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Introducing John Moriarty

In his own words

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Introducing John Moriarty

By: John Moriarty

Edited by: Michael W. Higgins

John Moriarty’s erudition is immense … his words are shamanic, brushed with sparks of mystic fire.’
—GERRY MCCARTHY
‘John Moriarty is Ireland’s most outstanding philosopher-theologian since Bishop Berkeley in the eighteenth century.
—PAUL DURCAN
‘In a land of extraordinary literary talent, I think John Moriarty is Ireland’s most important writer since Samuel Beckett.
—THOMAS MOORE
‘John Moriarty weaves an extraordinary tapestry of myths and memories … He has none of the dangerous certainty of the wide-eyed mystic and writes with grace and subtlety.’
—FINTAN O’TOOLE

In Introducing John Moriarty Canadian theologian and academic Michael W. Higgins compiles the essential writings of Irish philosopher and mystic, John Moriarty. This distillation of Moriarty’s texts on ecology, mysticism and spirituality is a perfect introduction to the work of this complex and, at times, esoteric philosopher. Higgins’ commentary provides an excellent guide to one of the country’s most enigmatic modern thinkers and is an essential addition to the library of anyone interested in Irish philosophy and spirituality.

 

Moriarty’s books include Dreamtime (1994); the trilogy Turtle Was Gone a Long Time: Crossing the Kedron (1996), Horsehead Nebula Neighing (1997) and Anaconda Canoe (1998); Nostos, An Autobiography (2001); Invoking Ireland (2005); Night Journey to Buddh Gaia (2006); Serious Sounds (2007); and One Evening in Eden (2007), a boxed CD collection of his talks, stories and poetry.

 

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ISBN
9781843517559
Weight 0.285 kg
Dimensions 208 × 136 mm
Format

Paperback: 208 x 136 mm, 120pp