We all go through dark times, as persons and as a society. They are often terrible in their pain and suffering. The COVID-19 pandemic is proving to be a dark night for millions of people all around the world. Yet such times can also offer significant rewards. How do you look to the bright side of painful moments in life without being unrealistic and naive?

This e-course shows you how to fit dark nights into a life of beautiful shades of happiness and sadness. It is realistic and positive. It offers profound hope without being sentimental. It explores concrete ways to make sense of dark nights and gain life-transforming benefits from them. And all of this applies to the coronavirus, as we will explore in detail.

The "Dark Nights of the Soul" e-course — delivered to you by email on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays — includes:

  • 12 lessons in which Thomas Moore explores how the sadness, confusion, frustration, pain, suffering, loneliness, and loss that many people experience during a dark night of the soul can be catalysts to personal transformation;
  • Suggested ways to practice what you are learning in your daily life;
  • An invitation to two one-hour Community Gatherings via Zoom, in which Thomas will talk further about dark nights, and you will have an opportunity to share in both small groups and the larger group.
  • A Practice Circle (24/7 forum) open for sharing with the course's worldwide community and guided by Thomas Moore.

Thomas Moore is the author of the number one New York Times bestseller Care of the Soul and 24 other books about bringing soul to personal life and culture, deepening spirituality, humanizing medicine, finding meaningful work, imagining sexuality with soul, and doing religion in a fresh way. He is profiled in our Living Spiritual Teachers project, and his previous seven e-courses at S&P have been among our most popular.

Moore writes, "Imagine a black sun at your core, a dark luminosity that is less innocent and more interesting than naïve sunshine. This is one of the gifts a dark night has to offer you." We think that you will find this reframing of a traditional spiritual concept relevant and refreshing to your soul. Please join us by subscribing below or by signing up for a subscription package (33% off) of three e-courses about finding meaning amid the pandemic.

(4 CEHs for chaplains available.)

Monday, August 3 - Friday, August 28

$59.95

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