Thomas Moore (spiritual writer)

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Thomas Moore (born October 8, 1940 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American Jungian psychotherapist, former monk, and writer of popular spiritual books, including the New York Times bestseller Care of the Soul (1992).[1] He writes and lectures fields of archetypal psychology, mythology, and imagination.[2] His work is influenced by the writings of Carl Jung and James Hillman.

Moore was born to an Irish Catholic family. At age 13, he joined the prep seminary of Servites, a Roman Catholic lay order where he studied philosophy and music. However, he left the order 13 years later, just before his ordination a priest.[3][2]

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.[4] 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] and Spirituality & Health magazine and Beliefnet. [4]

He lives in New England with his wife, the artist Joan Hanley, and their two children.[6]

Publications[edit]

  • Rituals of the Imagination. Dallas Inst Humanities & Culture (1984). ISBN 091100503X
  • Care of the Soul: Guide for Cultivating Depth and Sacredness in Everyday Life. HarperCollins. 1992. ISBN 978-0-06-183534-6. 
  • Soul Mates: Honoring the Mystery of Love and Relationship (1994)
  • The Re-enchantment of Everyday Life (1997)
  • The Education of the Heart, Harper Perennial (1997). ISBN 0060928603.
  • Dark Eros: The Imagination of Sadism (1998)
  • The Soul of Sex: Cultivating Life as an Act of Love (1999)
  • Original Self: Living with Paradox and Originality. Harper (2000). ISBN 0060195428
  • The Soul's Religion: Cultivating a Profoundly Spiritual Way of Life, Harper (2002). ISBN 0060192860.
  • Dark Nights of the Soul: A Guide to Finding Your Way Through Life's Ordeals. Gotham (2004). ISBN 1592400671
  • 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. Hay House (2009). ISBN 1401924131.
  • Care of the Soul in Medicine. Hay House (2010) ISBN 1401925634
  • The Guru of Golf (2010)
  • A Religion of One's Own: A Guide to Creating a Personal Spirituality in a Secular World. Gotham (2014). ISBN 159240829X.

References[edit]

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

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