I have just finished reading ” The Lost World of the Kalahari” by Laurens Van der Post published in 1958.
It is a story of a journey in a great wasteland and a search for some pure remnant of the unique and almost vanished First people of his native land, the Bushman of Africa.
” Both black and white peoples could begin so healing an exercise in no better way than by pondering upon the ills we all inflicted on the first little man of Africa. There our mutual records could not be blacker.”
” While the giant hordes of black races in the far north had already fallen on the Bushman and were driving deeper into the heart of his ancient land along the east and west coasts as well as down the centre of Africa, we landed at the Cape of Good Hope and seized him in the rear”.
With the help of a few men from Barotseland, where we have SEEDS Resource Gardens and Tree Nursery, Laurens was able to find a small group of these amazing people in the Kalahari dessert just south of Victoria Falls Livingstone.
He made a film of his journey and I have attached some of the videos should you be curious.
But the most encouraging to me is this video and his thoughts on the future of our world.
Laurens van der Post, author and mystic and a renowned 20th century natural philosopher, shares his vision on life in an interview done 4 years prior to his death in 1996.
To access the full 42 minute interview go to www.satvchannel.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Tekweni TV Production.
The whole story is posted on Youtube and this is the last video which sums up his expedition.