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Anam Cara: Wisdom from the Celtic World [John O’Donohue] on * FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. When Saint Patrick first came to Ireland in. In Anam Cara (Gaelic for “soul friend”), John O’Donohue invites you into the magical and unobtrusive world of your own divinity, to a place in the soul where. Anam Cara and the Essence of True Friendship: Poet and Philosopher John O’ Donohue on the Beautiful Ancient Celtic Notion of Soul-Friend.

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This is not a book one reads just to check off a list.

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Exploring such themes as the mystery of friendship, the spirituality of the senses, the brightness within solitude, work as the poetics of growth, aging as the art of inner harvesting, and death as eternal homecoming, this book will encircle your heart with Celtic benediction. Is this religion hiding as beauty?

I can see myself reading this book over and over a I found this a very moving and beautiful book to read. If donohhue want comfort, insight and inspiration — pick this book up. Somehow O’Donahue transmits pure substance into language, but it’s invisible to me how he does it. I also thought that he used too many quotes from other authors, didn’t work those quotes into the text very smoothly, and sometimes they just didn’t seem to have much to do with what he was talking about.

This book is not a quick read because Mr.

The result is a musical, transcendent, and deeply aham series of poems that exemplifies O’Donohue at his finest. But I highlighted so much out of this book. I read it about 15 years ago and found it syrupy, and in the intervening years I have changed a lot so I assumed my reading of it would be different and the richness donnohue be more palatable, and yet there was still something slightly saccharine to me about it.


Return to Book Page. The darkness absolves everything; the struggle for identity and impression falls away. Secret Landscapes of Nourishment Order. It was a soul-bond that existed as a recognized and admired social construct.

Craa looks at the pre-Christian Celtic tradition and breathes a new life into spiritual awareness. May his shining soul rest in peace. It is a heritage of profound, mystical wisdom that will open pathways to peace and contentment, and lead us to live with creativity, honor, and compassion the one life that has been given to us.

John O’Donohue Quotes (Author of Anam Cara)

This art of belonging awakened and jlhn a deep and special companionship. It will bring you onto new ground where affection can grow again. Beauty Beauty is a gentle but urgent call to awaken. Love is absolutely vital for a human life. The journey I’m on really is very narrow but also very very deep.

Missing cover Spanish edition. I love his poems so tried this book. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. 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 odnohue a rhythm of grace and gracefulness; where before you used to be jagged, now you are elegant and in rhythm with your self. He writes about the intersection of the energy of our souls with those of others, and with the physical cqra.

Eternal Echoes There is a divine restlessness in the human hohn, our eternal echo of longing that lives deep within us and never lets us settle for what we have or where we are. There is an awakening between you, a sense of ancient knowing. Every line is a meditation.

Missing csra Spanish carq 5 16 Oct 19, I would recommend it to anyone who needs a reminder of the mystery and wonder of being alive or inspiration to reconnect with your soul. Benedictus When we stand before crucial thresholds in our lives, we have no rituals to protect, encourage and guide us as we cross over into the unknown. All in all I was very surprised at how much I was taken with this book and would recommend to lots of people.


Every sentence here can open us to a new world inside us, if we let it. I am passionately reading and enjoying this book at the close of my visit to the US.

While most Christian dogma evolved to divide the body and soul into duality and inner conflict with the body portrayed as something that goes against the soulthe Gaelic tradition did not fracture people into good and evil parts but used Jewish and Donoyue traditions to deepen their pagan practice of integration of the physical and spiritual. Similarly, your identity and vision anxm composed of a certain constellation of ideas and feelings that surfaced from the depths of the distance within you.

You lose the attraction and the magic. I’ve lost three copies, one to mold, one to formaldehyde and one to water damage. O’Donohoe’s still donoue to sound like a priest Philosophy, spirituality, poetry through landscape of imagination reinforces my belief that everyone is born an artist. Your sense of each other darkens and your presence is sore.

Bless the Space Between Us Order.

Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom by John O’Donohue

He considers deeply concepts of time, place, wisdom, hope, death, sense of wonder, joy, mystery, silence and solitude, symbols, fear, and transformation.

But I think that was part of the problem. Jul 29, Tim rated it it was amazing.