April 30 2017

The Marble Colloquium with Thomas Moore

Labyrinth Room
Sunday, April 30, 2017
10:00 am – 10:45 am

"Art, Dreams, and the Spiritual Life"

Speaker: Thomas Moore

Much of the great art around the world is found in the context of religion and spiritual practice. Nothing is more powerful to inducing a contemplative attitude than a beautiful statue of the Buddha or a Renaissance motet or cathedral ceiling. In modern life we usually place art in a more abstract location, a museum, home or slide show. We have lost touch with the immediate power of a piece of art to help you transcend your self and world to reach into ultimate mysteries. We also fail to understand how incredibly revealing night dreams can be and how they also take us to realms of mystery directly related to our lives. They, too, serve the spiritual life.

Thomas Moore is the author of Care of the Soul, a spiritual classic and bestseller. In his youth he was a Catholic monk and also studied music composition. He has a Ph.D. in Religious Studies from Syracuse University and has taught religion and psychology at universities. He has been a psychotherapist for almost forty years and has written twenty-five books on soul and spirit. His most recent book, AGELESS SOUL: Living a Full Life with Joy and Purpose will come out in October from St. Martin’s Press.

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