The Dreaming Path: Indigenous Ideas to Help Us Change the World (Hardcover)

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Drawing on ancient Aboriginal wisdom, a leading Indigenous Australian healer and an Elder show you how to find contentment, purpose, and healing by learning to reconnect with your story—and ultimately the universe.

Dr. Paul Callaghan belongs to the land of the Worimi people who live north of Sydney along the east coast of Australia. Raised to live the western way, Paul found himself mired in deep depression—struggling to find meaning while raising a family and working as a senior education executive. Desperate to break free of his restlessness, he made a drastic change: He “went bush” and connected with his elders to “walk Country” and learn Aboriginal traditions. Twenty years later, Paul is an expert healer and spiritual guide eager to share the wisdom of his ancestors and the insights he discovered on his life journey.

In this affirming, empowering, and transformative book, he teaches you about the Dreaming Path—a connection to the earth and the universe, past, present, and future that has always been there, but can be difficult to find amid the chaos of the modern world.

The Dreaming Path offers tips, practices, inspiration, and motivation that can enable you to achieve a profound state of mind, body, and spirit wellness, while encouraging you to think deeply about essential life topics, including:

  • Caring for our place and the importance of story
  • Relationships, sharing, and unity
  • Love, gratitude, and humility
  • Learning and living your truth
  • Inspiration and resilience
  • Being present and healing from the past
  • Contentment
  • Leading

The Dreaming Path reminds us that we are our stories; by learning to recognize that we are all an indelible part of something much larger, we can begin to heal ourselves and our communities.

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. 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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780063321267
ISBN-10: 0063321262
Publisher: HarperOne
Publication Date: September 26th, 2023
Pages: 320
Language: English