Gifts of a Dark Night

Dealing Effectively with Times of Loss and Trial
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There comes a time when painful events and unforeseen catastrophes become overwhelming, and all purpose in life seems to vanish. In Gifts of a Dark Night, Thomas Moore guides you in how to navigate these difficult periods and discover their true purpose: to push you toward becoming the wiser, more soulful person you were meant to be.
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At times, only a journey into darkness will lead us to our light. In Gifts of a Dark Night, celebrated author Thomas Moore invites you to consider those periods in which we no longer find any joy or meaning in everyday life—what Saint John of the Cross called "the dark night of the soul."

According to Moore, dark nights are not just low points or even bouts of depression. Rather, they are natural rites of passage—periods of separation and trial necessary for our maturation as fully realized spiritual beings.

Switching between lecture and question-and-answer segments, Gifts of a Dark Night presents three sessions of guidance for navigating a true dark night. Here you will discover the signs that you have entered a dark night; why a season of darkness is also a season of incubation; and how to embrace your darkness without becoming depressed or compulsively cynical. Most important of all, Moore explains how to discover just what qualities a dark night is trying to cultivate within you.

We need not fear the darkness, no matter how endless it may seem. With Gifts of a Dark Night, you too can travel through the inkiest shadows of the human experience and into who you were meant to be.

Format Details
Contents Digital Audio (4 hours, 10 minutes)
Product Code DD05333W
ISBN Number 978-1-68364-086-8

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Thomas Moore

About Thomas Moore

Thomas Moore is the author of the classic bestselling book Care of the Soul and twenty other books on spirituality and psychology. He has a Ph.D. in religious studies from Syracuse University and has degrees in music composition and theology. He has been a university professor, a psychotherapist, a lecturer, a musician, and a monk. He currently lectures around the world on the arts, spirituality, ecology, and psychology. He has also been active in bringing human values to the field of medicine and in training hospice workers and psychiatrists. He has won numerous awards and has been a constant presence in the media. In recent years he has returned to his theological roots and has published Writing in the Sand: Jesus and the Soul of the Gospels and is about to publish his own translation of the Gospels. He has also recently published fiction including The Guru of Golf and Other Stories about the Game of Life.

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