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• Explores the approach to life of indigenous peoples of the area who exist in entire concord with the flora and fauna and with each one other.
• unearths a version of a society equipped on belief, persistence, and pleasure instead of nervousness, hurry, and acquisition.
• exhibits how we will be able to reconnect with the traditional intuitive information of the world's unique humans.

Deep within the mountainous jungle of Malaysia the aboriginal Sng'oi exist at the fringe of extinction, notwithstanding their approach to life could eventually be the type of life that may let us all to outlive. The Sng'oi--pre-industrial, pre-agricultural, semi-nomadic--live with no automobiles or mobile phones, with no clocks or schedules in a lush eco-friendly position the place fear and hurry, pageant and suspicion aren't identified. but those indigenous people--as do many different aboriginal groups--possess an acute and uncanny experience of the energies, feelings, and intentions in their position and the residing beings who populate it, and trustingly keep on with this instinct, utilizing it to make judgements approximately their activities each one day. 

Psychologist Robert Wolff lived with the Sng'oi, realized their language, shared their nutrition, slept of their huts, and got here to like and recognize those those who 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 uncomplicated features of existence. even more than a rfile of a disappearing humans, Original knowledge: tales of an old manner of Knowing holds a replicate to our personal life, permitting us to determine how a ways we have now 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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They knew quite well that even the people of a neighboring village were quite different. However, it was all so strange that they did not question much. D i ffe re n t Re a l i t i e s 33 Some people asked, Give urine and blood for what? Was there some sort of reward? Would the twenty doctors be able to treat them, perhaps give them medicines, or medical advice? No, definitely not! I had been instructed to make very clear that the volunteers would not be paid, and they would not be given medical advice or treatment—the American physicians who were part of the team were not licensed to practice medicine in Malaysia and the Malaysian physicians would be too busy.

In the afternoon, the hottest time of the day, when people seek shade somewhere, I found myself sitting on the steps of a house. Somebody mentioned that inside the house there was a very sick woman. “Yes,” the few villagers who stood around affirmed, D i ffe re n t Re a l i t i e s 35 nodding knowingly. “She is very sick. ” Without thinking, I asked to go inside. A woman was lying on a mat in a dark corner of the house. There was an air of sickness around her. She was emaciated, but she had an enormously distended abdomen.

It is the family to which a person belongs. More than from blood relationships, a person’s identity comes from the kampong. As is everything, this too is changing. The family is no longer the building block of our society (if it ever was).

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