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An Irish Philosopher of the Natural kind
Bridging Al-Serenities By Richard Mc Sweeney
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A delightful prose-poetic work which begins in (Pt.1) on the beautiful isle of Éire (Ireland) with the world of the invisible presenting itself in person to the world of the visible. The focus... More > then shifts in (Pt. 2) to the Middle East, to a mythical queendom called Ebla set in pre-Qur’an, Bible and Torah times. The reader will be given to meet such memorable characters as Queen Ave Éire Fragrance, King Ave Éire Sacred Manuscripts, Crown Princess Graceful, and Queen Ebla Praiseworthy to name but a few. Seekers of wisdom, beauty, and love; seekers of spiritual contentment will find this progenitive work greatly to their liking for it is in all respects a fragrant cornucopia of stories and narratives all richly and exquisitely seasoned with spiritual and philosophical elegance and eloquence. This is a creative attempt at cultural bridge building; connecting peoples and ideas by means of mythologies in the making. One hundred newly fashioned maps, and three illustrations add to its charming mystique.< Less
AS CHILDREN OF IRELAND By Richard Mc Sweeney
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From Ireland: a mystical and beautiful isle of the north eastern Atlantic Ocean renowned for its mighty storytellers comes a collection of ten original long stories for children aged 8-12 their... More > parents, grandparents, and their teachers. These are imaginary stories told by an imaginary schoolteacher to imaginary students in an imaginary Irish countryside primary school. Principal, Declan McGrath is highly respected by parents and greatly loved by his students not alone for the way he admirably teaches them but also for the marvellous lively-paced contemporary narratives he shares with them. In his voice is found a lovely natural rhythm and rhyme that is pure music to the ears of his students. Although the stories have a local Irish setting or bearing they are not parochial; far from it for they aspire to and deal with universal themes and concerns in a way that a reader in any part of the world will be able to relate to and enjoy.< Less
ABIDING IN BOBBIO By Richard Mc Sweeney
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Monk Colombano Europaggio of Bobbio, Italy is a passionate mettlesome heir to St. Columbanus of Bangor, Ireland. His heart-wrenching vexations, frustrations, and anxieties with so many pressing... More > concerns such as absolutism, totalitarianism, puritanism, fanaticism; the biosphere, conflicts, wars, belief, vocation, chastity and marriage, and of the Church hierarchy’s lack of courage to take action on what is happening to Christians in for instance Syria are also among our own pressing concerns. His courageous journeying through these potentially hazardous fields leading to his discovery of a treasure trove of solaces unfolds for us a contentment and a hope for a better tomorrow. The work which appears on this the 1400th anniversary of the passing of St. Columbanus is dedicated to the Vatican Secretary of State: His Eminence, Cardinal Pietro Parolin. It is ornately illustrated with 112 original dream depictions.< Less
Visitant Eve By Richard Mc Sweeney
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While it is customary to have a spiritual book be solely on spirituality; a philosophical on philosophy, and a romantic on romance, it is rare indeed to come across a work that incorporates all... More > three. Such a work is Visitant Eve. All saffron hued in a delightful Taoist sunshine is it a uniquely innovative work; a work of spirituality, philosophy, and romance having distinct Jewish, Christian, and Islamic associations. Save for the dream ‘Right to live’ which was written in June 2013, the work dates from December 2009 to August 2010. The charming interwoven love story is an adaptation of Scottish poet Andrew Lang’s beautiful 1887 translation of the 12th century French work, Aucassin et Nicolete. At a time when the world is felt to be greatly in need of some genuine moral courage, does this succinct work from a nuptial hermit of the isle of Éire (Ireland), admirably go someways towards an attempted response to that need. ONLY AVAILABLE from this store.< Less
Bradawn Yeats By Richard Mc Sweeney
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Of an eve in December 2013, the voice of Khalil Gibran visits Irish philosopher, poet, publisher, Richard of Éire while the latter is enjoying a cup of tea in a hotel lobby in Cork city in... More > Ireland. He has an extraordinary favour to ask. He explains that while he was in this life he had never produced a literary work dedicated to William Butler Yeats. He expresses that he has a growing need to sing a deeper song to the world; to build a greater tower in the sky which he would dedicate to Yeats. To give light of day to this aspiration he has sought out the attentive ear and diligent pen of Richard of Éire. Bradawn Yeats is this deeper song; this greater tower. This is a work that could also very well serve as an enlightening resource for both the everyday-in-the-world lay contemplative of any or no creed, and the cloistered; a means of introducing them to the possibility of familiar concepts having surprising and endless associations.< Less
A Green Desert Father By Richard Mc Sweeney
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ONLY AVAILABLE from this store: a self-published anthology of original narratives, fictional dialogues, and scenic photos dating from Jan. 2011 to Feb. 2013 by a lyrical philosopher of Ireland. This... More > contemporary collectable boldly addresses several universal themes such as love, freedom, morality, human trafficking, children and spousal abuse, religion, politics, fanaticism, prophecy, cosmology, art, fashion, music, and the esoteric. There are conversations with for instance Anne Boleyn, Michel de Nostredame, Edgar Cayce, James Joyce, Joseph Goebbels, Greta Garbo, The Congregatio pro Doctrina Fidei, Dalai Lama, The Holy Qur’an, Angela Merkel, Al-Waleed al-Saud, Richard Dawkins, Michel Soyer, and Homayra Sellier just to name a few. Aside from being a cosmopolitan work it is a one of a kind personal social commentary on early 21st century Ireland as it contains over seventy pages devoted exclusively to the author’s historic and courageous bid to become the 9th President of Ireland.< Less
Bridging Al-Serenities By Richard Mc Sweeney
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A delightful prose-poetic work which begins on the beautiful isle of Éire (Ireland) with the world of the invisible presenting itself in person to the world of the visible. The focus then... More > shifts to the Middle East, to a mythical queendom set in pre-Qur’an, pre-Bible, pre-Torah times. Seekers of wisdom, beauty, and love; seekers of spiritual contentment will find this cultural bridge building work greatly to their liking. In particular, those who are attracted to the literary heritage of Éire; the literature of the Torah, the Bible, and the Qur’an, and the writings of Gibran, Rumi, and Hafiz as well as the playful philosophical gymnastics of the Chinese sage Chuang-Tzu will immediately recognize and know this work to be a gem-find of this globally maladministered age. A fragrant cornucopia of stories and narratives all richly and exquisitely seasoned with spiritual and philosophical elegance and eloquence. It is an attempt at cultural bridge building; connecting peoples and ideas.< Less
Unto Lineage Royal By Richard Mc Sweeney
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Richard of Eire the self-originating philosopher, poet, artist, and publisher presents this metaphor rich life regression work as a miracle for our own day and a blessing for the generations to come.... More > By means of dialogues, poems, letters and articles on love, culture, heritage, morality, and the environment he visits a past of himself in the ‘present’ rather than a past of himself in the ‘past’ per se. This beautifully engaging compact offering is a work of fiction based on a good deal of factual input; a cornucopia of literary unpredictability. The transcending message of this chanson d’amour parfumée may be best summed up by stating that while love invites us to love it is to friendship that we are we called. The work is presented in a ‘status update format’ embroidered with the author’s own exquisite digital artwork. A beautiful volume inspiring ardent trust, hope, and love in self throughout the ages. A CD/Mp3 album of poems from the text is also available.< Less
Innkeeper’s Fire By Richard Mc Sweeney
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Innkeeper’s Fire is a keeper; a fascinating piece of literary art. It has been said of the celebrated Russian soprano Anna Netrebko that even if she were to learn many more new parts, the role... More > of Natasha Rostov in War and Peace will remain one of the chief roles in her life. The same could very well be said of the author of Innkeeper’s Fire in that even if he were to write many more new books, the role of Risteard Mac Grailt in this work will remain one of the chief male character roles in his life. That’s because this type of calm, wise, bright, joyous, courteous, warm voiced, nuptial hermit and family man; this rural philosopher-poet of Eire who tells mythic stories and engages in homely conversations perfectly fits the author’s imaginative, writing, and poetic possibilities. There is the quiet man and his lady of the valley of Ballylee, the quiet man and his lady of the lake isle of Innisfree, and now here the quiet man and his lady of the hill country of Deisi Mumhan. ..... vol. TWO of 2 .....< Less
Innkeeper’s Fire By Richard Mc Sweeney
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Innkeeper’s Fire is a keeper; a fascinating piece of literary art. It has been said of the celebrated Russian soprano Anna Netrebko that even if she were to learn many more new parts, the role... More > of Natasha Rostov in War and Peace will remain one of the chief roles in her life. The same could very well be said of the author of Innkeeper’s Fire in that even if he were to write many more new books, the role of Risteard Mac Grailt in this work will remain one of the chief male character roles in his life. That’s because this type of calm, wise, bright, joyous, courteous, warm voiced, nuptial hermit and family man; this rural philosopher-poet of Eire who tells mythic stories and engages in homely conversations perfectly fits the author’s imaginative, writing, and poetic possibilities. There is the quiet man and his lady of the valley of Ballylee, the quiet man and his lady of the lake isle of Innisfree, and now here the quiet man and his lady of the hill country of Deisi Mumhan. ..... vol. ONE of 2 .....< Less