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ISBN13: 9780060182793
ISBN10: 0060182792
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When St. Patrick first came to Ireland in the 5th century A.D, he encountered the Celts, a unique race of people who found divinity all around them: in the rivers and hills, the sea and sky and in every kind of animal. Surviving to this day, the Celts' reverence for the spirit in all things, and their celebration of the continuous mysteries of everyday existence is a vibrant spiritual legacy unique in the Western world, one that has captured the imaginations of thousands of Americans rediscovering the wisdom of the past.

In Anam Cara (Gaelic for "soul friend"), O'Donohue takes readers into a world where God's passionate side is celebrated and the Fates are not feared. Drawing on the wisdom of the Celts and their Druid shamans; the imbas (inspirational sagas) of the wandering bards; and the sacred fountainhead of the Christian monasteries, Anam Cara goes beyond traditional religious programs to provide an intuitive and truly accessible approach to spirituality. Exploring themes such as the divinity of solitude, the spirituality of the senses, the mystery of friendship, the beauty of aging and the concept of death in the Celtic tradition, it helps readers reconnect with the world around them and awaken the power hidden in their souls.

About the Author

John O'Donohue is the author of the award-winning and international bestseller Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom and Eternal Echoes: Exploring Our Yearning to Belong. He also is the author of a book on Hegel's philosophy, Person als Vermittlung, published in Germany in 1993, and a collection of poetry Echoes of Memory published in 1994.

He is an Irish poet and Catholic scholar whose acclaimed writings reveal an original thinker rooted in an unorthodox blend of Irish heritage, German philosophy, and an intimate relationship with the wild, luminous landscape of his Connamara home. A gifted and delightful speaker, John O'Donohue lectures and leads seminars throughout the U.S. and Europe, encouraging audiences to become artists of their own deepest possibility.

His other works include a series of monographs on the four elements: Stone as Tabernacle of Memory; Water: The Tears of the Earth; Fire: At Home at the Hearth of Spirit; and Air: Breath of God.

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maxinalife, November 8, 2014 (view all comments by maxinalife)
When I landed in Ireland for the first time, a dear friend of mine had this on the bedside for me to read.
I ended up spending the summer in Ireland, and read this book over the course of the first month there.
Each time I picked it up to read, the chapters seemed to correlate with something I was handling in my own
life. John Odonohue was a master of spirituality and a brilliant wordsmith. From topics of love to thoughts on death,
he manages to weave philosophy from various cultures and beautiful poetic imagery throughout. This book
is a treasure.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060182793
Subtitle:
A Book of Celtic Wisdom
Author:
O'Donohue, John
Publisher:
Harper
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Christian Life
Subject:
Inspirational
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
Comparative Religion
Subject:
Spiritual life
Subject:
Spirituality
Subject:
Alternate Spirituality
Subject:
Celts
Subject:
Spirituality - General
Subject:
Spirituality - Celtic
Subject:
Friendship -- Religious aspects.
Subject:
Christianity - Christian Life
Subject:
Inspirational - General
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series Volume:
96-115
Publication Date:
19970909
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.55x5.80x1.02 in. .90 lbs.

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