Christmas is a sacred holiday and a transformation with plenty to offer to Christians and non-Christians alike. It comes during the gap between darkness and sunlight — the perfect time, traditionally, to stop being normal and to begin experimenting with alternative ways.
No one should feel shut out from Christmas. It gives ritual to the awareness that all creatures and the things of the world are worthy of our love and respect. Essentially it reminds us — one of the purposes of ritual — that a new kind of being is possible. We can help create a new world of peace and good will. The familiar picture of the divine child surround by light in the realm of darkness gives an image of this newly born way of being in the world.
Join us to take delight in the deeper meanings and wonders of Christmas. In eleven emails, sent to you on a schedule you choose, you will receive:
- Thomas Moore's reflections on Christmas from an inclusive and soulful point of view.
- Ideas for discussion and practice.
- Invitations to reflect in your personal journal.
This e-course is written by Thomas Moore, a psychotherapist, former monk, and bestselling author who writes and lectures in the fields of archetypal psychology, mythology, care of the soul, and creating a religion of your own. His classic Care of the Soul and the books that have followed demonstrate his ability to reinvigorate and inhabit old concepts. He is also a master of everyday spirituality, a lifestyle nurtured during the 12 years he spent as a monk in a Catholic religious order before he became a psychotherapist. He has long been a student of the wisdom to be gleaned from different religious traditions, describing himself as a "Zen Catholic whose spirituality is so baked into life that it is nearly invisible."
Indulge yourself in fantasy, magic, and a mysterious happening that, in the words of Thomas Moore, "makes life merry and worthy of our complete devotion."
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