The Dreaming Path: Indigenous Ideas to Help Us Change the World
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About the Author
Paul Callaghan is a Worimi man. He is an Aboriginal storyteller and dancer who has held a number of senior executive positions in his career. Paul's passion however has always been around healing individuals, communities, and the Earth our Mother. His corporate roles have always incorporated this passion. The Dreaming Path was awarded the 2023 Small Publishers' Adult Book of the Year by the Australian Book Industry Awards. Paul has been "going bush" for many, many years and learning traditional "Lore" from his Elders.
Uncle Paul Gordon is a Ngemba man, born at Brewarrina in the land now called Australia. He grew up in a tin hut on the Barwon River in northwestern New South Wales. Since 1983, he has spent most of his time with the Old Men performing cultural activities and learning Aboriginal Lore. Today, Uncle Paul is recognized as a senior Elder, and he is one of the highest initiated Aboriginal men in NSW. He contributed many of the stories in The Dreaming Path.
"I love this beautiful book. The wisdom of Aboriginal ways of thinking and acting are outlined in context of our modern world leadership challenges. The insights of Paul Callaghan--an Aboriginal man with leadership in Western organizations--are like leaves of practical input floating down a quiet stream of wisdom. It's not a harsh, angry rejection of Western views and practices; it's a gentle walk to a better view. The insights about leadership are powerful and timely. This should be required reading for anyone entering a leadership position in any walk of life." -- Dr. Bruce Perry, co-author with Oprah Winfrey of the #1 New York Times bestselling book What Happened To You?
"Packed with timeless wisdom, practical life exercises, and written with a heaping dose of kindness and compassion, Paul Callaghan and Uncle Paul Gordon meet readers whoever they are or wherever they see their station in life. This gem of a book brings two worlds together--the aboriginal and Western worlds--imparting the wisdom urgently needed by all humanity at this time. ... The Dreaming Path teaches us how to live our life with deep respect, kinship, and love for everything that exists. What a gift!" -- Glenn Aparicio Parry, two-time Nautilus Award-winning author of Original Thinking and Original Politics