Marlo Morgan Message Board
delphi posts on 3/15/2006 7:24:27 AM
Yes, IT DOES MATTER whether this book is true or not. The main reason being that many overseas tourists after reading the book, come to visit this country with a totally warped idea about the indigenous people of Australia, indeed believing that “Mutant Message” is a true representation of Aboriginal culture and customs throughout Australia. “Mutant Message” is a weird fantasy story. It is pathetic that Ms Morgan felt the need to use Aboriginal people to fulfill her fantasy.
I have spoken to such o/seas tourists. They read this book and think they are now ‘experts' and it is very difficult to convince them otherwise.
Even white people who have a good knowledge of aboriginal culture will NEVER be told everything. Aboriginal law is “undiscoverable” and the knowledge is passed on to specific people only. And in this regard there is strict separation between men's business and women's business.
As far as I know Burnum Burnum has withdrawn his initial support prior to his death.
M.Miller posts on 3/6/2006 11:22:28 AM
Ms. Morgan has captured a subject that is higher than that of the aborigine people and if this book is complete truth or not. She has captured the essence of the world culture that has frankly "made a mess of things". This message is for all of us, no race excluded. We need to honor what is given us, what each of us has been given and acknowledge each individual with love and understanding. What a healing world we would have if this were to happen.
Maria Luisa posts on 2/21/2006 1:52:41 AM
I found Mutant Message by mere chance in a second-hand bookstore and have read it with great pleasure, as it matches many of the experiences I have had in the jungle in Misiones, Argentina. I think it's not important whether it is absolutely true or part fiction. The point is it leads you to think about important things under a different light, and I don't see why anybody should be offended by it. After all we read to develop our minds and do our own inner research and every time we find something that rings a bell in our conscience should be welcome. When you read the Bhagavad Gita you know it's an epic poem and you don't expect its characters to be real but nevertheless you profit from its wisdom. So, I thank Mrs. Morgan for having provided me with some good food for thought.
Tammy posts on 2/4/2006 3:17:59 PM
I want to thank Marlo for this inspired book. Fiction or not, we all can and should consider what this message has to say about our society. I know people in Australia who believe this book to be true. I believe this book to be true. If other readers do not, however, maybe you should reconsider. What can it hurt?
lynella posts on 1/29/2006 10:04:15 AM
dear gyenes, take it from me an aboriginal women in australia the book is not true , marlo morgan is a fraud, it does not represent aboriginal people or our cultural beliefs, who are you going to believe me the real thing or a white middle aged fraudster. our land councils in western australia went to every remote aboriginal community in the area that marlo claimed to have travelled no one had ever heard of her. she is pulling your leg big time. lynelle
Lisa Nadeau posts on 1/16/2006 12:49:55 PM
Does it really matter if this book is true or not. Truth is only what you believe anyway. I believe this is a beautiful book that does nothing but praise the Aborigines. Even if this author was wron,tried to profit, ect she did do some good by sparking the intrest of those who may have had no interest in a wonderful culture
Smallcanyon posts on 12/27/2005 1:53:44 PM
I have just finish reading this book and loved it. I am a Native American and I do believe we have the power to change. The book came to me for me to read and I have learned from it, and yes the Native Americans have been stripped form their beliefs as was the Aborigons. We need to acknowledge one another to get along in this hostile world.
Dallas Guyer posts on 12/21/2005 1:34:11 PM
I loved your book. It has changed my life. To all of you out there living in judgement and fear. please consider finding some peace in some manner that suits you best. I was aware of the oneness and totallity of this planet and our universe long before I read this book. If you care at all about this planet and it's inhabitants and yourself you will offer only kindness. Any critisim is violence. We all came from this planet,ie.. trace minerials and proeins and the like. We are all made up from the same vibrating nonstuff. We are in a critical time now. We could swing twards total peace or complete distruction. Wich is it that you will choose to put your precious life energy twards? I love you. Namaste!
lynella posts on 12/11/2005 11:56:39 AM
marlo morgan has absolutely no right to speak for aboriginal people and knows nothing about aboriginal people, her racist labelling of urban aboriginal people as "half caste" is an insult to all aboriginal people , in our culture you are either aboriginal or your not, no matter how fair you are. anyone who had spent time with aboriginal people would know this. she has misappropiated, disrespectfully misrepresented aboriignal culture in a most dis-honest way. marlo if your reading this find out who you are where your ancestors come from, your own traditions becasue that is only what you can represent. as for burman burman supporting you, a letter from one aboriignal individual does not represent a race, or people from the western desert, as a people of many nations we are as different as greeks from scottish, burman buramn was a stolen generation child not brought up in culture he also had a bad gambling problam that clouded his judgement when it came to supporting things for money. dear readers if you want to know about aboriginal culture ask a aboriginal person , not some white america shame-on. and respect the fact that indigneous people don,t have to tell you anything or everything. we have been ripped off by white fellas for to long.
norm wheatley posts on 11/30/2005 2:30:20 AM
Go to Oz and have a dekko at the bush. Ya can't walk on spinnifix and the Abo blokes don't let their women attend a corroboree never mind a white woman!
Chuck the book on the fire and be done with it ... I thought the Sunburnt Country was bad enoogh, but geez, you yanks really are an ignorant bunch.
PS I live in San Francisco and am a Yank as well as an Aussie.
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