The Hare's Vision: A new Irish myth

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The Hare’s Vision is a beautifully written philosophical mystery, vividly imagined and wise.

It is a bewitching story of the odyssey in the sixth century of a Celtic monk, Cormac, his muse Zachariah the hare and their strange band of companions who journey from Egypt to Ireland to protect the last testament of Jesus from those who would suppress its radical message.

"A glorious tale.....a brilliant story." Helen Mark, BBC.

“This is such an important book for the Irish people, ..... it could give the Irish the promise of a new start in life among each other. I am flabbergasted by this book. It remains exciting until the end (and afterwards somehow). The story is always unexpected and surprising.” Emy ten Seldam.

In 36AD radical Jewish teacher and zealot, Yeshua ben Pandira lies dying of his wounds in Judaea. Disturbed by a vision that his teachings will be misused by the Roman Empire, Yeshua lives long enough to dictate his final testamen (later known as The Word) to Joseph of Arimithaea.

However because of its radical teachings, The Word is suppressed by the early church and completely disappears in the third century.

Then in 2015 The Word is re-discovered buried under the ruins of an ancient church in Ireland. How did it get there from biblical Judaea and what are the implications for the modern world of its radical message?

“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.

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Aged 45 William Methven found himself on his knees in despair in a strange house he had just moved into after his first marriage broke up. That began his journey of discovery.

He questioned all things - his politics, his spiritual beliefs, his place in the world.

The Hare’s Vision is a culmination of that journey. The extraordinary tale uses the medium of storytelling to tackle complex issues of human relations, history, religion and politics in Ireland in particular, but more generally in the western world.

William is a former business executive and community activist. He lives in Northern Ireland where the issues addressed by the Hare’s Vision have impacted dramatically on his own life and many others..

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"This is such an important book for the Irish people, ..... it could give the Irish the promise of a new start in life among each other. I am flabbergasted by this book. It remains exciting until the end (and afterwards somehow). The story is always unexpected and surprising." Emy ten Seldam, Editor in Chief, BRES Magazine, Holland "A glorious tale." Helen Mark, Radio presenter. "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, Author, Journalist and Film critic The Hare's Vision is a compelling, gripping and above all very plausible story. Comparable to the works of Dan Brown et al. Methven has captured the mood very well and takes the reader on an unbelievable journey through history and how this has shaped the world of today. Unputdownable..." Dr. James Hiddinga, Author of The Vision, Transformation to a New Life "Thank you for your book, The Hare's Vision......it was my favourite book of the year and I read a lot!" Shirley McMichael, Lisburn, Northern Ireland. "Ever read a book that as you get closer to the end that you slow down so it lasts longer? That's what I'm doing with this book by William Methven." Dave Hiltz Ontario, Canada.

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Book Description Temair Publishing Ireland. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. 398 pages. Dimensions: 8.0in. x 5.0in. x 1.0in.Father Cormac is a good and a brave monk, honed by the desert. He is not so simple. Aba James speaks well of him. I would trust him. Yet hes whimsical like many Celts. He is known to converse with a hare who claims to be the soul of the prophet Zachariah. So it was that the Patriarch of Alexandria chose Father Cormac mac Fliande for the task that would bring light to the Dark Ages. In 36AD radical Jewish teacher and zealot, Yeshua ben Pandira lies dying of his wounds in Judaea. Disturbed by a vision that his teachings will be misused by the Roman Empire, Yeshua lives long enough to dictate his final testament, later known as The Word, to Joseph of Arimithaea. However because of its radical teachings, The Word is suppressed by the early church and completely disappears in the third century. Then in 2015 The Word is re-discovered buried under the ruins of an ancient church in Ireland. How did it get there from biblical Judaea and what are the implications for the modern world of its radical message The Hares Vision is beautifully written, vividly imagined and wise. It is a bewitching story of the odyssey in the sixth century of a devout Celtic monk, Cormac, his muse Zachariah the hare and their strange band of companions who struggle to protect The Word from those who would suppress its inspiring and radical message. This is such an important book for the Irish people, . . . . . it could give the Irish the promise of a new start in life among each other. I am flabbergasted by this book. It remains exciting until the end (and afterwards somehow). The story is always unexpected and surprising. Emy ten Seldam. An Irish desert father, Cormac mac Fliande, is called upon by the Coptic Patriarch in Alexandria 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 during the Justinian Plague in 540AD. Cormacs companion on the journey and muse is a mystical golden hare 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 of Bethaza. In Ireland they are joined on their odyssey by a young Irish poet, Bretha. 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. 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. Cormacs 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. Now 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 item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 9780993395000

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