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Tree Meditation

February 23rd, 2013

  *A note on timing. For ease of reading, a comma should be seen as a short pause (1-2 seconds), a semi-colon as a longer pause (2-4 seconds), a full stop as longer again (3-6 seconds). and line breaks should be time for some concentration or consideration (several seconds).   Tree Meditation   :Standing barefoot […]

Talking the Language

April 12th, 2012

A few friends have asked me recently about my terminology when talking to others. I sound very Christian a lot of the time, other times I could an animist amongst Aboriginal kinfolk, even a Buddhist monk in disguise. This is, I explain to them, one of the many skills of the modern Interfaith Minister. When […]

The Stolen Generation

January 19th, 2012

(Copyright 2012: Peter Brabyn) Introduction¬† To understand the Stolen Generation, we first need to look at the conditions that pre-existed this policy and how thought was driven by the governance of the time. Indigenous Australians are believed to have arrived in Australia over 40 000 years ago (Hiscock, 2008). From that time until about 1788 […]

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