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The Invisible World Audiobook

The Invisible World

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For the Celtic people of ancient Ireland, the natural world was a continuous prayer. Each mountain held a soul, each river a heart. This "Eucharist of nature" was living evidence of a divine worldview to which each Celt, as part of the "Great Circle", belonged. Like the fierce and loving people who beheld it, this sacred vision vanished with the coming of Christianity in the fifth century. Or did it?

In The Invisible World, scholar and poet John O'Donohue recovers Celtic spirituality's original mysteries, sharing practices and beliefs that enrich Ireland and its people to this day. For the Celts all life was sacred, yet they reserved their greatest reverence not for what they could see but for what they could not. Around them they sensed an "invisible world", the great unknown from which they came and the source of eternal wonder in their lives. Through prayer, O'Donohue teaches, we may enter directly into this secret immensity and escape the psychological prisons we create for ourselves.

Alive with loving scholarship and interwoven with prayers and poetry in the Celtic tradition, The Invisible World is an invitation to find freedom from your negativity and return your soul to the grace that is waiting unseen around you at this very moment.

©1997 John O'Donohue (P)1997 John O'Donohue

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    christine oliver 17/11/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Invibsible Worlds reviled."

    They say that when you ask the universe for help and guidance it will find a way to communicate. And in my case well I found this wonderful book by John O'Donoughe. The Invisible World holds the truth and the insight to touch the heart and soul of anyone who listens/reads it.
    It's teaching covers every thing from death to reincarnation explained
    In such a beautiful way. It reveals and introduces the listener to their innermost and sacred self. Love and light to all who read/listen.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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  • sarah lannan
    30/08/17
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    "Spiritualism is for whimps"

    I got this book blindly in a time of
    Need when clever books were no longer of solace. i consider my self the quick witted city type, cynicism disguising my ignorance very good.
    But this book and this man are an eureka
    Experience for me. Beautifully crafted and presented by the author, poetic but plainly spoken, from his heart and aimed out. I loved his kindness and knowledge and wisdom and non goodies and baddies or evil shaped animal head stories, just the
    clarity of truth( his words) of a better place to be which is here and now In the true dumb wonder of this existence in this terrifying fragile place where and when anything could happen( no just rainbows he does not neglect the darkness and pain) He's vision is of mystery not deceit, angels and fairies of the ancient world why not. He is in step with an old world of storytelling (no nostalgia for the good old days before penicillin) just a kind but stern warning to remember to be grateful and honest and humble, and to be present and good as you can because it's Better for us all. He also reminds us to be careful of toxic mythologies and not get duped by illusions or dingbat games, and not to mistake another grand human view for more staring at Human equipment.
    very good stuff. A warmness and wonder has come back into my life.

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  • alexandrasaunders
    15/02/17
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    "Most important Book I have ever heard/read"

    I love love love this book.

    I cannot put it down.
    It's wise. It's comforting. It's life changing.
    The author is brilliant ... I feel as if he is speaking just to me.

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  • lilcreative
    10/12/16
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    "Gorgeous work"

    Such a beautiful and important work, and a wonderful production job, as well. I loved it so much, I'm about to move on to another one of his works.

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  • Anne ONeill
    30/08/16
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    "Truly previous"

    There are so many beautiful notions in these readings it's worth your time to listen over and over and over again. Simply brilliant.

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  • Jeff
    Oakland, US, Canada
    29/08/16
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    "Wonderful Mysticism to Heal the Soul"

    If you feel drawn to this book, heed the call. There is deep beauty here.

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  • K. GULOTTA
    13/07/16
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    "Excellent companion on the soul journey"

    Just like with his other work, John delivers Celtic wisdom with each phrase he utters. Such original insight and heart-felt sharing is music to one's ears.

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  • Kasha
    21/12/15
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    "Beautiful work"

    I heard him discuss this work before he passed and I was interested in it from that point. I think this was beautifully narrated by the author which created wonderful richness and depth.

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  • HYPNOREIKIHLR
    26/11/15
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    "loved it"

    The blend of the old Celtic spirituality with modern Christian beliefs is refreshing especially coming from a priest! It was amazing to hear that he believes that we are all connected and that the old ways are real !
    Do you believe in fairies?

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