Anam Cara

'Cl'lQ aNaM Calla. I N the Celtic maoitioN. tnene is a beautiful understanding of
love and w friendship. One of the fascinating ideas here is the idea of soul love;
the old Gaelic term for this is anam 'cara. Anam is the Gaelic word for soul and ...

Author: John O'Donohue

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446437167

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 288

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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. 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'.

Anam Cara

“No. 'Tis alright. I was just thinkin'. Frank is certainly a trial, but as we were never
in love in the first place, he's not why I'm. .. um... unattached. I... I guess I just
haven't met my anam cara as yet.” “Your 'ana' what?” Taylor smiled. “Anam cara.

Author: A. J. Duvall

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1412054559


Page: 303

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T.J. Jameson thought her troubles were over when she left Ireland to start a new life. But a chance meeting with adorable photographer Camryn Wells, turns T.J's world upside down.


It was anam cara. Her ancients believed, and so, had taught her to believe, that
every person has an anam cara, a soul friend or perhaps a soul love. This is the
person with whom you share the deepest part of yourself, without fear of
judgment ...

Author: Laura Veazey

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1481717669

Category: Fiction

Page: 130

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Everything is a differentiation of itself; what has a front has a back, what has a back has a front and the bigger the front, the bigger the back. This certainly holds true in THEIR OWN ANAM CARA...A JOURNEY OF DESTINY, the first of the Anam Cara Trilogy. Sir Ailin Drummond and Sarah “Angel” Evangeline Hale, a direct descendant of Boadecia, Queen of the Iceni, in the 1600’s in Scotland and Ireland are caught up in the turbulence of the times. They’re faced with plantationists, dark and light magyk, pirates, druids and druidesses, clan battles, the whisky trade, and magical creatures. Through it all, they begin to learn what love, hate, loss, vengeance, hope, and faith can do to break or transform their lives.

Anam Cara Wisdom

This illuminating guide explains how to form a personal relationship with one's Celtic angel and make that angel a source of protection, comfort, wisdom, and guidance.

Author: Donald McKinney


ISBN: 9781569755495

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 248

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Each person has a personal angel who is available to help with everything from day-to-day problems to exploring one's spiritual path through life. The ancient Celts called this entity ananam cara, or soul friend -- a companion, counselor, and confidant all in one. This illuminating guide explains how to form a personal relationship with one's Celtic angel and make that angel a source of protection, comfort, wisdom, and guidance. Readers will learn the secrets of the spiritual world inhabited by Celtic angels. Then they'll be shown how to create an angel diary and begin the process of inviting an angel into one's life.

The Book of Love

One of the fascinating ideas here is the idea of soul love; the old Gaelic term for
this is anam cara. Anam is the Gaelic word for soul and cara is the word for friend.
So anam cara in the Celtic world was the soul friend. In the early Celtic Church, ...

Author: Andrew M. Greeley

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 142991825X

Category: Religion

Page: 512

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Love. Of all the virtues that have been passed on to us through the ages, from the great poets to the saints and scholars, throughout history and literature, love is the one virtue that we as a society cannot live without. The ability to love well and to love wisely is the most important trait that parents can pass on to their children. As children grow, the longing to share this love as well as receive it will remain strong throughout their lives. Bestselling author Andrew M. Greeley and his sister, Dr. Mary G. Durkin have complied a beautiful and inspiring anthology that will help us comprehend this the most important of virtues and also help us express and understand what it means to love, and how to love wisely. The Book of Love is a perfect gift for a parent to give to a child, for relatives or friends to share, or for those who are coming to know this virtue in all its glory. People of all nations, creeds, colors, and denominations will appreciate this treasury of essays, poems, stories, and songs reflecting the one human need that has remained constant: Love. It has been written about in the Bible, and it was passed down orally in myth and legend. It was discussed by the Chinese philosopher Confucius and in the Koran, and it inspired great works of literature and the pages of popular fiction. The Book of Love is a testament to the enduring nature of our own good, a good expressed through the human bond. In the tradition of William J. Bennett's The Book of Virtue, The Book of Love is a collection to be treasured, and shared, but most of all, it will guide us to express and to pass on the greatest of life's virtues: Love. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Anam Cara

Can Bran stop the death of his brother? Can he save Tess from Wakefield's formidable power? Will he finally be able to make things right with Liza, his ANAM CARA...his unforgettable forever love?

Author: Keena Kincaid

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781512361834


Page: 258

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Bran ap Owen knows it's "once to die, then the judgment," but his hell is to live again and again until he rights an ancient wrong. Unlike other souls caught up on the karmic wheel, he remembers the past-and he always remembers her-his ANAM CARA. Liza of Carlisle knows nothing of the vow trapping her in Bran's judgment, yet when he walks into her inn, their instant connection is unnerving. She fights her heart, knowing instinctively this wanderer could destroy the life she loves. Determined to repair the damage of his first betrayal, Bran uses his visions and the knowledge of a thousand years to court Liza. But Fate conspires against them once more-Liza has secrets of her own. When an evil nobleman, Wakefield, determines to have her young daughter, Tess, Liza is pitted against a danger from which there may be no escape. Bran regains Liza's fragile trust, but a fresh betrayal threatens their last hope for love. They both stand to lose everything dear to them in their lives, including one another...again... Can Bran stop the death of his brother? Can he save Tess from Wakefield's formidable power? Will he finally be able to make things right with Liza, his ANAM CARA...his unforgettable forever love?

The Garden

This is an elegant spiritual classic thatrepresents wholeness and reminds you of the cosmic modelof your relationship to the infinite; the world thatextends both within and beyond your mind and body. Whenyou take up .

Author: Robin Craig Clark

Publisher: Peliguin Publications

ISBN: 0646456172


Page: 80

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The Garden is a holystone containing canonical passagesof spiralling dimensions of consciousness that isenlightenment. This is an elegant spiritual classic thatrepresents wholeness and reminds you of the cosmic modelof your relationship to the infinite; the world thatextends both within and beyond your mind and body. Whenyou take up ......

WEDDING CEREMONIES Devoted to Love and Commitment

Brian, Natalie, on this, your wedding day, we celebrate the Celtic spirit of the
Anam Cara. Anam Cara is translated from the Gaelic as “Soul Friend”. By
entering in a partnership with your Anam Cara, you are joined in an ancient and
eternal way ...



ISBN: 0615169686



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Author: Mahan Siler


ISBN: 9780976745020

Category: Religion

Page: 41

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Working from the Heart

ANAM. CARA. My. grandparents were Irish immigrants, my parents, first-
generation Irish. In closing this book I want to ... in earlier Celtic history, the anam
cara was a teacher or spiritual guide—we might say the psychotherapists of their

Author: William P. Ryan

Publisher: Jason Aronson

ISBN: 9780765707987

Category: Psychology

Page: 182

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Working from the Heart advocates for a deeper understanding that the therapist's expressions of non-sexual, non-romantic love are a core ingredient in effective psychotherapy. From a heart-centered perspective it provides therapists with ways of helping their patients forgive themselves, remove their blocks to receiving love, and engaging the realms of their emotional hearts and Higher Self in order to solve complex life dilemmas.

The Creaky Traveler in Ireland

Coulagh Bay, a pod of dolphins leaping in the ... G and I were on our way to visit
Sue Booth Forbes, creator and maestro of Anam Cara (Soul Friend), a writers'
and ...

Author: Warren Rovetch

Publisher: Sentient Publications

ISBN: 1591810272

Category: Travel

Page: 292

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Part travel story and part guidebook, but all charm and wit, this book transports us to another culture. While interesting for all readers, it offers planning and navigation tips for the Creaky Traveler who is mobile but not agile.

Ten Thousand Joys Ten Thousand Sorrows

—John O'Donohue, in Anam Cara (Anam cara means “spiritual friend.”)
Discussion When do we feel confident and in touch with our strengths? What are
the situations that challenge our confidence? 5. Aging can be a lovely time of
ripening ...

Author: Olivia Ames Hoblitzelle

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101443669

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 352

View: 100

"Ten Thousand Sorrows & Ten Thousand Joys offers a vision of lives well-led, and of love in the thick of crisis and loss. Beyond inspiring."-Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence "This beautiful book is unlike any other personal account of living with Alzheimer's disease that I have ever read . . . it offers patients and families practical insights into how they can live their lives more fully amidst the heartbreak of a mind-robbing illness."- Paul Raia, Director of Patient Care and Family Support, Alzheimer's Association, Massachusetts Chapter "A story of courage, love, and growing wisdom in the face of Alzheimer's."-Joseph Goldstein, author of One Dharma, Founder / Director of Insight Meditation Society In this profound and courageous memoir, Olivia Ames Hoblitzelle describes how her husband's Alzheimer's diagnosis at the age of seventy-two challenged them to live the spiritual teachings they had embraced during the course of their life together. Following a midlife career shift, Harrison Hobliztelle, or Hob as he was called, a former professor of comparative literature at Barnard, Columbia, and Brandeis University, became a family therapist and was ordained a Dharmacharya (senior teacher) by Thich Nhat Hanh. Hob comes to life in these pages as an incredibly funny and brilliant man who never stopped enjoying a good philosophical conversation-even as his mind, quite literally, slipped away from him. And yet when they first heard the diagnosis, Olivia and Hob's initial reaction was to cling desperately to the life they had had. But everything had changed, and they knew that the only answer was to greet this last phase of Hob's life consciously and lovingly. Ten Thousand Joys & Ten Thousand Sorrows provides a wise and compassionate vision for maintaining hope and grace in the face of life's greatest challenges. (This memoir was originally self-published as The Majesty of Your Loving.)


So I found a beautiful, gentle, alternative school for him, Anam Cara (Gaelic for '
soul friend'), where JP was enrolled for Grade 5. It was run by two esoteric and
eccentric older ...

Author: Kate Shand

Publisher: Jacana Media

ISBN: 1920601163

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 210

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When 14-year-old John Peter made the tragic decision to end his life by hanging himself, he left behind a devastated family who grappled not only with coping with the overwhelming loss of a beloved son and brother, but also coming to terms with the incomprehensible choice he made that afternoon. An engaging story of unbearable sadness and grief, this searing memoir is also a journey of strength and courage. Ultimately, it is the story of a boy like any other and of a mother’s survival in the aftermath of the suicide of her child.

I d Say Yes God If I Knew What You Wanted

The Anam Cara is about mutual supporting, challenging, and loving. Brigit of
Kildare, fifth-century abbottess of an extremely large monastery of men and
women, said that soul friends are a necessity for spiritual development. The
Quaker ...

Author: Nancy C. Reeves

Publisher: Wood Lake Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1770642811

Category: God

Page: 224

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"What do you want from me, God?" If you've ever struggled with this question, but haven't found a way to answer it, then this book is for you. Real-life stories from 75 men and women open up a world of spiritual discernment practices inviting you to find one that works for you. Easy to read, yet rich with information, this book draws on faith traditions as diverse as Baha'I, Buddhist, Christian, Islamic, Jewish, Sikh, and Sufi. Stories from every day people living everyday lives are interspersed with biographical accounts from C.S. Lewis, Albert Schweitzer, Shoghi Effendi, Mahatma Ghandi, Matsuo Basho, Thomas Merton, and Mother Teresa. Over 40 discernment concepts and methods are illustrated including prayer, worship, pilgrimage, labyrinth, Enneagram, I Ching, pendulum, angels, the medicine wheel, and the use of sacred texts. Suitable for individual use, this book lends itself to group settings such as workshops or retreats.

The River s Edge

You are my anam cara forever.” “This is the happiest day of my life, Thomas. I am
your anam cara forever. ” They sealed their precious covenant of love to each
other and became one. Thomas released Libby's lustrous tresses and his eyes ...

Author: Lenore McKelvey Puhek

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595378471

Category: Fiction

Page: 312

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"Of the chapters I have been privileged to read, you have created a stunning, beautiful story, the best you've ever done, and I enjoyed every word. You wrote magic." -Richard S. Wheeler, author of over fifty historical novels and winner of the Owen Wister Award and several Western Writers of America Spur Awards As was the custom, Libby and Thomas had retired to the parlor after the Sunday meal. A roaring fire warmed the room as Libby set a newly acquired Ming vase, a Christmas present from her mother, on the mantle piece. When she turned around, Thomas surprised her by dropping to one knee and taking both of her delicate hands into his larger ones. "Libby, ta me i ngra leat. An bPósfaibh tú mé? And not waiting for a translation, Libby said, "Yes." When she heard Thomas professing his love for her and proposing in Irish, it was music coming from his soul to hers. The arrival of the love letter the next day, cemented her commitment and future to the only man she would ever love.

Reclaiming the Commons for the Common Good

leap of my imagination, but I think I'm onto something here in making this link
between the anam cara and the common good. It's through relationships, and
especially, I think, intentional relationships such as the anam cara, the elder and
the ...

Author: Heather Menzies

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 155092558X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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Commoning was a way of life for most of our ancestors. In Reclaiming the Commons for the Common Good, author Heather Menzies journeys to her roots in the Scottish Highlands, where her family lived in direct relation with the land since before recorded time. Beginning with an intimate account of unearthing the heritage of the commons and the real tragedy of its loss, Menzies offers a detailed description of the self-organizing, self-governing, and self-informing principles of this nearly forgotten way of life, including its spiritual practices and traditions. She then identifies pivotal commons practices that could be usefully revived today. A final "manifesto" section pulls these facets together into a unified vision for reclaiming the commons, drawing a number of current popular initiatives into the commoning frame, such as local food security, permaculture, and the Occupy Movement. An engaging memoir of personal and political discovery, Reclaiming the Commons for the Common Good combines moving reflections on our common heritage with a contemporary call to action, individually and collectively; locally and globally. Readers will be inspired by the book's vision of reviving the commons ethos of empathy and mutual respect, and energized by her practical suggestions for connection people and place for the common good. Heather Menzies is an award-winning writer and scholar and member of the Order of Canada. She is the author of nine books, including Whose Brave New World? and No Time.

Blessing Our Goodbyes

Might we not bring the fruits of our labors, the lessons of our life experiences, to
guide us through these later challenges? in his lovely book, Anam Cara (a book
of Celtic wisdom), John O'donohue suggests that “if you can come to see aging ...

Author: Kathie Quinlan

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1621890864

Category: Religion

Page: 90

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When it is our time, is there any one of us who would not hope for a gentle ending to our lives and a peaceful death? Yet for many, this longing remains elusive. Fears and apprehensions cloud our understanding of what is involved in the "getting there." Many of us choose not to think about death or even consider preparing for this second of our universal human experiences. This death-unease can lead to our avoiding being with a dying family member or friend, sadly missing the precious chance to say goodbye. It may also prevent us from taking on the challenging but vastly rewarding role of caregiver. It is important to know you do not have to be alone. These lessons, learned from the dying themselves, will show you how the final journey--lived fully--can be the most extraordinary of your life. And yes, your goodbyes can be blessed in ways you could never have imagined.

The Way Of The Dragon

Anam Cara is the title of a 1997 bestseller on "Celtic spirituality", the first
publication by Irish author and then-priest John O'Donohue. According to O'
Donohue, the Irish term anam cara (lit. "soul-friend") originates in Irish
monasticism, where it ...

Author: Martin Avery


ISBN: 1312276959

Category: Religion

Page: 100

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The Way Of The Dragon is an inspirational novel memoir, a spiritual autobiography, about a Westerner in the East who has a moment of profound epiphanic revelation after climbing Big Monk Mountain and meditating in front of a dragon at an ancient Taoist temple compound in Dalian, China.

The Magdalen Martyrs

In the Celtic tradition, there was the beautiful notion of “anam cam”; anam is the
Irish word for soul and cara is the word for friend. In the anam cara, friendship,
you are joined in an ancient way withthefriendof yoursoul. So wrote John ...

Author: Ken Bruen

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 9781429902359

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 987

Jack Taylor is walking the delicate edge of a sobriety he doesn't trust when his phone rings. He's in debt to a Galway tough named Bill Cassell, what the locals call a "hard man." Bill did Jack a big favor a while back; the trouble is, he never lets a favor go unreturned. Jack is amazed when Cassell simply asks him to track down a woman, now either dead or very old, who long ago helped his mother escape from the notorious Magdalen laundry, where young wayward girls were imprisoned and abused. Jack doesn't like the odds of finding the woman, but counts himself lucky that the task is at least on the right side of the law. Until he spends a few days spinning his wheels and is dragged in front of Cassell for a quick reminder of his priorities. Bill's goons do a little spinning of their own, playing a game of Russian roulette a little too close to the back of Jack's head. It's only blind luck and the mercy of a god he no longer trusts that land Jack back on the street rather than face down in a cellar with a bullet in his skull. He's got one chance to stay alive: find this woman. Unfortunately, he can't escape his own curiosity, and an unnerving hunch quickly turns into a solid fact: just who Jack's looking for, and why, aren't nearly what they seem. The Magdalen Martyrs, the third Galway-set novel by Edgar, Barry, and Macavity finalist and Shamus Award-winner Ken Bruen, is a gripping, dazzling story that takes the Jack Taylor series to explosive new heights of suspense.

The Pest

Author: Audrey Anam-Cara



Category: Australian Capital Territory

Page: 328

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