Monday, October 14, 2013

Enchantment is living in a bungalow of stories

Snowbirdredux posts "I Do Believe" in which the blogger shares pictures of her magical garden and refers to Joseph Campbell. She writes, "It’s no coincidence that the other books which sit upon my 'favorites' shelf, along with Joseph Campbell, are my Mom’s A Book of Angels by Sophy Burnham, the Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang, Riting Myth, Mythic Writing by Dennis Patrick Slattery, and Care of the Soul and The Re-Enchantment of Everyday Life, both by Thomas Moore.

The quote from Moore’s The Re-Enchantment of Everyday Life includes, "Enchantment is a condition of unending suspension of disbelief, the willingness to live in a bungalow of stories rather than a warehouse of facts. It places imagination before information, and wisdom before intelligence…"

Friday, October 04, 2013

Reviewer praises Moore's Dark Nights of the Soul

Thomas Moore's book Dark Nights of the Soul: A Guide to Finding Your Way Through Life's Ordeals won the award for Best Psychology Book of 2004 at the Books for a Better Life gala held the following year. Yesterday's review of Dark Nights of the Soul by Pasquale di Rago includes:
"Thomas Moore gives up deep insights into the Modern Soul, suffering in an indifferent and at times cynical world. Beyond depression there is a place that is very personal very real and full of pain, and full of Truth, Beauty and Wisdom. Thomas, lets us in to this silent, still place, offering both a map and a compass to navigate its varied terrain." 
Dark Nights of the Soul: 
A Guide to Finding Your Way Through Life's Ordeals 
by Thomas Moore
Hardcover: 329 pages
Publisher: Gotham; 1st edition 3 May 2004
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1592400671
ISBN-13: 978-1592400676