I’ve been listening to a podcast interview with Thomas Moore, aired on the Voice America / 7th Wave show Abundant Living. The episode is titled: A Religion of Your Own.
Among a number of themes Moore discusses his new book A Religion of One's Own (Gotham Books) which will be available in January 2014, although as at today it’s not yet listed as a pre-order on Amazon.com.
- The distinctives in the terminology around the use of the terms religion and spirituality
- Our need for psychological and religious maturity – a religion we can own as ours.
- How the arts can help us to explore complex and subtle issues around psychology and religious health.
Moore encourages people to actively study and deepen their understanding of their own tradition, while, from the depths of that tradition nurturing an exploratory willingness to engage with and enrich ones own religious tradition with the insights and perspective of other religious and spiritual traditions, practices etc. He encourages people to develop the spiritual practice of spending time in nature. He explores how a contemplative approach contributes to religious depth. Run time for this episode is approximately 57 minutes.
As always with Moore, there are some really valuable insights, and I found it an encouraging and affirming conversation.
You’ll find the conversation here.