The Soul of Sex: Cultivating Life as an Act of Love
In The Soul of Sex, Thomas Moore at last restores sex to its rightful place in the human psyche. Describing sex as an experience of the soul, Thomas Moore here brings out the fully human side of sex the roles of fantasy, ...more
This isn't the best book to start with if you're not familiar with Thomas Moore's writings. Based on reading others' reviews, whatever many readers expect this book to be about when they start reading it, this isn't it. On the other hand, if you have read Moore before, you probably won't be surprised, but you may not find all that much that's new to you in here. Basically, Moore takes the general theme that runs through all his worksthat we can add depth, richness, and meaning to our lives by...more
Though the author does not personally feel comfortable with crude sexual humor and behavior or with pornography, these things are discussed nonjudgmentally.
Still, there were parts I found interesting, like the idea that surrounding ...more
the curiosity and humor of the first few chapters on sexual motifs/archetypes through history and religion soon fade into what I imagine to be the rantings of the crazed at town hall meeting. why?
thomas moore and second rate philosophers everywhere love the word "should". it appears so often that the whole mood of the book is transformed into that of some long-winded introduction for another more substantial work that might actually have a working definition of soul (that isn't ...more
Now, if you go by the title and don't know the author, you may be skeptical from the start. But if you've ever watched a nature show, you know sex is all around you: swap out the term "life force" or "vitality" for sex in the title and you get a clearer concept what ...more
Comments after reading: This book was not very interesting to me. I started reading it and it wasn't what I was expecting. I read some of the reviews and a lot of people didn't like the book so I guess you have to be in the right mind frame to want to read it.
Thomas Moore is the author of the bestselling book Care of the Soul, Ageless Soul, and fifteen other books on deepening spirituality and cultivating soul in every aspect of life. He has been a monk, a musician, a university professor, and a psychotherapist, and today he ...more