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The Soul's Religion [PDF / Epub] ✪ The Soul's Religion ☆ Thomas Moore – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk This long awaited companion volume to the bestselling Care of the Soul is Thomas Moore at his most provocative celebrating the mystery of the spiritual and rejecting simplistic paths to religious visi This long awaited companion volume to the bestselling Care of the Soul is Thomas Moore at his most provocative celebrating the mystery of the spiritual and rejecting simplistic paths to religious visionIn The Soul's Religion Moore goes beyond the precepts of tradition and external religious practice to show how readers can find the spirit moving in everyday life In this challenging and comprehensive revisioning of religion and spirituality Moore provokes the reader to reimagine how a rich and personal spiritual life can be within the grasp of every seeker.


10 thoughts on “The Soul's Religion

  1. Adodom Adodom says:

    This was a delicious book and one I will return to for reflections There were so many things written that as I age I found extremely important regarding spirituality Moore writes like music and was a joy to read


  2. Chayne Chayne says:

    I borrowed this book from the library on a whim and found it actually pretty good I haven't read his other books and can't exactly remember much from this one but the one thing that I think made it completely worthwhile was his notion about how we read spiritual texts and puruse spirituality to better embrace the mystery and not to understand it I feel as if I want to KNOW what it all means and for it to be concrete but really we should be interested in it to better accept and enjoy the intangibility of not knowing instead It is in that we are able to understand


  3. Magdelanye Magdelanye says:

    confessionI wish Thomas Moore was my dadOh I know he's not so very much older than me but his tender wisdom dispensed with such tolerance and care;his warmth and sense of playfulness;and above all his attentive appreciation of the other are all ualities children need to blossom into confident creative and capable adultsIf he was my dad he might have been able to offer me some spiritual guidanceand guaranteed lively conversation at the dinner table that would have pre empted the heavy silences punctuated by meaningless chatter that so stultified my soul and ruined my digestionThat saidcan I be trusted to give a useful account of this book? I think soThe fact that I love TM and loved this book does not outweigh my opinion that while introduced as a seuel of sorts toCare of the Soul Guide for Cultivating Depth and Sacredness in Everyday Lifecomparing the twoSR lacks somewhat in complexityintensity and impact In a seven star sysyem I would give a 6;in the GR system 4 will have to doTM certainly does a thourough job of cataloging contemporary dissillusionment with organized religionAs a former priesthe is pretty disillusioned himself about THE CHURCHThat is one of the things that impressed me right away when I was introduced to his work how he takes his issues and moves though themfacing suare on things many spiritually inclined authors might entirely gloss overThe Souls Religion is presented in 40 succinct chaptersalmost like sermons but with no hint of moralizingThe chapters are further classified into eight sectionseach adressing the main points Moore wants to emphasize He makes a passionate case regarding not the dangers or the temptations or even the drawbacks of an entirely secular life but the dangers of the ommission of the sacred in our lives and dealingsTM would return a sense of mystery and romance to the sacred dimension instead of relegating it to a minor and mainly social optionMoores arguements stem from his conviction that all life is sacred and all religions have something important to contribute to the ethics of it He contradicts the ruthlessly scientific viewpoint that dominates modern philosophy and undermines the sacredness of being by reducing it to physical symptoms You can't kick it but you can feel it he notes It is our passionsour desire for freedomour loves our appreciation and zest for life our uniue viewpoints and sensitivities These are our only weapons against the soul crushing conclusions of a nihilism that regards individuals as interchangable units and life as an essentailly dreary burdenIt is Moores gift to restore to us a vision of life rich in choicesrecieved as a giftinfused with joy


  4. Dana Dana says:

    Each time I sat to read this book I felt like I was wearing a warm and fuzzy blanket Moore writes from the heart For someone who is a seeker his writing is a welcome and supportive addition to my journey


  5. Craig Bergland Craig Bergland says:

    I find it difficult to fairly evaluate this book It was on the whole very good though at times I found it to get bogged down That may be my own struggle with what I found to be some inconsistencies in Moore's thought around monasticism which I found to be a bit idealistic at times especially for someone who left the monastery Considering the book as a whole he seems to drift a bit on the issue of religious authority and at times almost contradicts himself Still it's very good and I may be nit picking I would recommend it


  6. JP JP says:

    Our capacity to see through the imperfections of Religion that is accessible only to the imagination schooled in the sacred My favourite author He walk this time with religious activities about some absurd perceptions of practices and thoughts Any amount of change may destroy the concept of religionIf we go deep you may look so much of flaws in practice in religion but it has a chance of continuing is certain because 99 percent of the people follow the religion in shallow depth and 1% can feel the discomfort of the behaviour of church or templeI loved this book Coz it was written with immense enlightenment and it brushes lightly and precisely Thomas Moore never disappoint his readers


  7. Theresa Sjoquist Theresa Sjoquist says:

    The Soul's Religion Thomas MooreCultivating a profoundly Spiritual Way of Life A companion to Care of the SoulHarperCollinsThe Soul's Religion is essentially a rendition of Thomas Moore's personal journey through and towards spiritualityHe touches again and again upon his birth given religion Catholicism but stands apart from it open to the entry of other forms of spiritual understanding While he is willing to acknowledge the shortcomings of Catholicism he appreciates also the modes of worship and philosophical outlook it providesThe Soul's Religion offers a refreshing advocacy of the allowance of mystery into our lives in combination with the idea that no belief or spiritual outlook should be fixed Moore invites the reader to an openess of mind and heart and he encourages the exploration of the material world as a mode of living spirituallyThomas Moore's willingness to be wrong makes The Soul's Religion a gentle invitation to explore our own beliefs about the meaning of life and our place in it and the place of God in our deeply personal livesThis is a thought provoking book and a non judgemental joyful encounter with spirituality It's well written easy to assimilate and split neatly into short chapters Highly recommended for those seeking answers to spiritual uestionsFirst Published in Good Reading Magazine


  8. Sandy Sandy says:

    Moore's other books Care of the Soul and Soul Mates were much better than this one This book has an airy uality to it I never feel uite grounded while I'm reading it However one uote impressed me in the way it spoke to my life practicing therapy was my spiritual practice and now writing has taken its place Perhaps that is why this book seems ungrounded it may be an expression of his religionhis soul which makes it indefinable territory for a reader


  9. LemontreeLime LemontreeLime says:

    This was not my favorite of his books Moore always has a keen insight a comforting word a guiding story and he never comes across as pedantic There were lots of great thoughts in this book too but somehow it didn't cohere for me I ended up distracted and had to force myself to finish it Maybe what i needed was to reread his 'Re enchantment with everyday life' or 'original self' again


  10. Rebecca Carey Rebecca Carey says:

    In general this book isn't uite doing it for me There are insights I appreciate and that provoke thought but there's something didatic about the tone that often doesn't sit well I find myself thinking about Rachel Naomi Remen's books and appreciating the modesty of her approach to similar themes


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10 thoughts on “The Soul's Religion

  1. Adodom Adodom says:

    This was a delicious book and one I will return to for reflections There were so many things written that as I age I found extremely important regarding spirituality Moore writes like music and was a joy to read

  2. Chayne Chayne says:

    I borrowed this book from the library on a whim and found it actually pretty good I haven't read his other books and can't exactly remember much from this one but the one thing that I think made it completely worthwhile was his notion about how we read spiritual texts and puruse spirituality to better embrace the mystery and not to understand it I feel as if I want to KNOW what it all means and for it to be concrete but really we should be interested in it to better accept and enjoy the intangibility of not knowing instead It is in that we are able to understand

  3. Magdelanye Magdelanye says:

    confessionI wish Thomas Moore was my dadOh I know he's not so very much older than me but his tender wisdom dispensed with such tolerance and care;his warmth and sense of playfulness;and above all his attentive appreciation of the other are all ualities children need to blossom into confident creative and capable adultsIf he was my dad he might have been able to offer me some spiritual guidanceand guaranteed lively conversation at the dinner table that would have pre empted the heavy silences punctuated by meaningless chatter that so stultified my soul and ruined my digestionThat saidcan I be trusted to give a useful account of this book? I think soThe fact that I love TM and loved this book does not outweigh my opinion that while introduced as a seuel of sorts toCare of the Soul Guide for Cultivating Depth and Sacredness in Everyday Lifecomparing the twoSR lacks somewhat in complexityintensity and impact In a seven star sysyem I would give a 6;in the GR system 4 will have to doTM certainly does a thourough job of cataloging contemporary dissillusionment with organized religionAs a former priesthe is pretty disillusioned himself about THE CHURCHThat is one of the things that impressed me right away when I was introduced to his work how he takes his issues and moves though themfacing suare on things many spiritually inclined authors might entirely gloss overThe Souls Religion is presented in 40 succinct chaptersalmost like sermons but with no hint of moralizingThe chapters are further classified into eight sectionseach adressing the main points Moore wants to emphasize He makes a passionate case regarding not the dangers or the temptations or even the drawbacks of an entirely secular life but the dangers of the ommission of the sacred in our lives and dealingsTM would return a sense of mystery and romance to the sacred dimension instead of relegating it to a minor and mainly social optionMoores arguements stem from his conviction that all life is sacred and all religions have something important to contribute to the ethics of it He contradicts the ruthlessly scientific viewpoint that dominates modern philosophy and undermines the sacredness of being by reducing it to physical symptoms You can't kick it but you can feel it he notes It is our passionsour desire for freedomour loves our appreciation and zest for life our uniue viewpoints and sensitivities These are our only weapons against the soul crushing conclusions of a nihilism that regards individuals as interchangable units and life as an essentailly dreary burdenIt is Moores gift to restore to us a vision of life rich in choicesrecieved as a giftinfused with joy

  4. Dana Dana says:

    Each time I sat to read this book I felt like I was wearing a warm and fuzzy blanket Moore writes from the heart For someone who is a seeker his writing is a welcome and supportive addition to my journey

  5. Craig Bergland Craig Bergland says:

    I find it difficult to fairly evaluate this book It was on the whole very good though at times I found it to get bogged down That may be my own struggle with what I found to be some inconsistencies in Moore's thought around monasticism which I found to be a bit idealistic at times especially for someone who left the monastery Considering the book as a whole he seems to drift a bit on the issue of religious authority and at times almost contradicts himself Still it's very good and I may be nit picking I would recommend it

  6. JP JP says:

    Our capacity to see through the imperfections of Religion that is accessible only to the imagination schooled in the sacred My favourite author He walk this time with religious activities about some absurd perceptions of practices and thoughts Any amount of change may destroy the concept of religionIf we go deep you may look so much of flaws in practice in religion but it has a chance of continuing is certain because 99 percent of the people follow the religion in shallow depth and 1% can feel the discomfort of the behaviour of church or templeI loved this book Coz it was written with immense enlightenment and it brushes lightly and precisely Thomas Moore never disappoint his readers

  7. Theresa Sjoquist Theresa Sjoquist says:

    The Soul's Religion Thomas MooreCultivating a profoundly Spiritual Way of Life A companion to Care of the SoulHarperCollinsThe Soul's Religion is essentially a rendition of Thomas Moore's personal journey through and towards spiritualityHe touches again and again upon his birth given religion Catholicism but stands apart from it open to the entry of other forms of spiritual understanding While he is willing to acknowledge the shortcomings of Catholicism he appreciates also the modes of worship and philosophical outlook it providesThe Soul's Religion offers a refreshing advocacy of the allowance of mystery into our lives in combination with the idea that no belief or spiritual outlook should be fixed Moore invites the reader to an openess of mind and heart and he encourages the exploration of the material world as a mode of living spirituallyThomas Moore's willingness to be wrong makes The Soul's Religion a gentle invitation to explore our own beliefs about the meaning of life and our place in it and the place of God in our deeply personal livesThis is a thought provoking book and a non judgemental joyful encounter with spirituality It's well written easy to assimilate and split neatly into short chapters Highly recommended for those seeking answers to spiritual uestionsFirst Published in Good Reading Magazine

  8. Sandy Sandy says:

    Moore's other books Care of the Soul and Soul Mates were much better than this one This book has an airy uality to it I never feel uite grounded while I'm reading it However one uote impressed me in the way it spoke to my life practicing therapy was my spiritual practice and now writing has taken its place Perhaps that is why this book seems ungrounded it may be an expression of his religionhis soul which makes it indefinable territory for a reader

  9. LemontreeLime LemontreeLime says:

    This was not my favorite of his books Moore always has a keen insight a comforting word a guiding story and he never comes across as pedantic There were lots of great thoughts in this book too but somehow it didn't cohere for me I ended up distracted and had to force myself to finish it Maybe what i needed was to reread his 'Re enchantment with everyday life' or 'original self' again

  10. Rebecca Carey Rebecca Carey says:

    In general this book isn't uite doing it for me There are insights I appreciate and that provoke thought but there's something didatic about the tone that often doesn't sit well I find myself thinking about Rachel Naomi Remen's books and appreciating the modesty of her approach to similar themes

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