Best Read [ThomasMoore] ↠ Dark Eros: The Imagination of Sadism || [Science Fiction Book] PDF ↠

By ThomasMoore | Comments: ( 938 ) | Date: ( Feb 25, 2020 )

An astonishing look at the dark side of the soul from the author of The Care of the Soul and Soulmates.


  • Title: Dark Eros: The Imagination of Sadism
  • Author: ThomasMoore
  • ISBN: 9780882143651
  • Page: 162
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

ThomasMoore

Librarian Note There is than one author in the GoodReads database with this name See this thread for information 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 lectures widely on holistic medicine, spirituality, psychotherapy, and the arts He lectures frequently in Ireland and has a special love of Irish culture He has Ph D in religion from Syracuse University and has won several awards for his work, including an honorary doctorate from Lesley University and the Humanitarian Award from Einstein Medical School of Yeshiva University He also has a B.A in music from DePaul University, an M.A in musicology from the University of Michigan, and an M.A in theology from the University of Windsor He also writes fiction and music and often works with his wife, artist and yoga instructor, Hari Kirin He writes regular columns for Resurgence, Spirituality Health, and will soon publish Writing in the Sand The Spirituality of Jesus and the Soul of the Gospels, The Soul of Medicine, and Hole in One Stories about the Game of Life.



Comments Dark Eros: The Imagination of Sadism

  • Alex

    This book provided ripe insight into the darker nature of humanity by using arguably one of the darkest yet well expressed souls, that of Marquis de Sade. Instead of feeding into the dualistic nature of our world and classifying the bad as separate from the good, one can perceive them as of the same nature, each with its rightful place. Enabling the acceptance of the shadow elements can provide insight that might otherwise have been repressed only to manifest in another, more destructive form. G [...]


  • John

    I heard a presentation Moore gave at Notre Dame a few years ago. He said his project was to convince people that the Marquis de Sade was the most important philosopher of modern times. That seems like a tough row to hoe, but that's what Moore sets out to do in Dark Eros. Using what he calls the “Sadeian imagination,” Moore challenges readers to look squarely at their own “unfathomable and revolting truths.” Moore argues this is a moral obligation because such truths, when repressed or ig [...]


  • Jim Dooley

    My head is still reeling from this book!By using the writings of Sade, the author explores reasons for our inability to cope with so many aspects of Life today. For everyone who has felt that the world was becoming an increasingly horrible place with tragedies descending upon us from all sides, this is a must-read book for internal contemplation. However, it will only have impact if preconceived judgments can be left behind.The writer states, "Our intentions tend toward the virtuous, while deepe [...]


  • Brenden Steltz

    It's been a long time since I first read this book, but I remember being blown away by the insight this book provided into the causes of abuse and deviant behavior. It's one of the only books I have ever read that provides a plausible explanation for the unthinkable behavior that human beings sometimes exhibit. It's a brilliant and liberating exploration of the shadow.


  • Rick

    Seems to apologize more for the subject matter than to truly explore it. Quite interesting, yet didn't seem to go deep enough for a full exploration.


  • Theodora

    The idea that Christ is bound and we are bound in this life is classic.


  • KimberlyRose

    I wouldn't call it an "astonishing" book (blurbs that outrageously self-praise are as repulsive as people who do it), but it certainly is fascinating, fresh, and full of mature "whole-person" beliefs. Moore is consistent; his popular Care of the Soul book speaks about accepting all of ourselves, "problems" included, things we fear, don't like, think wrong included. This book projects the same idea: as a archetype therapist (and a student of J. Hillman), he presents Sade's characters as archetype [...]


  • Patricia

    Taking it slow with this book, because it is an intense, I read almost half before deciding I'd had enough. It is an eye-opening consideration, so I definitely developed a better understanding of how "imaginative power lies within violence and sexual victimization." My therapist actually loaned me this books when I was struggling to write about the sexual missteps of a character. She was right on in suggesting the book, for it help me develop greater sympathy for him. Since that was my primary p [...]


  • Andrea Clark

    This was a very psychoanalytical book into the dark and even evil methods of love. Almost a way to see that without evil, good would be unnecessary. I found this book fascinating and will probably read some parts of it again, but not all of it. It will make me look at evil characters in book differently now.


  • Anders

    This is a fascinating book about the Marquis de Sade and his work. Thomas Moore does a depth psychological re-reading/interpretation of de Sade's work with fascinating results.For a person doing shadow work in therapy or by themselves or people who are generally attracted to knowledge of the "backside" of human nature it is a must read.


  • Elizabeth

    one of many books by TM that I have read.


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