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Anam Cara: Spiritual Wisdom From the Celtic World by John O’Donohue











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Anam Cara: Spiritual Wisdom From the Celtic World by John O’Donohue
Published by Bantam in 1997

When St Patrick came to Ireland in the fifth century AD, he encountered the Celtic people and a flourishing spiritual tradition that had already existed for thousands of years. He discovered that where the Christians worshipped one God, the Celts had many and found divinity all around them: in the rivers, hills, sea and sky. The ancient Celtic reverence for the spirit in all things survives today - a vibrant legacy of mystical wisdom that is unique in the Western world.

Now, in this book, Irish poet and scholar John O'Donohue shares with us the secrets of this ancient world. Using authentic Irish prayers and blessings, he reveals the treasures that lie hidden within your own soul and the 'secret divinity' in your relationships. As he traces the cycles of life and nature, he draws from the holy waters of Ireland's spiritual heritage to lead you to a place where your heart can be healed and nourished. It is a place where you will discover your own anam cara, your true 'soul friend'

’A lively spiritual companion to all Celts--or to those who are Celtic in their hearts’ Publishers Weekly

‘Words of wisdom…. A heady mixture of myth, poetry, philosophy….. Profound and moving’ The London Independent

‘This book is a phenomenon in itself…. A book to read and re-read forever, its style of varied narration responds to our times’ The Irish Times

‘Anam Cara is a rare synthesis of philosophy, poetry and spirituality. This work will have a powerful and life-transforming experience for those who read it’ Deepak Chopra

John O’Donohue was born in Fanore, Co. Clare in 1954. He died in January 2008.

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Divine Beauty

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