Morgan, M. (2004) Mutant message down under. New York: Harper Collins Publishers. Spector R. E. (2009) Cultural diversity in health and illness (7th ed.). Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Pearson Prentice Hall. Reserve Materials: Banks, J. A. (2004).Read Online
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Mutant Message Down Under Marlo Morgan is available to download <table><tr><td colspan="2"><strong style="font-size:1.This material is available do download at niSearch.com on Marlo Morgan's eBooks, 2em;">Mutant Message Down Under</strong><br/>Marlo Morgan</td></tr> <tr> <td><b>Type:</b></td> <td>eBook</td> </tr> <tr> <td><b>Released:</b></td> <td>1995</td> </tr> <tr> <td><b>Publisher:</b></td> <td>Perennial</td> </tr> <tr> <td><b>Page Count:</b></td> <td>208</td> </tr> <tr> <td><b>Format:</b></td> <td>pdf</td> </tr> <tr> <td><b>Language:</b></td> <td>English</td> </tr> <tr> <td><b>ISBN-10:</b></td> <td>0060926317</td> </tr> <tr> <td><b>ISBN-13:</b></td> <td>9780060926311</td> </tr> </table> From Publishers Weekly Morgan's much-hyped first novel, a fictionalized account of a "walkabout" she took in the Outback with a group of Aborigines, gains from the use of authentic detail, although the storytelling is hindered by the author's heavy New Age agenda and incessant cultural proselytizing.Mutant Message Down Under Textbook A 50-ish alternative health practitioner from the American Midwest, Morgan was working with underprivileged Aborigine youths in the inner cities of Australia when a group of Aborigines offered her a chance to learn firsthand about their culture. Morgan's account of the tribe's customs, healing methods, food-finding tactics, etc. is absorbing, and her willingness to forgo Western luxuries and to relish the experience is courageous and touching. Less compellingly, the author claims that she was "chosen" by the Aborigines to tell the rest of humanity that the so-called "real people" are refusing to reproduce because of the ravages of Western civilization, and that Westerners have a limited time to clean up their act. Morgan's rudimentary writing skills are stretched to the limit, and she lessens the power of her story and its egalitarian lessons by adopting the perspective that Western culture is innately inferior to the naturalistic beliefs of the Aborigines. Still, with its high-powered package of New Age philosophy wrapped in an adventure narrative, this book may be the next Celestine Prophecy. (It is interesting to observe that both books began life by being self-published.) Illustrations by Carri Garrison not seen by PW. 250,000 first printing; Literary Guild Special Release; Doubleday Book Club alternate; author tour. Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. From The first incarnation of this spellbinding account of an American doctor's experience on walkabout in Australia was a "peaceful self-published work." As such, it stirred up quite a bit of controversy and sold more than 370,000 copies. Very few of these ended up on library shelves, however, and HarperCollins is banking on an ongoing demand with a 250,000-copy first printing, a decision bolstered by a Literary Guild special release designation. Does this quiet little book merit such faith and enthusiasm? Yes. Why? Because Morgan's spiritual journey is as compelling as any classical myth. Morgan has called her narrative a work of fiction to protect the identities of her Aboriginal guides, to conceal the locations of sacred places, and to let readers interpret her tale as they see fit. In fact, she wants us to be as open as she was when her adventure began. Morgan believed she was being taken to an awards luncheon for her work with urban Aborigines when, sporting a fancy new suit, she climbed into a jeep and headed out of town, but hours later, she found herself at the edge of Australia's outback clad only in a thin shift, watching her possessions go up in flames. Her guides, telepathic and spiritually advanced descendants of a 50,000-year-old tradition, call themselves the "real people" and refer to Westerners as "mutants." Morgan's trek across the heart of Australia involved a series of increasingly revelatory and even miraculous occurrences. This demanding journey transformed Morgan's work as a healer into that of a messenger with a message many are eager to hear. Donna Seaman --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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