Celtic Wisdom with John O'Donohue

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If you are seeking a deeper meaning in life, you will find some here as John O'Donohue explores and reveals the ancient wisdom of the Celts. Friendship, landscape, death, time, language, the seen and the unseen--all are illuminated through the Celtic consciousness. Compared to the "linear abstract monotheism" of our modern world, O'Donohue notes that "one of the lovely things about the Celtic sensibility is the co-existence of differing dimensions. ...The invisible was just as important, if not more important, than the visible." Let O'Donohue's profound spirituality melt into your consciousness as his words find their way to the "tabernacle of your heart." (hosted by Michael Toms)


John O'Donohue (1956-2008) was an Irish poet, philosopher, and Catholic scholar. He studied literature, philosophy and theology, and held a Ph.D. in Philosophical Theology. He conducted workshops throughout Europe and the United States.

He was the author of many books including:

For more information of the work of John O'Donohue go to www.johnodonohue.com.

Topics Explored in This Dialogue

  • The role of friendship in life
  • Exploring Celtic sensibility
  • The contemporary world's addiction to image
  • The Irish capacity to celebrate death
  • "November Questions," a poem about O'Donohue's departed uncle
  • Ireland's pubs: the social hub of the community
  • Comparisons of Tibet and Ireland, yesterday and today
  • Avoiding the "unlived" life

Host: Michael Toms      Interview Date: 10/10/1997      Program Number: 2666