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Thomas Moore was born May 28, 1779, in Dublin. Moore entered Trinity College in 1794, even though he was Roman Catholic, on the college rolls he was listed as Protestant. Moore's friend and classmate Robert Emmet, was a member of the United Irishmen, a group dedicated to freeing Ireland from the show more English. Emmet's involvement in various rebellions and his subsequent execution, recur in Moore's work. Moore managed to stay in favor with the English, while writing in favour of Irish independence and produced some severely critical works about the treatment of the Irish peasants by their landlords. In 1799, Moore went to England to study law. He became a social success in London, due in part to his friendship with the earl of Moira. This led to the publication of the translated Odes of Anacreon, dedicated to the Prince of Wales. In 1803, Lord Moira's influence arranged a post for Moore in Bermuda, but he appointed a deputy soon after his arrival there, toured America and Canada, writing poetry all the way and returned to England to publish the work. Moore was a well-known singer, and his publisher suggested a book of Irish songs to the music of Sir John Stevenson. The Irish Ballads were a resounding success, and paid well for the next 25 years. Another successful field for Moore was political satire and his main target was his former patron, the Prince Regent. Moore became friends with Lord Byron and the two corresponded constantly. They played off of each other until Byron's death, where upon Moore became the executor of Byron's Memoirs. In 1835, Moore was granted a Civil List pension, which equaled £300 a year. He was also elected to the British Association for the Advancement of Science. In 1842, he received the Order of Merit from Frederick the Great of Prussia. Moore lapsed into senile dementia in in 1849 and died a few years later on February 25, 1852. (Bowker Author Biography) show less

Works by Thomas Moore

Rituals of the Imagination (1983) 20 copies
Soul Life (1995) 4 copies
On Meaningful Work (1997) 4 copies
Fenster zur Seele (2001) 2 copies

Associated Works

No Greater Love (1989) — Foreword — 814 copies
Meeting God: Elements of Hindu Devotion (1999) — Foreword — 124 copies
The Best Spiritual Writing 1998 (1998) — Contributor — 101 copies
The Erotic Impulse: Honoring the Sensual Self (1992) — Contributor — 53 copies
Gregorian Chant: Songs of the Spirit (1996) — Introduction, some editions — 41 copies
Words of Common Sense for Mind, Body, and Soul (2002) — Introduction, some editions — 22 copies
Trappist [1997, Documentary] (1998) — Featured — 7 copies


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Bibliographie in Zwischen �t�p� und Wirklichkeit: Konstruierte Sprachen für die gl�b�l�s�rt� Welt (June 2012)


Sometimes in their chanting monks will land upon a note and sing it in a fluid fashion, one syllable of text for 50 notes of chant, malisma, they call it. Living a melismatic life in imitation of plain chant we may stop on an experience, a place, hey person, or a memory and rhapsodize in imagination. Some like to meditate or contemplate malismatically, but others prefer to draw, build, paint, or dance whatever their eye has fallen upon. Living one point after another is one form of experience, and that can be emphatically productive. But stopping for malisma gives this soul its reason for being.… (more)
PendleHillLibrary | 2 other reviews | Mar 6, 2024 |
>“I’m often surprised in my therapeutic work when an otherwise mature and discerning adult who is faced with some tough choice collapses everything into the statement “I can’t be selfish.” When I explore this weighty moral imperative with the person further, I usually find that it is tied to a religious upbringing. ”

I feel like there is something to gain from everything you read, but IMO, this is a book that has a very specific niche: those who do not understand myth, psychology, or how systems organize organically regardless of individual neuroticism, and want to understand deeply why all their experiences are not validated in depth by others. If you tie back ignorance about own actions regardless of what that person justifies that action as, all the way to upbringing, you are ignoring all the interactions in between that made that hard to validate any self (adult or child) against, and those exude a similar lack of connectedness to child while having nothing to do with anything religious or upbringing related.… (more)
womanwoanswers | 24 other reviews | Dec 23, 2022 |
Care of the Soul, a philosophical guide, shows how to add spirituality and meaning to modern life.
StFrancisofAssisi | 24 other reviews | Dec 19, 2022 |
This review was written for LibraryThing Early Reviewers.
This was a helpful book for people moving into thinking about their own beliefs!
WriteNowCoach | 16 other reviews | Sep 21, 2022 |



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