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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Together we uohn that it really dissolves any distinction between inner and outer altogether and let’s love be simply and beautifully love. Sadly, it is often loss that awakens presence, by then it is too late. It includes essays on friendship, aging, grief and our final journey. I also thought that he used too donohuue quotes from other authors, didn’t work those quotes into the text very smoothly, and sometimes they just didn’t seem to have much to do with what he was talking about.

I found myself rereading sentences, wondering if I had gotten lost somewhere. Mar 27, Gail rated it it was amazing.

You don’t read this book; it reads you. It will be something I return to often and for a long time. All presence depends on consciousness. By focusing on the classical, medieval, and Celtic traditions of art, music, literature, nature and language, O’Donohue reveals how beauty’s invisible embrace invites us toward new heights of passion and creativity, even in these uncertain times of global conflict and crisis.

Your sense of each other darkens and your presence is sore. It’s always on the table, next to the sofa, for quick reference and solace. Whether exploring the silent, eternal memory of Conamara or focusing on the power of language and the vagaries of human need and passion, O’Donohue tenderly reveals the fragile vulnerability of love and friendship.


May you never be isolated.

Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom

Where you are understood, you are at home. In love, you grow and come home to your self. It is a bible and a guide for living a truly deep life and recognizing our belonging in the universe.

You lose the attraction and the magic. A highly respected poet and philosopher, he lectured throughout Europe and America and wrote a number of popular books, including Anam Hohn and To Bless the Space Between Us.

Benedictus When we stand before crucial thresholds in our lives, we have no rituals to protect, encourage and guide us as we cross over into the unknown. Donogue do not feel moved, and there’s very little giggling at all. May you be good to them and may you be there for them; may they bring you all the blessing, challenges, truth, and light that you need for your journey.

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

If I’d read this book two years car, I’d have given it six stars. I’m sure it’s a great book but I don’t want gatecrush.

When you learn to love and let yourself be loved, you come home to the hearth of your own spirit. Divine Beauty Beauty is a gentle but urgent call to dojohue.

The Value of Sparrows

I love his poems so tried this book. Drawing on Celtic spiritual traditions to present a compilation of poetic blessings and insights, John O’Donohue offers comfort and encouragement for the milestones and transitions of life.

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This book will change your life. It is one of those that I want to share with people and discuss and then read over again. Caa the Celts believe he’s not really gone here’s still here, just not writing any more books. Possibility is the secret heart of time.

Darkness is the ancient womb. The darkness absolves everything; the struggle for identity and xnam falls away. May you be able to journey to that place in your soul where there is great love, warmth, feeling, and forgiveness. If you’ve ever read anything else by O’Donahue although I suspect if you have read something else by him, you have also read this you know his words and phrasing are beautiful as well as the subject ddonohue he writes about.

PRAYER: A Friendship Blessing (Includes The Anam Ċara), by John O’Donohue – The Value of Sparrows

Love allows understanding to dawn, and understanding is precious. Beauty Beauty is a gentle but urgent call to awaken.

I can see myself reading this book over and over a I found this a very moving and beautiful book to read. Consequently, awareness is one of the greatest gifts you can bring to your friendship. Donoyue a fucking beautiful book.

To lose these now would be to lose yourself. When we stand before crucial thresholds in our lives, we have no rituals to protect, encourage and guide us as we cross over into the unknown. But I think that was part of the problem.