Out of the Darkness

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This is a personal view of indigenous Irish spirituality by Lar Dooley, taken from the viewpoint of over 50 years of individual exploration of our ancient Irish indigenous culture; putting together the story of what drove them to create so many hilltop cairns which dot the landscape of Sliabh na Caillaigh, also known as Loughcrew in County Meath, Ireland.

With contributions from different artists and photographers, as well as his own painted art and powerful poetry, Lar Dooley takes us on a life-affirming journey into the mystery, meaning and modern interpretations of the Boyne Valley neolithic monuments. With a strong focus on the rise of the Sacred Feminine and the ancestral figure of An Cailleach as a guide, “Out of the Darkness” is a wonderful peek into what could be lying hidden in the origins of the human love for this island.

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(includes Prologue, Introduction and Chapter 1)

Where to buy it?

The book can be purchased at Loughcrew Megalithic Centre, Oldcastle, Co. Meath,
where you can get it either from the shop or the author himself.
It can also be found at Maguire’s, Hill of Tara.

Meet the Author and Contributors

Lar Dooley was born in Dublin, and has spent much of his time in and around the hills of Loughcrew. As a resident part of the Loughcrew Megalithic Centre, Lar offers a weekly tour up the Hill where he shares its history, mythology, and his own views on indigenous Irish spirituality.

The book contains photographs and original art pieces by the brilliant talents of: Jane Brideson, Jim Fitzpatrick, Gavin Sodo, Courtney Davies, Séamus Draoigall, Michael Vance, Seamus Fegan, Margaret McKenna, Sean Fitzgerald, Anthony Murphy and Patrick Conway.

Celestial Aquatics

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Celestial Aquatics is a collaboration between Ruth Le Gear and Graham Reid.

I make essences from water. I have collected icebergs in the Arctic from a tall ship, wandered the desert of New Mexico and stood on the tip of the Cape of Good Hope. In these places and where ever I am, my intention is always to try to communicate with the water that is there, this most beautiful life-giving force of nature. Each body of water is totally unique. It has it’s own physical and spiritual history, it’s own mineral content, and it’s own unique vibration that it imparts on living beings that it encounters. If you’ve ever had a drink from a crystal clear mountain stream, and one from an ancient well or a swim in the sea, you will know that all water is not the same.

I am an artist and a healer and my life’s work is to understand and communicate with water. I love it in all its layers, the tiny micro-organisms that live in one drop, the huge oceans and ocean creatures, lakes. rivers, clouds, mist, rain, sleet, hale, icebergs, and glaciers. I live on the North West coast of Ireland and it rains here a lot, mostly pure North Atlantic water, swept up in the storms above Greenland and Iceland.

In my studio, I study the water samples that I’ve collected on my travels. And slowly, the essence of the water is unraveled.

When making an essence I take a small amount of the water, which holds all of its history and potential, and make the essence by taking a drop of the water and adding it to 100 drops of pure rainwater. It is how the energetics of the place can be felt, and come forth. Turning the water into an essence makes it capable of treating the emotional, mental physical, and spiritual levels. I have chosen to do it this way not only for its energetic properties but also because the Earth’s water and natural environment are so precious.

Then my partner, glassblower Graham Reid blows a glass vessel to hold the water essence which is sealed inside the glass, so they can be worn as wearable waters. Graham Reid grew up in South Africa. He studied architecture at Massachusetts College of Art, he took glassblowing as an elective and subsequently switched to sculptural glass. After returning to his ancestral roots in Ireland, he designed and built Knockbeg Glass Studios where he taught and blew glass under the name Glóine Eíreann. He has a flameworking and metal studio at home in Sligo. His sculptural work is primarily concerned with expressing and manifesting the universal forces that surround us but are often invisible.

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