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    No Fear of Wild Animals


    Posts : 231
    Join date : 2009-06-21
    Location : Bainbridge Island Washington

    No Fear of Wild Animals Empty Nature is no longer viewed as being out to get us or attack us.

    Post  Admin on Sat Apr 10, 2010 12:31 am

    “One day we came to a magnificent pool in the wilderness… It looked big enough for taking a good swim, so I asked (the tribal people) permission to do so. They told me to be patient. The permission would either be granted or declined by the inhabitants who ruled this territory. The tribe went through a ritual of asking to share the pool. While they were chanting, the top of the water began to ripple. It seemed to start in the center and move toward the bank opposite of where we were standing. Then a long, flat head appeared, followed by the rough exterior of a six-foot crocodile.… There was one more called to the surface, then both crawled out of the water and into the surrounding foliage…. A sentry was stationed to watch for the crocs to return and we went swimming.”

    Source: Mutant Message Down Under by Marlo Morgan. The book describes her experiences with a remote tribe of nomadic Aboriginals. They share with her the wisdom of their 50,000-year-old culture which has been completely unchanged by the white people who came to Australia. Pg 172-173

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