Anam Cara

Spiritual Wisdom from the Celtic World
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 Ċara

das Buch der keltischen Weisheit
Author: John O'Donohue,Ditte Bandini,Giovanni Bandini
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783423346399
Category:
Page: 253
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Celtic Angels

True stories of Irish Angel Blessings
Author: Theresa Cheung
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1849834849
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 288
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In this unique book, best-selling angel author Theresa Cheung takes readers on a guided tour of Irish spirituality with the focus firmly on the nation's deep-rooted belief in angels. Punctuated throughout with real-life stories from both Irish people and visitors to the 'Emerald Isle', it will show that although being Irish isn't necessarily a prerequisite for seeing angels, it can certainly act as a catalyst. Many Irish people have grown up with stories of guardian angels and protector saints like St Patrick, so their insights and stories provide the perfect launching point to help others connect with their own angels. Here are stories of miraculous healing from this mysterious and sacred land, which has historical associations with the divine. This book will encourage spiritual seekers of all ages to make a pilgrimage to Ireland or, if that isn't possible, to feed their souls with Celtic spirituality.

Coming Home

for Christmas
Author: Patricia Scanlan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1471141128
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
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Two sisters ... two very different lives. Alison's American dream is in tatters. Her highflying career is on the skids and her Upper East Side apartment is now way beyond her means. But pride prevents her from telling her family back home just how bad things are. Olivia is fraught trying to juggle family, career, preparations for Christmas and organize a surprise party for their mother's seventieth birthday. How she envies, and sometimes resents, her sister Alison and her life of excitement and affluence in New York. Coming home for the holidays is the last thing Alison wants to do, especially now that she's met a rather attractive neighbour. But family ties are strong. Alison and Olivia must sort their differences, throw a party and Christmas might just bring changes for Alison that she could never have imagined …

Echo der Seele

von der Sehnsucht nach Geborgenheit
Author: John O'Donohue
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783423241809
Category:
Page: 347
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Blue Sky God

The Evolution of Science and Christianity
Author: Don MacGregor
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
ISBN: 1846949386
Category: Religion
Page: 285
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Blue Sky God interprets some new scientific theories with blue sky thinking to bring radical insights into God, Jesus and humanity, drawing also on some deep wells from the past in the writings of the early Christians. In an accessible style, it looks at science research and theories in areas such as quantum physics and consciousness, epigenetics, morphic resonance and the zero point field. From there, seeing God as the compassionate consciousness at the ground of being, it draws together strands to do with unitive consciousness and the Wisdom way of the heart. Throughout, it seeks to encourage an evolution in understanding of the Christian message by reinterpreting much of the theological language and meaning that has become ‘orthodoxy’ in the West. In doing so, it challenges many of the standard assumptions of Western Christianity. It outlines a spiritual path that includes elements from all of the world's great religions, is not exclusive, and yet has a place of centrality for Jesus the Christ as a Wisdom teacher of the path of transformative love.

Clinical Reflexology E-Book

A Guide for Integrated Practice
Author: Denise Tiran,Peter A. Mackereth
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702048445
Category: Medical
Page: 224
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Clinical Reflexology takes the practitioner on a journey of examination, critical review and debate prior to making recommendations for best practice in reflexology. The phenomenal rise in interest by health professionals in Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM), and in particular touch therapies, has led to a need for texts that relate and integrate theory and practice to health care settings. Clinical Reflexology does this, expanding and exploring concepts introduced in the first edition. Many CAM books have been written for therapists working in private practice but many of these practitioners are also now working in healthcare settings. This book allows both groups to facilitate the greater integration of clinical reflexology in clinical practice. The book is divided into two sections. The first deals with key themes, including an up-to-date review of the research evidence and appropriate methodology, safe and supported practice and integration issues. All these themes are explored and discussed utilizing the available literature, analysis of models and concepts and are related specifically to health care practice. The second section focuses on the clinical application of reflexology and how it can be best adapted to the context. The contributors are committed pioneers in their field with a track record of integrating reflexology within clinical settings. Many are teachers, coordinators of therapy services and supervisors. ABOUT THE AUTHORS Dr Peter Mackereth is the Clinical Lead for Complementary Therapies and Smoking Cessation Services at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust Manchester. He is a registered nurse, and has worked in intensive care, neurology and oncology. Peter has an MA in Medical Ethics and has completed a PhD project examining reflexology vs. relaxation training for people with Multiple Sclerosis. An author and renowned speaker, Peter has held academic post in number of universities, most recently as Reader in Integrative Health at the University of Derby. Denise Tiran, a midwife, lecturer and reflex zone therapist, is an internationally aclaimed authority on complementary therapies in pregnancy and childbirth. She is Director of Expectancy, the leading provider of professional education on the safe use of complementary therapies in maternity care, including a special pregnancy course for reflexologists. Her latest book, Reflexology for Pregnancy and Childbirth, was published in January 2010.

Therapy and Beyond

Counselling Psychology Contributions to Therapeutic and Social Issues
Author: Martin Milton
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470797584
Category: Psychology
Page: 346
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Therapy and Beyond: Counselling Psychology Contributions to Therapeutic and Social Issues presents an overview of the origins, current practices, and potential future of the discipline of counselling psychology. Presents an up-to-date review of the knowledge base behind the discipline of counselling psychology that addresses the notion of human wellbeing and critiques the concept of ‘psychopathology’ Includes an assessment of the contributions that counselling psychology makes to understanding people as individuals, in their working lives, and in wider social domains Offers an overview of counselling psychology's contributions beyond the consulting room, including practices in the domain of spirituality, the arts and creative media, and the environmental movement Critiques contemporary challenges facing research as well as the role that research methods have in responding to questions about humanity and individual experience

Anam Cara Wisdom

Spiritual Guidance from Your Personal Celtic Angel
Author: Donald McKinney
Publisher: N.A
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 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.

Poetry & posterity


Author: Edna Longley
Publisher: Bloodaxe Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781852244354
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 350
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Essays considering how poets are read and received at different times and in different contexts, influenced by debates about literature and politics in Northern Ireland.

Ireland's 1916 Rising

Explorations of History-Making, Commemoration & Heritage in Modern Times
Author: Dr Mark McCarthy
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409471632
Category: Science
Page: 532
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In light of its upcoming centenary in 2016, the time seems ripe to ask: why, how and in what ways has memory of Ireland’s 1916 Rising persisted over the decades? In pursuing answers to these questions, which are not only of historical concern, but of contemporary political and cultural importance, this book breaks new ground by offering a wide-ranging exploration of the making and remembrance of the story of 1916 in modern times. It draws together the interlocking dimensions of history-making, commemoration and heritage to reveal the Rising’s undeniable influence upon modern Ireland’s evolution, both instantaneous and long-term. In addition to furnishing a history of the tumultuous events of Easter 1916, which rattled the British Empire’s foundations and enthused independence movements elsewhere, Ireland’s 1916 Rising mainly concentrates on illuminating the evolving relationship between the Irish past and present. In doing so, it unearths the far-reaching political impacts and deep-seated cultural legacies of the actions taken by the rebels, as evidenced by the most pivotal episodes in the Rising’s commemoration and the myriad varieties of heritage associated with its memory. This volume also presents a wider perspective on the ways in which conceptualisations of heritage, culture and identity in Westernised societies are shaped by continuities and changes in politics, society and economy. In a topical conclusion, the book examines the legacy of Queen Elizabeth II’s visit to the Garden of Remembrance in 2011, and looks to the Rising’s 100th anniversary by identifying the common ground that can be found in pluralist and reconciliatory approaches to remembrance.

Celtic Spirituality


Author: Maria Buckley
Publisher: Mercier PressLtd
ISBN: N.A
Category: Religion
Page: 80
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In recent years Celtic spirituality has attracted a great deal of interest, and has been regarded as a manifestation of a world religion that can be seen as separate from Christianity as well as being linked to it. In pre-Christian Ireland, the Celts had their own sophisticated rituals of worship, as sites like Newgrange in the Boyne Valley, which predates the Pyramids of Egypt, make clear. The seasons, astronomy, nature and their perception - as a farming people - of the bounty of the earth; all these elements formed part of the celtic way of worship. When Christianity came to Ireland it was grafted on the native plant, so that the Islands of Saints and Scholars became the glory of Europe and the salvation of Christianity in the barbarian West. But for ordinary people too, a distinct spirituality was born, different from that of any other country, and remnants of which survive to this day. This succinct and informative book looks at the belief systems for the Celts and links them to the development and growth of Christianity in Ireland.

Pocket Guide to Árainn

Inis Mór, Aran Islands : Legends in the Landscape
Author: Dara Ó Maoildhia
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Folklore
Page: 96
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Running with the Fairies

Towards a Transpersonal Anthropology of Religion
Author: Dennis Gaffin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fairies
Page: 293
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Running with the Fairies: Towards a Transpersonal Anthropology of Religion is a unique account of the living spirituality and mysticism of fairyfolk in Ireland. Fairyfolk are fairyminded people who have had direct experiences with the divine energy and appearance of fairies, and fairypeople, who additionally know that they have been reincarnated from the Fairy Realm. While fairies have been folklore, superstition, or fantasy for most children and adults, now for the first time in a scholarly work, highly educated persons speak frankly about their religious/spiritual experiences, journeys, and transformations in connection with these angel-like spirit beings. Set in academic and popular historical perspectives, this first scholarly account of the Fairy Faith for over a hundred years, since believer Evans-Wentzs 1911 published doctoral dissertation The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries, integrates a participatory, going native anthropology with transpersonal psychology. Providing extensive verbatim interviews and discussions, this path-breaking work recognizes the reality of nature spirit beings in a Western context. Through intensive on-site fieldwork, the PhD cultural anthropologist author discovers, describes and interviews authentic mystics aligned with these intermediary deific beings. With an extensive introduction placing fairies in the context of the anthropology of religion, animism, mysticism, and consciousness, this daring ethnography considers notions of belief, perception, and spiritual experience, and with intricate detail extends the focus of anthropological research on spirit beings which previously have been considered as locally real only in indigenous and Eastern cultures.

Ariadne's Thread

Writing Women Into Irish History
Author: Margaret MacCurtain
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 400
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This book offers a collection of Margaret Mac Curtain's pioneering essays in the field of Irish women's history. Subjects range from marriage and education in early modern Ireland to female spirituality and representations in art and literature.

Critical Issues in Mental Health


Author: Robert Tummey,Tim Turner
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
ISBN: 9780230009059
Category: Mental health
Page: 224
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Exploring some of the most contentious issues in mental health today, each chapter of this book takes on a key subject area that is often ignored or avoided in mental health literature, areas such as spirituality, gender and iatrogenic abuse.

Omega

An International Journal for the Study of Dying, Death, Bereavement, Suicide, and Other Lethal Behaviors
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Bereavement
Page: N.A
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Studies


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Books
Page: N.A
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Includes section "Review of books".

Early Irish monasticism

an understanding of its cultural roots
Author: Catherine Thom
Publisher: Tamp;t Clark Ltd
ISBN: N.A
Category: Religion
Page: 226
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"Exploring the cultural context of the issues and then examining the response of early Irish monastics to the gospel, Catherine Thom claims that the radicality of this response arose from the distinctive cultural consciousness of the Celts. She makes use of a wide variety of sources, including pre- and post-Christian elements - social organizations, sagas, Brehon Laws and druidism - to emphasize how culture to a great extent determines one's response to life." "Utilizing primary sources, including Irish penitentials, monastic rule, the Vita of ColumCille and the Sermons of Columbanus, she reassesses the view that the Irish were overly harsh in their living and that they were obsessed with sexual sins. She invites readers to recapture the notions of ascetical theology in penance and monasticism which may have been lost, undervalued or misunderstood."--BOOK JACKET.