John Moriarty is one of Ireland's most original thinkers. The Kerry-born poet, mystic and philosopher has long intrigued readers with his ability to challenge modes of Western thought and perception, and by his courage to act as a cultural shaman in pursuit of wisdom and truth. Introducing John Moriarty: In His Own Words gathers his core texts with commentary by theologian Michael W. Higgins and Moriarty scholar Seán Aherne. It is the perfect primer for anyone with an interest in the Kerryman's relationships with storytelling, mysticism, nature, spiritualism and ritual. In distilling these works by one of Ireland's most enigmatic intellectuals, this volume forms an essential addition to the library of anyone concerned with Irish philosophy and spirituality.