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Beauty: The Invisible Embrace

Rediscovering the True Sources of Compassion, Serenity, and Hope
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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) Audio Download (5 hours, 15 minutes)
Filetypes MP3, PDF, ZIP
Dimensions 5 x 5 inches
Product Code AW00770D AW00770W
ISBN Number 978-1-59179-137-9 978-1-60407-515-1
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John O'Donohue

About John O'Donohue

John O’Donohue (1956-2008) was a poet, philosopher, scholar, and native Gaelic speaker from County Clare, Ireland. He was awarded a PhD in philosophical theology from the University of Tübingen, with postdoctoral study of Meister Eckhart. John’s bestselling books Walking in Wonder, Anam Cara, Beauty, Eternal Echoes, and the beloved To Bless the Space Between Us, among many others, guide readers through the landscape of the Irish imagination.

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average rating 4.7 out of 5
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Reviewed by MarveyChick
I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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utterly poignant

From the beauty in death to imagination, I was struck by John's seering observations. Got the CD years ago and this year opted for the download, using the Sound True app, which is best for my iPod usage.

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Reviewed by Pat
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Rated 4 out of 5
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Beauty with every word.

Anxious to hear more.

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Reviewed 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.

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Reviewed by yolanda r.
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Profoundly spiritual and so inspirational. I strongly recommend this powerful work.

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Reviewed by Patricia C.
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Rated 5 out of 5
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This is a beautiful book and the recording is equally wonderful!

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