Saturday, December 22, 2012

Library blog showcases Moore's The Soul of Sex

Friday on its blog, California's Union City Library posts an early review, "The Soul of Sex / Thomas Moore". Moore's book The Soul of Sex: Cultivating Life as an Act of Love was published in 1998. In reference to Moore's book Care of the Soul, the review states, "Moore’s approach was satisfyingly 'soulful' in the sense that he emphasized the wisdom and integration that can come when we accept and cultivate the desires of our bodies and imaginations instead of seeking transcendence. Here, Moore uses the same rich trove of learning to explore many facets of sex, in fantasy, in the lure of the body and in the whole range of our relationships from marriage to the workplace."

The review concludes, "In Moore’s analysis, Jesus is epicurean in his love of life, and each of us can expand our vision of sexuality to include the energy that creates beauty and builds friendships and community. While lacking the verve and economy of Care of the Soul, Moore’s latest work educates as it entertains."

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Moore's books recommended for holiday wish list

At the beginning of this month Judith Dreyer writes, "December is here, a time of Christmas, the joy of new beginnings and gifts. We gather and share and think of others with our gifts. I would like to focus on three men and suggest that these authors make your wish lists this holiday season."

On her blog At the Garden's Gate, Dreyer names "3 Remarkable Men: Their Gifts", men whose writings she has found helpful through the years. She first describes three books by Thomas Moore: Care of the Soul, A Life at Work, Dark Nights of the Soul. Dreyer responds, "He reminds me most importantly to accept it all, to let the pot simmer a bit with all I have put in. I enjoy his reminder of the process, to embrace the deep knowing of who I am."

She then acknowledges Wayne Dyer and Alan Cohen. In her previous post Dreyer lists three women who inspire her.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Psych Central writer recommends Care of the Soul

Introducing today’s Best of our Blogs for Psych Central, associate editor Brandi-Ann Uyemura writes, "I picked up a little book called Care of the Soul by Thomas Moore on a trip recently." She states, "Although I’ve just begun to read it, I’m already enamored. Unlike a lot of things you read about mental illness, Moore doesn’t believe in trying to simply fix or eradicate our so-called problems, depression and anxiety included."

She paraphrases "’s the difference between believing something is wrong with you, and perceiving your problems as a healthy signal that some area of your life needs attention."

Uyemura concludes, "The secret to successfully dealing with any difficulty is to confront it. Avoiding and escaping end up adding to your suffering."