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Author: Thomas Moore Narrator: Thomas Moore Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2005 ISBN: 9780060893705
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According to Thomas Moore, people today have lost the deep, direct, and vivid sense of what it means to live with passion and originality.  Moore believes that beneath the many thick layers of indoctrination about who we are and who we should be lies an original self, a person who came into this world full of possibility and destined for a particular life.

The fifty mediations in this collection offer fresh interpretations of living with that original self rather than conformity.  he presents multidimensional portraits of the creative self and different angles from which to tap one's primal emotions and possibilities.  This audio demonstrates what it means to live from the burning essence of the heart, with the creativity that comes from allowing the soul to blossom in its own colors and shapes.

With his usual grace and insight, Moore counters the prevailing assumptions of the day and offers strikingly unorthodox views on what is virtuous and healthy, opening up possibilities for a renewal of the way we live socially and in our private lives.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Moore openly admits that he hopes this book will become a keeper—one that dwells on a household’s shelf of lifetime books. No doubt it will Mr. Moore, somewhere between Emerson and Thoreau.”, editorial review

  • “This new, slender volume from the bestselling author of Care of the Soul deserves a wide readership…Much more satisfying than the books that made Moore famous.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Not a feel-good, easy-listen audio that hypnotically transforms people. Prepare to think. But the effort will be worthwhile for the intelligent listener who is open to the Eastern way of experiencing the self.”


  • “Shows a singular openness and flexibility. Here [Moore] welcomes the strange, celebrates women and sexuality, and looks for the sublime in the humble. Moore writes with grace and concision.”

    Library Journal

  • ANew York Times bestselling author

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About the Author

Thomas Moore is the author of more than ten books, including Care of the Soul, which spent forty-six weeks on the bestseller list. He is a leading writer and lecturer throughout North America and Europe on archetypal psychology, mythology, and imagination. He lived as a Catholic monk for twelve years and has degrees in theology, musicology, and philosophy.