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Voices of the First Day: Awakening in the Aboriginal Dreamtimeby Robert Lawlor
Synopses & Reviews
Australian aboriginal people have lived in harmony with the earth forperhaps as long as 100,000 years, in their words, since the First Day.In this absorbing work, Lawlor explores the essence of their culture asa source of and guide to transforming our own world view. While not romanticizingthe past or suggesting a return to the life of the hunter/gatherer, Voicesof the First Dayenables us to enter into the mentality of the oldestcontinuous culture on earth and gain insight into our own relationshipwith the earth and to each other.
This book offers an opportunity to suspend our values, prejudices, andEurocentrism and step into the Dreaming to discover:
A culture whose antiquity predates even the controversial civilizationsof Atlantis and Mu.
Initiatic and ritual practices that reveal the origins of esoteric,yogic, magical, and shamanic traditions of ancient and modern times.
A culture that rejected agriculture, architecture, the subjugation ofanimals, writing, and clothing.
A people that valued kin, community, and the law of the Dreamtime astheir greatest possessions.
A people that did not see themselves as greater or lesser than the earthor its plants and animals.
Languages whose richness of structure and vocabulary open new worldsof perception and comprehension.
Illustrated with more than 100 extraordinary photographs, bark paintings,line drawings and engravings from the early 20th century, never beforepublished.andnbsp;
In this widely praised work, you enter the nearly vanished world of the Australian Aborigines and discover a remarkable people who offer us a new perspective on our own lives and the future of our planet.
The original comprehensive guide to energetic healing with a new preface by the author and updated resources. x More than 125,000 copies sold. x Explores the actual science of etheric energies, replacing the Newtonian worldview with a new model based on Einstein's physics of energy. x Summarizes key points at the end of each chapter to help the serious student absorb and retain the wealth of information presented. This combination of ancient wisdom and new science is the definitive introduction to health care for modern times. The standard reference book on energetic healing, Vibrational Medicine has gained widespread acceptance by individuals, schools, and health-care institutions nationwide as the textbook of choice for the study of alternative medicine. Trained in a variety of alternative therapies as well as conventional Western medicine, Dr. Gerber provides an encyclopedic treatment of energetic healing, covering subtle-energy fields, acupuncture, Bach flower remedies, homeopathy, radionics, crystal healing, electrotherapy, radiology, chakras, meditation, and psychic healing. He explains current theories about how various energy therapies work and offers readers new insights into the physical and spiritual perspectives of health and disease.
About the Author
Robert Lawlor is a writer and film producer living in Australia who has studied aboriginal culture firsthand. His published works include andlt;Iandgt;Sacred Geometry: Philosophy and Practice andlt;/Iandgt;(Thames andamp; Hudson, 1982), andlt;Iandgt;Earth Honoring: The New Male Sexuality andlt;/Iandgt;(Inner Traditions 1991), and the translation of the works of Schwaller de Lubicz and Alain Daniandeacute;lou.
Table of Contents
andlt;Bandgt;Prefaceandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Introductionandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Earth Dreamingandlt;/Bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;bandgt;Part One - In The Beginning Was The Dreamingandlt;/bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Chapter 1. Images of Our Origins andlt;BRandgt;Chapter 2. Time and Space in the Dreaming andlt;BRandgt;Chapter 3. Dreaming and Creation andlt;BRandgt;Chapter 4. Colonization and the Destruction of the Dreaming andlt;BRandgt;Chapter 5. Revelation, Paradise, and Fall: The Myth of the Golden Age andlt;BRandgt;Chapter 6. Earth Dying, Earth Reborn andlt;BRandgt;Chapter 7. In The Womb of the Rainbow Serpent andlt;BRandgt;Chapter 8. Seed Dreamingandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;bandgt;Part Two - Living The Dreamingandlt;/bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Chapter 9. Coming Into Being andlt;BRandgt;Chapter 10. The Cycles of Initiation andlt;BRandgt;Chapter 11. Aboriginal Sexuality andlt;BRandgt;Chapter 12. Dreamtime and the Sense of Being andlt;BRandgt;Chapter 13. The Aboriginal Kinship System andlt;BRandgt;Chapter 14. Dream, Earth, and Identityandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;bandgt;Part Three - Totemism and Animismandlt;/bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Chapter 15. Totem and Society andlt;BRandgt;Chapter 16. Totem and Image andlt;BRandgt;Chapter 17. Hunter-Gatherers and Totemism andlt;BRandgt;Chapter 18. Totem and Mind andlt;BRandgt;Chapter 19. Totem and Animismandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;bandgt;Part Four - Death and the Initiations of High Degreeandlt;/bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Introduction andlt;BRandgt;Chapter 20. Death - Expanding into the Dreaming andlt;BRandgt;Chapter 21. Death - The Prepared Journey andlt;BRandgt;Chapter 22. Wise Women and Men of High Degree andlt;BRandgt;Chapter 23. Preserving the Seedandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;Endnotesandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Bibliographyandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Indexand#160; andlt;/Bandgt;
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