Wednesday, October 26
Published on May 12, 2014
In April 2014 the Garrison Institute hosted a retreat and public talk with Thomas Moore, bestselling author of Care of the Soul and A Religion of One's Own. In this interview, Moore describes how he has come to understand distinctions between religion and spirituality, soul and spirit, and how to infuse them into daily life.
[I bought and read his book; twenty years ago]
Thomas Moore is the author of the New York Times bestselling book, Care of the Soul, and numerous 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.
Thomas Moore Care of the Soul
Dr. Larry Dossey
Larry Dossey, MD, is a distinguished Texas physician, deeply rooted in the scientific world, and has become an internationally influential advocate of the role of the mind in health and the role of spirituality in healthcare.
The author of twelve books and numerous articles, Dr. Dossey is the former Executive Editor of the peer-reviewed journal Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, the most widely subscribed-to journal in its field.
He is currently Executive Editor of the peer reviewed journal Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing.
His colleagues in medical schools and hospitals all over the country trust him, honor his message, and continually invite him to share his insights with them. He has lectured all over the world, including major medical schools and hospitals in the United States.
The impact of Dr. Dossey’s work has been remarkable. Before his book Healing Words was published in 1993, only three U.S. medical schools had courses devoted to exploring the role of religious practice and prayer in health; currently, nearly 80 medical schools have instituted such courses, many of which utilize Dr. Dossey’s works as textbooks.
In his 1989 book Recovering the Soul, he introduced the concept of “nonlocal mind” — mind unconfined to the brain and body, mind spread infinitely throughout space and time. Since then, “nonlocal mind” has been adopted by many leading scientists as an emerging image of consciousness.
In 2013, Larry Dossey received the prestigious Visionary Award by the Integrative Healthcare Symposium, that honors a pioneer whose visionary ideas have shaped integrative healthcare and the medical profession.