Anam Cara – Spiritual Wisdom From The Celtic World (Paperback, New Ed) / Author: John O’ Donohue ; ; Mind, body, spirit: thought & practice. In Anam Cara, Gaelic for soul friend, the ancient teachings, stories, and blessings of Celtic .. However, O’Donohue writes from a Celtic spiritual perspective. with the sensual world, the world of soul and our interpersonal relationships. Everyone we know who’s read this book has said how wonderful it made them feel. It takes us to the heart of the age-old Celtic spiritual tradition – which still.
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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Discover the Celtic Circle of Belonging John O’Donohue, poet, philosopher, and scholar, guides you through the spiritual landscape of the Irish imagination. In Anam Cara, Gaelic for soul friend, the ancient teachings, stories, and blessings of Celtic wisdom provide such profound insights on the universal themes of friendship, solitude, love, and death as: Light is generous Discover the Celtic Circle of Belonging John O’Donohue, poet, philosopher, and scholar, guides you through the spiritual landscape of the Irish imagination.
Light is generous The human heart is never completely born Love as ancient recognitionThe body is the angel of the soul Solitude is luminous Beauty likes neglected places The passionate heart never ages To benatural is to be holy Silence is the sister of the divine Death as an invitation to freedom Paperbackpages.
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I’m sure it’s a great book but I don’t want gatecrush. Shrikanya This book is for everyone. I am a non-Christian. Everytime I read this book, the perceived meaning changes. Everytime something starts making sense. This is good for those who are going through the phase known as the ‘dark night of the soul’. See 2 questions about Anam Cara…. Lists with This Book.
Apr 27, Jan Marquart rated it it was amazing. This small book by the Celtic priest John O’Donohue is a staple in my bookcase. I’ve lost three copies, one to mold, one to formaldehyde and one to water damage. I quickly bought another. This book will change your life.
It is not a religious dictate. It is far beyond that. I’m going to give you the first few lines and you can decide for yourself: It is strange to be here.
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The mystery never leaves you alone. Behind your image, below your words, above your thoughts, the silence of another world a This small book by the Celtic priest John O’Donohue is a staple in my bookcase. Behind your image, below your words, above your thoughts, the silence of another world awaits. If you frm comfort, insight and inspiration — pick this book up.
I’ve read it four times. A joining that is ancient and eternal, a place where you belonged. His feelings about social justice can be clearly felt in this book of Celtic wisdom.
Thoughts on Celtic spirituality flow throughout these pages. Nature nourished them; it was here that they felt their deepest belonging and affinity. Where before there was anonymity, now there is intimacy; where before there was fear, now there is courage; where before in your life there was awkwardness, now there is a rhythm of grace and gracefulness; where before you used car be jagged, now you are elegant and in rhythm with your self.
wrold When love awakens in your life is like a rebirth, a new beginning. I wish this had been available in an audio format, for it made the experience even more lovely, but this was lovely, nevertheless. Behind your image, below your words, above your thoughts, the silence of another world waits. View all 19 comments. A Book of Celtic Wisdom is truly a work of art. Over the past three years, I have been working on discovering myself through self-help books, step programs, religious study, and personal introspection.
This book summed up everything I have learned the hard way during this time, and presented it in a beautiful package that was invigorating and thought-provoking to read. It was a pure joy. I began reading it in January, and have only just finished it last night, because each sentan Anam Cara: I began reading it in January, and have only just finished it last night, because each sentance was a ponderable morsel. Sometimes I would read a phrase five times over in order to fully grasp and apply it’s meaning to my life.
This is not a 70 mph trip through the McDonald’s drive-thru, this is a seven course meal in Vienna, and every bite demands that you hold it in your mouth to savor it. Anam Cara is one of the best non-fiction books I have ever read. I plan to read it again in a year or so, because I know I will get new things out of it. Crltic am already loaning it to a friend, and have a couple of others in mind Rfom like to loan it to. I can’t keep this from the ones I love. Review written May 9th, Mar 20, Stephanie rated it it was amazing.
This is one of the best books and best written books I’ve ever read. Two months after I met the author, he died in his sleep at age 53 while on holiday with his fiance in Avignon. The whole world cried when John died. There was no one like him and there never will be again.
John had a brilliant mind that was married to a wide open heart. Mar 31, Angela rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is one of the most beautiful books I own. It came into my life very mysteriously soon after it was first published. It has gracefully woven itself into my experience ever since, wixdom guiding and holding me in my darkest days.
It is difficult to rationally explain or review; I can only describe what it feels like when I read it. It’s akin to peering into the depths of an illumined manuscript, or being inside a poem as another reviewer here so eloquently states.
Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom by John O’Donohue
I feel how hungry I am and This is one of the most beautiful books I own. I feel how hungry I am and drink the poetry like nectar. Below are a selection of chapter titles, which speak powerfully for themselves: I feel so blessed to have crossed paths with John O’Donohue before he left this earth, even if it was only in the form of his writing.
May his shining soul rest in peace. View csra 4 comments. Mar 27, Gail rated it it was amazing. So now I have had my first experience with John O’Donohue, and think again: This book is not a quick read because Mr. O’Donohue is a spiritual master and a philosopher. He considers deeply concepts of time, place, wisdom, hope, death, sense of wonder, joy, mystery, silence and solitude, symbols, fear, and transformation.
In this book, O’Donohue approaches the notion of the soul friend, the Anam Cara. He guides the reader through an exploration of the soul–one’s own soul–and how it intersects with oneself, with the world we live in–the natural world, our own bodies, sensory perception, our work in the world, beauty, and finally: At the end of each section, he presents an Irish blessing. One concept I found interesting is his premise that the body is IN the soul–rather than the soul being in the body.
He writes about the intersection of the energy of our souls with those worlx others, and with the physical world. Because Celtic spirituality is deeply rooted in the natural spirituao, his writing reminds us how connected we are with the earth, and with each other.
He writes, “Landscape is numinous. John O’Donohue was a Wise Man. There are many quotes in this book that I’ve written down; indeed, I started a notebook to go along with my reflections inspired by this book.
It will be something I return to often and for a long time. O’Donohue presents are timeless and transformative. I found this a very moving and beautiful book to read.
This writer was some philosopher and a really great writer. There was so much to this book and the Celtic element and the descriptions of the great wusdom and light of the West of Ireland really made me appreciate my heritage. There is so much wisdom and understanding of human nature and how we are losing touch with what is really important in this modern busy world that was very refreshing to read.