ABOUT THE BOOK
"The Invitation is a declaration of intent, a map into the longing of the soul, the desire to live passionately, face-to-face with ourselves and skin-to-skin with the world around us"
Shared by word of mouth, quoted on the World Wide Web, recited over the radio, and read aloud at spiritual conferences and other gatherings, "The Invitation" has been passed along by thousands who have discovered and treasured its unique message.
Now Oriah Mountain Dreamer expands on her beloved prose poem, presenting a powerful and inspirational challenge to all of us who long for true intimacy and joy.
Speaking from the heart, Oriah Mountain Dreamer invites us to confront the varieties of human experience, from desire and commitment to sorrow and betrayal, and challenges us to open repeatedly to love and life. "
The information on this page is quoted from the book.
First Published in 1999
ISBN 0-06-251584-5 (cloth)
ISBN 0-06-251585-3 (pbk.)
HarperSanFrancisco of Harper Collins Publishers,
10 East 53rd Street New York, NY 10022
Originally published in slightly different form, in "Dream of Desire", a collection of poetry by Oriah Mountain Dreamer (Toronto: Mountain Dreaming, 1995) Copyright 1995 by Oriah House.
The Invitation was inspired by a writing exercise taught by David Whyte at one of his workshops. David based this exercise on his poem "Self-Portrait", printed in the poetry collection Fire in the Earth, published by Many Rivers Press.