Anam Cara A Book of Celtic Wisdom (Paperback)
|Author: John O'Donohue|
|The first volume in the Celtic trilogy, preceding Being Here Is So Much, by an Irish-Catholic poet and philosopher offers a compelling introduction to the inspiring stories, teachings, and blessings of ancient Celtic religion. Reprint. *Author: ODonohue, John *Subtitle: A Book of Celtic Wisdom *Publication Date: 1998/11/01 *Number of Pages: 224 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 0.50 *Width: 5.00 *Height: 8.00|
From the Publisher:
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:
This entrancing book explores the tenets of the Celtic tradition, that mystical, highly spiritual way of looking at the world that prevailed in Ireland and Great Britain for thousands of years before the arrival of Christianity. Using language as inspirational and poetic as that of ancient scholars, John O'Donohue adapts these tenets for use in contemporary society, thus fulfilling the Celtic ideal of merging past with present. The goal here is to step outside of modern life and come to see that the space within the soul is just as vast and mysterious as the space without, and that the doorway between these spaces is the senses. Through Anam Cara ( "Soul Friend" in the Celtic language), O'Donohue points the way toward a more harmonious integration with the visible world of the everyday and the invisible world of the spirit.