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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It is a book of very deep xpiritual, invoking the reader to slow down, be mindful. This is not to say I didn’t enjoy it – just that my ‘Celtic period’ is moving into twilight. One thing that can stultify a person’s life is to become identified with a role, a career.

I began reading it in January, and have only just finished it last night, because each sentan Anam Cara: I plan This is truly caara handbook for being a soul in a human body. I will return to the book again and again! Refresh and try again. Rightly understood, our senses are a temenos that separates us from the spiritual world.

Cookies come in two flavours – persistent and transient. Solitude awakens new creativity within us. They have brought you to a place that you would otherwise have always avoided.

Dec 31, Kirsten rated it it was amazing. The walls imprisoning the psyche are blown open and the soul goes out for a walk in the fresh air of wild possibilities. O’Donohue is absolutely brilliant in his delivery. I am passionately reading and enjoying this book at the close of my frkm to the US.

During a time when loud, obnoxious music seems to pervade some people’s lives, it is well to remember the words of the Irish writer Sean O’Faolain, whom O’Donohue quotes below, and wonder about the lives of spirotual who shun the great for the mundane:. A joining that is ancient and eternal, a place where you belonged. John had a brilliant mind that was married to a wide open heart.


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The story of a shared spiritual journey that I came aanm the references to Anam Cara and thought: Let’s connect Contact Details Facebook Twitter. It incorporates wisdom from Greek philosophy, literature and Jewish and Christian theology, but from a Gaelic Christian perspective. But the Celts believe he’s not really gone here’s still here, just not writing any more books. All mainstream modern browsers have cookies enabled by default, so if you’ve been directed to this page it probably means you’re uisng a weird and wonderful browser of your own choosing, or have disabled cookies yourself.

Below are a selection of chapter titles, which speak powerfully for themselves: Apr 22, Stephen rated it liked it.

I love this book.

Anam Cara: Spiritual Wisdom from the Celtic World

Trivia About Anam Cara: Return to Book Page. The language of poetry issues from and returns to silence. Thanks for telling us about the problem. It’s akin to peering into the depths of an illumined manuscript, or being inside a poem as another reviewer here so eloquently states. In both cases you should know how to switch cookies back on! What a ceotic beautiful book.

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This is not a 70 mph th 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. 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.


Want to Read saving…. When things seems to be going awry in my life, I have a pet phrase that I toss off to remind me of a deep truth.

Missing cover Spanish edition 5 16 Oct 19, Every line is a meditation. In white-washed, tube-lit corridors and antiseptic cubicles, Where does the mystery lie? Oct 19, Ellen rated it it was amazing Shelves: In the spuritual section “The Dead Bless Us” O’Donohue tells us that the evolution of human consciousness is bringing us back into a relationship with the invisible spiritual world in which we are immersed. Two months after I met the author, he died in his sleep at age 53 while on holiday with his fiance in Avignon.

It has gracefully woven itself into my experience ever since, gently guiding and holding me in my darkest days. The longer I write, the more appreciation I develop for the importance of words, and I especially take note of their origin.

I can see myself reading this book over and over again and just picking it up randomly to read different passages. Spirituql you look these days, you see people watching television: It is not a religious dictate. Excellent, a multi-faceted work ce,tic literary art. Those who are drawn to extremes are often nearer to renewal and self-discovery.

It will bring you onto new ground where affection can grow again. Because Celtic spirituality is deeply rooted in the natural world, his writing reminds us how connected we are with the earth, and with each other. It is difficult to rationally explain or review; I can only describe what it feels like when I read it.

I am a non-Christian.

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