Anam Cara

Anam Cara

A Book of Celtic Wisdom

eBook - 2009
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Discover the Celtic Circle of BelongingJohn 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 generousThe human heart is never completely bornLove as ancient recognitionThe body is the angel of the soulSolitude is luminousBeauty likes neglected placesThe passionate heart never agesTo benatural is to be holySilence is the sister of the divineDeath as an invitation to freedom
Publisher: 2009
ISBN: 9780061865855
Branch Call Number: OverDrive ebook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


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Nov 27, 2017

Reading it is like listening to hauntingly beautiful music. Exquisite use of language.

Joanella Aug 21, 2013

Beautiful read. Imagine time as connected to Eternity...

dispatchpat Oct 02, 2012

ALERT! The 1 copy of "Anam Cara" seems to be missing!!!
20 holds on a non-circulating last copy...?

Mid-Manhattan Mid-Manhattan Non-Fiction Third Floor 248.0899 O DUE 09-15-12 Sep 15, 2012

Serenity77777 Nov 17, 2011

I really wish that the NYPL would
strongly consider acquiring a few
more copies of the book entitled,
"Anam Cara". Thank you.

Oct 31, 2007

An interesting view of spirituality from the Irish perspective.


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Aug 24, 2009

One of several Blessings written in the book:

"On the day when the weight burdens your shoulders and you stumble, may the clay dance to bring you balance.

And when your eyes freeze behind the grey window and the ghost of loss gets in to you, may a flock of colours, indigo, red, green and azure blue, come to awaken in you a meadow of delight.

And when the canvas frays in the curach of thought and a stain of ocean blackens beneath you, may there come across the waters a path of yellow moonlight to bring you safely home.

May the nourishment of the Earth be yours; May the clarity of Light be yours; May the fluency of the Ocean be yours; May the protection of the Ancestors be yours; and, so may a slow wind wrap these words of Love around you, an invisible cloak to mind your life."


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