The Invisible World

  • by John O'Donohue
  • Narrated by John O'Donohue
  • 3 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.


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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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- sarah lannan

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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- alexandrasaunders

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-21-2015
  • Publisher: Sounds True