Anam Cara

By John O'Donohue,

Book cover of Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom

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"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, poet, philosopher, and scholar, guides you through the spiritual landscape of the Irish imagination. In Anam Cara, Gaelic for "soul friend,"…

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It spoke to my heart. It opened up a world of spirit and intuition, of love and grace that I had never connected with before. Discovering this book was like discovering a new and deep friendship.

The book read like poetry. It provided inspiration in my life at a time when I was new to spiritual seeking. I was so inspired by its words and insight that I typed up pages of quotes I wanted to remember. It felt as if it spoke to a wisdom deep within me and called it to awaken.

I’ve gone on to love other…

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It’s a special thing when a book comes into your life right when you need it, as this one did for me. I’d spent a year reading a lot of books about death and grief, trying to grapple intellectually with my own mortality, and this book by the Irish poet and philosopher John O’Donohue wove a gentle, soulful place for me to rest in. It’s a spiritual book, but I found it to be agnostic-friendly and very beautiful. He talks about memory as the place “where our vanished days secretly gather.” This, among many other gems, reminded me of the…

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