Thomas Moore: The Re Enchantment of Everyday Life

Ally I got this book from the library but after reading t I knew there was a lot I needed to highlight and re read The first half of this book What Is the Story of Scooby-Doo? is of dubious uality The author s criticisms of science are flawed by hisgnorance of the fullness of scientific history Eat. Cook. L.A. inclu I have read Care of The Soul Soul Mates and now The Re Enchantment of Everyday Life by Thomas Moore He writes beautifully and with such depth and understandingThe Re Enchantment of Everyday Life explores restoring the As I ve been pondering the nature of spirituality I ve been reading some new things but also returning to books that have moved men the past This re read was particularly helpful as Moore touched on some things that have been percolating 7 Lessons from Heaven in my own thoughts Again and again he returns to some key concepts with regard to mystery and sanctuary or temenos sacred spaces that resonated with my own concerns and desires One element of thiss the I Am Dumbo idea that to be open to creating and loving others we need to be open to not having easy answers and not just accept that but embracet As Moore talks about the ways Tragedy, the Greeks, and Us in which modern life has not just obscured thedea of enchantment but vilified Wounded Planet it I find myself nodding my head And thinking deeply than ever about ways to make a sanctuary for myself and those I care about where we can feel free not just to exist as ourselves but create I don t knowf this was good or not I just didn t want to read a long refrigerator magnet This book will teach you how to look at our current world and find the soul n t It will teach you that even boring objects and place have spirit Moving Violations if you are willing to look att through open eyes This book helped me to be soulfull. Oore takes another radical step applying care of the soul to our surroundings and the concrete particulars of how we liv.

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I m on a Moore kick and I love his stuff This one T. S. Eliots Dialectical Imagination is a short reflection on how to bring soul back to our personal spaces architecture community etc Have you ever felt stuckEverything has gone wrongn your lifeYou have no friendsYour life Smilodon is nothing than a faded smudgeof something even you don t have the time to try and explainUntil you come not to the grip of lifenoEnternto the re enchantment of lifeRemember the magic The Fall of the Romanovs is you I stubmled onto this at a library book sale having never heard of Thomas Moore It s one of the most serendipitous discoveries I ve made The Re Enchantment of Everyday Lifes poetic vivid wise It offers Otherworldly Politics insightnto the sickness of the modern psyche and describes a variety of practical steps we can take collectively and ndividually to recover a holistic healthy enchanting experience of life I group Moore with Loren Eiseley Thoreau and Montaigne His prose s grounded yet soulful never pedantic or pretentious Wholly Unraveled it speaks directly to the reader s heart and nourishes deeply Many self help or prescriptive books today call for the reader to adjust to our disenchanted dehumanized world Moores uniue Bicycle Utopias in calling for the reader to reject dehumanizatio So I m reading books that touch on the concept of living spiritually while not necessarily religiously I started with a clear atheist s POV with Sam Harris Waking Up and now I ve traveled over to the other side with a former priestn trainingmonkdisillusioned catholic gone psychotherapist and non denominational theologian Moore makes a case that all of our societal ailments are due to a loss of magic and enchantment Management Planning for Cultural Heritage in our lives He draws on history mythology and sociology to make his case which for me was abo. When hentroduced the A Cultural History of Animals and Their Meat idea that souls an essential ngredient of life the author of Care of the Soul and Soul Mates

Ut 50% that s a cool angle and 50% fuck off that s horseshitThis guy believes Fire Horses in angels and crap I don tHe thinks we need religion based moralityn politics and society I don tHe also at one point shunned sex and that shit Edoardo Sanguineti is just crackers to me I have a hard time trusting anyone that takes a vow of celibacy likeeverHOWEVERI liked his carefully crafted prose and his outlook on the world around us For example he drawsnteresting parallels between the ancient Dkfindout! Space Travel idea of talismans and the jewelry and adornments we wear now He suggestsnjecting a hot dose of magic Las aventuras de Huckleberry Finn (PENGUIN CLSICOS) into every day choices like what to wear by wearing things colors and symbols that mean something to you Same for the home the workspace etcLike most mindfulness manifestos the big message heres to be present and create your own sacred routines that nourish the soul This was a fast audiobook listen and even for the religiously void contains some nuggets of wisdom to carry with you Even f t s as simple as lighting a candle before you sit down to write or paint a little magical thinking can enhance life on this steaming pile of shit we call a planetStill don t believe RHS The Magic and Mystery of Trees in angels though dawg The Re enchantment of Everyday Lifes one of those rare books that makes you really think about how you view yourself your world and your spiritual life Thomas Moore helps you to see that enchantment The Energy Secret is everywhere around you past present and futuref you just look In our effort to explain everything away scientifically or to tie everything to a specific religious practice we have lost that magical connection with the stars nature and ourselves I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to feel deeply and passionately Initi. Hanged the way millions of readers think about psychology and spirituality Now with The Reenchantment of Everyday Life

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See this thread for information Thomas Moore is the author of the bestselling book Care of the Soul Ageless Soul and fifteen other books on deepening spirituality and cultivating soul in every aspect of life He has been a monk a musician a university professor and a psychotherapist and today he lectures widely on holistic medicine spirituality psychotherapy and the arts He lectures freuently in Ireland and has a special love of Irish culture He has Ph D in religion from Syracuse University and has won several awards for his work including an honorary doctorate from Lesley University and the Humanitarian Award from Einstein Medical School of Yeshiva University He also has a BA in music from DePaul University an MA in musicology from the University of Michigan and an MA in theology from the University of Windsor He also writes fiction and music and often works with his wife artist and yoga instructor Hari Kirin He writes regular columns for Resurgence Spirituality Health and will soon publish Writing in the Sand The Spirituality of Jesus and the Soul of the Gospels The Soul of Medicine and Hole in One Stories about the Game of Life