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Voices of the First Day: Awakening in the Aboriginal Dreamtime
Australian aboriginal people have lived in harmony with the earth for perhaps as long as 100,000 years; in their words, since the First Day. In this absorbing work, Lawlor explores the essence of their culture as a source of and guide to transforming our own world view. While not romanticizing the past or suggesting a return to the life of the hunter/gatherer, Voices of th ...more
Paperback, 432 pages
Published November 1st 1991 by Inner Traditions
(first published 1991)
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I found this to be a very interesting and well written book, describing the traditions and lifestyle of the Aborigine with thoroughness and appreciation. It becomes very clear that, far from being lazy or ignorant, these people are quite intelligent, with many practices and beliefs that westernized people would do well to emulate. I think it would be fascinating spending a few years living this way, if possible. The book has numerous quotations, pictures of the people and their artwork, and goes ...more