion of One's Own

    Reading Group Guide PDF format with 12 questions

    Are you “spiritual but not religious”?
    It may be time to create your own religion

    Tom Rapsas, Contemplative Journal
    18 May 2014

    Book Review and Background
    Katrina Kenison
    30 January 2014

    "Two books offer good options for personal spiritual growth in 2014"
    Nancy L. Roberts, The Lay Catholic
    27 January 2014

    "Religion Unplugged"
    Pamela Morse Blog describes Moore's book signing in Tempe, Arizona and recommends the book.
    23 January 2014

    Book Review
    Pamela Morse Blog
    11 January 2014

    Book Review
    Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
    Spirituality & Practice

    Book Review
    Patricia Della-Piana Blog
    8 December 2013

    Wednesday, August 31, 2016

    GOSPEL Book of Mark available 28 February 2017

    Amazon announces the new release date for GOSPEL The Book of Mark: A New Translation with Commentary, Jesus Spirituality for Everyone is 28 February 2017.
    Moore "blends scholarship and pastoral guidance to highlight the Gospels’ teachings on earthly, rather than otherworldly, living in which community, compassion, inclusiveness, prayer and healing are key elements. He draws deeply from Greek philosophy, literature and spirituality to craft an accurate and challenging yet accessible translation that, free of religious moralism and dogmatism, is beautifully imaginative and inspirational."
    GOSPEL The Book of Mark: A New Translation with Commentary,
    Jesus Spirituality for Everyone

    Author: Thomas Moore
    Hardcover: 176 pages
    Publisher: SkyLight Paths; 1 edition
    Date: February 28, 2017
    ISBN-10: 1594736308
    ISBN-13: 978-1594736

    Saturday, August 20, 2016

    Moore contributes foreword to volume of poetry

    At the beginning of the summer this year, University Professors Press released Journey of the Wounded Soul: Poetic Companions for Spiritual Struggles by Louis Hoffman and Steve Fehl.
    "From the sacred scriptures of the world religions through contemporary times, poetry has helped individuals express and work through spiritual struggles. Journey of the Wounded Soul continues this ancient tradition in a contemporary voice. This collection of poems brings voice to spiritual struggles, seeking to create a community through poetic voice."
    In his Foreword to this collection, Thomas Moore writes:
    "I’d like every psychology major in the world to read the brilliant introduction that doesn’t miss a step in keeping us close to our humanity and offering solid, profound and reliable ideas for navigating the complex ways of the most ordinary life …
    This is poetry that stands on its own but is especially useful when you are in one of life’s dark nights or tunnels. It doesn’t cheer you up; instead it takes you deep in thought to the mysteries working themselves out in what you feel to be problems and challenges."
    Moore is described as bestselling author of Care of the Soul, Soul Mates, The Soul’s Religion, and A Religion of One’s Own. He also wrote Dark Nights of the Soul.

    Journey of the Wounded Soul:
    Poetic Companions for Spiritual Struggles
    by Louis Hoffman and Steve Fehl
    Foreword by Thomas Moore
    Paperback: 224 pages
    Publisher: University Professors Press
    Date: June 16, 2016
    ISBN-10: 193968613X
    ISBN-13: 978-1939686138

    Monday, July 11, 2016

    Omega offers free registration for Moore's panel

    Omega Institute shares an excerpt from Thomas Moore's new book, A Religion of One's Own: A Guide to Creating a Personal Spirituality in a Secular World, titled "Self-Therapy as Care, Not Repair". In this passage Moore lists helpful ways to facilitate your self-care.

    Moore teaches at Omega through this retreat week. Register now for his free panel discussion Meeting Fear with Love this Wednesday, July 13 at 8:00 p.m. This video is available for free viewing until 11 October 2016.

    Thursday, June 23, 2016

    Moore's foreword in new edition about Saint Teresa

    Publishers Weekly writes in "Mother Teresa Books Cluster Around Canonization" that the canonization of Mother Teresa on 4 September 2016 is bringing new, and new editions of old books to market. The list of titles includes No Greater Love Commemorative Edition:
    "With a foreword by Thomas Moore (Care of the Soul), this book was originally published in 1997 and has sold almost 210,000 copies in hardcover and trade paperback editions, according to NWL [New World Library, publisher]. In her writings, Mother Teresa contemplates love, prayer, giving, service, poverty, forgiveness, and Jesus, and the book ends with a short biography and an interview with her about working with the poor and the dying. The new edition also includes Pope John Paul II’s homily from Mother Teresa’s Beatification Mass on Oct. 19, 2003."

    Tuesday, May 24, 2016

    Translation makes gospel a compelling guide now

    In his introduction to The Book of Matthew in  GOSPEL The Book of Matthew: A new translation with commentary, Thomas Moore writes "the heart of the matter comes at Matthew 10:7-8, when Jesus sends the apostles out to do their work, following his example:

    The kingdom is drawing near.
    Care for those who are suffering.
    Wake up those who are unconscious.
    Refresh those who have suffered.
    Get rid of daimonic tendencies.

    This passage gives a five-point set of instructions for both the apostles and the reader today."

    Moore provides background for this fresh translation in his commentary for Chapter 10 when he discusses therapeia, awakening, catharsis and daimonia.

    Friday, May 13, 2016

    Befriend your spiritual complexes to contain them

    Thomas Moore recommends we befriend our "Spiritual Complexes" in his March-April column for Spirituality & Health magazine. He writes:
    "A psychological complex is a set of emotions, memories, anxieties, desires, and habits focused around a theme — my need for family comfort, for example — that urges a person in a certain direction that may or may not fit his or her conscious and rational purposes. For example, you may do certain things automatically, desperately, and compulsively in spite of yourself.

    Most of us have a certain collection of complexes that shape our lives and identity. They are not bad things, yet they cause trouble when they get out of hand. It helps to get to know them and tame them and get them in tune with your values and ideas. I’m not telling you to repress these complexes and imagine that you have to create a perfectly healthy self by controlling them. The goal is more to befriend them. C. G. Jung said that they’re like separate people inside us and that we can dialogue with them and give them some acceptance and containment. James Hillman advised not “feeding” them, and thereby not increasing their hold on you. He once told me to put my depression in a suitcase and carry it with me — close but not dominating." 
    He continues, "Fanaticism, close-mindedness, self-denial, guilt, proselytizing, excessive devotion to a teacher or a teaching, and moralism — all are signs of a spiritual complex. Try to talk to well intentioned people caught in these complexes, and you can’t reach the human being. The complex is too strong. Often, like-minded church members or leaders support the complex by maintaining a closed system and encouraging extreme positions."

    Moore suggests ". . . you can learn to distinguish between passion, which is usually a good thing, and being taken over by an anxious and demanding idea that makes you rather crazy and out of synch with the people around you."

    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

    Wednesday, February 17, 2016

    Watch Moore's free streaming event this Tuesday

    Watch Thomas Moore's free streaming presentation Tuesday 23 February 2016, 7:00 p.m. EST on the web: Becoming a Soulful Person in a Soulful World

    Where: High Mowing School, Wilton, New Hampshire
    When: Tuesday February 23, 7:00 p.m.
    Web: Livestream on High Mowing School’s website at

    "Why do some young people seem able to meet the world, while others sink into depression and act out? Is the ability to find joy in an awakened life a choice or is it predestined? These questions will be the subject of a livestreamed conversation with Care of the Soul author Thomas Moore on February 23, at High Mowing School. The free talk will be held in front of the fireplace in the Big Room in the school’s main building and the public is welcome.

    "'It isn’t enough to be alive and developing physically,' Moore explains, 'you also need to be alive to your spirit and soul, and that means you have to be aware of what’s going on inside you and in your world.'"

    Sunday, February 07, 2016

    Experience Lent through Spirituality of the Gospels

    Thomas Moore's Spirituality of the Gospels for Lent 2016 e-course with Spirituality & Practice begins this week, Wednesday 10 February, 2016 (Ash Wednesday) and continues for forty days (until Easter Sunday).

    Spirituality of the Gospels
    "It's a spirituality that does not have to be tied to a particular tradition and is accessible to anyone — people lovingly involved in the Christian tradition, lovingly involved in another tradition, not interested in religion, or somewhere in the gray areas of this spectrum."

    The e-course includes:
    • 40 emails with a Gospel passage, commentary  by Thomas Moore, a practice to bring the teaching into daily life, and a suggested creative project plus 6 additional emails.
    • 4 short audios and 3 short videos from Thomas Moore on key Gospel themes.
    • A live hour-long teleconference with Thomas Moore. He will answer questions from e-course participants.
    • A Practice Circle for sharing reflections with Thomas Moore and other participants.
    "The Gospels offer a radically fresh, utopian view of how to live life in a new way — free of self-interest, greed, excessive aggression and depression. They speak to everyone and offer an optimistic and communal way of life." — Thomas Moore
    Cost: $65.00 Register now.

    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 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

    Friday, October 30, 2015

    Religion may include the unknown and optimism

    During the airing of Super Soul Sunday on Sunday 18 October 2015, Oprah Winfrey asks Thomas Moore to finish this sentence, "I believe ..."

    Moore responds:
    "I believe the ultimate purpose and way of going about life is unknown but that it's worth it to consistently search for it, and in my own action, to have the optimism to make my life and the whole world turn out for the best."

    Friday, October 23, 2015

    Let's work through the challenges of relationships

    Harper Collins Publishers reissues Soul Mates: Honoring the Mysteries of Love and Relationship at the same time as the anniversary edition of Care of the Soul. According to the original description for Soul Mates:
    "The author of Care of the Soul shows readers how 'soul intimacy' can be cultivated through letter writing, conversations, sexuality, jealousy, boredom, and endings, and how the soul is enriched through the tribulations of life." 
    This new version of Soul Mates may be pre-ordered on

    Soul Mates: Honoring the Mysteries of Love and Relationship
    by Thomas Moore
    Paperback: 304 pages
    Publisher: Harper Perennial
    On sale: January 26, 2016
    ISBN-10: 0062466860
    ISBN-13: 978-0062466860

    Sunday, September 27, 2015

    Care of Your Soul and Spirit conversation in Ireland

    Enjoy an evening of conversation with Thomas Moore on Wednesday 21 October 2015 starting at 7:30 p.m. in Tipperary, Ireland. Local author and poet Grace Wells joins Moore to talk about Care of Your Soul and Spirit. Wells moved to Ireland from London in 1991. This event invites a broad audience and may be of particular interest to people in caring and teaching roles.

    General admission ticket + fee: €26.88
    Concession ticket + fee: €16.43

    Hotel Minella
    Coleville Road
    County Tipperary

    Tuesday, August 25, 2015

    Featured with meditation and mindfulness experts

    Thomas Moore contributes to Llewellyn’s Complete Book of Mindful Living: Awareness & Meditation Practices for Living in the Present Moment, available 8 April 2016. According to the Llewellyn Trade Catalog Winter 2016, page 17:
    "Enhance your awareness, gain higher focus and happiness, and improve all levels of your health with the discussions and practices in this guide to mindful living. Featuring a variety of meditation and mindfulness experts — including Michael Bernard Beckwith, Jack Canfield, Thomas Moore, Cyndi Dale, Guy Finley, and many others — Llewellyn’s Complete Book of Mindful Living presents topics ranging from building your foundation of practice to reaching your potential and loving your body."
    This book is divided into five sections:
    For Basic Understanding and Practices,
    For Your Health,
    For Love of Your Body,
    For Reaching Potential, and
    For Subtle Energy and Spirit.

    Editors: Robert Butera, PhD and Erin Byron, MA
    Format: Paperback:
    Print Length: 432 pages
    Publisher: Llewellyn Publications (April 8, 2016)
    ISBN-10: 0738746770
    ISBN-13: 978-0738746777
    Pre-order now on

    Saturday, August 08, 2015

    Moore offers personal spirituality course on CDs

    Sounds True offers a 6-CD audio learning course by Thomas Moore called A Personal Spirituality: Finding Your Own Way to a Meaningful Life that will be available 1 March 2016 for $69.95 US. It may be pre-ordered on now. According to the publisher:
    "In these six sessions, he illuminates the sacred aspect of relationships, vocation, and personal identity; examines the shadow side of both spirituality and pure secularism; offers guidance for looking beyond dogma in religious traditions; and inspires us to find a spiritual path that honors both our modern intelligence and the imperatives of the soul."
    Product Details
    Audio CD
    Publisher: Sounds True (March 1, 2016)
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 1622036093
    ISBN-13: 978-1622036097
    Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 1 x 6 inches