Care of the Soul is considered to be one of the best primers for soul work ever written. Thomas Moore, an internationally renowned theologian and former Catholic monk, offers a philosophy for living that involves accepting our humanity rather than struggling to transcend it. By nurturing the soul in everyday life, Moore shows how to cultivate dignity, peace, and depth of character. For example, in addressing the importance of daily rituals he writes, “Ritual maintains the world’s holiness. As in a dream a small object may assume significance, so in a life that is animated by ritual there are no insignificant things.” This is the eloquence that helped reintroduce the sacred into everyday language and contemporary values. (Description from Amazon)
Participants will need to purchase a copy of Care of the Soul by Thomas Moore.
Participants will be guided to understand Moore’s concept of accepting one’s humanity, instead of attempting to transcend it.
Participants will work to gain an understanding of Jung’s concept of blending lightness and darkness to live a fully embodied life.
Participants will be challenged to understand Moore’s idea of allowing the soul to “show itself,” instead of the Western philosophical idea of changing it.
Francesca Ferrentelli, Ph.D. is a Jungian influenced therapist in private practice. She is a licensed professional counselor, a board certified coach, and certified in EMDR therapy. She has been working in the treatment of trauma since 1991. She earned a Master’s Degree in Professional Psychology from Lindenwood University in 1993 and a Doctorate in Mythological Studies from Pacifica Graduate Institute in 2003. She has led numerous study groups for the C. G. Jung Society of St. Louis and serves on the Board of Directors as Vice-President.