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A religion of ones own

a guide to creating a personal spirituality in a secular world

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        LC Classifications2014
        The Physical Object
        Paginationxvi, 64 p. :
        Number of Pages98
        ID Numbers
        ISBN 10159240829X

        The New York Times bestselling author and trusted spiritual adviser offers a follow-up to his classic Care of the Soul. Something essential is missing from modern life. Many whove turned away from religious institutions-and others who have lived wholly without religion-hunger for more than what contemporary secular life has to offer but are reluctant to follow organized religions strict and often inflexible path to spirituality. In A Religion of Ones Own, bestselling author and former monk Thomas Moore explores the myriad possibilities of creating a personal spiritual style, either inside or outside formal religion. Two decades ago, Moores Care of the Soul touched a chord with millions of readers yearning to integrate spirituality into their everyday lives. In A Religion of Ones Own, Moore expands on the topics he first explored shortly after leaving the monastery. He recounts the benefits of contemplative living that he learned during his twelve years as a monk but also the more original and imaginative spirituality that he later developed and embraced in his secular life. Here, he shares stories of others who are creating their own path: a former football player now on a spiritual quest with the Pueblo Indians, a friend who makes a meditative practice of floral arrangements, and a well-known classical pianist whose audiences sometimes describe having a mystical experience while listening to her performances. Moore weaves their experiences with the wisdom of philosophers, writers, and artists who have rejected materialism and infused their secular lives with transcendence. At a time when so many feel disillusioned with or detached from organized religion yet long for a way to move beyond an exclusively materialistic, rational lifestyle, A Religion of Ones Own points the way to creating an amplified inner life and a world of greater purpose, meaning, and reflection. -- File Size: 1MB.

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You write beautifully about the lessons you've learned from Freud and Jung. That practice does sound rather odd. Curious that Jesus would have said, "I am the way, the truth and the life. Have you ever felt diminished by the absence of spirituality in your own life?

I always want to keep soul and spirit connected. Moore recommends "self-therapy" as an aspect of the Personal Religion. While there certainly is or might be an element of community in this experience, I cannot make a spiritual connection through the one that you have, can I?

Moore weaves their experiences with the wisdom of philosophers, writers, and artists who have rejected materialism and infused their secular lives with transcendence.

A Religion of one's own

Will Tuttle I stir the fire within people, and I do that without apology. Instead of a vague spirituality, it recommends a freshly re-invented notion of religion suited to the 21st century. Don't be too literal about community. Don't be too literal about community. I find Thomas Moore to be condescending.

Thomas Moore, A Religion of One's Own

It is our only real hope for the future of our species because it addresses the cause rather than being concerned merely with effects. You may become eccentric and do things that society questions and your loved ones worry about. Following episodes of harrowing personal crisis, including addictions, periods of anxiety and panic, and reminders of mortality, these accounts then also describe pathways to.

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Would you say that psychotherapy is a religion of sorts in that it helps us to comprehend the incomprehensible?