Sunday, November 24, 2013

The otherworld under the great western ocean

A nice quote from Land of the Ever-Living Ones set against a beautiful backdrop. Feel free to download and share. For more information about my new novella, and my first work of fiction, you can see it on the following websites and pages: - Buy the new book for Amazon Kindle.
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Sunday, November 17, 2013

'Land of the Ever-Living Ones' a novella and my first work of fiction, published on Amazon Kindle

The cover of my new book.
I'm delighted to report that my first work of fiction, a novella entitled 'Land of the Ever-Living Ones' has just been published on Amazon Kindle and will soon be available in printed format. Inspired by Tír na mBeo, an old Irish name for the otherworld, it is a deeply spiritual and philosophical book which attempts to draw on ancient Irish wisdom and is an uplifting and inspirational work.

Land of the Ever-Living Ones is an extraordinary dialogue between an old man and a young boy that reaches into cosmic and spiritual realms. In one fireside conversation, they explore the universe with discussion about many different things, including natural phenomena, the mysteries of life and the question of what happens to us when we die. The old man (sean-draoi) has gained much knowledge and wisdom during his life, and readily imparts it to the eager young boy, who is full of questions.

Tír na mBeo (Land of the Ever-Living Ones) was an ancient Irish name for the otherworld, the home of deities, spirits and ancestors. It was believed to be a place where there is no sickness or old age and where happiness lasts forever. In this wide-ranging conversation, the man takes the boy on a journey into his own ancestral past, and through lesson, metaphor, story and dream, creates for him a stunning insight into his spiritual existence and his quest for eternity.

The journey is a magical and powerful one, evoking both ecstasy and melancholy, for lost ancestors, for the frailties of mankind, and for the sometimes harsh lessons of worldly life. However, it is an optimistic tale, one that stirs up great aspiration for the eventual destiny of the boy, and for all his kin.  Its central message is one of hope – a reminder that light will always emerge out of the darkness, and that all our struggles on this earth are not in vain.

'Land of the Ever-Living Ones' can be purchased for Amazon Kindle at this link:

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