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Seeking the Sacred

Leading a Spiritual Life in a Secular World

by (author) Thomas Moore, Martin Rutte, Romeo Dallaire, Marion Woodman & Stephen Lewis

ECW Press
Initial publish date
Apr 2006
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Speaking from experience?where things can go wrong and wrongs can remain unrighted?the five modern thinkers in this collection offer ways to maintain a spiritual life outside of a strictly religious context. Based on the acknowledgement that religious doctrine and academic paradigm do not always have adequate answers for the world's complicated problems, the essays draw on a rich mosaic of beliefs, customs, and study to address issues from social justice and morality to consciousness and the place of faith. Noted thinker Thomas Moore explores the nature of the soul, while General Roméo Dallaire shares his trials of faith in the face of evil from his 1994 tour in Rwanda. Other ways for spirituality to inform daily life are also dealt with, from putting a wish for peace into action to reaching out to others in a time of need. As these writers name parts of everyday life as sacred and worthy of devotion, they help to lead readers who are seeking something greater in their lives down a mindful, spiritual path.

About the authors

Thomas Moore is an author, psychotherapist, musician and religious philosopher who lectures and writes in the areas of archetypal psychology, mythology, spiritual ecology and the arts. He consults for medical schools and hospitals. Thomas Moore has written many books and articles in the areas of archetypal and Jungian psychology, religion, mythology, relationships, and the arts. His best-sellers Care of the Soul, Soul Mates, and The Re-enchantment of Everyday Life, have inspired many around the globe. He has practiced psychotherapy for over 20 years and is a Relationships columnist for Moore lived as a monk in a Catholic order for 12 years. He holds a Ph.D. in religious studies from Syracuse University.

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Lieutenant-General Romeo Daillaire served thirty-five years with the Canadian Armed Forces and now sits in the Canadian Senate. His Governor General's Literary Award-winning book, Shake Hands With the Devil, exposed the failures of the international community to stop the Rwandan genocide. His second book They Fight Like Soldiers, They Die Like Children, exposed the increasing use of child soldiers, as he saw first hand in Rwanda. Dallaire has received numerous honours and awards, including Officer of the Order of Canada in 2002. His activities continue to include work on genocide prevention, the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons and the Child Soldier Initiative, which seeks to develop a conceptual base for the elimination of the use of child soldiers.

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Stephen Lewis is the former UN Secretary-General's special envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa and director of the Stephen Lewis Foundation. His previous roles include Canadian ambassador to the UN, special advisor on Africa to the UN Secretary-General, and deputy executive director of UNICEF. He was named "Canadian of the Year" by Maclean's magazine in 2003 and one of the 100 most influential people in the world by TIME magazine in 2005.

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