We disown and deny a great deal of experience, power, and wisdom that fall outside the bounds of social acceptability and cultural approval. Veiled by shame, this untapped knowledge tends to languish beyond the bounds of immediate awareness, in the shadow zone where we hide our secrets. What happens when we lay claim to this knowledge and practice “awareness beyond shame?” What does this teach us? Who do we become? The guest interview for this program is Thomas Moore, author of Care of the Soul.
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Guest Interview with Thomas Moore
Thomas Moore is the author of the bestselling book Care of the Soul and ﬁfteen other books on deepening spirituality and cultivating soul in every aspect of life. He has been a monk, a musician, a university professor, and a psychotherapist, and today he lectures widely on holistic medicine, spirituality, psychotherapy, and the arts. He lectures frequently in Ireland and has a special love of Irish culture. He has a Ph. D. in religion from Syracuse University and has won several awards for his work, including an honorary doctorate from Lesley University and the Humanitarian Award from Einstein Medical School of Yeshiva University. Three of his books have won the prestigious Books for a Better Life awards. He writes ﬁction and music and often works with his wife, artist and yoga instructor, Hari Kirin. He writes regular columns for Resurgence, Spirituality & Health, and The Hufﬁngton Post and has recently published Writing in the Sand: The Spirituality of Jesus and the Soul of the Gospels, Care of the Soul in Medicine, and The Guru of Golf and Other Stories about the Game of Life. Much of his recent work has focused on the world of medicine, speaking to nurses and doctors about the soul and spirit of medical practice.