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 A twenty-fifth anniversary edition of the classic work of Celtic spirituality and mysticism, updated with new material, including an Introduction, Afterword and P.S. section. In this revered classic, the late poet, philosopher, and scholar John O’Donohue helps us discover the divine within us as he guides us on a journey to the sacred space where the eternal meets the soul. Anam Cara, Gaelic for soul friend, is a timeless collection of ancient Celtic wisdom, poetry, stories, and blessings that offer 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 be natural is to be holy Silence is the sister of the divine Death as an invitation to freedom Allowing us to experience the grace of Celtic benediction, Anam Cara nourishes the heart and elevates the spirit.