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Fáilte go hÁrainn
Official Guide to the Aran Islands

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Guidebook; Legends in the Landscape

Written by Dara Molloy,

Myths, legends, folklore and history associated with Árainn – Inis Mór, Aran Islands.

The book is also available in French, German, Spanish, and Italian. It tells you the stories and the background to each of the historical sites. Complete with beautiful pen-sketches, detailed maps, bibliography and an index, can act as:

  • your preparatory reading before your visit
  • your guide while you are there
  • your treasured memory when you return home.

The Globalisation of God

Celtic Christianity’s Nemesis

Written by Dara Molloy,

This book traces the roots of this globalization process to a belief in one God who rules the universe. The god of Moses is a god shared by three major world religions and many other lesser ones. Together they constitute more than half the world’s population. The god of Moses dismisses all other gods and goddesses and establishes one way, and one way only, of seeing the world.

Reimagining The Divine

A Celtic Spirituality of Experience

Written by Dara Molloy,

The globalized belief in one “God” has become a problem. The prayer “Our Father in heaven” presents an image that embodies the values of uniformity, exclusivity, patriarchy, authoritarianism and the absence of a sacred presence in nature.

Here on earth, the climate and biodiversity emergencies foreshadow an apocalyptic future for humans and all life forms. To confront and resolve these emergencies, we need to apply values contrary to the “Father God” image. The important values today include diversity, inclusivity, gender justice, democracy, and a recognition of the sacredness of nature.

Can we find new spiritual images and narratives that embody these values? This book suggests we can.

Reimagining the Divine is a call for diversity in belief. No religion has a monopoly of truth. Everyone’s experience and perspective has merit.

The Spirituality of Experience is a form of mysticism that incorporates these new values. Practiced historically by Celtic monks, it focuses on one’s personal experience of the sacred, and not on beliefs or creed.

If your vision for the future is:

  • The return of humans to harmony with the rest of nature
  • The building of a world community that is tolerant and inclusive
  • Finding a way of living on this planet that corrects the human causes of climate
    change and biodiversity loss, then this book may help you, and all of us, get there.

Jung at Heart

Tools for Psychological Hygiene

by Tess Harper-Molloy

There are words that we use in commonplace language without knowing exactly what they mean. Words like an introvert, extravert, complexes, archetypes, ego, and projection. Introduced and developed by Carl Gustav Jung in his writings, these terms have become a part of our day-to-day vocabularies. However, what many fail to realize is that within these very words there lies a treasure trove of ideas: ideas which, once explored, have huge practical value in our ordinary lives.

Jung at Heart dives into this treasure trove. It explores these concepts, one by one, breaking them down and making them familiar and useful. Setting this book apart is the fact that it is written, not by a trained therapist nor by a professional academic. Rather, it is written by a woman who from 1986 had an ideal environment to apply, in a practical way, Carl Jung’s theories and to learn from them.

The author’s explanations of Jung’s concepts make sense of our behavior and our interactions with other people in a way that has intuitive resonance. The reader is expected to accept only that which resonates within themselves, to use that which is useful. There is an undeniable relief gained from the beginning to understand why we do what we do. Jung’s concepts help us to reach that understanding.

My Aran Life in Me

Written by Conor Meehan,

This book has given Rònàn an important vehicle to express his own unique life experiences. It allowed Rònàn in his own particular way to help others to take their place in the world. The book has given an irreplaceable insight to the life of someone who lives with disabilities on a daily basis and one of the many outcomes for many readers has simply been ; Gratitude.