posts on 7/1/2009 7:05:11 PM
Sure you can Angela but more importantly, is it important what others think about a fascinating book that has tilt-tilating insight on what human societies can be.
I think of it this way....
If something appears too good to be true it must not be. This is an age old adage of our culture, is it not?
So, is Marlo's story too good to be true. Certainly for some people and what is probably worse for those and perhaps others, it does away with "our" concept of modern society.
So, here we have a woman who thought she was going to recieve an award at a Hotel Convention.
Instead, she gets an education that transforms her life and those of others, you, me and others for ever.
Here we have a society of humans in which we neither have the standard patriarchal or matriarchal society. It appears we have a society that is built upon the principle that all require nurturing, education spiritual awareness, healthcare etc,etc,etc.
Doesn't appear there's room for brokers, lawyers, salesman, middlemen of any kind what so ever, does it? There simply not needed here!
I can see how this would be threatning to others who earnestly believe that what we have now is the best and no further room for improvement is necessary at least not from down under, anyway.
Let's make another fact observable:
In the 1800's when many Americans started to settle the interior of our country they come across
mounds that they could and would not attribute to the American Indian. Why might that be?
That those dug up mounds revealed an ancient civilization of Native Americans that appeared to do just fine without the prevailing view of 1800's society.
So, what did early Americans do, they dismissed those facts that Native Americans had been living here for far longer than what was originally thought at that time. And many Americans that were living at the time, I suspect, and many to this day still, cannot accept that those mounds are that of Native Americans and their ancestors and were living well with out the white Man showing up.
Can you imagine what those same critics would think of Neal Donald Walsh's book:
Tomorrows's God! they would probably want to do away with him as well as there is no tolerance in those societies for any kind of behavior except mutual all benefitting self interest. For some this could be very boring.
That society in Marlo's book is all encompassing isn't it. Medical treatment, food intake, recreation is all done for the benefit of all. There appears to be no overriding self interest behavior on the part of any of the characters in the book, is there?
Very threatening to our modern societal beliefs in my view. Absoultely!
posts on 7/1/2009 6:15:10 PM
I can't understand why so many people feel so negative about Marlo Morgans book. Despite the fabrication accusations it has a great message. And to those who cannot see it you are absolutely closed minded. If any thing this books main message is to love your self and love others. WHAT IS SO WRONG WITH THAT? These people who are hating on this book are only hurting and poisoning themselves. LOOK IN THE MIRROR BEFORE YOU JUDGE OTHER PEOPLE, YOUR DAY OF JUDGEMENT WILL COME TO YOU..DONT WORRY
posts on 6/4/2009 5:23:02 PM
I have just finished reading both books by Marlo Morgan and have to say that they are not only an excellent read but are true to the culture of the Australian Aboriginies. This is a subject that i have been interested in for well over twenty years and have done a great deal of research on. Marlo had to change some of the information in the book to insure that she did not indanger the people or the artifact that she talks of in "down under." There is no way to say if the event of the walkabout took place or if she did meet the person that she had agreed to meet in there past life but beside the point to me. The Aboriginies live there lives in a way that was very well portrayed by the author. I do however have a question for Marlo. Did Geoff return home or not.. I had a very hard time understanding how the book could end like it did. As much as i like the book i didn't like the choice you made in ending the story in the manner that you did. i would really like to know what happened to him. Please.....
posts on 5/26/2009 5:13:20 AM
Can anyone help me with a telephone number or email address of Marlo Morgan. I am from Romania and I have just translated Mutant Message down under in Romanian. Noone translated this book before, in my country and I need the author's help in answering some of my questions.
posts on 5/13/2009 7:31:34 PM
Mrs Morgam, here you have someone whos has gone through similar situation.I have been working on this subject for a while and we both know are society is falling apart, because of the non acceptance of our true values. We came to this world with a purpose. Thre is no East and West. There is only the Being. The rest is trash that science, religion and philosophy covered us with. However there is a acception. we all should read MAURICE MERLEAU-PONTY. He is was a french philosopher rejected by the french materialism. Our society is blind full of old concepts. The accademy is good to help us to find a job, but most of the professors have their mind in 17th century. They have the only and absolute truth. Bastards !
sofire of sutherlandia
posts on 5/11/2009 7:54:56 PM
Marlo Morgan's book has helped me settle some questions about my purpose. The wisdom that the tribe put into practice with each person having
place to help others within the social structure was a delight to me. Thank you Marlo Morgan for this
sharing. i have read it 5 times over the last 2 decades. Each time i learn something wonderful.
posts on 5/3/2009 6:36:30 AM
I come from Germany. I read the book twice. And I have to make a speech at school about the book "Munant message from down under". Do you know how I can conntact the author??? I want to ask her what she says to the people who tell that her book isn't right..
posts on 1/9/2009 1:39:21 PM
Mutant Message....what a beautiful story.
It's comforting to know that we can as a species live in harmony with nature and be successful. It's a shame that so many other aborigine tribes have payed such a high price. It appears that,for them, removing themselves from society at large is the best course. I often wonder what it means for those of us who also contemplate true peaceful coexistence.
Is it truly possible?
posts on 1/9/2009 6:29:00 AM
Thank you for sharing your journey.
Goose bump material.
Just finished, 'Mutant Message Down Under.'
Now starting, 'Mutant Message From Forever.'
posts on 12/28/2008 12:28:45 PM
Have people become so blinded that they have given up being willing to learn? The way the world is going today, well, where does anyone think it will get us?
Separation and isolation seem to be the order of the day, and self seems to be all-important. Can anyone deny that we are all in the same boat? This is our planet, where we happen to be, but it does not belong to us. What kind of stewards are we, or have we been, or will we be? Time to take stock and see the big picture, which I feel the Aboriginal people of Australia have always known. Three cheers for Marlo Morgan's book - 'Mutant message down under'.
posts on 12/28/2008 4:26:50 AM
I have just finished reading this book! I find that it is an amazing book and that the messages in the book resonate inside me as true! The messages I believe are true jusat as I believe a lot of the same messages in the bible are true and many would claim both fiction or both truth. the message is the thing.
Coming from a confused mixed heritage of native american and settler I have just started opening up to the timeless teaching of my people. Both scarey and hard to accpet and deal with at time but I feel hold truth. A lot of what was represented in the book aslo reflect the teaching tha tI have just started to learn.
I am VERY greatful that this person has had the couorage to write this book. Fiction or not!
posts on 8/22/2008 11:47:57 PM
Funny how people believe everything written on the internet to be true?????
Why is there so many people interested in proving this book wrong?
The message is what is important. You feel it in your soul to be true when reading it. Everyone is at a different stage of awareness. Thank you Marlo Morgan for informing us of this very important message
posts on 8/21/2008 7:03:02 PM
i too read morgan's books years ago. i liked them and recommended them. recently i discovered the controversy surrounding the authenticity of the book.
i too, feel betrayed. however, i have to take some responsibility for seeing what i wanted to see in her "message" and not using a more critical eye. i know nothing of aboriginal people either but it seemed that the message was more important than the details of the rituals, language or location.
im still going to categorize the experience of reading this book as having been a good one, it was thought provoking. the underlying message was inspirational and worthy. the ten "commandments" of the tribe are not a bad way to live at all, do you think?
so instead of wasting time being angry, don't buy her books anymore and if you know any aboriginals, encourage them to write about their culture instead of talking about marlo morgan's fantasy one.
posts on 8/12/2008 2:35:31 AM
It was 3 years ago and I was 17 when I read Mutant Message Down Under by Marlo Morgan, and it completely changed my life, my insight towards the whole world and the people. I could grow up as everyone else, as ordinary, but this book opened way in front of me leading me to a perfectly different world. I wish everyone could be here with me, in this perfectly different world of goodness. Living in harmony with the Earth, accepting people as they are and not trying to change them, believe in we are all born for a purpose..these are only a few things i recognised to be the main points of living after I read the book. I wish everyone GOOD and wish you all a fresh start to harmony!
posts on 8/9/2008 2:53:09 PM
The message from this book must be heard by all of us. We are not paying atention to our Earth's petitions.. It is not important if the "outback" was true or not (which I believe it was) but it has nothing to do with the great message that it contains.
posts on 7/31/2008 1:55:45 AM
I am an Australian as well and was recommended this book many years ago by some Canadian friends. Having spent my teenage years in Australia's northwest I was convinced that this book was a complete fabrication and extremely disrespectful of our indiginous people. If you are able see a message in this fairytale good luck to you - but at who's expense!
posts on 7/30/2008 12:45:38 AM
I have read both Mutant Message Down Under and Mutant Message Forever. True or not - look at the message! These two books make more sense than the Bible, the Koran, and all the religions that exist.
posts on 7/24/2008 2:25:28 PM
I have met Ms.Morgan and I believe her message is very important. There is a time when a person is ready to truely hear. We are all on a journey and the message is only one that can help us all. Grace
posts on 7/14/2008 9:24:08 PM
Whether or not this book is true or fake it is a MESSAGE. She is not harming anyone by spreading a message about a race of humans that has been devastated by today's rape of anything for personal gain. So it cannot be "authenticated" I do not believe she was trying to "teach" any of you ANYTHING. She states, "My suggestion to you is that you taste the message, savor what is right for you, and spit out the rest, after all that is the law of the universe." How much time have you wasted feeling like a victim of a false account of a book YOU CHOSE to read? Who is she harming by telling this story? Does she not tell you to take what you want from it? And if you are standing up for Aborigines what would they tell you to do about this injustice you are suffering from as you debunk Marlo Morgan's story? Bless her and move on? I think so. There are far more important issues on this planet to put our energy toward. I CHERISHED this book. For as many so-called lies you can find in it, there are truths that every human being should be working towards revealing in their lives. "Instead of living the truth, Mutants allow circumstances and conditions to bury universal law under a mixture of convenience, materialism, and insecurity." That is exactly what every person who attempts to debunk another person is doing. Look in your hearts and find why you must make this message an untruth to you. What is your ego trying to hide from you? It is what it is, if it is false we will all know some day... The truth does not need any defending. If your words are truth, have faith in truth. You do not need to take faith away from Morgan.
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.