by Honoring the Profound Differences between Unique People
A full day workshop: Saturday Oct 22nd, 2016
Most of us hunger for intimacy and at the same struggle for happiness in relationship. Thomas Moores Soul Mates came out in the early 90s, suggesting that we might be better off bringing soul to marriage and partnerships than seeing love as a problem to be solved. We might appreciate imperfection and honor each others mysterious natures and destinies.
This workshop aims at happiness together and yet give a place to disillusionment, anger, misunderstanding and thoughts of giving up. It finds opportunity in the confusing longing in most people for both intimacy and separateness, and suggests that marriage is a sharing of differences. Ultimately its a matter of seeing love as complex and transforming.
Thomas also examines the narratives and images we take from our parents and other important people and bring them to our adult loves. He looks at the shadow of love, the self-centered and neurotic motives we bring to it, with the idea of transforming these matters into soul.
About the speaker: Thomas Moore published his classic Care of the Soul in 1992 and has since written twenty books on spirituality, sexuality, myth, religion and depth psychology. His books have been translated into thirty languages. He has taught religious studies and psychology and has been a psychotherapist for over 30 years. He often speaks at C. G. Jung societies and has done special work consulting at major medical centers with the idea of bringing soul to medicine. He was a close friend and collaborator with James Hillman and published an anthology of Hillmans work with extensive introductions and commentaries. He writes fiction and music and has a special relationship with Ireland, the home of his ancestors. He lives in New England.
Day: October 22, 2016
Time: 9am – 4.30pm
Location: Wasatch Retreat and Events Center, 75 south / 200 East, Salt Lake City.
Cost: $120, Early SoulMate discount – $105 http://soulmates.brownpapertickets.com/