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Anam Cara

by John O'Donohue

PUBLISHED: 14th November 1998
ISBN: 9780553505924
ANNOTATION:
When 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. Using authentic Irish prayers and blessings, he reveals the treasures that lie hidden within your own soul and the 'secret divinity' in your relationships.
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PUBLISHED: 14th November 1998
ISBN: 9780553505924
ANNOTATION:
When 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. Using authentic Irish prayers and blessings, he reveals the treasures that lie hidden within your own soul and the 'secret divinity' in your relationships.

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When 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. Using authentic Irish prayers and blessings, he reveals the treasures that lie hidden within your own soul and the 'secret divinity' in your relationships.

Publisher Description

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. Irish poet and scholar, John O'Donohue shares the secrets of this ancient world. Using authentic Irish blessings and prayers, he reveals the treasures that lie hidden within one's soul and the 'secret divinity' in one's relationships.

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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 exquisite 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'

Author Biography

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.

Review

"A rare synthesis of philosophy, poetry and spirituality... a powerful and life-transforming experience for those who read it" -- Deepak Chopra, Author Of The Seven Spiritual Laws Of Success "John O'Donohue is a man of the soul. His scholarly meditation on the continuing relevance of Ireland's spiritual heritage has become a publishing phenomenon... This poetic meditation has become a bestseller on both sides of the Atlantic... A lyrical prayer" The Times "Words of wisdom... a heady mixture of myth, poetry, philosophy... profound and moving" Independent "This book is a phenomenon in itself... a book to read and reread forever, its style of varied narration responds to our times" Irish Times

Review Text

A rare synthesis of philosophy, poetry and spirituality... a powerful and life-transforming experience for those who read it

Promotional "Headline"

Revealed in accessible and stylish prose, this book uncovers the mystical secrets of the ancient Celtic world - the world discovered by St Patrick in the 5th century AD.

Product Details

Author
John O'Donohue
Publisher
Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN-10
0553505920
ISBN-13
9780553505924
Format
Paperback
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
b&w illustrations
Media
Book
Language
English
Pages
288
Subtitle
Spiritual Wisdom from the Celtic World
Qualifications
Ph.D.
Year
1998
Publication Date
1998-11-14
Short Title
Anam Cara
Audience
General/Trade
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