This is a beautiful and utterly unique book for those who care about the lives and traditions of indigenous people throughout the world. It deals in depth with the inner lives of the Australian Aborigines in a way that truly reveres their ancient culture and sets the record straight forever regarding the immense store of spiritual and practical wisdom present in one of the most ancient peoples on the planet. This book shows us that we have a lot to learn from them.
Voices Of The First Day is lavishly illustrated with artistic charts, diagrams, sketches and photographs – including many entrancing photographs of Aborigine people taken over 100 years ago. Lawlor fascinates us with his account of Aborigine history; their myths, legends and cosmology; their ancient way of live and initiation traditions that have remained unchanged for tens of thousands of years; their shamanic traditions of spirituality and totemism. He gives us a tantalizing glimpse into the daily lives of the nomadic Aborigine tribes.
Most importantly, we are introduced to their profound concept of the Dreamtime, their deep reverence for the land, and their renowned psychic powers of communication over long distances. There are so many beautiful illustrations of their artifacts and arts, as well as vivid descriptions of their daily lives, that we almost feel as if we have visited with the Aborigines by exploring this lovely book. You will enter a new world and experience reality from a totally different perspective!
If you have ever wanted to learn about the deep world of the Aborigines, Voices of the First Day: Awakening in the Aboriginal Dreamtime is the book you need.