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Mutant Message Down Under by Marlo Morgan

Mutant Message Down Under (original 1990; edition 1994)

by Marlo Morgan, Carri Garrison (Illustrator)

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Title:Mutant Message Down Under
Authors:Marlo Morgan
Other authors:Carri Garrison (Illustrator)
Info:Harpercollins (1994), Edition: 1st, Hardcover, 187 pages
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Mutant Message Down Under by Marlo Morgan (1990)

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    The Wisdom of the Native Americans by Kent Nerburn (mene)
    mene: The spiritual practices the American author Marlo Morgan attributes to the Aboriginals in her fictional book "Mutant message down under" are actually a lot more like the world view of the Native Americans. Morgan's description of the Aboriginals is incorrect. If you liked Morgan's book for the spirituality, I recommend reading "The wisdom of the Native Americans". I wouldn't recommend it the other way around.… (more)
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    The Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel (mene)
    mene: Morgan's description of the Aboriginals is incorrect, but if you liked Morgan's book for the walking without any modern attributes (Auel's books take place in the European Prehistoric period), I recommend reading the "Clan of the Cave Bear" series, especially the second and fourth book, in which the main characters do a lot of walking (but I suggest starting the Clan of the Cave Bear series with book 1). I wouldn't recommend it the other way around.… (more)
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    No Impact Man: The Adventures of a Guilty Liberal Who Attempts to Save the Planet and the Discoveries He Makes About Himself and Our Way of Life in the Process by Colin Beavan (mene)
    mene: If the environmental message in "Mutant message down under" resonated with you and you want to do something yourself, but are not sure where to start, "No impact man" can give you a lot of ideas.

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One woman goes on a walkabout with an Aboriginal tribe. To this day, two things stick in my mind: when she has her period, she collects it in a leaf tube; and when she returns to "civilization" many months later, she has to literally cut off inches of calluses from her feet. ( )
  wealhtheowwylfing | Feb 29, 2016 |
would have enjoyed it if I knew it was fiction; what does author have to say after all these years? ( )
1 vote rosies | Mar 16, 2014 |
Dit boek is fictie.
  Oodwerc | Feb 22, 2014 |
A shameless slap in the face of both Aboriginal Australians and readers of the book. I read it before the truth about it was revealed. When I discovered that truth I threw the book in the rubbish bin where it belongs. ( )
  Akubra | Jan 22, 2014 |
I read this in high school and found it fascinating, but I've since learned that the author made it all up. When confronted by indigenous Australians, Morgan admitted publicly that she faked the whole thing. If she had marketed it as fiction, that would be one thing (still highly inaccurate, of course), but faking it it really unethical and an insult to real Australian Aboriginal groups. Shame on you, Marlo Morgan! ( )
  akswede | Oct 14, 2013 |
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Man did not we've the web of life, he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.
 - American Chief Seattle
Dieses Buch ist meiner Mutter gewidmet, meinen Kindern Carri und Steve, meinem Schwiegersohn Greg, meinen Enkeln Sean Janning und Michael Lee und ganz besonders meinem Vater.
This book is dedicated to my daughter, Carri, my son-in-law, Greg, my grandsons, Sean Janning and Michael Lee, my granddaughter, Karlee Ann, and in memory of my parents and my son, Steven Montgomery Morgan.
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Marlo Morgan krijgt een unieke kans een buitengewone reis te maken - waarmee een levenslange wens uitkomt. Alleen...de reis verloopt anders dan ze zich had voorgesteld, want zelfs het meest elementaire comfort ontbreekt volledig! Ze gaat in op wat een onschuldige uitnodiging voor een feestlunch leek te zijn, maar wat uitmondt in een trektocht van drie maanden op blote voeten door het meest ongenaakbare deel van Australië.

Met een groep van zo'n zestig aboriginals (oorspronkelijke bewoners van het Australische continent) gaat Marlo op 'walkabout', een trektocht zonder een van tevoren vastgesteld doel en zonder tijdslimiet. Al haar aardse bezittingen moet ze afgeven. Als bescherming tegen de brandende zon krijgt ze niet meer dan een simpele lap om zich heen. De voeding bestaat voornamelijk uit larven, rupsen en andere insekten. Ondanks haar onervarenheid wordt ze na een paar weken aangewezen als leidster van de groep. Prompt moet de groep, die zonder bagage reist, het dagenlang zonder voedsel en zonder water stellen...

De aboriginals beschouwen zichzelf als de oermensen en zien westerlingen als afwijkingen, 'mutanten'. Marlo ontdekt tijdens de tocht dat deze benaming heel toepasselijk is. Ook begint ze te begrijpen waarom de aboriginals bewust niet in de westerse samenleving willen integreren. Ze krijgt van deze fascinerende en zwijgzame mensen een ontroerende en inspirerende boodschap mee. Voor alle 'mutanten'...
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Mutant Message Down Under is the fictional account of an American woman's spiritual odyssey through outback Australia. An underground bestseller in its original self-published edition, Marlo Morgan's powerful tale of challenge and endurance has a message for us all.

Summoned by a remote tribe of nomadic Aborigines to accompany them on walkabout, the woman makes a four-month-long journey and learns how they thrive in natural harmony with the plants and animals that exist in the rugged lands of Australia's bush. From the first day of her adventure, Morgan is challenged by the physical requirements of the journey—she faces daily tests of her endurance, challenges that ultimately contribute to her personal transformation.

By traveling with this extraordinary community, Morgan becomes a witness to their essential way of being in a world based on the ancient wisdom and philosophy of a culture that is more than 50,000 years old.

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A huge national bestseller--soon to be a major motion picture from United Artists--this is the sensational story of an American woman who accompanies a remote tribe of aboriginal people on a four-month "walkabout" through the Australian Outback, a region that has remained virtually unchanged for 50,000 years.… (more)

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