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New York Times bestseller for over ten months, this is a life-style guide that shows how to add spirituality, depth, and meaning to modern-day life by nurturing the soul. It shows you how to look more deeply into emotional problems and sense the sacredness in ordinary things, easing frustration and emptiness and broadening your perspective on the meaning of your life.
Thomas Moore's books have sold over two million copies. Care of the Soul and Soul Mates are both New York Times bestsellers.
Read by Peter Thomas.
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More About Thomas Moore & Peter Thomas
Thomas Moore, Ph.D., wrote the phenomenal #1 bestsellers Care of the Soul and SoulMates as well as many other successful books. Moore was a Catholic monk for twelve years and later became a psychotherapist, earning degrees in theology, musicology, and religion. Moore now lectures extensively throughout North America.
Thomas Moore currently resides in the state of New Hampshire. Thomas Moore was born in 1940.
Thomas Moore has published or released items in the following series...
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An Analysis of the Human Experience of the Soul Jan 14, 2009
"If we persist in our modern way of treating depression as an illness to be cured only mechanically and chemically, we may lose the gifts of soul that only depression can provide." ~ pg. 146
Thomas Moore believes that we have neglected our souls. So in this book he seeks to provide both advice and spiritual guidance. However, to me at least, there seems to be very little in the way of guidance. There is nothing really practical about "caring" for the soul besides dream analysis, reading poetry and creating art. Most of the book focuses on mythology and how it relates to real life.
Thomas Moore also uses stories from his own practice as a psychologist to further illustrate his points. He discusses marriage, creativity, money, family, narcissism, love, jealousy, envy, power, depression, illness and work. Throughout the book he makes constant reference to the ideas of Freud and Jung. I'm not sure what he exactly means when he says: "discard the salvation wish." He does talk about Jesus quite frequently but doesn't expand on this subject.
In sections of this book Thomas Moore talks about gods and goddesses and seems to be in favor of polytheism. Still, whenever I read a book by Thomas Moore I end up understanding my life more as he makes sense of the complexities of life. If you love reading about mythology then this book will interest you.
While this book was more highly readable than Soul Mates, I much preferred reading Dark Nights of the Soul.
~The Rebecca Review
True to his word - Good quality Nov 3, 2008
The book I was sent was in very good condition, only having a few small water marks at the bottom of a few pages. I would have stated this in the description of the book. Other than that, very clean and appears pretty much like new. Thank you for your honesty and quick delivery! Very satisfied.
Soulful Wisdom Sep 20, 2008
This is a creative book in which Thomas Moore synthesizes psychological,spiritual and religious knowledge and beliefs of his into a deeper description and analysis of the idea of a soul. Who among us, with the possible exception of theologians, has spent much time even thinking about what a soul is? We use words like soul, spirit, intuition, instinct, feelings, emotions, etc., all the time, but seldom do we take the time to develop meaning for these words that ring true, or resonate on the level of personal experience. Moore peppers the book with numerous case studies of clients he has counseled. These examples add a great deal of interest and insight into Moore's thinking. He leads us into an examination of soul - what it is, what it might be, what it represents. This journey can serve to expand and open new realms for readers.
He adds depth to the book's message by suggesting that care of the soul works both ways: we care for our soul by listening, nurturing and abiding it. We are also cared for by our soul in the ways that it guides our lives, most often subconsciously. Moore equates aspects of the soul to our psychological shadows and subconscious realm of suppressed and repressed feelings, emotions and desires. His approach offers a useful perspective for better understanding the role of our shadows and for coping with it - including simply accepting the mystery the soul delivers.
This analysis includes a look at the inseparability of our soul from the soul of all-that-is. In doing so, Moore draws the connection between care of the individual's soul and the destiny of the broader ecology.
At times, Moore seems to fall back on his theological training with the Catholic church. These sections feel a little awkward juxtaposed to the deeper spiritual nature of the book. At these times he slips into a bit of a lecturing, imploring tone that, in its certainty, seems out of place in comparison to his celebration of the mysteries of the soul throughout most of the rest of book.
Recommended reading for its creative exploration of these interesting ideas!
Enlightened Soul Care Oct 10, 2007
I found the book to provide sound, every day recommendations for the care of my soul which has been neglected for many years. The book was recommended by a therapist and it is well worth the time to read it.
The best book for understanding depression & other nuerosis Jul 12, 2007
The new paradigm Moore presents for psychology is extrordinary! He permits people self respect and an avenue for growth within depression or other mental disorders. Should be a must read for every one.