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By Tony Swain

A number of the parts ascribed to conventional Aboriginal ideals and practices are the results of touch with exterior peoples--Melanesians and Indonesians, in addition to Europeans. This debatable and provocative booklet is the 1st particular and continent-wide research of the impression of outsiders on Australian Aboriginal worldviews. the writer separates out a standard center of non secular trust that 1111 precontact spirituality of Australian Aborigines extra keen on position than with any philosophy of time or origins. a spot for Strangers investigates Aboriginal fantasy, ritual, cosmology and philosophy, and in addition examines social association, subsistence styles and cultural switch. will probably be of serious curiosity to readers in anthropology, spiritual experiences, comparative philosophy, Aboriginal reviews and Australian background.

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