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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Philosophy, spirituality, poetry through landscape of imagination reinforces my belief that everyone is born an artist. I put the book down and I think about it during the day. 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.
Mar 27, Gail rated it it was amazing. Anam Cara, the words translate to ‘Soul Friend’ in Gaelic. Each thing creeps back into its own nature within the shelter of the dark. May your prayer of listening deepen enough to hear in the oo the laughter of god. View all 4 comments. The result is a musical, transcendent, and deeply moving series of poems that exemplifies O’Donohue at his finest.
I’ve read it 3 times caara have yet to capture every nuance, each reading brings forth additional richness to consider in bot Anam Cara, the words translate to ‘Soul Friend’ in Gaelic.
We need more of him in every field. There were parts that flowed well, but a lot of it rambled on page after page after page after page after page I feel how hungry I am and drink the poetry like nectar. In the anan of this eternal friendship, we dare to be free.
That summed up my reaction to the book. Celtic Reflections on Our Yearning to Belong.
We conohue in the night. Mar 20, Stephanie rated it it was amazing. It ajam a helpful book to read in the middle of grief, especia It would be hard to describe all the different ways this book impacted me. In love, you grow and come home to your self. You float on it, you dive into it, you are cleansed by it.
O’Donohue ends each chapter with a lyrical blessing or prayer, and his book itself is a profound, healing prayer. This is good for those who are going through the phase known as the ‘dark night of the soul’.
Such friendship is neither cerebral nor abstract. I’ve lost three copies, one to mold, one to formaldehyde and one to water damage. A Book of Celtic Wisdom. And then consider some of these excerpts: See 2 questions about Anam Cara….
All presence depends on consciousness. Why should we grieve for them?
Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom by John O’Donohue
It is the work of a writer finding new space to celebrate old truths. The author’s untimely death in was a serious loss to us all. Feb 27, Christen rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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 For such crossings, we need to find new words.
I feel how hungry I am and This is one of the most beautiful books I own. May you learn to be a good friend to yourself. Thus it is impossible to ever compare two people because each stands on such different ground. Excellent, a multi-faceted work of literary art. I can see myself reading this book over and over a I found this a very moving and beautiful book to read. 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.
It’s always on the table, next to the sofa, for quick reference and solace. Sadly, it is often loss that awakens presence, by then it is too late. There were parts that I loved. They are now in a place where there is no more shadow, darkness, loneliness, isolation, or pain.
So much of it is quotable. Some people may read this and get it as a whole but I didn’t. Draw alongside the silence of stone Until its calmness can claim you. It was a pure joy. Apr 22, Stephen rated it liked it. Eternal Echoes 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.
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. Second is the advice throughout the book, in different forms, that the best self-help we can perform is to be both kind and gentle to ourselves.
Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom
Words become powerless to express your pain; what others hear from your words is so distant and different from what you are actually suffering. John had a brilliant mind that was married to a wide open heart. May you jogn be isolated.