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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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At the closing of my visit to four generations in Philadelphia, my daughter Sylvie offered this book to me. 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.

There are many quotes in this book that I’ve written down; indeed, I started a notebook to go along with my reflections inspired by this book. There was anm much to this book and the Celtic element and the descriptions of the great scenery and light of the West of Ireland really made me appreciate my heritage. He considers deeply concepts of time, place, wisdom, hope, death, sense of wonder, joy, mystery, silence and solitude, symbols, fear, and transformation.

This is a great book for people struggling to create a working spirituality for their lives and it offers amazing insights into our relationships with the sensual world, the world of soul and our interpersonal relationships. At times like wpiritual I may be too impatient for this beautiful book, and it is my loss.


You have it when you are the author of your ideas and actions. May 28, Erika rated it it was amazing Shelves: Quotes from Anam Cara: There is so much wisdom and insight into life, love, friendship, living, death, and much more.

So, the parts that I really liked balanced the parts that I found boring, incoherent, or too flowery. It is a wirld of very deep reflections, invoking the reader to slow down, be mindful.

How wonderful might our futures be if we choose now to begin supposing otherwise. The mystery never leaves you alone.

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But I highlighted so much out of this book. O’Donohue presents are timeless and transformative. There are some thought provoking passages in the book, and O’Donohue does sometimes manage to convey beautiful ideas with beautiful language, but more often I found his prose a bit awkward and sometimes incomprehensible.

The walls imprisoning the psyche are blown open and the soul goes out for a walk in the fresh air of wild possibilities. Aug 17, Karla Maree rated it it was amazing. In a vital sense, perception is reality.

There are times I am impatient and look for a practical guide to help me ‘get there’. Theresa is a special medal given to army officers in Austria who disobeyed their commands, but won the battle nevertheless. Mar 27, Gail rated it it was amazing.

O’Donohue, who wrote his dissertation on Hegel, quotes him as saying, “Generally, the ths, precisely because it is familiar, is not known. It reads more like a collection of quotes or stories. I feel so blessed to have crossed paths with John O’Donohue before he left this earth, even if it was only in the form of his writing.

I am a non-Christian. That ‘supposing’ is pure creative energy, frrom understood, but it is seldom rightly understood. All in all I was very surprised at how much I was taken with this book and would recommend to lots of people. If you have persistent cookies enabled as well, then we will be able to remember you across browser restarts and computer reboots.


Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom

This is not a book one reads just to check off a list. A activation email has been sent to you. View all spirihual comments.

Mostly it was just okay. Jun 20, Beth rated it it was amazing. This morning I was listening to Caroline Casey’s latest radio show, and I saw the parallels–she is a speaker and spiritjal teller of Irish descent who exhorts is to rise to a better place, as does Mr O’Donohoe.

I’ve lost three copies, one to mold, one to formaldehyde and one to water damage. There was no one like him and there never will be again. I feel how hungry I am and drink the poetry like nectar.

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

Together we realized that it wisdo dissolves any distinction between inner and outer altogether and let’s love be simply and beautifully love. There is so much wisdom and understanding of human nature and how we wisdlm losing touch with what is really important in this modern busy world that was very refreshing to read. Cookies come in two flavours – persistent and transient. Our senses function as a moat does to protect a castle from those that would enter without permission.