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The Hare's Vision - a new Irish myth

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The Hare's Vision is a philosophical mystery following the journey an Irish monk in 575AD from his hermitage in the Egyptian desert to Ireland with secret radical teachings delivered by Jesus while he lay dying after the crucifixion. The teachings challenge the very existence of the early Christian Church and the monk is pursued by an emissary of the Bishop of Rome. 

"A glorious tale!" Helen Mark, BBC.

In Jerusalem at the time of the crucifixion apostles struggle to revive Jesus from his ordeal on the cross. Jesus, fearing that his teachings will be misused to found a new and oppressive religion, lives long enough to create his final message to mankind, a manuscript known as The Word.
The Word is re-discovered in the sixth century in the north African city of Alexandria, at a time of political and religious turmoil. An Irish desert father, Cormac mac Fliande, is called upon to deliver these scrolls to Ireland; far enough away from the established church which fears the radical challenge to its authority contained in The Word. Cormac is forced to return to the land of his birth: a land he fled after the death of his wife and children in the Justinian Plague.
Cormac’s companion and muse is a mystical golden hare he met on his travels who claims to be the reincarnated soul of the biblical prophet, Zachariah. They are accompanied to Ireland by a Greek philosopher, pagan priestess and close friend, Melania, who is escaping persecution in Egypt along with a young Judaean scholar, Brother Simon. In Ireland they are joined on their odyssey by a young Irish poetess, Bretha.
However the Church in Rome wants to possess the Word and the Pope sends his ruthless emissary, the Nubean priest Father Augustine, in pursuit of Cormac Mac Fliande.

Sixth century Ireland is a mystical land where the old pagan beliefs peacefully coexist beside the new Christian religion. In Ireland Cormac and his companions are helped by Iucharba of the Tuatha De, a magical subterranean fairy folk who once ruled Ireland and Feth Fio the ferryman, a changeling who is part otter, part man. This is a world before scientific thought, where the membranes between worlds are very thin. Imagination and superstition are as real as everyday experience and the interactions between humans and the natural world are very different from today.
In this time Rome wishes to suppress all potential challenge to its growing religious power and sends its fearsome emissary, Augustine of Nubea to Ireland to find and secure The Word for the Holy See. On his way through France to Ireland Augustine enlists the support of the legendary British military leader, Artur of the Gododdin and plans are laid to invade Ireland to capture The Word.
Cormac’s mentor as a young monk was Colum Cille (St. Columba), a High Druid in Ireland. He is an eminent, but controversial abbot within the Celtic Christian church and has a troubled past for which he seeks redemption. Guardianship of The Word offers Colum Cille his own personal salvation and his opportunity to build a church that would become the salvation of western Christendom.
 
Then in modern times The Word is discovered on an archaeological dig on the north coast of Ireland with few clues as to how it got there. Its discovery once again challenges those in power.
 

"This is a remarkable book. It has a smooth narrative flow and a great visual appeal and I keep thinking of it in terms of a film, possibly along the lines of Lord of the Rings, it reads like a traditional Irish myth.” Colin McAlpin.

The Hare's Vision - a new Irish myth
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  • Category: Europe
  • Published: Apr 11, 2016
  • Publisher: Temair Publishing Ireland
  • Seller: Draft2Digital, LLC
  • Print Length: 547 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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