Eternal Echoes: Exploring Our Yearning to Belong

Eternal Echoes: Exploring Our Yearning to Belong

by John O'Donohue
     
 

From the author of Anam Cara comes this second installment in a trilogy of Celtic wisdom. In Eternal Echoes, John O'Donohue explores the hunger to belong that is at the heart of human nature, a hunger that marks the tension between individual identity and connection to the circle that embraces everything. O'Donohue shows us that an inner journey to theSee more details below

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From the author of Anam Cara comes this second installment in a trilogy of Celtic wisdom. In Eternal Echoes, John O'Donohue explores the hunger to belong that is at the heart of human nature, a hunger that marks the tension between individual identity and connection to the circle that embraces everything. O'Donohue shows us that an inner journey to the "silent depth within us" can enable us to touch the true sense of belonging that allows us to be free, be creative, and enter "the circle of friendship at the heart of creation."

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Following his popular Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom, O'Donohue offers a soaring, eloquent meditation on the art of living. In most people, he maintains, an innate, deep-seated hunger for belonging and relatedness is frustrated by our high-pressured, isolating consumerist culture. Distilling guideposts of Celtic spirituality from traditional Irish legends, fairy lore, lyric poetry and Druidic nature-worship, he also tosses into the pot some Zen Buddhism, Jewish mysticism and quotes from Simone Weil, Nietzsche, Yeats, Auden, Neruda, Merleau-Ponty and Romanian philosopher E.M. Cioran. O'Donohue invites readers to make their lives a constant pilgrimage of discovery. This, he says, involves freeing oneself from the mental prisons of guilt, rigid belief and self-punishment; learning to embrace one's individuality; and coming to terms with the loss, absence or death of loved ones. Though the writing occasionally gets syrupy, this intense, concentrated inquiry towers above most self-help or New Age fare. It includes pertinent commentary not only on addiction, parenting and music but also on the lure of cults and the resurgence of political tribalism, whether in Northern Ireland, Yugoslavia or Russia. A Catholic scholar who lives by a lake in Ireland, O'Donohue has produced a treasury for readers of all faiths--a demanding, high-wire existentialist adventure that will inspire readers to re-evaluate their goals and ways of being in the world. O'Donohue ends each chapter with a lyrical blessing or prayer, and his book itself is a profound, healing prayer. Agent, Kim Witherspoon. (Mar.)
Library Journal
A follow-up to Anam Cara, an exploration of Celtic spirituality.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781564556783
Publisher:
Sounds True, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/28/1999
Edition description:
2 Cassettes
Product dimensions:
4.34(w) x 6.98(h) x 0.77(d)

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