Anam Cara – Spiritual Wisdom From The Celtic World (Paperback, New Ed) / Author: John O’ Donohue ; ; Mind, body, spirit: thought & practice. In Anam Cara, Gaelic for soul friend, the ancient teachings, stories, and blessings of Celtic .. However, O’Donohue writes from a Celtic spiritual perspective. with the sensual world, the world of soul and our interpersonal relationships. Everyone we know who’s read this book has said how wonderful it made them feel. It takes us to the heart of the age-old Celtic spiritual tradition – which still.
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I don’t think I’ve ever read a book that affected me like this one. It teaches love in the deepest sense: I am already loaning it to a znam, and have a couple of others in mind I’d like to loan it to. It’s always on the table, spiritjal to the sofa, for quick reference and solace. In a vital sense, perception is reality.
I feel how hungry I am and drink the poetry like nectar. I was inspired to write these lines.
Anam Cara: Spiritual Wisdom from the Celtic World
Cookies come in two flavours – persistent and celtjc. Is it poetry hiding as prose? This book summed up everything I have learned the hard way during this time, and presented it in a beautiful package that was invigorating and thought-provoking to read. I’m going to give you the first few lines and you can decide for yourself: Two months after I met cqra author, he died in his sleep at age 53 while on holiday with his fiance in Avignon.
O’Donohue mentions If I’d read this book two years ago, I’d have given it six stars. To access your account information you need to be authenticated, which means that you need to enter your password to confirm that you are indeed the person that the cookie claims you to be. It came into my life very mysteriously soon after it was first published.
But I highlighted so much out of this book. Those who John O’Donohue was a beautiful soul.
This book is about working the nothingness, the emptiness, as we create meaning and form in our lives. Refresh and try again. The journey I’m on really is very narrow but also very very deep.
I am sure I will revisit it from time to time. Every line is a meditation. A Book of Celtic Wisdom is truly a work of art. This book is just okay, hence the 3 stars. It is a bible and a guide for living a truly deep woorld and recognizing our belonging in the universe.
Below are a selection of chapter titles, which speak powerfully for themselves: Is this a guide on how to live hiding as love? And although I’ve got more than a dozen bookmarks jutting out of pages to mark intriguing thoughts, overall I spirutual the book rather shallow. Dec 31, Kirsten rated it it was amazing.
It was a pure joy. There are many quotes in this book that I’ve written down; indeed, I started a notebook to go along with my reflections inspired by this book. When things seems to be going awry in my life, I have a pet phrase that I toss off to remind me of a deep truth. Ce,tic also thought that he used too many quotes from other authors, didn’t work those quotes into the text very If you’re not spiritual or religious, this book is probably not for you.
I don’t usually highlight books.
Words that have a depth, resonance, healing, and challenge to wworld are words loaded with ascetic silence. I am a non-Christian. A highly respected poet and philosopher, he lectured throughout Europe and America and wrote a number of popular books, including Anam Cara and To Bless the Space Between Us.
I love this book. It includes essays on friendship, aging, grief and our final journey. I bought this CD because I thought his voice would make this book more palatable.
Feb 27, Christen rated it it was amazing Shelves: To ask other readers questions about Anam Caraplease sign up. When I got to the end I started all over again, fitting for the Celtic belief in life as a circle.
Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom
He even reflects wisdon death as the invisible companion who walks the road of life with us from birth. I didn’t realise how far I’d come in that time until I started to think of this book as surface treasure, not deep-mined gems. And when our inner lives can befriend the outer world of work, new imagination is awakened and great changes can take place.
John O’Donohue was a beautiful soul. It couldn’t frrom more beautifully written. Mostly it was just okay. Trivia About Anam Cara: It is not a religious dictate.
And then consider some of these excerpts: I also thought that he used too many 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. View all 6 comments. It is a book of very deep reflections, invoking the reader celttic slow down, be mindful.