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The Four Elements: Reflections on Nature

Author(s): John O'Donohue

ISBN13: 9781848270909

ISBN10: 1848270909

Publisher: Veritas Warehouse - Ballycoolin D 11

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  • From the bestselling author of Anam Cara and Benedictus, comes a thought-provoking, beautifully written and inspiring series of essays focusing on the four elements - AIR, WATER, STONE AND FIRE. Weaving together ancient Celtic wisdom, history, poetry and personal anecdotes, and evoking the vital energy and rhythm of nature, John ODonohue offers profound insights on life and death, creativity and the divine.
  • John O'Donohue

    John O'Donohue passed away in January 2008, aged just 52. Recognized by many as one of the most charismatic, inspirational writers of his day, John lived in the solitude of a cottage in the West of Ireland and spoke Gaelic as his native language. The writer David Whyte elegantly described John as 'a serious philosopher, [a] critical take-no-prisoners thinker, the responsible head of a close, extended family, and the courageous, almost sacrificial activist, who with a group of North Burren allies, took on the might of the Irish establishment and won a victory that changed Irish law at a foundational level. This is a man who could hold the broad spectrum of human experience together in a fierce, intimate and compassionate way, leavened with a humour that defies easy description.

    John O'Donohue was awarded a Ph.D. in philosophical theology from the University of Tbingen in 1990. He wrote several major works, including two poetry collections, Echoes of Memory and Conamara Blues, and the international bestsellers, Anam Cara, Eternal Echoes and Divine Beauty.

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