On the Dreaming Path

On the Dreaming Path

With Uncle Paul Callaghan and Uncle Paul Gordon  •  October 21, 2023 3–4:30pm PDT

A live online conversation facilitated by Zaya & Maurizio Benazzo

Join SAND and Aboriginal elders and authors Uncle Paul Callaghan and Uncle Paul Gordon for a colorful community conversation, "On the Dreaming Path,” where we’ll explore some of the profound teachings shared in their latest book.

Some of the themes we will be covering:

  • What is "The Dreaming Path?”
  • The Bush as a teacher
  • The impact of colonialism and Christianity on Aboriginal lives, land, and communities
  • Story song lines and ancestry
  • Land, relationships and mental health
  • Aboriginal “well-being”
  • The cyclical nature of time
  • Healing from wounds and trauma 
  • Indigenous cosmography
  • Collective grieving and understanding death
  • Dreamtime misconceptions
  • Indigenous paths in the Western world.

Uncle Paul Callaghan and Uncle Paul Gordon will share their wisdom and offer valuable insights into the timeless Aboriginal ways of being and relating that remain relevant in our modern world.

Join us and bring your questions!

October 21, 2023
3–4:30pm PDT

(Oct 22, 9–10:30am AEST)
Recommended donation $25

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A live online community conversation

Oct 21, 2023 3:30pm PDT

Uncle Paul Callaghan

"Uncle" Paul Callaghan is an award-winning author and accomplished speaker. He has qualifications in a very diverse range of disciplines and a PhD in creative practice. He is also an Aboriginal story teller from the land of the Worimi people who has spent many years “out bush” listening and learning. He has life experience in many industries, Aboriginal culture and heritage and Aboriginal community services.


Uncle Paul Gordon

"Uncle" Paul Gordon is a Ngemba man. Born in Brewarrina, he grew up on the Barwon River in Northwestern New South Wales, Australia. Since 1983 he has spent most of his time with the Old Men learning about country and lore. Uncle Paul has dedicated his life to teaching and working with communities throughout Australia to support learning through lore and culture. For the past 15 years, he has been leading camps and workshops for Indigenous and non-Indigenous people to reconnect to culture. As a traditional knowledge holder and custodian of Aboriginal lore, he continues to share as part of his obligation to thousands of years of Aboriginal culture.

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