Episode #5 When The Answer Is A Question
“I always have tried to bring soul and spirit together. I haven't wanted to separate those two things. And even my most recent books pick up these themes.”
Thomas Moore left his home and family at age 13 to pursue the Priesthood. Inspired by life as a monk and a student, he spent over a decade immersed in a classical and spiritual education. Stacking up degrees while cultivating his interests, he grew more open-minded than his religious structure until…the very inspiration that had led him on this path was suddenly gone. Without support from his colleagues, he made his way out into the big world to find another path forward.
Listen to this Hero’s Journey where Thomas pays homage to the brilliant mentors who called out his various gifts and reveals his belief in the mysterious angelic voice that guides his life.
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Thomas Moore is the author of the number one New York Times bestseller Care of the Soul. He has written twenty-four other books about bringing soul to personal life and culture, deepening spirituality, humanizing medicine, finding meaningful work, imagining sexuality with soul and doing religion in a fresh way. In his youth he was a Catholic monk and studied music composition. He has a Ph.D. in Religious Studies from Syracuse University and was a university professor for a number of years. He is also a psychotherapist influenced mainly by C. G. Jung and James Hillman. In his work he brings together spirituality, mythology, depth psychology and the arts, emphasizing the importance of images and imagination. He often travels and lectures, hoping to help create a more soulful society.
His family members are also deeply involved in spiritual approaches to the arts: His wife, Hari Kirin, is an accomplished painter and teaches a course she has created on Yoga and Art; his daughter Ajeet is a musician and recording artist and spiritual teacher; his stepson Abraham is an architect focusing on design related to the social aspects of building. Thomas also writes fiction, arranges music and plays golf in New Hampshire, where he has lived for twenty years.
Learn about Thomas and his Soul Psychology e-course, speaking engagements, and order his most recent book Ageless Soul.
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THIS EPISODE IS SPONSORED BY THESE GENEROUS PATRONS:
GENE & SUSAN MILLER • JOHN & KAREN FERRARO • ROBIN SEVERN-FISCHETTE • PETER & SUSAN SVENSK