Anam Cara

Author: John O'Donohue
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061865855
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Discover the Celtic Circle of Belonging John O'Donohue, poet, philosopher, and scholar, guides you through the spiritual landscape of the Irish imagination. In Anam Cara, Gaelic for "soul friend," the ancient teachings, stories, and blessings of Celtic wisdom provide such profound insights on the universal themes of friendship, solitude, love, and death as: Light is generous The human heart is never completely born Love as ancient recognition The body is the angel of the soul Solitude is luminous Beauty likes neglected places The passionate heart never ages To benatural is to be holy Silence is the sister of the divine Death as an invitation to freedom

Anam Ara

Author: John O'Donohue
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1848270488
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This special edition celebrates the life and work of John O'Donohue 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 Wisdom

Author: Donald McKinney
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781569755495
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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 an anam 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 Complete Idiot S Guide To Celtic Wisdom

Author: Carl McColman
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440695814
Size: 49.36 MB
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A comprehensive look at Irish, Scottish, Welsh and continental Celtic traditions, both Pagan and Christian , this guide includes the Celtic approach to shamanism, fairies, Wicca, neopaganism, magic and Druidism. It draws a map for today's Celtic quest, with the way of the pilgrim, honor of one's ancestors and the language and culture. Exploring the Celtic universe-gods and goddesses, mythic heroes and warriors, wonderworkers, underworlds, and otherworlds - this manual also covers lengers such as King Arthur, Merlin, and the Quest for the Holy Grail.

The Everything Celtic Wisdom Book

Author: Jennifer Emick
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 160550758X
Size: 44.81 MB
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People of many denominations find spiritual meaning and inspiration in the wisdom of the Celtic tribes. The Celtic path of wisdom incorporates Druidism, early Christianity, and ancient Celtic myth and lore. This guide includes discussion of the following topics: The Divine Male and Female; Shamanism; Druidism; Celtic Christianity; Fairies and other creatures of nature; Celtic folklore; and more. This thoughtful look at Celtic spirituality includes Irish, Scottish, and Welsh traditions - both familiar and mysterious. With this invaluable guide, readers will walk the path to the Celtic Otherworld through traditional poetry, ritual, and prayer - on a never-ending journey of the soul.

Midlife Is Not A Crisis

Author: Virginia Bell
Publisher: Weiser Books
ISBN: 1633410463
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Midlife Is Not a Crisis combines astrology, inspiration, and wisdom about aging to empower people to live more fully in the second half of life. It is based on the generational life cycles we all share at certain ages, from the Saturn Return at 29 and Midlife, which peaks at 42, all the way to the Uranus Return at 84. These cycles are the great crossroads of life, and each cycle is a journey in itself. Strung together they offer a road map to life’s most challenging and rewarding passages. In every decade there are trials, lessons, and losses; in this we have no choice. Our freedom lies in how we respond—consciously or unconsciously, awake or asleep. The planet that governs each cycle acts as a wise elder or guide and holds the key to navigating the cycle successfully. This book tells the story of these cycles and provides a guide to living consciously and well. We are aging differently from the way we did in the past—we are not only living longer, we are staying healthy and vital longer as well. Midlife Is Not a Crisis motivates people to grow and prosper at any age. Ultimately it is a practical guidebook for our later years that shows us what to expect as we age and helps us make the most of our journey to becoming whole.

Father Mychal Judge

Author: Michael Ford
Publisher: Paulist Press
ISBN: 9780809105526
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This spiritual portrait of Fr. Mychal Judge is a a remarkable testimony to the hope and courage that he brought to thousands of people. Featuring exclusive interviews with some of his closest friends and associates, "Father Mychal Judge" explores the inner life of New York's popular and charismatic Franciscan who became an overnight American hero.

Belonging To Borders

Author: Bonnie Thurston
Publisher: Liturgical Press
ISBN: 0814639593
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Early Christian Worship is a straightforward, readable introduction to worship in the first four centuries of the church's existence. How did early Christians see and understand their own worship? How did this interact with early Christian beliefs? The book has been brought up-to-date and revised, with some chapters rewritten and an updated bibliography. Paul F. Bradshaw is professor of liturgy at the University of Notre Dame, and priest-vicar of Westminster Abbey and a member of the Church of England Liturgical Commission. He is the author or editor of several major books (The Search for the Origins of Christian Worship, Eucharistic Origins, Reconstructing Eely Christian Worship, The Study of Liturgy, A Companion to Common Worship, volumes 1 and 2).

Walking The Maze

Author: Loren Cruden
Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co
ISBN: 9780892816231
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A vivid description of the fierce and free Celtic spirit as it has been sustained through history, and a vision for living that spirit in the present • Equates Celtic customs with Native American traditions and rituals • Presents a vision of the ancient Celtic path as it can be lived today With the perspective of a passionate historian and the clarity of a modern-day medicine woman, Loren Cruden presents to us a vision of ancient Celtic spirit as it can be lived today. In Walking the Maze she explores Celtic culture both in comparison to Native American ways of life and in its own light and strength, examining the attributes that define and sustain the vitality of the Celtic spirit. Four aspects of traditional Celtic life common to both Celtic and Native American cultures are kinship consciousness, a high regard for women as part of a general commitment to freedom, a fluid perspective of reality, and a primal spiritual engagement with the land. For the Celts this crafted rugged, land-loving individualists, fierce and free in their expression, gracious to all, answerable directly to Spirit but responsible for the entire community. This vision of Celtic spirit informs the vision of how we may live in the present, renewing a cultural integrity that is inseparable from personal wholeness and ecological consciousness.

Blessing Our Goodbyes

Author: Kathie Quinlan
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1621890864
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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.