The first time I read this book I was sleeping in my swag at Uluru (Ayers Rock) in Australia's red center, with only that book as my entertainment in the afternoons. I must admit that I probably would not have finished the book if it weren't for the lack of afternoon entertainment and the subsequent empathy I had for Aboriginal people while staying at such a culturally significant site.
The contents of the book were a little extreme for me to read at first and I couldn't comprehend how the indigenous people I know could have had members within their clan who were so super-human prior to colonisation of Australia. It took me a year to come to understand what I had read and only after this time did I come to appreciate how significant the information was that I had retrieved from the book. It will take you a while but you will soon come to realize that the information contained therein is mostly anecdotal and was real to the indigenous people themselves. In addition, a great deal of the feats mentioned in the book were the result of lucid dreams (from a strictly scientific view point) or they were real if you choose to believe that. Lucid dreams are a widely known phenomena experienced by people of all cultures. If you are interested Dr Stephen Laberge did his PhD dissertation on it. You can find his book on amazon (Lucid Dreaming or something like that).
Additional feats in the book are the result of multiple other scientifically explainable phenomena of a similar genera (such as the Kundalini awakening which is now a scientifically validated psychological experience that creates amazing hallucinations and so forth). Or you can choose also to believe all you have written, which I think is perfectly acceptable. You may choose to believe half and concede the rest to be exaggeration or cultural symbolism not completed interpreted by today's literal focus.
Writing style is fine. Rather factual and non-emotive. It is slightly exhausting because it continues at full intensity without a break. IT is very list-type in nature and may overwhelm you with relentless facts at stages. But the content of the book will make it worth it if you are knowledgable enough to appreciate what is written. Might I also point out that this is one of only very few books that contain this information and it is unlikely that you will encounter anything like this book. So even if you purchase it for the novelty of having a book that is within a novel and scarcely repeated focus area, it will still be worth it.
- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: Inner Traditions; Original ed. edition (30 September 1993)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0892814217
- ISBN-13: 978-0892814213
- Product Dimensions: 13.7 x 1.8 x 21 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 136 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 12,113 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)