Marlo Morgan Message Board
Pattie Miller posts on 6/23/2008 8:10:04 PM
I only made it through about one third of the book and realized it could not be true (Mutant Message Down Under). I know next to nothing about Aboriginals in Australia, but even I found it to be far-fetched within a few chapters. Also it is not a very well written book at all. Some may think she has a good message, but who wants to hear it from a fabricator who makes money on her lies. The great thing about this book is that I only paid a dime for it at a flea market so have no problem tossing it in the garbage.
attica posts on 5/14/2008 1:10:31 AM
I just finished reading straight through Mutant Message Down Under. I must admit, I was told it was a true story, and I believed it till the last sentence. Its message is a wonderful one and I have taken it to heart. I decided to do some research online about the book and stunned, found out it was all lies. Badly misinformed lies at that. Im saddened about the truth, and feel annoyed at Marlo Morgan for not doing a better job at making her story believable, But none the less, I still feel the message that she put forth and is trying to spread is not a bad one. In fact, it's beautiful. It maybe impossible, but it's curtainly something I strive for.
It is not the speaker, or the facts that I try to see when having a conversation, but the meaning behind the words.
That this woman is a hypocrite makes me want to be angry, but I know that anger wont get me further on my goal for self peace.
Louise posts on 2/17/2008 2:41:27 AM
I felt dirty after reading this book and the lies contained within. I'm sickened to think of the millions this woman has made from her lies. If she really wanted to help these people, she should donate every cent she has made from this lie to the native people of Australia to help their cause.
Serena Willows posts on 1/31/2008 3:28:18 AM
I came here in search of Marlo Morgan herself as I was disturbed by a non-sequitur in the Mutant Message story. I was surprised to see and hear of the anger of the Aboriginal people, as I feel even if incorrect, the story is done in admiration and speaks of them as higher beings? I read this book years ago, many, and spent years hunting it down and I am disappointed more with the non-sequitur I found than the caveat that it is a work of fiction based on her experience and she mentions it could be Native Americans as well as the Aboriginals. I certainly see it differently now that I am a woman of a certain age but when I was so young and read it for the first time it gave me hope, it also portrayed mental telepathy and spiritual events in a good light ... I felt. But we must remember here, that all publicity is good publicity, the outcry will only have more people reading it! We are after all a purient society... again, I am more upset at the lazy editing or careless writing than I am about whether or not it is an accurate and truthful journal. It is, at the very least, entertaining. I know it made me aware of the Aboriginal people and roused my interest in them as a people, would like to read some actual history because of this book, so how can that be bad?
Sue Daves posts on 1/27/2008 10:53:23 AM
I am Australian and Morgan's book has never been popular in Australia. Do you know why? Because it is complete fiction! A bunch of lies. Her book is an insult to the Aboriginal tribe that it depicts. In fact many of the rituals that she claims are aboriginal are in fact of the native Americans...no wonder the AMericans lover her book! And when are you all going to wake up and listen to the truth about this book! In 1996 a group of Aboriginal elders, angered by Morgan's book 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 was broadcasted on radio in Australia. Unfortunately her admission gained almost no publicity in the US.
dave vargas posts on 1/19/2008 9:26:06 PM
Thank You Marlo for shedding light on such a beautiful book. This is an example of a group of people living a 4th density existence on a 3rd density world!
Gibran posts on 1/5/2008 1:05:58 AM
It seems that there are different tribes or nations of Aboriginals. I'm sure that each has dealt with the industrialization and destruction of the planet differently. Some would choose to integrate with the modern world, buy computers, and begin fearing they are being "taken advantage of" or "misrepresented". When we feel that we are being mistreated, or misrepresented life is really showing us a part of ourselves that wants to heal. For some that healing will not happen in this life. Taking full advantage of this lifetime and the short amount of time our planet will support human existence implores us to move through these issues as soon as we come upon them.
I would like to know what message the aborigines have for the world, what history they have to share with compassionate people that will listen, their view of what the earth is going through right now, how they live in harmony with nature, and what gives their life meaning right now.
In this day and age we must be looking to one another for help.
Karen Simmons posts on 12/25/2007 2:41:40 PM
I would truely like to meet and talk with Marlo Morgan. She has lived with these very knowlegable people and have a message for the rest of us who will listen. The earth and its people needs this knowledge.
Martin posts on 12/22/2007 2:12:18 AM
I discovered this book (like many other Aussies) in the USA. I was disturbed as read it: yes to the "nice" messages BUT I felt very uncomfortable as a man to be reading what was clearly women's business. In Aboriginal culture it is an incredibly inappropriate and offensive for men to witness women's business and vice versa. So disturbed, I skipped sections.
what I read did not sound like any people I had encountered anywhere in Australia. it sounded like it was more native american practices.
Since reading I have learnt that here is considerible disquiet, resentment and anger by a united coalition of aboriginal people who feel vilified, uncomfortable and horrified by her books:
In addition, this author has made money from this work and has offerred none back to the native peoples of Australia to help them in their struggles.
Graeme Miller posts on 8/12/2007 4:01:53 AM
Marlo only speaks to a very small audience since the hoax was exposed. Aborigines have demanded she stop using their name to promote her fiction. See dumbartung.org.au
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