Spiritual Wisdom from the Celtic World
By (author) John O'Donohue
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Anam Cara by John O'Donohue
Book DescriptionWhen St Patrick came to Ireland in the 5th century AD, he encountered the Celtic people and a flourishing spiritual tradition that had already existed for thousands of years. He also 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 exquisite book, Irish poet and schollar 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 wher you will disocer your own anam cara, your true 'soul friend'.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780553505924
(198mm x 127mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Bantam Books (Transworld Publishers a division of the Random House Group)
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Apr-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author John O'Donohue
Four Elements, Paperback (October 2012)
Draws upon author's Celtic heritage and the love of his native landscape, the west of Ireland, to weave together a tapestry of beautifully evoked images of nature. This title explores a range of themes relating to the way we live our lives today, reveals how the energy and rhythm of the natural world - its innocence and creativity.
Echoes of Memory, Paperback (September 2011)
Explores themes of love and loss, beginnings and endings. Inspired by the ancient wisdom of the Celtic tradition and the rugged, majestic landscape of his birth, the west of Ireland, the author creates a unique vision of a place and time, and the echo of a memory that will never fade.
To Bless the Space Between Us, Hardback (January 2008)
With his compelling blend of elegant, poetic language and spiritual insight, Irish teacher and poet O'Donohue offers readers comfort and encouragement on their journeys through life, awakening them to timeless truths and showing them the power they have to answer contemporary dilemmas.
Benedictus, Hardback (November 2007)» View all books by John O'Donohue
We have fallen out of belonging. Consequently, when we stand before crucial thresholds in our lives, we have no rituals to protect, encourage and guide us as we cross over into the unknown. This book is an attempt to reach into that tenuous territory of change that we must cross.
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Author Biography - John O'Donohue
John O'Donohue was awarded a Ph.D. in philosophical theology from the University of Tubingen in 1990. He is the author of several works, including a collection of poems, Echoes of Memory, a book on the philosophy of Hegel, Person als Vermittlung, Conamara Blues, and the international bestsellers, Anam Cara, Eternal Echoes and Divine Beauty. His latest work, Benedictus: A Book of Blessings will be published in 2007. John travels widely in Europe and the US, where he lectures and holds workshops. He lives in Ireland.
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