The Four Elements: Reflections on Nature

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Transworld, Oct 27, 2011 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 224 pages
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In The Four Elements, poet and philosopher John O'Donohue draws upon his Celtic heritage and the love of his native landscape, the west of Ireland, to weave together a tapestry of beautifully evoked images of nature. As John explores a range of themes relating to the way we live our lives today, he reveals how the energy and rhythm of the natural world - its innocence and creativity, its power and splendour - hold profound lessons for us all.

With a foreword written by his beloved brother Pat, this illuminating treasury is a unique collection of reflections inspired by the ancient wisdom of this earth.

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The author writes in a manner that animates these elements of nature: air, water, fire and stone. One can almost hear the Irish lilt in these written words, and be magically transported into the great ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

JOHN O'DONOHUE was born in County Clare in 1956 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 was awarded a Ph.D. in philosophical theology from the University of Tübingen in 1990. John wrote a number of international bestselling books: Anam Cara, Eternal Echoes, Divine Beauty and Benedictus, which he completed shortly before he died. He also wrote two volumes of poetry, Conamara Blues and Echoes of Memory. The Four Elements was originally published in separate editions in 1994/5.

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