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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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Love alone is literate in the world of origin; it can decipher identity and destiny. Possibility is the secret heart of time.

I’ve read it 3 times and have yet to capture every nuance, each reading brings forth additional richness to consider in both worldly and alternative projections.

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

It is a bible and a guide for living a truly deep life and recognizing our belonging in the universe. Conamara Blues Translating the beauty and splendor of his native Conamara into a language exquisitely attuned to the wonder of everyday, John O’Donohue takes us on a moving journey through real and imagined worlds.

Where there is a depth of awareness, there is a reverence for presence. It’s akin to peering into the depths of an illumined manuscript, or being inside a poem as another reviewer here so eloquently states. O’Donohoe is cooler and from a distance. Jul 29, Tim rated it it was amazing. I feel so blessed to have crossed paths with John O’Donohue before he left this earth, even if ojhn was only anma the form of his donihue.


There may be many pauses for reflection or simply awareness of being in the reading of this book. Discover the Celtic Circle of Belonging John Aanm, poet, philosopher, and scholar, guides you through the spiritual landscape of the Irish imagination. There was so much to this book and the Celtic element and the descriptions of the great scenery and light of the West of Ireland really made me appreciate my heritage.

For me, it blew open new pathways to examine my inner self. This is not a book one reads just to check off a list.

Words become powerless to express your pain; what others hear from your words is so distant and different from what you are actually suffering. You lose the attraction and the magic.

Nighttime is womb- time.

John O’Donohue Quotes (Author of Anam Cara)

Gaelic Christianity is unique in that it retained its reverence for nature and the body – while Medieval Europe demonized the physical world – and so it retained an ancient medicine for wholeness that most of Christianity lacked. When you learn to love and let yourself be loved, you come home to the hearth of your own spirit. Missing cover Spanish edition 5 16 Oct 19, Often secrets are not revealed in words, they lie concealed in the silence between the words or in the depth of what is unsayable between two people.

I love his poems so tried this book.

In this powerful, evocative collection, master storyteller, John O’Donohue explores themes of love and loss, beginnings and endings. The soul is a divine light that flows into you and into your Other.


The only effective way to still its unease is to transfigure it, to let it become something creative and positive that contributes to who you are.

Take refuge in your senses, open up To all the small miracles you rushed through. It reads like a collection of quotes. It would be hard to describe all the different ways this book impacted me. The soul is the house cafa belonging, and the body is in the soul.

In fact, it is the most real and creative form of human presence. Dec 14, Anna rated it liked it.

At the closing of my visit to four generations in Philadelphia, my daughter Sylvie offered this book to me. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Open Preview See a Problem?

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This is not a 70 mph trip through the McDonald’s drive-thru, this is a seven course meal in Vienna, and every bite demands that you hold it in your mouth to savor it.

Victoria, Christine, Elizabeth, Michael, Molly. It came into my life very mysteriously soon after dpnohue was first published.