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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If you do, it will take you where you need to go, but more important it will teach you a kindness of rhythm in your journey. Every line is a meditation. Your sense of each other darkens and your presence is sore. All presence depends on consciousness. Trees, mountains, fields, and faces are released from the prison of shape and the burden of exposure. Conamara Blues Translating the beauty and splendor of his native Conamara into a language exquisitely attuned to the wonder of everyday, John O’Donohue takes us on a moving journey through real and imagined worlds.

Apr 27, Jan Marquart rated it it was amazing. It is wise to pray for the grace of recognition. Anam Cara 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 there is no distance between you and the eternal. Mar 27, Gail rated it it was amazing. Jun 20, Beth rated it it was amazing. May you treasure your friends. May 23, Sharon rated it it was amazing.


Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom

I’m sure it’s a great book but I don’t want gatecrush. Our souls come out to play. Exploring perennial themes and gaining insights from a range of ancient beliefs, O’Donohue draws inspiration from Ireland’s rich spiritual heritage of Celtic thought and imagination.

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. He writes about the intersection of the energy of our souls with those of others, and with the physical world. If you want comfort, insight and inspiration — pick this book up.

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

Behind your image, below your words, above your thoughts, the donohye of another world waits. Trivia About Anam Cara: Celtic Reflections on Our Yearning to Belong.

This is truly a handbook for being a soul in a human body. You are loath to let compromise or the threat of danger hold you back from striving toward the summit of fulfillment. Jul 29, Tim rated it it was amazing. Solitude awakens new creativity within us. I’ve read it four times. Return to Book Page. 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.

I’ve lost three copies, one to mold, one to formaldehyde and one to water damage. Eternal Wisdom for a Modern World Order. Sometimes I would read a phrase five times over in order to fully grasp and apply it’s meaning to my life.


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May you learn to be a good friend to yourself. Would you recommend this for a non-Christian? Below are a selection of chapter titles, jon speak powerfully for themselves: Every paragraph and every reading reveals another gem, which is why this just might be one of those books to carry everywhere: Possibility is the secret heart of time. May you be blessed with good friends.

A highly respected poet and philosopher, he lectured throughout Europe and America and wrote a donohye of popular books, including Anam Cara and To Bless the Space Between Us.

Dec 14, Anna rated it liked it. In The Four Elements, Poet and Philosopher John O’Donohue draws upon his Celtic heritage and the love of his native landscape, the West of Ireland, to weave a tapestry of beautifully evoked images of nature.

What a fucking beautiful book. Wisdom from the Celtic World Order.

Mostly it was just okay. This perspective discloses the beautiful fulfillment of our immortal longing in the words of Jesus, who said, Behold, I call you friends. One ajam your sacred duties is to exercise kindness towrd them. It would be hard to describe all the different ways this book impacted me. He speaks about the elements in a poetic, imaginative way.