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By Robert Wolff

• Explores the approach to life of indigenous peoples of the area who exist in whole concord with the wildlife and with every one other.

• finds a version of a society equipped on belief, endurance, and pleasure instead of anxiousness, hurry, and acquisition.

• exhibits how we will be able to reconnect with the traditional intuitive know-how of the world's unique humans.

Deep within the mountainous jungle of Malaysia the aboriginal Sng'oi exist at the fringe of extinction, even though their approach to life may possibly finally be the type of lifestyles that may enable us all to outlive. The Sng'oi--pre-industrial, pre-agricultural, semi-nomadic--live with no vehicles or cellphones, with out clocks or schedules in a lush eco-friendly position the place fear and hurry, festival and suspicion should not recognized. but those indigenous people--as do many different aboriginal groups--possess an acute and uncanny feel of the energies, feelings, and intentions in their position and the residing beings who populate it, and trustingly stick with this instinct, utilizing it to make judgements approximately their activities on a daily basis.

Psychologist Robert Wolff lived with the Sng'oi, realized their language, shared their meals, slept of their huts, and got here to like and respect those those that admire silence, belief time to bare and heal, and stay totally within the current with a feeling of pleasure. much more, he got here to acknowledge the intensity of our alienation from those simple traits of lifestyles. even more than a rfile of a disappearing humans, Original knowledge: tales of an historical manner of Knowing holds a replicate to our personal lifestyles, permitting us to work out how some distance we've wandered from the methods of the intuitive and trusting Sng'oi, and demanding situations us, in our fragmented international, to rediscover this humanity inside of ourselves.

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From this knowing comes their acute and uncanny experience of the energies, feelings, and intentions in their position and the beings who populate it, and their willingness to keep on with this instinct and use it to make judgements approximately their activities on a daily basis. Psychologist Robert Wolff, who has spent an entire life with indigenous humans from many components of the realm, lived with the Sng’oi through the years he spent in Malaysia. He realized their language, shared their meals, slept of their shelters, and got here to like and respect those those who recognize silence, belief time to bare and heal, and reside fullyyt within the current with a feeling of pleasure. much more, he got here to acknowledge the intensity of our alienation from those methods of dwelling. even more than a collective rfile of a disappearing humans, those tales carry a replicate to our personal lifestyles, permitting us to determine how a long way we've got wandered from the methods of the Sng’oi. And finally they problem us, in our fragmented international, to rediscover inside of ourselves the Sng’oi’s humanity, belief, and experience of connection to all construction. Robert Wolff used to be raised one of the indigenous peoples of Indonesia. A psychologist and educator who has lived in Suriname, Southeast Asia, and Europe, he has taught on the college of Hawaii and at present lives at the tremendous Island. internal Traditions Rochester, Vermont conceal picture courtesy of Corbis OriWisCOVER. indd 1 unique knowledge every one bankruptcy during this publication comprises support, wisdom, and a brand new standpoint. although the writer is caution us approximately many hazards we are facing nowadays, this ebook is stuffed with desire, confirmation, and love. i'm hoping you are going to plunk it down in your kitchen counter or bedside desk and skim into it for so far as it takes you. that could be to a brand new and higher international. Edward Hallowell, M. D. , writer of attach and Human Moments: how to define Love and that means on your lifestyle WOLFF Indigenous Spirituality unique knowledge sto r i e s o f an a n c i e n t method of realizing R o b e rt Wo l f f Foreword through Thom Hartmann, writer of The final Hours of old solar 12/13/07 2:30:34 PM This web page deliberately left clean. unique S t o r i e s o f a n A n c i e n t manner o f ok n o w i n g knowledge ROBERT WOLFF internal TRADITIONS Rochester, Vermont Inner Traditions foreign One Park road Rochester, Vermont 05767 www. InnerTraditions. com Copyright © 2001 by way of Robert Wolff All rights reserved. No a part of this e-book can be reproduced or used in any shape or whatsoever, digital or mechanical, together with photocopying, recording, or through any info garage and retrieval procedure, with out permission in writing from the writer. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication facts Wolff, Robert. unique knowledge : tales of an historic method of understanding / Robert Wolff. p. cm. eISBN-13: 978-1-59477-671-7 1. Ethnophilosophy. 2. Ethnopsychology. three. Human ecology. four. Senoi (Southeast Asian humans) I. identify. GN468 . W65 2001 305. 8’001—dc21 2001002723 textual content layout and structure via Cindy Sutherland This e-book used to be typeset in Classical Garamond with Centaur as demonstrate typeface.

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