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The Four Elements: Reflections on Nature

John O'Donohue, Ph.D.



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Transworld Ireland
01 November 2012
Literary essays; Psychology; Mind, Body, Spirit: thought & practice; The natural world, country life & pets
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.
By:   John O'Donohue Ph.D.
Imprint:   Transworld Ireland
Country of Publication:   Ireland
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 127mm,  Spine: 14mm
Weight:   157g
ISBN:   9781848271029
ISBN 10:   1848271026
Pages:   224
Publication Date:   01 November 2012
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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 T bingen 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.

Reviews for The Four Elements: Reflections on Nature

There are certain threads that run through the work of John O'Donohue. They manifest themselves with different colours and textures. The form may change for different purposes of rhythm and resonance, but the intention remains constant. It is grounded in human vulnerability and the desire, the longing, for a connection to the wonder of the divine in nature, and human life within it. -- Michael D Higgins, Politician And Broadcaster

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