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Anam Cara : A Book of Celtic Wisdom by John…

Anam Cara : A Book of Celtic Wisdom (original 1997; edition 1997)

by John O'Donohue

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Discover the Celtic Circle of Belonging John O'Donohue, poet, philosopher, and scholar, guides you through the spiritual landscape of the Irish imagination. 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: Light is generous The human heart is never completely born Love as ancient recognition The 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… (more)
Title:Anam Cara : A Book of Celtic Wisdom
Authors:John O'Donohue
Info:HarperCollins (1997), Edition: 1st, Hardcover
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Tags:inspire, celt, celtic, kelt, keltic, motivational

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  holycrossabbey | Jul 15, 2019 |
I enjoyed hearing O'Donohue's thoughts in audio form, as a bit of a lecture. The structure is different from the later Kindle and print version of the content, but it's pretty similar. In particular, O'Donohue's stories and his descriptions of time and of death from the Celtic perspective were highlights. ( )
  patl | Feb 18, 2019 |
There is so much depth to this book that I hardly know where to begin. The insights into the spirituality of the five senses alone is worth the read. For those who might be seeking deeper spiritual development and certainly for those who are students of Celtic spirituality, this book is a must read - O'Donohue explores Celtic wisdom and spiritual understandings in light of modern understandings of Christian spirituality to give insight into the way the two come together and the depths of the spiritual traditions with the Celtic practices of Christian spirituality. ( )
1 vote Al-G | Jul 17, 2017 |
Irish poet, philosopher and Catholic scholar John O'Donohue guides readers through the refreshing and lyrical landscape of the Irish imagination, offering a treasure trove of Celtic insights, stories, and teachings on the universal themes of friendship, solitude, love, and death.
  PendleHillLibrary | Feb 16, 2017 |
I'll end up going back and reading this book, and quoting this book, over and over again. ( )
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If you have ever had occasion to be out early in the morning before the dawn breaks, you will have noticed that the darkest time of night is immediately before dawn.
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