A question we all ask
Shelter and Shadows (ebook version here) has been described as a “personal odyssey” by the Dublin Historical Record. The first part of this three-part book gives the impression that it is about family history. Not so. While the book does employ the historic background of the author’s family, the reader is introduced to a much deeper question. It is one that we all ask at some point in our lives. Who am I?
Shelter and Shadows by Raymond Keogh was published by Our Own Identity in 2016. It outlines, in a personal narrative, the quest that led to the discovery of the new paradigm of universal identity.
Novel by the same author
St Patrick’s letter to Prosper was published by Paulines Publications Africa in 1995.
The Decade of Centenaries began in 2012 and was set to end in 2022 on the anniversary of independence. This is the natural starting point for a Decade of Anniversaries that celebrates the rich Christian heritage of Ireland and remembers high points of its history, not least of which were the achievement of Catholic Emancipation in 1829 and the 1600th anniversary of the coming of Saint Patrick in 432. The purpose of serializing Patrick’s Letter is to draw attention to the forthcoming Decade and take a closer look at a figure that the Irish in Ireland and the diaspora revere.
The “new” paradigm (also described as universal, objective or scientific identity) defines personal and communal identity on the basis of DNA and the human genome.
An exploration of the paradigm is presented in the forthcoming book by the author, against the background of social and political changes in Ireland since the initiation of the State. It is to be published in 2022. The provisional (pre-publication) title is: Irish Identity Today.