Philosophy and THeology
Care of the Soul
By Thomas Moore
Harper Collins 1992
Care of the Soul is a book I have read many times over. Combining psychology, religion and mythology it has a unique viewpoint. Written by a former monk, teacher and therapist, it is worth reading especially at this time of coming out of lockdowns and other Covid restrictions, making sense of things that have happened in the last year and a half. It is also a very good book to start off on a spiritual journey with if you are currently starting off from a therapy or Christian viewpoint.
I like this book because it looks deeper into psychology, where it combines with religion,mythology philosophy and theology to create a unified idea of the soul. This idea shows the soul as an entity as a whole, something that can be healed and made whole rather than just pathologies or problems corrected. We are whole beings, not just the parts as in post modern ideas, which this mirrors. Needed more than ever in this busy time which seeks to distract and fragment us, the ideas in this book brings us back to our core.
As you look forward, even if you are not in a major crisis or phase of rethinking your life, this book has a lot of value. A lot of value in rethinking the way we think of ourselves, deepening and adding to our view of ourselves. As the world restarts in a way, well, we can all use a fresh way of looking for themselves.