Authors Thomas Moore and Hari Kirin To Speak at Mariposa: A Cooler World and Warmer People – Healing a Planet in Distress by Healing Our Relationships
PETERBOROUGH, N.H. — “Our planet Earth has a soul and a personality. We are not on the planet but of it. How we live affects the life of the planet. What are some strategies for better human relationships that would translate to a better common life with the planet?” These topics and more will be explored by authors Thomas Moore and Hari Kirin Kaur Khalsa at the Mariposa Museum in Peterborough, N.H., Nov. 4th at 7 p.m., in their presentation: A Cooler World and Warmer People — Healing a Planet in Distress by Healing Our Relationships. The event is free to Mariposa members and $10 for non-members.
In a society in which people have a tendency to take out anger and frustration on beings dependent on them — children, animals and the natural world — the couple will also explore how we can deal with chronic anger and ease our sense of frustration. They also suggest that nature is both lovable and scary. “We have a beautiful autumn and California has drought and fires,” Hari Kirin says. “It doesn’t do to romanticize nature. Nature’s wildness is our wildness. We are afraid of it and want to keep it controlled. Maybe, if we had a better connection with our strong passions and fears, we’d deal with the natural world more effectively.”
Thomas Moore is the author of the bestselling book, Care of the Soul, and many other books on deepening spirituality. He has been a monk, a musician, a university professor, and a psychotherapist and has spent his life combining depth psychology and spirituality. He worked closely with James Hillman for almost 40 years developing Archetypal Psychology. He writes regular columns for Spirituality & Health and The Hufﬁngton Post and lectures internationally on soul and spirit. You can get a rich taste of his thinking on a recent episode of Oprah Winfrey’s Super Soul Sunday by visiting, http://www.
Hari Kirin Kaur Khalsa, who is married to Thomas Moore, is the author of Art & Yoga: Kundalini Awakening in Everyday Life, and has been quoted in Yoga Journal, Yoga International, and Spirituality & Health magazines. She is a teacher, artist, lead trainer of Kundalini Yoga, and a member of the 3HO Foundation International Board of Directors. She has been a visiting lecturer at Boston University, Marlboro College, Hofstra University, Musuem of Fine Arts, New Hampshire Art Insititute, Smith College, and Maine College of Art.
The Mariposa Museum is located at 26 Main Street in Peterborough, N.H. Its mission is to foster peace, global awareness, and understanding across cultural boundaries. The museum’s current exhibit, Renewing Energies: Fairy Tales, Heroes, and the Wisdom of Stories will be up through the end of 2016.