MUTANT MESSAGE DOWN UNDER – A BOOK REVIEW
by Dr. Lawrence Wilson, MD
© March 2012, L.D. Wilson Consultants, Inc.
One of the most interesting books I have read is an account of an American woman, a doctor, who goes to work in Australia with the native people or aborigines. She is to be given an award, and voyages into the interior of Australia to receive it. She is quite unprepared when the native aborigines tell her she will accompany them on a trek through the desert with them.
The aborigines appear primitive, but she soon finds out they are experts at communicating telepathically, healing the sick and injured in amazing ways, talking with wild animals, finding food and water where none appears to be, and much more.
I do not want to ruin the book by telling you of the many incidents and teachings in this, but it is absolutely fascinating and eye-opening. I came away feeling a little let down by our modern society, because here were people who literally did not need our modern technology, and were so much more loving than many in the West. At one point, she asks the native people if they ever heard of Jesus. They replied, “Yes, we know all about him. However, he did not visit us because we don’t need him”.
Anyone who wants a glimpse into the more advanced side of the aboriginal world will enjoy this very simply written and very interesting story. I have heard that not all of the incidents were true, and that the author put the book together using some incidents that she just heard about. Even if true, this does not diminish the book one bit in my mind, as it will still open the mind of anyone who truly reads it without judgment.
In some ways, the modern world has forgotten the wisdom and beauty of the aboriginal people all over the world. This book, along with a number of others, serves to remind us that we are not the only “advanced” people, and that our ideas of “civilization” are not quite as advanced in some ways as we may think. Civilizations that have been on earth for thousands of years, literally, may have much to teach us if we will but listen. For an enjoyable reading experience, check out Mutant Message Down Under (1991) by Marlo Morgan.