The Re-enchantment of Everyday Life

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Harper Collins, Feb 27, 1997 - Psychology - 416 pages
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Starting from the premise that we can no longer afford to live in a disenchanted world, Moore shows that a profound, enchanted engagement with life is not a childish thing to be put away with adulthood, but a necessity for one's personal and collective survival.

With his lens focused on specific aspects of daily life such as clothing, food, furniture, architecture, ecology, language, and politics, Moore describes the renaissance these can undergo when there is a genuine engagement with beauty, craft, nature, and art in both private and public life.

Millions of readers who found comfort and substance in Moore's previous bestsellers will discover in this book ways to restore the heart and soul of work, home, and creative endeavors through a radical, fresh return to ancient ways of living the soulful life.

 

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As he has done in his previous books, former monk and best-selling writer Moore (Meditations, LJ 1/95) continues to explore the ways in which soulful living invests ordinary experiences with magic and ... Read full review

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Yet another stunning piece of writing by Thomas Moore

Contents

Habitat
75
The Spirituality of Politics
115
The Business of Enchantment
124
Mystic Transport
135
The Particularity of Place
145
Psyche
153
Word
229
Stories Imperfect and Impossible
239
Books and Calligraphies
248
Sense in Nonsense
258
Sacred
264
Ritual
302
Spirits
336
Conclusion
378
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Thomas Moore was a monk in a Catholic religious order for twelve years and has degrees in theology, musicology, and philosophy. A former professor of psychology, he is the author of Care of the Soul, Soul Mates, The Re-Enchantment of Everyday Life, The Education of the Heart, The Soul of Sex, and Original Self. He lives in New Hampshire with his wife and two children.

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