Mutant Message Down Under - Marlo Morgan

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Mutant Message Down Under - Marlo Morgan

Postby Geoff » Thu Apr 12, 2012 4:17 am

Strange it is that an American friend should give me this book, that I had not previously heard about, and which was a New York Times bestseller in the 90's.

My only concern with this book, was how genuine it is, as a tale. Because I was less interested in the contents, as in learning what a remote Aboriginal tribe might have to say about spiritual matters. The author claims the book as fiction, but Burnam Burnam gives it the thumbs up, which is a significant recommendation.

If this reflects the knowledge and understanding shared amongst Aborigines, before the "white fella" got here, it is they who should have been teaching the missionaries, not the other way around. I don't think there was a single concept that I could take issue with. And perhaps that should have concerned me.

I have now researched this book on the internet, and it seems it is a hoax. Sad. Read this page for a very good refutation of the book: Morgan's Mutant Fantasy

NB In 1996 a group of Aboriginal elders, incensed by this book and the damage it is doing, obtained a government grant to travel to the United States to confront Marlo Morgan and to stop a Hollywood film being made of it. They obtained a very reluctant apology from her which I heard on radio in Australia. As they represented the people of the area in which she claimed to have begun her walk across Australia she had no choice but to admit she had made the whole story up. Unfortunately this admission has gained almost no publicity in the States. For those who still listen to Morgan's message please remember it is the simply the musings of a white woman who has been fully prepared to lie and delude her admiring public.

It would seem, Marlo Morgan is a people of the lie.

Love commands the universe. Man only resorts to control when love is missing.

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