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by Marlo Morgan


Once more Morgan unveils the inspiring aboriginal worldview while pointedly exposing the plight of an ancient race .

Message from Forever follows the lives of Australian aboriginal twins who were taken form their young mother by Christian missionaries. The baby boy is sent to a huge sheep ranch.

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Message from Forever follows the lives of Australian aboriginal twins who were taken form their young mother by Christian missionaries. The baby boy is sent to a huge sheep ranch, where he grows up with little adult supervision and random affection. On his own, Geoff develops his talent as an artist, producing work at a level well beyond his five years. The boy is adopted by an American minister and is raised in New England with little sense of who he is or of his cultural heritage

Marlo Morgan (born September 29, 1937) is an American author, best known for the bestselling book Mutant Message Down Under.

Marlo Morgan (born September 29, 1937) is an American author, best known for the bestselling book Mutant Message Down Under. She has also written Message from Forever (1998), another novel based on Australian Aboriginal themes. Marlo Morgan self-published a book in 1990 titled Mutant Message Down Under, which purported to chronicle the journey of a middle-aged, white, American woman with a group of 62 desert Aborigines, the "Real People", across the continent of Australia.

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Through both of these works, Marlo Morgan does an admirable job o. .

Express Your Individual Creativity. This book did not strike me with the same force that "Mutant Message fr Down Under" did. While it is an ideological descendant of the other volume, it is not exactly a sequel. Through both of these works, Marlo Morgan does an admirable job of bringing culture of Native Australians to the rest of the world's attention. There is no doubt that these are a people traditionally very in touch with their land and there is a lot we can learn from them. The overriding message makes this worth reading.

Listen to books in audio format. Summoned by a remote tribe of nomadic Aborigines to accompany them on walkabout, the woman makes a four-month-long journey and learns how they thrive in natural harmony with the plants and animals that exist in the rugged lands of Australia's bush. From the first day of her adventure, Morgan is challenged by the physical requirements of the journey-she faces daily tests of her endurance, challenges that ultimately contribute to her personal transformation.

Marlo Morgan is an American author, best known for the bestselling book Mutant Message Down Under. Aboriginal people expressed anger that Ms Morgan’s false message is being accepted as fact by a naive American and European market and were extremely concerned about the resulting long-term implications for their culture.

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Following her modern classic and worldwide bestseller Mutant Message Down Under, Marlo Morgan's long-awaited new novel is a tale of self-enlightenment about aboriginal twins separated at birth and the search for roots that reunites them form opposite sides of the globe.

Once more Morgan unveils the inspiring aboriginal worldview while pointedly exposing the plight of an ancient race rapidly becoming extinct as a result of more than two hundred years of systematic discrimination.

Message from Forever follows the lives of Australian aboriginal twins who were taken form their young mother by Christian missionaries. The baby boy is sent to a huge sheep ranch, where he grows up with little adult supervision and random affection. On his own, Geoff develops his talent as an artist, producing work at a level well beyond his five years. The boy is adopted by an American minister and is raised in New England with little sense of who he is or of his cultural heritage. His sister is given only the first name Beatrice by the nuns at an Australian orphanage, where she encounters continual racism and experiences shattering looses for the first eighteen years of her life.

Upon reaching adulthood, Beatrice leaves the orphanage to work at a boardinghouse. Beatrice hungers to know more about her ancestral roots. She walks away from her life in the city to strike out into the northern desert nation, where she goes on a walkabout with a small band of Aborigines.

Geoff does not fare so well in America. As a teen, he runs away from home and slips into a life of crime, alcohol, and alienation. His addictions destroy him, and he finds himself on Death Row with little sense of how he got there. After decades of learning about people in the Outback, Beatrice leaves her nomadic life to become a "runner between both worlds." She returns to the Mutant world as a political activist fighting for aboriginal rights of citizens arrested and convicted of crimes in foreign countries, as well as a champion of the rights of adults who were taken from their native culture as children. Her life's work bring her into contact with her lost brother, though neither is aware of their relationship.

Beatrice gives Geoff the "message from forever," which outlines aboriginal philosophy and principles of good living, along with an offer to return to Australia. As we read the message with Geoff, we are challenged to stretch our concepts of identity, spirituality, and openness transcends injustice and degradation, directing us to live our lives in accordance with ageless values and simple wisdom.

Danial
Cant' go wrong with the author...I gifted this book so unfortunately I can give a thumbs up or down.
Tebei
Everything came as expected :D
CopamHuk
A young Australian aborigine woman gives birth to twins somewhere in the wilderness. It is a time when the aboriginal culture is rapidly being decimated by well-meaning but oppressive whites. The little girl is shipped off to a cruel Catholic boarding school. The little boy is shuffled here and there but eventually ends up in America, with an adoptive family who treat him with unbelievable insensitivity. Ultimately he finds himself imprisoned on death row.
The struggles of the two children are portrayed with clear, lucid prose in the first half of the book, a tale of great sadness and pain. In the second half, Beatrice, the girl, runs off in search of her ancestral roots, and finds The Real People, a handful of aboriginies who still live in the bush and are trying to maintain the old ways. Unfortunately this part of the book is not believable. The characters are one-dimensional, too, too good; and their coversation consists of long speeches full of new age jargon. The language they use is totally out of character with the simple people they are supposed to be. The author describes a utopian society of people with great wisdom and psychic powers, set against the cruel, intolerant and bigoted white society.
At the conclusion of the book, brother and sister are reunited, at least make contact, and she leaves him with a document that tries to summarize all the wisdom she has learned from the Real People.
In fact, some of it is good. The author has some wisdom to share and it is indeed uplifting. But it is not written in a believable and coherent way. Does any of this really come from Australian aboriginal culture? Or is this Celestine Prophecy Down Under? Hard to say. The presentation is just too one-sided, too slanted, to be really convincing.
Blackredeemer
I'm interested in Australia and the Aboriginals, so when I saw this book I read it. Boy, was I disappointed...

It's not badly written and I haven't read her other book, so I can't compare them, but the whole second part of the book also struck me (like some other reviewers) as a new-age message... Which is something I can only digest in really small portions, so I fully admit that I skipped pieces of the second part !

Another thing that bothered me about the book, was the fact that I was not emotionally involved with the characters. There were little bits of stories, but no real connection between them, or at least it didn't feel that way to me. Beatrices youth was written so detached ! I've read children's book about orphanages that gave me a lot more emotion. The whole puppy story was sad, of course, but for me there was no emotion in the writing...

Marlo Morgan accuses the Europeans of preaching, but she does the same thing. Of course they did a lot of damage to the Aboriginals when the came to Australia, I'm not denying that, but using that to sell books and make money (after the aboriginals protested against her book, she publicly admitted that her first book was fiction and a fabrication) it feels to me she is doing a lot of damage to the aboriginals herself !
Hirah
I couldn't wait to start this book, and I couldn't wait to finish it. Mutant Message Down Under, Marlo Morgan's first "novel," (which she claimed was fictionalized to protect the Aborigines she wrote about) was wonderful...I think back on it fondly--despite the scathing reviews some amazon.com readers provided (check out these reviews if you want to see divided opinion in action). Now I know what the "ones" were talking about: she simply does not write well. Morgan's statement of Australian Aboriginal beliefs and lifeways is informative, and the message is one we may need to hear as an antidote to Western culture's self-destructive flameout...and for that, this book deserves three stars. You're not likely to hear this particular slant anywhere else. But then to end the book with a ten-point paradigm of what we should be as a people, based on some truths she may have extracted from Abo wisdom but more likely from a distillation of most that we've read in pop psychology over the past two decades, was a bit too celestine prophecy-ish for anyone's sensibilities. The characters could have had intricate development, but instead we get page-long quotes coming out of their mouths which are simply long descriptions of what she claims is Abo philosophy...so we don't really care about how the book ends or what happens to the characters, one of whom we somehow lose track of about halfway through the book. Morgan shouldn't do fiction: she doesn't know how to. This is not an honest book...it's a nice description of her interpretation of Aboriginal beliefs about the world, but one gets the sense that it is couched in fiction as a selling point. And it doesn't work.
Balladolbine
In so many ways Australia is a world apart. It's literally on the other side of the world. Their seasons are the opposite of ours. They speak that crazy Aussie English. But we have a lot in common too. We are both former British colonies founded mainly by people England wanted to be rid of. And when those settlers arrived in both places, they annihilated the dark skinned "savage" natives. When actual genocide had its limits, the settlers engaged in wholesale social, cultural and religious genocide in the name of "civilizing" and "Christianizing" the "savages". It's an indelible stain that both nations can never wash away.

This is the fictional account of an Aboriginal set of twins. Shortly after birth, this brother and sister were permanently robbed of the essentials that all children need to grow and thrive--loving parents, a family, personal identity, love, acceptance, and a nurturing culture and society. As a mother, I wept when I read this book. Even though this is fiction, I wept with the knowledge that what happened to Beatrice and Geoff happened to tens of thousands of Aboriginal Australians over several decades. This book is a must-read for anyone who cares about others.
Message from Forever: A Novel of Aboriginal Wisdom ebook
Author:
Marlo Morgan
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