Published: November 1998
When St Patrick came to Ireland in the fifth century AD, he encountered the Celtic people and a flourishing spiritual tradition that had already existed for thousands of years. He discovered that where the Christians worshipped one God, the Celts had many and found divinity all around them- in the rivers, hills, sea and sky. The ancient Celtic reverence for the spirit in all things survives today - a vibrant legacy of mystical wisdom that is unique in the Western world.Irish poet and scholar, John O'Donohue shares the secrets of this ancient world. Using authentic Irish blessings and prayers, he reveals the treasures that lie hidden within one's soul and the 'secret divinity' in one's relationships.