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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 ignored, a 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 ignored, assert themselves in violence The task, then, is to imagine evil in ways that don t destroy us As a practical matter, I m not sure what that means I think at the very least it means that in fantasy, anything goes, and in some cases it may be possible to imagine acting out what society deems evil in ways that are not only not harmful, but may move one closer to psychic wholeness Moore might be thinking of artistic and literary representations of what society deems depravities, which is one route the divine Marquis took.While the evil Moore concentrates on is forbidden eroticism, the analysis applies to any instinct Moore s point seems to be that one should try to consciously and responsibly integrate those evil urges into daily life and thereby achieve a richer andmeaningful existence Seems to apologizefor the subject matter than to truly explore it Quite interesting, yet didn t seem to go deep enough for a full exploration. 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 dee 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 deeper desire inclines toward the dark It is the denial of dark thoughts, of the desire to shut them out completely and hold others in contempt who fall prey to them, that causes us to feel out of balance and unfulfilled Understand, the author is not suggesting that we embrace Sade s fantasies and take them literally But, denial of the shadow that dwells within each of us causes discontent, dissatisfaction, torment or feelings of obligation and hatred that need not control our thoughts The solution, according to Thomas Moore, is to Take these images deep into reflection, see yourself in them, and find ways to invite them subtly into life This means coming to an appreciation that the darkness exists around us and within us, and that it will require struggle to establish and maintain the balance we want to achieve It was astonishing to see all of the Sadeian influences the author found politics, education, entertainment, business, religion, psychotherapy and parenting When people are overwhelmed by these influences, they are unable to understand why all of these bad things are happening Why does God allow this However, nature can have a cruel edge to it, and understanding that and preparing a response can permit adjustment The majority of people shun self reflection and introspection Many say it is due to a lack of time in an increasingly hectic Life, yet there is also a concern about what we will find if we flip that rock over and take a close look at what dwells underneath It is not pleasant, but ignoring it allows it to have enormous power when it chooses to reveal itself at a time of its design The author offers some guidance on how to prepare for those moments The Divine Marquis had lessons to teach Were they literal ones Probably not There is no evidence that he engaged in the majority of travesties he wrote about other than in his fevered mind We can also come to terms with our own travesties regarding them, understanding them, putting them in their proper place, and coloring them with the essence of the Life we want to live I highly recommend this book Just be prepared to be disturbed 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. No The Care of the Soul was great Here, some of the thoughts vere inspirational, but it could have been much shorter And the language was too complicated Foremost, I think that the author gives too much credit to something what I would call just simple, little perverted, funny literature Any work of art could have been interpreted in this way and elevated to mythology I understand that the author needed some material, so that he could ulustrate his thoughts and this one wasthan fitti No The Care of the Soul was great Here, some of the thoughts vere inspirational, but it could have been much shorter And the language was too complicated Foremost, I think that the author gives too much credit to something what I would call just simple, little perverted, funny literature Any work of art could have been interpreted in this way and elevated to mythology I understand that the author needed some material, so that he could ulustrate his thoughts and this one wasthan fitting, but all the same I will definitely read somebooks by Moore, because I see his approach to human psychology as highly inspirational but this one just was not for me The idea that Christ is bound and we are bound in this life is classic. 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 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 archetypes, comparing them to the gods and goddesses of other religions, such as Greek and Roman, Christian and Buddhist It s a compelling argument, seeing the libertines and masochists of Sade s stories lined up to the classic characters of well known religions, instead of seeing them as real people, which makes them almost impossible to relate to, since they are one level representations.A zeal for fearful imaginings of evil and darkness lie within us all, Moore says, and acknowledging these feelings and thoughts are not the same as acting intentionally cruel or harmful toward another Accepting, without shame, all of ourselves gives us permission to explore and take back our power rather than have these dark sides of ourselves repressed that s when they become something unbiddable.Sometimes Moore waxes way too philosophical, losing his own point in a plethora of what the fuckery lines piled on top of solid ideas, but overall, this was an accessible book I ll never see the Marquis de Sade the same 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 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 purpose, I didn t feel it was necessary to finish reading the book book I don t enjoy delving into the dark side, despite recognizing it is a vital part of each of us So a dollop sufficed {Download} ñ Dark Eros: The Imagination of Sadism Á An astonishing look at the dark side of the soul from the author of The Care of the Soul and Soulmates 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.