Ancient Wisdom

Anam Cara - Spiritual Wisdom from the Celtic World by John O'Donohue

    Product Information

    Information: 278 pages, paperback

    They say: 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'.

    '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

    7.49 Holisticshop price (Save 25%)
    RRP 9.99

    Quantity: 3 in stock
    Add To Wish List
    In stock, order by 3pm weekdays, despatch same day

    Anam Cara - Spiritual Wisdom from the Celtic World - John O'Donohue
    This was added to your basket.

    View Cart Checkout

    Delivery Price & Returns Policy

    UK Delivery - More info

    Return - In good condition within 60 days for full refund. More info

    Share this product:

    Customers who bought this also bought...

    Reviews - rated 4/5 based on customer reviews

    4 out of 5 By
    View Profile
    This is a remarkable little book. When I first began to read it, I thought that it might be just another of those books full of platitudes that present themselves as spiritual wisdom, but I was very wrong - it is not. This book has a quality that lifts it far beyond the ordinary. John ODonohue is an Irish poet who writes about philosophy and life from a unique, authentic perspective. He illustrates his points by using many beautifully described Celtic stories and anecdotes, writing in way that is a balm and a pleasure to read.

    The ideal situation to read this book in would be a quiet, green, leafy place. But if you read it while you are struggling with work and transport and relationships - in a major city, you will soon be transported to such a place. This is a book to treasure and to dip into. I think that I would like to be given this book as a gift. It has a very intimate (but not intrusive or patronising) and caring quality to it, which would always make the giver memorable. But it is also a very nice book to treat yourself to. We all need special, private parts of our lives that we can retreat to and which heal us. It is always a good plan to keep a few things that we can rely upon, to help us keep our heads above the water in times of stress. This book could certainly be part of anybodys small spiritual first-aid kit. Every page had something to offer me, whether I was sitting down to read, or just dipping in, on a whim.

    Customer Service

    Other Information

    Manage Your Account

    Unit 3, Chestnut Drive, Wymondham Business Park, Wymondham, Norfolk NR18 9SB

    Telephone: (01953) 857260

    VAT Reg. Number 797 9401 67

    © Holisticshop 2000-2019. All rights reserved.

    Connect socially

    Your email address is stored securely and is not shared with anyone else. Unsubscribe details are in every email we send. Our newsletter mainly shares new products added to the and special offers.
    We would appreciate if you will allow us to send you a one off email 7 days after the dispatch of your parcel via
    The email is a one off email. You wont be added to any other lists.
    This feedback you give will appear on
    We have no power to edit your review. This review lets others know what we really are like and also helps us to improve.
    Thanks for considering this.

    product was sent as a free sample to this reviewer. They were advised to be completely impartial in their review