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Beauty: The Invisible Embrace

Rediscovering the True Sources of Compassion, Serenity, and Hope

Beauty: The Invisible Embrace

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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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Review for Beauty: The Invisible Embrace Review by Jeanne R
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Yes, it met my expectations. Anything John O'Donohue has been part of turns out to be priceless.

(Posted on 1/10/2014)

Review for Beauty: The Invisible Embrace Review by yolanda r
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Profoundly spiritual and so inspirational. I strongly recommend this powerful work.

(Posted on 1/8/2014)

Review for Beauty: The Invisible Embrace Review by Patricia C S
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This is a beautiful book and the recording is equally wonderful!

(Posted on 1/6/2014)

Review for Beauty: The Invisible Embrace Review by Ev B
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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!

(Posted on 12/31/2013)

Review for Beauty: The Invisible Embrace Review by ANTHONY M
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John O'Donohue, my new-found countryman, is brilliant!

(Posted on 12/25/2013)

Review for Beauty: The Invisible Embrace Review by Cornelia B
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Good service. Thanks

(Posted on 12/14/2013)

Review for Beauty: The Invisible Embrace Review by Anna Hamilton
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This is a wonderfully refreshing, uplifting and inspiring CD.

(Posted on 7/28/2012)

Review for Beauty: The Invisible Embrace Review by Virginia Fette
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Love it

(Posted on 7/26/2012)

Review for Beauty: The Invisible Embrace Review by lizzie dalton
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I love everything about this.I feel he was such an amazing soul....So beautiful

(Posted on 5/27/2012)

Review for Beauty: The Invisible Embrace Review by Marguerite Aberle
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Having read all of John's books he has for many years given me such beauty and a peace, serene... what an absolute joy to listen to the words I have loved. Divine,much gratitutde fills me.

(Posted on 3/20/2012)

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CD

Contents 4 CDs (315 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 Code aw00770d

Audio Download

Contents 1 Audio download (5 hours, 15 minutes)
Filetypes M4B, MP3, PDF, ZIP
Date Published February 01, 2004
ISBN-10 1-60407-515-5
ISBN-13 978-1-60407-515-1
Product Code aw00770w