In search of an archetypal theology with Fr Eugene Stockton...
In this second conversation with Fr Eugene Stockton to introduce an extended investigation into the theological insights common to all religions, Catholica editor, Brian Coyne, quizes Fr Eugene about the different ways in which the indigenous peoples he has encountered view life and the world in different ways to Western people.
recorded 2 July 2012
In the continuation of this conversation which we will publish next Thursday, Fr Eugene begins to provide some of his insights into Aboriginal spirituality and the different ways in which the indigenous people relate to one another, to their land, and to the spiritual forces they perceive shape their life.
Brian Coyne, 19 July 2012
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©2012Eugene Stockton and Brian Coyne
This is the story of Fred Eden, an English traveller who arrived in Sydney in 1889. He lived in Australia for the next twenty-five years, much of this time being spent walking around Eastern Australia, South Australia and Tasmania. In the early 1900s he settled down in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales. His extensive travels and keen observations of the Australian scene were recorded in detail in diary form. Although most of these journals have been lost, the handful remaining permit a fascinating insight into the accomplishments of an obsessive walker and into the memoirs of an encyclopedic observer.