Human beings

The radio interview yesterday with RSG was interesting on a few levels.  I had to speak in Afrikaans which is not my first language, and which although quite a challenge seemed nonetheless to evoke the right response in the audience.

Something of great significance that always arises for me when talking about the Bushmen, is this absolute resonance that so many people have with the subject . . . it is as if there is something still present as content in their souls which remembers, which remembers that they too were once First People, for there was a time on this earth when all humans were archetypal in both form and manner.  This primal memory is neither frivolous nor fanciful . . . it is a very real residual memory which lives within the Soul memory of many people today.  It is my understanding that we were all once ‘first people’.

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A long walk on The Great Sand Face

Paul001It has taken me twenty eight years of learning, so that I could finish this book and get the story into the world.  To bring to cognition all that I had experienced and taken in as memory in bone and blood, to somehow extract that experience and bring it into a word-form that would truthfully express the Soul nature of the First People.   It has been a long and profound journey for me, to find within myself the wisdom to bring the truth of another people into the world . . . and at the end of it to see that the truth of the ‘other’ is in effect my own truth . . . and that essentially, is part of what I hope this book will bring to bear in our world.