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Voices of the First Day: Awakening in the Aboriginal Dreamtime Paperback – November 1, 1991
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Anyways, Lawlor talks of pre-contact Aboriginal culture. If he wanted to do a book on post-contact culture, derrrrr, it would be a different book.
The book that he has written is packed with insight and the information provided within is the sort of stuff that could change your life if you just stay open to it. You may not agree with all of it but it doesn't make the rest a lot of baloney. I have just finished reading it a second time and there is just soooo much to this book. Yes it has been compared with Mutant Message (which I didn't like at all) but this is the real deal. I don't want to be too effusive but it has changed the way I perceive the world on a daily basis.Read more ›
A prime reason you know this work is great (not perfect) is that Lawlor essentially destroys the idealism he wrote naively of in his grossly idealised "Sacred Geometry" - Though containing truths about Egypt, it's as soaked in the fallacy that Egypt was little more than sacred, peaceful people living fully with nature, floating from temple to temple in robes with all the knowledge of the universe - as if the Egyptians did not cut all the timber, drain all the wetlands, overgraze all the grasslands, put 1000's of plants and animals into extinction, mine out all the precious minerals, enslave all known peoples, and blast a desert out of what was once a lush subtropical region. He dumps much of this with "Voices" in finding the earth and its peoples who never - and still don't - do such nonsense.Read more ›
"Wecome To My Country" by Laklak Burarrwanga. Ms Burarrwanga is an Aboriginal Elder from the Yolnu tribe in northern Australia. This tribe still lives a traditional lifestyle on their tribal lands as they have done for thousands of years. Ms Burrarrwanga writes a beautiful account of life on her Country including Dreamtime stories (mythology), beliefs about kinship with the land, community, hunting and the passing of the seasons.
"My People's Dreaming" by Max Dulumunmun Harrison, also written by an Australian Aboriginal Elder, "Uncle Max". He discusses many aspects of Aboriginal cultures including Law, Spirituality, Country and Dreamtime.
"First Footprints" is an Australian ABC documentary series about Aboriginal cultures and history which can be purchased directly from the Australian ABC shop (note that ABC means Australian Broadcasting Corporation, not American ABC). In the first episode, French archaeologists studying an ancient Aboriginal site are awed when an Aboriginal Elder is able to explain perfectly the uses of the thousand-year-old artifacts, how they were made, and her people's beliefs about the sacred site.
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This book provides one way to look at another possibility of life as it could be or could have been from an entirely different cultural perspective.Published 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
A great read!!! It reads like a good novel! This was the second time I read this book. I read it years ago and loaned it to someone and it was never returned. Read morePublished 11 months ago by sandra
A must read for those seeking a window into man and his vectors thru the universePublished 19 months ago by melvin
A fantastic book that is both illuminating and inspiring, especially the DNA data that suggest an earlier origin of homo sapiens in Australia rather than Africa. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Alison Kirby Record
pure African Australian wisdom. I only wish there were more of my people here. the wicked west has killed them off like they have done everywhere they go.Published on June 5, 2014 by Rathael G. Fambro
This book connects many worlds ....and truly allows one to experience Dreamtime ....it connects.not only the many systems and symbols which belong to the aborigine but explains... Read morePublished on May 16, 2014 by Ariel Valerie
It opens up a whole new world of education and learning in that this book presents, what for most people is an unknown world.. Read morePublished on November 6, 2013 by Reg Brian-Davis
I have purchased at least three copies of this book to give as gifts. This latest one given to an ex-pat from Australia as even the Australians overlook the depth and richness of... Read morePublished on November 3, 2013 by White Crow
excellent classic....read the positive longer reviews here for a succinct recap. highly recommended for critical but open minds. Read morePublished on March 16, 2013 by baphomette de medici