Soul and Everyday Life and A Magical Life
- Narrated by: Thomas Moore
- Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
- Release date: 08-08-13
- Language: English
- Publisher: BetterListen
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Bonus audio - In A Magical Life, theologian Thomas Moore recommends a radical shift in priorities: slowing down, living with our human imperfections, and designing an intimate life. Moore illuminates this important lesson in this recording by focusing on old-time magicians - masters of illusion who created experiences of wonder by tapping into the less obvious, less mechanical, and less literal potencies of nature. Moore talks about how, through magic, we bring the heart into play and become more able to regard the most ordinary aspects of daily life as sacred.
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By Todd W. Lund on 06-09-15
A Lecture, Poorly Delivered
What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?
This lecture to a live audience could have benefitted from more structure and careful preparation by the author, whose writings are usually extremely thoughtful, sensitive and circumspect. Also, his delivery would have been better if he didn't wait for appreciative responses from the audience. You can hear him 'playing' to the audience.
What was most disappointing about Thomas Moore’s story?
He takes questions from his audience, and you cannot hear ANY of the questions--he does not repeat the questions from the audience. Therefore, his answers to them are pointless or their meaning inaccessible.
What didn’t you like about Thomas Moore’s performance?
I greatly admire Thomas Moore's writing ordinarily, so the disappointment I experienced listening to this was a real surprise. This is NOT an expansion upon his book, Care of the Soul. His observations here, in contrast to his usual writing, are delivered in an off-hand manner, and not carefully thought out as they usually are.
You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?
Honestly, very little--it was interesting to hear the sound of the voice of an author I otherwise admire and enjoy very much.
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