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John Moriarty audiobook – One Evening in Eden: Part 2 (a unique set of recordings of John Moriarty’s talks, stories and poetry)

By: John Moriarty

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Part two of four: ‘Seeking to Walk Beautifully on the Earth’, presented in three volumes (Listening time: 2 hours, 58 minutes).

Future parts will include ‘Eden’ and ‘Tridium Sacrum’. These parts will be uploaded as MP3 audiobooks to the Lilliput Press website in the months to come. The complete CD set may be purchased here.

Including an introduction by Martin Shaw, editor of A Hut at the Edge of the Village

‘As important an artefact of Irish culture as you are ever likely to come across’ – Tommy Tiernan from the Foreword to A Hut at the Edge of the Village

‘It is deeply oral what Moriarty is doing. His themes circle around each other again and again, certain stories are invoked repeatedly, book after book. This isn’t an imaginative failing: in a new age this is a very old-age way of teaching. The only strategies in which John traffics are depth and massiveness. He’s isn’t trotting out punditry, the books were specific in theme: Divine Ground. Both in and around us. Plotinus said the soul adores the circle, and never have I read a more circular canon. This is a magical and effective technique. Almost like Sufis whirling.’ – Martin Shaw, from the Introduction to A Hut at the Edge of the Village

‘To be in the presence of John Moriarty, either casually or in attendance at one of his ‘talks’, was an unforgettable experience. … The man was the message. He told stories, stories about ordinary happenings, ordinary but rich in wisdom and wonder and humour, and out of those stories he conjured a vision of a different way of being in the world. … He said that we live in a world of miracles if only we had eyes to see. … He told us that science was only half the story, that philosophy was only half the story, that religion itself was only half the story, but that it was all a tremendous story. He told us that, living in the modern world, we had lost our sense of soul and that this was the greatest possible loss. In his speaking and in his passion, he reawakened that sense of soul in us. … His was a powerful and profound message.’ – Mary McGillicuddy from the Introduction to John Moriarty: Not the Whole Story

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Seeking to Walk Beautifully on The Earth – Vols 1-3

It is not a case of saving my soul it is more a case of

being saved by my soul.

The self singing Sanctus that I am at the core of my soul

I welcome it all the way outwards into all that I am

Good and bad.

These 6 American Indian stories capture the time when Moriarty de-Europeanised himself and lived through the Native American myths. He felt they were better than some of our own European myths. Here are stories that permit us to stand in a new way and a better way upon the Earth.

There is an outer journey and there is an inner journey with an inner Eucharist that we can listen to to  help us on our way. There is a self singing Sanctus that is un-fallen at the core of our being.


‘In a land of extraordinary literary talent, I think John Moriarty is Ireland’s most important writer since Samuel Beckett.’ —Thomas Moore, author of Care of the Soul

‘It is hard to convey the sheer erudition and richness of content of John Moriarty’s remarkable and epic work – the voice of a major contemporary figure in Irish literature.’ — David Lorimer, Program Director of Scientific and Medical Network

‘John Moriarty is Ireland’s most outstanding philosopher-theologian since Bishop Berkeley in the eighteenth century.’ — Paul Durcan, author of Art of Life



JOHN MORIARTY, writer and philosopher, was born in Kerry in 1938 and educated at Listowel and University College Dublin. He taught English literature at Manitoba University in Canada for six years, before returning to Ireland in 1971. Sometime gardener, lecturer and broadcaster, in 1997 he hosted a major RTE television series, ‘The Blackbird and the Bell’. His books include Dreamtime (1994), and the first two volumes of Turtle Was Gone a Long Time: Crossing the Kedron (1996) and Horsehead Nebula Neighing (1997); One Evening in Eden is a box set of 13 CDs, now available to purchase for download, only available from The Lilliput Press.  John Moriarty lived his final years down from the Horse’s Glen at the foot of Mangerton Mountain in north Kerry.


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