Thomas Moore (spiritual writer)

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Thomas Moore (born October 8, 1940 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American writer of popular spiritual books including the New York Times bestseller Care of the Soul (1992).[1] He is a psychotherapist,[2] influenced by the writings of Carl Jung and James Hillman.

Moore was born to an Irish Catholic family. As a youth he joined the Servites, a Roman Catholic lay order where he studied philosophy and music for 13 years.[3][4]

Moore earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Chicago's DePaul University, a Master of Arts degree in musicology from the University of Michigan, a Master of Arts degree in theology from the University of Windsor, Ontario, and in 1975, a Doctor of Philosophy degree in religion from Syracuse University. He taught at Glassboro State College and then Southern Methodist University. Denial of tenure at SMU launched Moore's next career.

From 1974 to 1990 Moore practiced as a psychotherapist, first in Dallas, Texas and later in New England. After the success of Care of the Soul and its companion volume Soul Mates, he became a full-time professional writer who lectures internationally about spirituality, ecology, psychotherapy, and religion. He is also a columnist with the Huffington Post. [5]

He lives in New England with his wife, the artist Joan Hanley, and their two children.[3]


  • Care of the Soul: A Guide for Cultivating Depth and Sacredness in Everyday Life (1992)
  • Soul Mates: Honoring the Mystery of Love and Relationship (1994)
  • The Re-enchantment of Everyday Life (1997)
  • Dark Eros: The Imagination of Sadism (1998)
  • The Soul of Sex: Cultivating Life as an Act of Love (1999)
  • Dark Nights of the Soul: A Guide to Finding Your Way Through Life's Ordeals (2005)
  • A Life at Work: The Joy of Discovering What You were Born to Do (2008)
  • Writing in the Sand: Jesus and the Soul of the Gospels (May 2009)
  • Care of the Soul in Medicine (April 2010), Hay House
  • The Guru of Golf (2010)
  • A Religion of One's Own: A Guide to Creating a Personal Spirituality in a Secular World (2014)


  1. ^ "Thomas Moore Biography". Hay House. Retrieved 2014-08-21. 
  2. ^ "Thomas Moore". Christianity Today. July 1, 2002. Retrieved 2014-08-21. 
  3. ^ a b "Thomas Moore Preacher and Teacher Bio Page". Retrieved 2014-08-21. 
  4. ^ "Soul Life: An Interview with Thomas Moore, PhD". Sounds True . Retrieved 2014-08-21. 
  5. ^ "Thomas Moore columns". Huffington Post. Retrieved 2014-08-21. 

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