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Care of the Soul : A Guide for Cultivating Depth and Sacredness in Everyday Life Paperback – January 26, 1994
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If you recognise these questions, then 'Care of the Soul' might help you begin to answer them. Moore has a sense of the sanctity of human life, he urges us to see each life as precious and has respect for what each individual presents, however unpleasant it may seem. Every story and pathology is meaningful and can reveal truths about not just the individual but also about their family and society. When I first read the book I was most impressed by the chapter on narcissism, which remains the most authoratative account of self-love I have read. We are used to hearing that we must love ourselves before we can truly love another, but do we really know how? Moore correctly interprets the story of Narcissus not simply as an example of the symptom of narcissism, which is how it is often misinterpreted, but as the myth of true self-love, and he tells it with the insight you might expect from a therapist. This alone was a revelation and changed my life. I wonder if when Narcissus recognises himself he is experiencing the well~known 'Thou Art That' of Indian philosophy.Other key themes such as jealousy, power and depression are explored also.
A previous reviewer wrote that Moore thinks we should not change.Read more ›
Most of the counseling books I have had to read have been about as rich and as captivating as a Chilton's car repair manual. Sometimes I feel that as counselors, we are out own worst enemy.
Like a previous reviewer noted, this book is all about mystery, paradox, wonder, and living authentically and mindfully. This is the type of book that you have to let speak to you, as opposed to reading it and trying to figure out what the author is talking about, which is how most people, undoubtedly, have read this book. To do so destroys the magic of the soul.
Early on in the book Moore establishes that in order to cultivate depth, sacredness, truth,simplicity, profundity, and reality in our inner lives, we must become curators of our own soul; he traces the etymology of the word "care," in a way that sets the tone for the rest of the book. Get this right away, and the book will be a life transforming experience. Read it intellectually like most people read psychology/counseling/and psychotherapy books, and Care of the Soul will just seem like a lot of "new age" ..., which it is definately not.
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There are not enough words to say about the benefits this book has for someone in the midst of suffering.... Read morePublished 1 day ago by ARules
The book is old so the pages are yellowed but it is clean. I'm grateful to own it.Published 2 days ago by Amazon Customer
This book had alot of valuable insight into the ego and it's shadow that it casts' down on the personality, but also gave a different take on how to view personality issues such as... Read morePublished 8 days ago by Patricia
A really good book and helpful in catching a glimpse of what the soul really looks like and cares about.Published 20 days ago by Mjk
This soul-full book is the best I've read on the topic of living a more full and spiritual life. The content is profound but imminently accessible and provides eternal truths in... Read morePublished 27 days ago by Word Maven
Thomas Moore opens the way to paying attention to soul in ways in which fed the longings of my soul. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Patty Neil
Fantastic read. Best for a 20-something young adult. Meaningful treatise on caring for yourself now and in the future.Published 2 months ago by LilyB
Care of the soul is a masterpiece. Mr. Moore takes our psychology to a new deeper level. I would recommend it even though it is the heavy cream of therapy. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Grace Ellen