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Our bodies are mere outlines of a vast and complex interior world, a landscape of contradiction and immense mystery. This Celtic view of the human condition predates Christianity yet survives to this day as part of Ireland's unique spiritual tradition. In The Inner Landscape, poet and Catholic scholar John O'Donohue explores the themes of self-exile and hardship and the Celtic way of welcoming paradox and finding precious light in the darkest valleys of our inner terrain.

Instead of fearing the contradictions of the outer world, O'Donohue begins, the Celtic people welcomed them. They developed special blessings for times of suffering in the belief that hardship leads to a special insight or gift of the spirit. When you learn the Celtic "secret of equilibrium" - how to see every difficulty as a threshold of possibility - you renew your life with unending possibilities. Despite our vast technologies, O'Donohue says, our real knowledge is minimal. Only within "the inner landscape" with which we are each blessed can true knowing take place.

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

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important and moving

There is deep wisdom in his message. Reframes suffering. Beautiful description of Jesus in Chapter 2.

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a brilliant introduction to Celtic spirituality

a book worth reading and rereading in each New Year or at least every new season of life.

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Pure wisdom and insight

John O'Donahue's writings are a treasure trove of wisdom, enlightenment and knowledge presented in a very accessible manner. His delightful Irish brogue combined with his slow and well articulated way of speaking makes the wonder and delicious delight of his words yet more enjoyable. His sense of Spirituality coupled with the importance of being grounded in the physical makes his work not only inspiring but directly applicable to living. I listen to everything I can written and read by him

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Master of calm and peace there are many other au

there are many other authors that I have listened to and John O'Donoghue is my favorite of them all.i named my diary after his Aman Cara.

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amazing

this audiobook is life changing. No one can offer philosophy in the same way! A must read!

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Loved it!

A rich invitation to the spiritual journey with O''Donohue. Will listen again and again and again.

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Absolutely beautiful.

This work is filled with profound bits of helpful wisdom. ....and listening to his voice, wonderful!

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Amazing wisdom


Everything about this book is lovely and thoroughly ready for an open mind. Suffering explained with such wisdom.

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Beautiful

His voice carried me to a quiet, peaceful and hopeful place of respect and of joy for all creatures on this planet, for this journey and for this moment that we are privileged to share.

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a godsend.

it doesn’t get any better.
john speaks the language of my soul.
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  • 04-23-21

A divine reading

He just takes you on a journey into his unique, soulful world. Every word is coming from Source. Blissful. His voice and timeless presence envelops you, holds you, guides you and provides a knowing beyond cognitive understanding.

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  • Thamesis
  • 01-30-21

Beautiful academic prose but superficial.

This is beautifully written but somehow you feel the author’s gift with writing prose gets rather carried away so, when you just scratch the surface, there is very little practical advice. If you want to learn about the inner landscape, maybe read the Christian mystics, practice contemplation, or study and practice Buddhist techniques, but don’t follow an academic.

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  • 11-09-20

a worthy heart felt contribution

anything written and read by the late John O'donahue is never time wasted
i am glad John has given us his thoughts on life's contradictions and suffering, this will always be difficult and controversial topics that nobody will ever likely fully agree with or grasp his approach to the ideas he discusses.
best we can ask for is that he has tackled this with great tenderness and compassion.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 05-16-20

abundance

Lovely lilt of the celt channeled the generosity and wisdom from John O'Donhue - a salve for the soul.

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  • Asa Moyle
  • 11-24-18

Beautiful Essential Wholesome

Beautifully spoken & related in all manner of ways.
Very very good & healthy listening! & Essential.
The musical interludes are perfect & compliment the lectures.