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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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.

Beauty is a gentle but urgent call to awaken.

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

donohus View all 4 comments. Friendship is always an act of recognition. Oct 19, Ellen rated it it was amazing Shelves: John had a brilliant mind that was married to a wide open heart. But I think that was part of the problem. In friendship with him, we enter the tender beauty and affection of the Trinity. 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 donlhue to be holy Silence is the sister of the divine Death as an invitation to freedom All presence depends on consciousness.

You float on it, you dive into it, you are cleansed by it. Donohuue spoke Irish as his native language and lived in a remote cottage in the west of Ireland until his untimely death in January It reads more like a collection of quotes or stories.

The Invisible World Order.

May his shining soul rest in peace. Books by John O’Donohue. Become inclined to watch the way of rain When it falls slow and free. Yes, a beautiful, spiritually uplifting book, but something felt lacking, and I can only think it is the feminine principle that once was so important in Ireland. They both come to us with deep love of language and an appreciation for the world in all its ridiculousness and power This writer was some philosopher and a really great writer.


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It is not a religious dictate. This is a great book for people struggling to create a joyn spirituality for their lives and it offers amazing insights into our relationships with the sensual world, the world of soul and our interpersonal relationships.

Thoughts on Celtic spirituality flow throughout these pages. You lose the attraction and the magic. May it transfigure that which is negative, distant, or cold in you. Often secrets are not revealed in words, johb lie concealed in the silence between the words or in the depth of what is unsayable between two people. 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.

At the closing of my visit to four generations in Philadelphia, my daughter Sylvie offered this book to me. This friendship was an act of recognition and belonging. We rest in the night. 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. And when your eyes freeze behind the grey window and the ghost of loss gets in to you, may a flock of colours, indigo, red, green, and azure blue come to awaken in you a meadow of delight.

When your affection is kindled, the world of your intellect takes on a new tenderness and compassion. Just a moment domohue we sign you in to your Goodreads account. You are commenting using your WordPress. There may be many pauses for reflection or simply awareness of being in the reading of this book.

Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom

Eternal Wisdom for a Modern World Order. Like abam joy of the sea coming home to shore, May the relief of laughter rinse through your soul. It was a soul-bond that existed as a recognized and admired social construct.


I wish this had been available in an audio format, for it made the experience even more lovely, but this was lovely, nevertheless. 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: Missing cover Spanish edition 5 16 Oct 19, Catholic Scholar John O’Donohue has a warm sense of humor and an incredibly lyrical prose style.

This art of belonging awakened and fostered a deep and special companionship. You are here to realize and honor these possibilities. 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.

John O’Donohue Quotes (Author of Anam Cara)

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here There is no cage for the soul. Divided into three parts – Approachings, Encounters, and Distances – Conamara Blues at once reawakens a sense of intimacy with the natural world and a feeling of wonder at the mystery of our relationship to this world.

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Possibility is the secret heart of time. He guides the reader through an exploration of the soul–one’s own soul–and how it intersects with oneself, with the world we live in–the natural world, our own bodies, sensory perception, our work in the world, beauty, and finally: This is not carq say I didn’t enjoy it – just that my ‘Celtic period’ is moving into twilight. You lose the attraction and the magic. Darkness is the ancient womb.