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Selections from Dark Nights of the Soul:

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Part Four

Thomas Moore

Thomas Moore is a leading lecturer and writer in North America and Europe in the areas of archetypal psychology, mythology, and the imagination. Mr. Moore lived as a monk in a Catholic religious order for twelve years and has degrees in theology, musicology, and philosophy.

Mr. Moore expresses a view that we need to "care for our soul" in a gentle, warm, supportive manner.  Therapy and the inner work that accompany it are important; however, our soul also needs generous doses of nurturing, loving care.

Care of the Soul

A New York Times bestseller for over ten months, Care of the Soul (review or buy is a life-style guide that shows how to add spirituality, depth, and meaning to modern-day life by nurturing the soul. In this excerpt, Moore begins by defining what he means as "care of the soul."

Soul Mates

In this companion to Care of the Soul, Mr. Moore explores how relationships of all kinds -- with their difficulties -- deepen our lives and help fulfill the needs of the soul.  Soul Mates (review or buy) finds meaning in conflicts and other obstacles we may encounter in the pursuit of intimacy.

The Re-Enchantment of Everyday Life

In The Re-Enchantment of Everyday Life (review or buy), Mr. Moore applies the principles of caring for the soul to the concrete particulars of how we live in essence, re-enchanting our lives. As Mr. Moore writes, "Enchantment invites us to pause and be arrested by whatever is before us; instead of our doing something, something is done to us."

Dark Nights of the Soul

In his Dark Nights of the Soul (review or buy), Thomas Moore presents the "dark nights" in our lives not as the enemy, but as times of transition, occasions to restore yourself, and transforming rites of passage. Dark nights can reveal an uplifting and inspiring new outlook on such topics as: the  healing power of melancholy, finding solace during illness and in aging, linking creativity, spirituality, and emotional struggles, and finding meaning and beauty in the darkness.