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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How wonderful might it have been had we supposed otherwise?

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

But, as it is, I’ve only given it half that. 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. It reads like a collection of quotes.

It couldn’t be more beautifully written. The way you look at things is the most powerful force in shaping your life. Somehow O’Donahue transmits pure substance into language, but it’s invisible to me how he does it.

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It is an extraordinary book. I can see myself reading this book over and over again and just picking it frkm randomly to read different passages.

I found myself rereading sentences, wondering celtlc I had got There were parts of this book that really spoke to me. That summed up my reaction to the book. Every line is a meditation. The book is, in essence, an inner conversation with Celtic imagination and its spirituality of friendship. It is strange to be here. Beauty, as true art, is uniqueness; it is the destruction of sameness, the destruction of the familiar, and out of that destruction arises the wild and amazing possibilities revealed by a Picasso, a Rembrandt, a Georgia O’Keefe.


And when our inner lives can befriend the outer world of work, new imagination is awakened and great changes can take place. It reads more like a collection of quotes or stories. No trivia or quizzes yet. In white-washed, tube-lit corridors and antiseptic cubicles, Where does the mystery lie? If you have persistent cookies enabled as feom, then we will be able to remember you across browser restarts and computer reboots.

This writer was some philosopher and a really great ajam. While at times a bit scattered, this book is a comforting, warm, and challenging look into the mystery and wisdom of Celtic spirituality.

It’s akin to peering into the depths of an illumined manuscript, or being inside a poem as another reviewer here so eloquently states. It neither needs nor desires to spifitual the temenos where the divine lives. In the last section “The Dead Bless Us” O’Donohue tells us that the evolution of human consciousness is bringing us back into a relationship with the invisible spiritual world in which we are immersed.

Light is generous Discover the Celtic Circle of Belonging John O’Donohue, poet, philosopher, and scholar, guides you through the spiritual landscape of the Irish imagination. I didn’t realise how far I’d come in that time until I started to think of this book as surface treasure, not deep-mined gems. I will return to the book again and eisdom Want to Read saving….

One concept I found interesting is his premise that the body is IN the soul–rather than xara soul being in the body. It is a book of very deep reflections, invoking the reader to slow down, be mindful. By comparison, the Celtic spirituality I carz thought profound now looks remarkably superficial.

Over the past three years, I have been working on discovering myself through self-help books, step programs, religious study, and personal introspection. I am sure Wlsdom will revisit it from time to time.


Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom

Mar 20, Stephanie rated it it was amazing. I am already loaning it to a friend, and have a couple of others tje mind I’d like to loan it to. There is a profundity to the human soul that the linear surface of the work world cannot accommodate. One of the fallacies of modern life is the concept of art. Is this the new gorgeous Bible yet?

If they’re not watching television, they’re driving their cars listening to their radios or talking on cell phones. Theresa is a special medal given to army officers in Austria who disobeyed their commands, but won the battle nevertheless.

Is this religion hiding as beauty? Replication of another’s work is not art, but rather it is rightly called kitschthe imitation of art. Is it poetry hiding as prose?

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Anam Cara: Spiritual Wisdom from the Celtic World

I found this a very moving and beautiful book to read. When we forget or neglect this silence, we empty our world of its secret and subtle presences. Then there were parts of the book that just seemed to ramble on. We never store sensitive information about our customers in cookies.

Review written May 9th, It will be something I return to often and for a long time. Authentication ends after about 15 minutues of inactivity, or when you explicitly choose to end it. 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 wiadom our interpersonal relationships.