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Voice Yarns: Monthly Conversation Series

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"The Dreaming Path is a book for all people…it is our way of taking you bush. It is about providing individuals and society with a different way of thinking that can inspire new perspectives on and commitments to achieving a better internal and external world...all that is required is an open mind and willingness to contemplate and reflect." — Paul Callaghan 

About Voice Yarns

This year Australians will vote the Voice Referendum. Whether you're leaning yes or no, now is the perfect time to get together and learn more about First Nations wisdom.

Join us at Gang Gang Cafe for conversations based on extracts from The Dreaming Path: Indigenous Thinking to Change Your Life by Paul Callaghan and Uncle Paul Gordon. 

Our MC, Gregory Andrews, is a First Australian from D'harawal Country with the Lyrebird Dreaming. Gregory is an adjunct professor with the University of Canberra's Institute for Applied Ecology, has represented Australia as an Ambassador and High Commissioner to West Africa. Gregory was the country's first Threatened Species Commissioner, and currently owns and manages a 50 hectare conservation property in NSW. 

RSVP is free thanks to support from our generous sponsor, Heaps Normal. 

About Yeehaw

Yeehaw is a Bildung Cooperative based on Ngunnawal Country. We host regular community events that foster meaningful connection, nourish creativity and expand worldviews. 

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We acknowledge the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land on which we live and work, the Ngunnawal People. We pay our respects to Elders past and present, and extend that respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.

About The Dreaming Path

The Dreaming Path has always been there, but in the modern-day world, it can be hard to find. There are so many demands on us – family, health, bills, a mortgage, a career – that it can be hard to remember what's most important: you.

It's time to reconnect with your story.

Through conversations, exercises, Dreamtime stories and key messages, Paul Callaghan and Uncle Paul Gordon will sit you around the fire and share knowledge that reveals the power of Aboriginal spirituality as a profound source of contentment and wellbeing for anyone willing to listen.

This ancient wisdom is just as relevant today as it ever was.

Themed chapters that bring together Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal worldviews invite you to reflect on:

  • Caring for our place and the importance of story
  • Relationships, sharing and unity
  • Love, gratitude and humility
  • Learning and living your truth
  • Inspiration and resilience
  • Being present and healing from the past
  • Contentment
  • Leading

The tools provided in this book will give you tips, practices, inspiration and motivation that can enable you to achieve a state of mind, body and spirit wellness you didn't think possible.

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About the Author

Paul Callaghan is an Aboriginal man belonging to the land of the Worimi people, located one hour north of Newcastle, New South Wales. He has held a number of senior executive positions in his career, and has experience in a number of industries including Aboriginal community services, Aboriginal culture and heritage, Aboriginal home care, Aboriginal social housing, custodial services, disability services, education, farming, government, employment, mining, primary health care, social housing, the university sector, vocational education and youth services.

These days Paul runs his own cultural consultancy business, aiming to share his learning about connection to Aboriginal culture, philosophy and spirituality with all who are willing to listen. He is also a motivational speaker, PhD candidate, storyteller, dancer and author. In 2014 he published a book entitled Iridescence: Finding Your Colours and Living Your Story. The Dreaming Path is his first book published for the mainstream trade.

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