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Postscript – Soulful Threads

I was introduced to Thomas Moore’s Care of the Soul in 1995 after experiencing a love crisis, having just migrated to South Africa for several years of work. James Hillman’s The Soul’s Code sliced deep into my worldview the same year, at a similar time to meeting Verne Harris, who became an ever-present soul mate. Moore and Hillman, along with Verne, demand, insist on regular revisits to their vital imagination. Copies of their books sit on that book-shelf which is reserved for ‘never throwing away, never to be left behind’. Their work helps me attend to the complexities of the inner life with a subtle, nuanced, mythic attention to rhythm and timing (maybe rhythm and timing are the keys to a good life).