Anam Cara

A Book of Celtic Wisdom

By John O'Donohue
(Harper Perennial, Paperback, 9780060929435, 256pp.)

Publication Date: October 1998

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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:

  • Light is generous

  • The human heart is never completely born

  • Love as ancient recognition

  • The body is the angel of the soul

  • Solitude is luminous

  • Beauty likes neglected places

  • The passionate heart never ages

  • To benatural is to be holy

  • Silence is the sister of the divine

  • Death as an invitation to freedom



About the Author
John O'Donohue is an Irish poet and Catholic scholar. He was awarded a Ph.D. in philosophical theology from the University of T?bingen in 1990. His book on the philosophy of Hegel, Person als Vermittlung, was published in Germany in 1993. His other works include Air: Breath of God, Stone As the Tabernacle of Memory, Water: The Tears of the Earth, and Anam Cara.
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