Opening The Invitation: The Poem That Has Touched Lives Around the World

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A beautiful presentation of Oriah's signature prose poem, preceded by a chapter relating the full life story behind the poem and then followed by a chapter on the life of the poem and its remarkable effect on people's lives, including her own.

The prose poem The Invitation was originally passed from reader to reader over the internet and hand–to–hand; it was these readers who helped make the book a best–seller.

This small, beautifully presented book, incorporating the poem and two short additional new chapters by Oriah, gives old and new readers the beloved poem in a fresh way, as a gift for others or oneself. The often moving and sometimes funny chapters give a fresh, full account of how the poem came to be, and then discuss the life of the poem after it was written and circulated to so many readers, via the internet, photocopies, and eventually the full book The Invitation. Artwork will accompany each paragraph of the poem.

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Oriah is the author of the inspirational prose poem and international bestselling book The Invitation as well as the bestsellers The Dance and The Call. Her writing sets forth in detail how we can follow the thread of our heart's longing into a life of meaning and purpose. Her latest book, What We Ache For: Creativity and the Unfolding of Your Soul, explores creativity as a way of accessing and cultivating a spiritually rich life. Oriah is the mother of two grown sons. She lives with her husband, Jeff, several hours north of Toronto in a home surrounded by forest stillness.

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In 1993, Mountain Dreamer (her shamanic name) was chatting amiably with her friend Catherine when Catherine suddenly had a brain aneurysm. Although Catherine survived, Mountain Dreamer saw the incident as a spiritual wake-up call, and exactly one year after it happened, she sat down to write the prose poem "The Invitation." After sharing it with several hundred writing students, she lost track of it, only to discover years later that the poem had taken on a life of its own on the Internet. In this illustrated gift book, the now-famous poem (which was first published by HSF in book form in 1999 and became a bestseller) is sandwiched between a foreword and afterword in which Mountain Dreamer describes its simple inception and astounding reception. Perhaps most touching is her account of receiving an admiring letter from a high school beau she had not seen in 30 years. They are now married. Fans of The Invitation will welcome this behind-the-scenes glimpse of the poem's creation.
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