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Beauty does not linger it only visitsYet beauty's visitation affects us and invites us into its rhythmit calls us to feel think and act beautifully in the worldto create and live a life that awakens the BeautifulBeauty is a gentle but urgent call to awaken Bestselling author John O'Donohueopens our eyes hearts and minds to the wonder of our own relationshipwith beauty by exposing the infinity and mystery of its breadth His wordsreturn us to the dignity of silence profundity of stillness power of thought andperception and the eternal grace and generosity of beauty's presence In this masterfuland revelatory work O'Donohue encourages our greater intimacy with beauty andcelebrates it for what it really is a homecoming of the human spiritAs he focuses on the classical medieval and Celtic traditions of art music literaturenature and language O'Donohue reveals how beauty's invisible embraceinvites us toward new heights of passion and creativity even in these uncertain timesof global conflict and crisis Divine Beauty The Invisible Embrace

About the Author: John ODonohue

John O'Donohue PhD was born in County Clare in 1956 He spoke Irish as his native language and lived in a remote cottage in the west of Ireland until his untimely death in January 2008 A highly respected poet and philosopher he lectured throughout Europe and America and wrote a number of popular books including Anam Cara and To Bless the Space Between Us

10 thoughts on “Divine Beauty The Invisible Embrace

  1. says:

    A beautiful book written by a beautiful man John O'Donohue’s Beauty is filled with such inspiring words I found it difficult almost inappropriate to read even a chapter straight through since many lines invite us to reread and linger with their fragrance for days Here are several such lines coupled with my brief comments taken from two of my favorite chapters – The Call to Beauty and The Music of BeautyIndeed the subtle touches o

  2. says:

    “The ancient rhythms of the earth have insinuated themselves into the rhythms of the human heart The earth is not outside us; it is within the clay from where the tree of the body grows” In written form this would perhaps be the kind of book one would read now and then when the mood struck A book to set a mood a book to have you sit a spell and ponder as my grandfather was wont to say This was the first audiobook I bought after I

  3. says:

    This is one of those rare books that sound as though it were written by an angel and the sort of writing that cannot be paraphrased It left a gentle impression upon me and even it renewed my perception After I read just the beginning an ordinary task like preparing lunch felt sacred to me—I relished the shapes and colors of spinach leaves Beauty visited me and through the perception O'Donohue awakened in me I know beauty's experience is

  4. says:

    I recently learned that my good friend John O'Donohue had died in his sleep in January 2008 while in Paris We had not spoken since 2006 The last time we got together was in Galwey Ireland in the Spring of 2004 I've downloaded every video and audio I could find on the Internet after spending a day in my own private Memorial Observance What a sweet and yet critical soul I have three transcripts and recordings of conversations that are each eigh

  5. says:

    This is an author that came Highly recommended to me so now I'm waiting to read the book But here's an excerpt from his ReflectionsOnce you start to awaken no one can ever claim you again for the old patterns Now you realise how precious your time here is You are no longer willing to suander your essence on undertakings that do not nourish your true self; your patience grows thin with tired talk and dead language You see through the rosters of e

  6. says:

    A much needed treatise in an age where beauty has been exploited; sexualized commercialized and objectified If you are wishing to reconnect with the sacredness of beauty your own others' and that of the world around you then delve into this sincere attempt to honor that which is a true gift to humanity

  7. says:

    As an author who fancies that he has some facility for using language reading Beauty was truly a humbling experience In fact other than Thomas Wolfe of You Can't Go Home Again fame in my sixty nine year reading odyssey I have never encountered a writer with such a gift of language as John O'Donohue and I highly recommend reading Beauty to experience of the author's incredible ability to depict the various aspects of beauty and describe thoughts and fe

  8. says:

    A book to linger over And I did mornings than not for a year O'Donohue sees everything from a different perspective a true hidden mystical perspective that I hope leeches into me every time I open the book The 'Music of Beauty' and 'Color of Beauty' were memorable but clearly were written by a poetauthor peering into these areas rather than looking out from Some of the facts about color weren't accurate so they had a misplaced mysticism that flared up

  9. says:

    I really really like O'Donohue's poetry and I could tell that the uality of thinking and philosophical exploration in this book of essays is one piece of what allows him to write the high uality poemsblessings that he has Still I didn't find the essays particularly compelling or useful There were some snippets and I'll uote some of those below but they came at too great a distance apart often if they had come in 75 pages rather than 250 I would have rated t

  10. says:

    O’Donohue had an ability to exuisitely explain mysterious and philosophical concepts that I’ve tried to foggily contemplate in a poetic but still accessible way He gives well crafted words and explanations to things I could not find words for myself One might think this book is about visual beauty and it is in some ways but it is comprehensively a book about life and the human experience He reminds readers of the deeper layers of goodness and beauty that

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