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Anthony Murphy

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I am a journalist, author and photographer living in Drogheda, Ireland, with my wife Ann and our five children. I live four miles from Newgrange, a 5,000-year-old stone monument in the Boyne Valley. My exploration of the valley over the past 17 years has led been a huge influence in his work, both non-fiction and fiction.

I am the author (with artist Richard Moore)of 'Island of the Setting Sun: In Search of Ireland's Ancient Astronomers' (Liffey Press, 2006, 2008). I wrote 'Newgrange: Monument to Immortality' (Liffey Press, 2012). I contributed to 'The Mythology of Venus', an international collaboration edited by Helen Benigni and featuring a foreword by Morgan Llywelyn.

My first work of fiction was a novella, 'Land of the Ever-Living Ones'.
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Anthony Murphy Write about my mood. Write about how I feel. Get it out of my system, so to speak. Sometimes I write a summary of my day. Sometimes I just have a good…moreWrite about my mood. Write about how I feel. Get it out of my system, so to speak. Sometimes I write a summary of my day. Sometimes I just have a good moan. If I can't get into the right frame of mind for working on my next book, I just write about the banal stuff that happens. It's therapeutic. It's like a way of saying "I might have writer's block, but that ain't going to stop me from writing".(less)
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It gives me great pleasure to announce that my new novel, 'The Cry of the Sebac', has just been published
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I am the Sebac Gaoth,
the Hawk on the Wind,
one who has lived beyond memory.
I have listened to the tune of the earth
since before time began
but the music of the world grows sad.

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Island of the Setting Sun by Anthony Murphy
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A very scholarly work, and a bit heavy going in places, but an excellent book that is a must-read for anyone interested in ancient mythology.
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“Long is the way and hard, that out of Hell leads up to light.”
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Beautiful collection of prose and poetry and wisdom from the Celtic world, with a hefty dose of Irish material. A wonderful addition to my bookshelf.
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“Out of the cold pit of darkness was fashioned a great flaming globe, the inferno of hope that breaks the dawn with its blaze of brilliance. And in the scattered dark places of the earth, the first ancestors beheld the magnificent rays of daybreak as if, in the wonderful coming of the morning, the earth and sun had only just been born.”
Anthony Murphy, Land of the Ever-Living Ones

“To deny our ancestors is to deny ourselves.”
Anthony Murphy, Land of the Ever-Living Ones

“Out of the cold pit of darkness was fashioned a great flaming globe, the inferno of hope that breaks the dawn with its blaze of brilliance. And in the scattered dark places of the earth, the first ancestors beheld the magnificent rays of daybreak as if, in the wonderful coming of the morning, the earth and sun had only just been born.”
Anthony Murphy, Land of the Ever-Living Ones

“For those who believe in God, most of the big questions are answered. But for those of us who can't readily accept the God formula, the big answers don't remain stone-written. We adjust to new conditions and discoveries. We are pliable. Love need not be a command nor faith a dictum. I am my own god. We are here to unlearn the teachings of the church, state, and our educational system. We are here to drink beer. We are here to kill war. We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us.”
Charles Bukowski

“Long is the way and hard, that out of Hell leads up to light.”
John Milton, Paradise Lost

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