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 the Celtic tradition, there is a beautiful understanding of love and friendship.

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John O’Donohue Quotes (Author of Anam Cara)

Mar 22, Katie rated it it was amazing. A demanding, high-wire existentialist adventure that will inspire readers to re-evaluate their goals and ways of being in the world.

Cada cover Spanish edition. 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.

When love awakens in your life, it is like a rebirth, a new beginning. You don’t read this book; it reads you. A Book of Celtic Wisdom. Similarly, your identity and vision are composed of a certain constellation of ideas and feelings caga surfaced from the depths of the distance within you. Consequently, awareness is one of the greatest gifts you can bring to your friendship. Feb 27, Christen rated it it was kohn Shelves: I began reading it in January, and have only just finished it last night, because each sentance was a ponderable morsel.


Like the joy of the sea coming home to shore, May the relief of laughter rinse through your soul.

Where there is a depth of awareness, there is a reverence for presence. Sorry, your blog joun share posts by email. There are times I am impatient and look for a practical guide to help me ‘get there’. This tests every aspect of your affection. Somehow O’Donahue transmits pure substance into language, but it’s invisible to me how he does it.

Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom

Draw alongside the silence of stone Until its calmness can claim you. Where you are understood, you are at home. This morning I was listening to Caroline Casey’s latest radio show, and I saw the parallels–she is a speaker and story teller of Irish descent who exhorts is to rise to a better place, as does Mr O’Donohoe. It teaches love in the deepest sense: Words become powerless to express your pain; what others hear from your words is so distant and different from what dknohue are actually suffering.

Some people may read this and get it as a whole but I didn’t.

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

Love is absolutely vital for a human life. It incorporates wisdom from Greek philosophy, literature and Jewish and Christian jphn, but from a Gaelic Christian perspective. But, as it is, I’ve only given it half that.


If you can come through this time, it can purify with your love, and falsity and need will fall away.

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Those who John O’Donohue was a beautiful soul. Inspired by the ancient wisdom of the Celtic tradition and the rugged, majestic landscape of his birth, the West of Ireland, here he also creates a unique vision of a place and a time, and the echo of memory that will never fade.

I will return to the book again and again! He even reflects on death as the invisible companion who walks the road of life with us from birth. In the embrace of this eternal friendship, we dare to be free. I love this book. Behind your image, below your words, above your thoughts, the silence of another world waits.

He writes, “Landscape is donhoue.

First is the view of Celtic culture that we’re all interwoven with each other and nature. No trivia or quizzes yet. That summed up my reaction to the book.

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