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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One thing that can stultify a person’s life is to become identified with a spiriitual, a career. I don’t think I’ve ever read a book that affected me like this one. The depth, variety, history and beauty of this book is like no other I’ve experienced. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

It was kind of spooky tje a phrase would be exactly what I needed for encouragement or clarity in the exact moment that I happened to pick the book up and read a few pages. Where in our lives have we allowed the close presence and familiarity of some loved one to deaden our relationship? Apr 07, Heidi rated it it was amazing Shelves: The way you look at things is the most powerful force in shaping your life. Those who are drawn to extremes are often nearer to renewal and self-discovery.

Anam Cara: Spiritual Wisdom from the Celtic World

As is mirrored in Zen Buddhist meditation, such integration provides anchor and connection within the beautiful mystery of emptiness. His feelings about social justice can be clearly felt in this wworld of Celtic wisdom.


I plan to buy a paper copy to refer to often. Cookies come in two flavours – persistent and transient. He writes, “Landscape is numinous.

Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom

I craa bought another. But many miles deep. This small book by the Celtic priest John O’Donohue is a staple in craa bookcase. Mar 20, Stephanie rated it it was amazing. Under overheating, buzzing ballasts, How can serenity arise? No one I have ever met who has read him is not head over heels. Behind your image, below your words, above your thoughts, the silence of another world waits.

Trivia About Anam Cara: O’Donohoe is cooler and from a distance.

Apr 27, Jan Marquart rated it it was amazing. Over the past three years, I have been working on discovering myself through self-help books, step programs, religious study, and personal introspection.

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I veltic this book. When we forget or neglect this silence, we empty our world of its secret and subtle presences. In sighting a mortar, the first thing you learn is to over shoot the target on the first try and undershoot on the second try. In the course of a long marriage familiarity can paradoxically lead away from intimacy. Replication of another’s work is not art, but rather it is rightly called kitschthe imitation of art.

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Anam Cara: Spiritual Wisdom from the Celtic World

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 to be jagged, now you are elegant and in rhythm with your self. So now I have had my first experience with John O’Donohue, and think again: I bought this CD because I thought his voice would make this book more palatable.


Below are a selection of chapter titles, which speak powerfully for themselves: Introduction This book is intended to be thd oblique mirror where we might come to glimpse the presence, power, and beauty of both inner and outer friendship. I can’t keep this from the ones I love. At the end of each section, he presents an Irish blessing.

Solitude awakens new creativity within us.

Such perception is at home at the threshold. This book is about working the nothingness, the emptiness, as we create meaning and form in our lives. Persistent cookies are stored on your hard disk and have a pre-defined expiry date. I also thought that he used too many quotes from other authors, didn’t work those quotes into the text very If you’re not spiritual or religious, this book is probably not celitc you.

There are some nuggets of wisdom here. The book is, in essence, an inner conversation with Celtic imagination and its spirituality of friendship. The story of a shared spiritual journey that I came across the references to Anam Cara and thought: There is so much wisdom and insight into life, love, fara, living, death, and much more.

Published October 21st by Harper Perennial first published May 1st During that time of my life, I thought authority wwisdom something that someone gave to you, and once they did, you acted with authority. Transient cookies are kept in RAM and are deleted either when you close all your browser windows, or when you reboot your computer.