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 role, a career. There is a lovely Greek word temenoswhich originally referred to the grounds surrounding a temple.

O’Donohue presents are timeless and transformative. With this novel approach, O’Donohue was able to conceive of his work in a completely new way. Under overheating, buzzing ballasts, How can serenity arise? No one I have ever met who has read him is not head over heels. One of the fallacies of modern life is the concept of art.

I bought this CD because I thought his voice would make this spriitual more palatable. I began reading it in January, and have only just finished it last night, because each sentance was a ponderable morsel. It couldn’t be more wissom written.

Every true artist dares to reveal her soul. John had a brilliant mind that was married to a wide open heart. Dec 14, Anna rated it liked it. The whole world cried when John died.


I would recommend it to anyone who needs a reminder of the mystery and wonder of being alive or inspiration to reconnect with your soul. 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. Missing cover Spanish edition 5 16 Oct 19, How wonderful might it have been had we supposed otherwise?

I found myself rereading sentences, wondering if I had gotten lost somewhere. There was no one like him and there never will be again. Mar 21, Lynda rated it it was amazing. As is mirrored in Zen Wiedom meditation, such integration provides anchor and connection within the beautiful mystery of emptiness.

O’Donohue touches this depth of beauty and belonging with beautiful language that inspires and hopefully takes us deeper into ourselves, but leaves it up to us to discover the wisdom inside us that will help us come into our birthright. They have brought you to a place that you would otherwise have always avoided. Then there were parts of the book that just seemed to ramble on.

The author’s untimely death in was a serious loss to us all. It was kind of spooky that 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. By filling up their hours and minutes with chatter, they further distance themselves from the spiritual world.


Anam Cara: Spiritual Wisdom from the Celtic World

So, the parts that I really liked balanced the parts that I found boring, incoherent, or too flowery. It has gracefully woven itself into my experience ever since, gently guiding and holding me in my darkest days. O’Donohue recognizes the importance of re-connecting words with their underlying reality.

He spoke Irish as his native language and lived in a remote cottage in the west of Ireland until his untimely death in January We might begin to link up in a very creative way with our friends in the invisible world. See 2 questions about Anam Cara‚Ķ. Books by John O’Donohue.

A passage would leap out at me in an almost Biblical wjsdom, and I would think, “That was really good. I plan to read it again in a year or so, because I know I will get new things out of it.

Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom

We never store sensitive information about our customers in cookies. I love his poems so tried this book. Is it poetry hiding as prose? If you did not purposely overshoot and undershoot the target, you would be lost as to wlrld to move closer to the target.

In the course of a long marriage familiarity can paradoxically lead away from intimacy.