Readings from ‘The Prophet’ by Kahlil Gibran

Readings from ‘The Prophet’ by Kahlil Gibran are narrated by myself, Philip Snow, owner of the ‘Extreme Ventures’ website, for your enjoyment.

Readings from 'The Prophet' by Kahlil Gibran

Self portrait of author
Kahlil Gibran

George Russell wrote: ‘I do not think the East has spoken with so beautiful a voice since the ‘Gitanjali’ of Rabindranath Tagore as in ‘The Prophet’ of Kahlil Gibran, who is an artist as well as a poet.  I have not seen for years a book more beautiful in its thought, and when reading it I understand better than ever before what Socrates meant in the ‘Banquet’ when he spoke of the beauty of thought which exercises a deeper enchantment than the beauty of form….I could quote from every page, and from every page I could find some beautiful and liberating thought.’

The readings are presented here on the Videos page as individual chapters from ‘The Prophet’, as published on my YouTube channel.

I am not a professional reader, but I have loved this work of Kahlil Gibran for many years and it is my great pleasure, having the benefit of today’s technology, to read the work and record it, hopefully for the listeners’ pleasure.

Judging by the comments I have received on the YouTube videos I have succeeded to some extent, so I offer these readings to you in the hope that you will find great pleasure in listening to them, as well as absorbing the timeless and sacred wisdom expressed by Gibran.