Deep in the mountainous jungle of Malaysia, the aboriginal Sng'oi exist on the edge of extinction. Psychologist Robert Wolff lived with the Sng'oi, and came to love and admire these people. They respect silence, trust time to reveal and heal, and live entirely in the present with a sense of joy; they also recognize the depth of our alienation from these basic qualities of life." Original Wisdom" holds a mirror to our own existence, and challenges us, in our fragmented world, to rediscover this humanity within ourselves.
Robert Wolff was raised among the indigenous peoples of Indonesia. A psychologist and educator who has lived in Suriname, Southeast Asia, and Europe, he has taught at the University of Hawaii and currently lives on the Big Island.