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John O'Donohue

John O'Donohue (1956-2008)

In early January 2008, the Sounds True family was deeply saddened by the loss of the Irish poet-philosopher John O'Donohue. John was a one-of-a-kind force of nature: a genius with words, a brilliant thinker, and a...

Beauty: The Invisible Embrace

Rediscovering the True Sources of Compassion, Serenity, and Hope

John O'Donohue

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The human soul is hungry for beauty; we seek it everywhere in landscape, music, art, clothes, furniture, gardening, companionship, love, religion, and in ourselves. When we experience the Beautiful, there is a wonderful sense of homecoming; we feel fully alive. Our lives become illuminated, and behind the shudder of appearances we come to glimpse the sure form of things.

On Beauty: The Invisible Embrace, Irish poet and philosopher John O'Donohue invites us to remember and to awaken the Beautiful; it is always secretly there, awaiting but our attention and reverence in order to come alive.

Beauty is the true priestess of individuation. But our times are dominated by anxiety and by what is vulgar, coarse, and artificial. Were Beauty to awaken in the fields of politics, religion, planning, discourse, and seeing, our world would heal, and fresh wells of hope would refresh us. Kathleen Raine, the English poet says: "Strangest of all is the ease with which the vision is lost, consciousness contracts, we forget over and over again, until recollection is stirred by some icon of that beauty. Then we remember and wonder why we ever forgot."

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Contents 4 CDs (5 hours, 15 minutes)
Date Published February 01, 2004
ISBN-10 1-59179-137-5
ISBN-13 978-1-59179-137-9
Dimensions 5 x 5 3/4 inches
Product Codes 0770d, w770d, aw00770d
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Contents 1 Audio download (5 hours, 15 minutes)
Date Published February 01, 2004
ISBN-10 1-60407-515-5
ISBN-13 978-1-60407-515-1
Product Codes 0770w, w770w, aw00770w

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Customer Reviews

By Jeanne R
Date Added: Friday 10 January 2014
Yes, it met my expectations. Anything John O'Donohue has been part of turns out to be priceless.
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By yolanda r
Date Added: Wednesday 8 January 2014
Profoundly spiritual and so inspirational. I strongly recommend this powerful work.
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By Patricia C S
Date Added: Monday 6 January 2014
This is a beautiful book and the recording is equally wonderful!
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By Ev B
Date Added: Tuesday 31 December 2013
Outstanding!!!

Blessed author John O' Donohue has an amazing way of looking at the world. His poetry, perspective and wisdom will captivate you and inspire you.

This work, like all of his works is a treasure!
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