Saturday, August 27, 2011

Care of the Soul regarded as self-help classic

On Thursday New Model Advertiser reposts the review of Thomas Moore's book Care of the Soul published in 50 Self-Help Classics: 50 Inspirational Books to Transform Your Life (2003) by Tom Butler-Bowdon. Butler-Bowdon's review includes, "Care of the soul is ‘an application of poetics to everyday life’, bringing imagination back into those areas of our lives that are devoid of it and re-imagining the things that we believe we already understand. Rewarding relationships, fulfilling work, personal power and peace of mind are gifts of the soul. They are difficult to achieve because the idea of soul does not exist for most of us, instead making itself known through physical symptoms and complaints, anguish, emptiness or general unease." This review and others for books such as James Hillman's The Soul's Code and Pierre Teilhard de Chardin's  The Phenomenon of Man from 50 Self-Help Classics are available on Butler-Bowdon's site.

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