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Youmans 1 Roger Youmans Jr. Effective Reading Professor Wilber Mutant Message 1 st Essay While reading chapters one through fifteen of the book Mutant Message Down Under by Marlo Morgan, I found myself comparing real life to the story. This story is about an American woman who is taken by a remote tribe of nomadic Aboriginals. This American woman accompanies them on a four month long walkabout through the Outback and while traveling barefoot with them through the rugged desert terrain, she learns a new way of life, including their methods of healing. What I compared was how we did things in real life and made things so complicated, meanwhile this tribe are living the “rough” life as we’d call it and they look at is the “real” life. Some of the things that I compared my life to the story are how they were silent using telepathy to communicate, they had no furniture or kitchen supplies, and they dealt with pain differently and healed people very differently. Reading this made me just be like this is all bull shenanigans and to many people of our world would agree that it could never be true. One of the first things this woman realized when walking with this tribe was that they walked silently but they seemed to always know what others wanted and were going to do. On page 19 Morgan writes, “We walked in complete silence. It seemed very strange, no one talking at all.” She wondered way of this but just kept on walking and
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Youmans 2 didn’t ask. On page 20 she began to really wonder how they communicated as it says, “Without warning, the whole column of people stopped walking forward and turned off on an angle. It surprised me; I heard no words directing us to change course. Everyone seemed to sense it except me.” She goes on to think maybe they knew the path they were going ahead of time but it couldn’t be because there is no paths in desert filled with sand.
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