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Publisher's Summary

Visionary author Oriah Mountain Dreamer brings to life the wisdom of her beloved The Invitation, the prose poem which has touched hearts everywhere with its fresh and spirited call to live life more passionately and honestly.

Speaking from the heart, she invites you to confront the varieties of human experience, from desire and commitment to sorrow and betrayal, and challenges you to open repeatedly to love and life. Unique, practical, and often surprising, The Invitation is an invaluable guide to living the ecstasy of everyday life, learning to recognize true beauty in yourself and the world, and finding the sustenance your spirit longs for.

©1999 by Oriah Mountain Dreamer (P)2000 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc., All Rights Reserved.; 16 9

Critic Reviews

"Her words pierced my shell and pricked at my soul. An invitation to the ultimate dance." (Wayne W. Dyer)
"The Invitation is a treasure." (Richard Carlson, author of Don't Sweat the Small Stuff)

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Would you listen to The Invitation again? Why?

Yes. I have listen to the book daily and learn something new each day. It say a lot about life and how we should go with the flow of life.

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Beautiful & Thought Provoking

Hits my all-time favorites list. A perfectly well written book about what it means to exist as a very aware human. Colorful and descriptive articulation about being connected to and accepting of the internal and external limits while transcending beyond them. Wonderful, wonderful book.

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I love this author!

I wish the author were my neighbor. She speaks a wisdom I spent a painful life acquiring. If only everyone could grasp her insight, much human suffering might be lifted.

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  • 08-30-22

An old slant on an old and new problem.

There are some slow passages but still worth persevering. May not be for beginners or someone looking for easy listen.

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  • 09-23-15

Unexpected Gem

I popped this on while I was doing my work at home. I was listening however not intently to be honest (I intend to go back and listen properly again). As the time progressed and the stories unfolded, I found myself suddenly bursting into tears and sobbing very deeply. It felt to me that the story had pushed up something I had locked away, what exactly I am really not too sure, but I don't think that matters. I think the unwavering compassionate humanity in every word that Oriah speaks manages to coax out of us what we have shut away and given freedom of expression it is healed. That was a very unexpected outcome for me and I am thankful for this work and for my inner wisdom which knew to choose it.