By Wade Davis
In Polynesia we set sail with navigators whose ancestors settled the Pacific ten centuries ahead of Christ. within the Amazon we meet the descendants of a real misplaced Civilization, the folks of the Anaconda. within the Andes we find that the Earth particularly is alive, whereas within the a ways reaches of Australia we adventure Dreamtime, the all-embracing philosophy of the 1st people to stroll out of Africa. We then go back and forth to Nepal, the place we come upon a knowledge hero, a Bodhisattva, who emerges from forty-five years of Buddhist retreat and solitude. and eventually we settle in Borneo, the place the final rainforest nomads fight to survive.
Understanding the teachings of this trip could be our venture for the subsequent century. For in danger is the human legacy — an unlimited archive of data and services, a list of the mind's eye. Rediscovering a brand new appreciation for the variety of the human spirit, as expressed through tradition, is without doubt one of the principal demanding situations of our time.
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