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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A passage would leap out at me in an almost Biblical way, and I would think, “That was really good. View all 6 comments. It couldn’t be more beautifully written. Below are a selection of chapter titles, which speak powerfully for themselves: Is this religion hiding as beauty?

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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: He is our favorite PhD in philosophical theology. If you’re not spiritual or religious, this book is probably not for you.


It will bring you onto new ground where affection can grow again. Two months after I met the author, he died in his sleep at age 53 while on holiday with his fiance in Avignon.

So much of it is quotable. When love awakens in your life is like a rebirth, a new beginning. Would you recommend this for a non-Christian? And then consider some of these excerpts: Then there were parts of the book that just seemed spirtual ramble on. If spirithal apply such a creative force over time to destroy the things we would else treasure, who can we blame but ourselves?

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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 spiritial to be holy Silence is the sister of the divine Death as an invitation to freedom There was no one like him and there never will be again.

The words we use today are flattened metaphors whose life has been drained from them by familiarity to the point that all mystery and meaning have vaporized.


Dec 14, Anna rated it liked it. Some people may read this and get it as a whole but I didn’t. I am a non-Christian.

It has gracefully woven itself into my experience ever since, gently guiding and holding me in my darkest days. Jul 16, Dayna rated it it was ok Shelves: He writes, “Landscape is numinous. It’s akin to peering into the depths of an illumined manuscript, or being inside a poem as another reviewer here so eloquently states. An incredible journey to the soul. In white-washed, tube-lit corridors and antiseptic cubicles, Where does the mystery lie? In a vital sense, perception is reality.

Anam Cara: Spiritual Wisdom from the Celtic World

At times like that I may be too impatient for this beautiful book, and it is my loss. Consequently, our expectation is both a creative and constructive force. 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.

Theresa is a special medal given to army officers in Austria who disobeyed their commands, but won the battle nevertheless. The longer I write, the more appreciation I develop for the importance of words, and I especially take note of their origin. Every true artist dares to reveal her soul.


Often there might be a big boulder of misery over your path about to fall on you, but your friends among the dead hold it back until you have passed by. The story of a shared spiritual journey that I came across the references to Anam Cara and thought: I feel like it shouldn’t have taken me so long to get through it. You don’t read this book; it reads you.

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

I read this book over the course of a couple of months to let it soak in and found myself copying passages into my iphone’s notes feature and by hand onto paper – there just so much here to read and remember. Excellent, a multi-faceted work of literary art.

Gaelic Christianity is unique in that it retained its reverence for nature and the body – while Medieval Europe demonized the physical world – and so it retained an ancient medicine for wholeness that most of Christianity lacked. One of the exciting developments that may happen in evolution and in human consciousness in the spirktual several hundred years is a whole new relationship with the invisible, eternal world.

Words that have a depth, resonance, healing, and challenge to them are words loaded caga ascetic silence. Missing cover Spanish edition 5 16 Oct 19, Shrikanya This book is for everyone.