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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In this book, O’Donohue approaches the notion of the soul friend, the Anam Cara.

Return to Book Page. This book will ana your life. He extends to them the presence of an open mind which calls forth a conversation overflowing with beauty and mystery.

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The mystery never leaves you alone. Behind your image, below your words, above your thoughts, the silence of another world waits. 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.

Mar 20, Stephanie rated it it was amazing. Whatever the medium, there are great riches here – the product of a brilliant mind, a mind that never stopped striving to advance the frontiers of possibility. Is this the new gorgeous Bible yet?

Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom

Dojohue times like that I may be too impatient for this beautiful book, and it is my loss. One of your sacred duties is to exercise kindness towrd them. All presence depends on consciousness.


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A book to be ready slowly and savored. I will return to the book again and again! Conamara Blues Translating the beauty and splendor of donobue 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.

In this love, you are understood as you are without mask or pretension.

Sometimes I would read a phrase five times over in order to fully grasp and apply it’s meaning to my life. View all 19 comments.

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

It is a heritage of profound, mystical wisdom that will open pathways to peace and contentment, aanm lead us to live with creativity, honor, and compassion the one life that has been given to us. But many miles deep. These timeless conversations explore themes such as wonder, landscape, the medieval mystic Meister Eckhart, ageing and death, in O’Donohue’s inimitable jkhn style. To lose these now would be to lose yourself. The last two years have been full of fairly deep research for me as I’ve delved into Hebrew thinking.

Bless the Space Ajam Us Order. Drawing on Celtic spiritual traditions to present a compilation of poetic blessings and insights, John O’Donohue offers comfort and encouragement for the milestones and transitions of life. May you treasure your friends.

Introduction This book is intended to be an oblique mirror where we might come to glimpse the presence, power, and beauty of both inner and outer friendship.


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PRAYER: A Friendship Blessing (Includes The Anam Ċara), by John O’Donohue – The Value of Sparrows

Love is the threshold where divine and human presence ebb and flow into each other. This is not to say I didn’t enjoy it – just that my ‘Celtic period’ is moving into twilight.

There is a divine restlessness in the human heart, our eternal echo of longing that lives deep within us and never lets us settle for what we have or where we are.

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 is to be holy Silence is the sister of the divine Death as an invitation to freedom This little invocation captures this:.

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.