Spiritual Wisdom from the Celtic World
Revealed in accessible and stylish prose, this book uncovers the mystical secrets of the ancient Celtic world - the world discovered by St Patrick in the 5th century AD.
When St Patrick came to Ireland in the fifth century AD, he encountered the Celtic people and a flourishing spiritual tradition that had already existed for thousands of years. He discovered that where the Christians worshipped one God, the Celts had many and found divinity all around them: in the rivers, hills, sea and sky. The ancient Celtic reverence for the spirit in all things survives today - a vibrant legacy of mystical wisdom that is unique in the Western world.
Irish poet and scholar, John O'Donohue shares the secrets of this ancient world. Using authentic Irish blessings and prayers, he reveals the treasures that lie hidden within one's soul and the 'secret divinity' in one's relationships.
“John O'Donohue is a man of the soul. His scholarly meditation on the continuing relevance of Ireland's spiritual heritage has become a publishing phenomenon...This poetic meditation has become a bestseller on both sides of the Atlantic...A lyrical prayer”
“Words of wisdom...a heady mixture of myth, poetry, philosophy...profound and moving.”
“This book is a phenomenon in itself...a book to read and reread forever, its style of varied narration responds to our times.”
“A rare synthesis of philosophy, poetry and spirituality...a powerful and life-transforming experience for those who read it.”
Deepak Chopra, author of The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success