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Mutant Message Down Under
Mutant Message Down Under
Author: Marlo Morgan
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 wa...  more
ISBN-13: 9780060926311
ISBN-10: 0060926317
Publication Date: 8/2/1995
Pages: 208
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Publisher: Perennial
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Absolutely loved this book. Refreshing information, served up in a lovely story - rather than having to muddle through boring self help literataure - what a treat. Google the author for fun....quite a bit of controversy around the book...regardless, truth or fiction, not to be missed. Thumbs up!
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This book is an account of the time an American medical doctor spent with a group of Aborigines in the Outback. Her journey involved a series of miraculous events that she claims transformed her life.
I found this to be a very facinating story, but I must warn you to read this with an open mind! My Australian friends look at this book as a 'ridiculous fabrication,' lacking any authenticity, a hoax! Having stated that, I still feel it is a worthwhile read. This story can help put your life in perspective, especially if you are dealing with any personal difficulties.
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The first incarnation of this spellbinding account of an American doctor's experience on walkabout in Australia was a "peaceful self-published work." As such, it stirred up quite a bit of controversy and sold more than 370,000 copies. Very few of these ended up on library shelves, however, and HarperCollins is banking on an ongoing demand with a 250,000-copy first printing, a decision bolstered by a Literary Guild special release designation. Does this quiet little book merit such faith and enthusiasm? Yes. Why? Because Morgan's spiritual journey is as compelling as any classical myth. Morgan has called her narrative a work of fiction to protect the identities of her Aboriginal guides, to conceal the locations of sacred places, and to let readers interpret her tale as they see fit. In fact, she wants us to be as open as she was when her adventure began. Morgan believed she was being taken to an awards luncheon for her work with urban Aborigines when, sporting a fancy new suit, she climbed into a jeep and headed out of town, but hours later, she found herself at the edge of Australia's outback clad only in a thin shift, watching her possessions go up in flames. Her guides, telepathic and spiritually advanced descendants of a 50,000-year-old tradition, call themselves the "real people" and refer to Westerners as "mutants." Morgan's trek across the heart of Australia involved a series of increasingly revelatory and even miraculous occurrences. This demanding journey transformed Morgan's work as a healer into that of a messenger with a message many are eager to hear. Donna Seaman --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Very interesting and amazing story. My husband & I have enjoyed this book. He use to read it to me so we could enjoy it together, and he isn't much of a reader. It was so great that he gave it away as a gift to a good friend of ours, which was why we had to get it again. There are some very funny things that happen to the author on her walk about.
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Even fiction should not be false information.
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The book was a spiritual experience. It is an easy read with a great deal of depth. I actually bought two more copies to share with friends!


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