The Complete Audio Archive of a Beloved Philosopher of the Heart John O'Donohue was a one-of-a-kind force of nature: a genius with words, a brilliant thinker, and a professional excavator of the soul. In the course of his extraordinary life, this Irish poet and teacher touched the hearts of millions with his unique blend of philosophy, instruction, and spiritual insight. For over a decade, Sounds True had the privilege of working with John, and Longing and Belonging presents the full collection of his recordings for both long-time listeners and those discovering his legacy for the first time. Weaving Celtic Wisdom with Personal History In the oral tradition so beloved of the Celts, John shares his intuitive approach to spirituality in programs such as Anam _ara, which explores Ireland's divine heritage; Beauty: The Invisible Embrace, which helps us illuminate the beauty we long for; and A Celtic Pilgrimage, a tour through the sacred landscape he called home. It is an odyssey into our common yearning for the magnificence of nature, for compassion, serenity, and hope, and for the "soul friends" who walk with us along the way. "John always said that the great miracle of life was not the turning of water into wine nor the parting of the Red Sea, but the fact that there was something rather than nothing," says David Whyte in his introduction. John O'Donohue was a man who rejoiced in all people and all existence, and with commemorating, full-length introductions by close friends Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés and David Whyte, as well as a special blessing card, Longing and Belonging celebrates the numerous gifts John shared with so many in his lifetime.