Mutant Message Down Under (Paperback)

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It's been so long since I read this book that I'm not sure I can justify what I liked about this book.

It's a fictional portrayal of one woman's wanderings with a group of aboriginies in the Australian Outback.  It starts when she arrives at the appointed place to begin her trek, the group welcomed her and... burned everything she brought with her.  From here the book takes you through her physical and mental challenges as she comes to accept, appreciate and love the people and their lifestyle. 

Take a chance and read this book about a vanishing lifestyle.

— Dixie


Mutant Message Down Under is the fictional account of an American woman's spiritual odyssey through outback Australia. An underground bestseller in its original self-published edition, Marlo Morgan's powerful tale of challenge and endurance has a message for us all.

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.

By traveling with this extraordinary community, Morgan becomes a witness to their essential way of being in a world based on the ancient wisdom and philosophy of a culture that is more than 50,000 years old.

About the Author

Marlo Morgan is a retired health-care professional. She lives in Lee Summit, Missouri. Her first novel, Mutant Message Down Under, was a New York Times bestseller for thirty-one weeks and was published in twenty-four countries.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780060723514
ISBN-10: 0060723513
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: May 25th, 2004
Pages: 224
Language: English