The Soul of Sex: Cultivating Life as an Act of Love

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Harper Collins, Aug 4, 1999 - Psychology - 336 pages
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A highly original approach from best selling author Thomas Moore, restoring sex to its rightful place in the human psyche as an experience of the soul.

In The Soul of Sex, Thomas Moore at last restores sex to its rightful place in the human psyche. Describing sex as an experience of the soul, Thomas Moore here brings out the fully human side of sex – the roles of fantasy, desire, meaning, and morality – and draws on religion, mythology art, literature, and film to show how sex is one of the most profound mysteries of life.

While finding spirituality inherent in sex, Moore also explores how spiritual values can sometimes wound our sexuality.

Blending rather than opposing spirituality and sexuality, The Soul of Sex offers a fresh, livable way of becoming more deeply sexual and loving in all areas of life.


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User Review  - commonvee - LibraryThing

The best book on sex and sexuality I have ever read. Wonderfully comprehensive and holistic, this book describes sex as I truly believe it to be. A must read for anyone and everyone. Read full review

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User Review  - dbsovereign - LibraryThing

Liked _Care of the Soul_ much better; this one doesn't have the same unity. Still, he provides insight for the naive. Read full review


Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 2
The Erotic Life of Things
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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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