Monday, July 18, 2016

Move away from being a follower to being a creator

Celia Hales reviews Thomas Moore's A Religion of One's Own: A Guide to Creating aPersonal Spirituality in a Secular World under the headline "Developing a Religion", relating it to A Course in Miracles and A Course of Love.

Hales writes, "I suspect that Moore has read A Course in Miracles, as have most religious leaders of today, but he does not lean on its philosophy to any real extent. The similarities to ACIM and A Course of Love are, instead, perennial wisdom with Moore’s particular take on today’s plight. The thesis of A Religion of One’s Own is that we have been living too much of a secular life, a life that has failed us, and it is mandatory that we overturn this tendency by sampling the rich heritage in religion, mythology, psychology that is available to us. Throughout this book, he gives hints of how to incorporate this heritage into our modern day life."

She concludes, "A Religion of One’s Own is an important book, fully promising an enthusiastic following in line with Moore’s earlier Care of the Soul. A wholehearted recommendation."