A Very Special Evening with Australian Authors Mel Brown and Michael Riddell.

Mel Brown will speak about Australian Aboriginal Culture and its connection to Spirituality
and how it has inspired her to create her range of Aboriginal Oracle Cards.
Mel will conclude with a short Aboriginal meditation and signings.

Mel Brown, from Spirit Dreaming, has created a range of unique Aboriginal Oracles. These cards are sold worldwide and have touched the hearts of people from all walks of life and different cultures. These beautiful decks of cards are each very different in visual presentation, as are the messages channeled for each deck.

It was Mel's intent that each deck is considerably different from the other decks to ensure that the user has a unique experience with each different deck. The sacred journey of dreaming, through ancient Aboriginal Spirit

Melinda Brown is a Ngunnawal woman who resides in the Northern Rivers Bundjalung Nation (Australia) and has attained a Master’s in Indigenous Healing and Trauma.

Mel embraced her clairvoyant skills many years ago, and embarked on a journey to understand that her spiritual beliefs were not just limited to her Aboriginal culture, but encompassed many different types of beliefs from cross the world. Mel has a unique way of highlighting that the ownership of spirituality belongs to the each individual and is not defined by labels or limited to just one understanding of life and creation, and as human beings, our spiritual needs cannot usually be met by one singular belief system.

The melding of cultures and spiritual beliefs lead Mel to create a range of Aboriginal Oracles cards which are being increasingly recognized across the world. Mel is always working on the “next” deck, and embraces her creativity as a therapeutic way to better understand that spirituality is unique and individual for all our Brothers and Sisters across the Universe.

As a professional Speaker and Trainer, Mel is known for her expertise in Aboriginal cultural competency, and lateral violence both Nationally and Internationally. Mel was recognized for her work in the area of service provision for Aboriginal families, and was awarded an ACT Public Service Award for the “Most Improved Services to Aboriginal Children and Families in the ACT”, by the ACT Chief Minister, and in 2011, NSW Industry & Investment recognised Mel as one of the top 3 Aboriginal business women in NSW.


Michael Riddell is a Multi-Award Winning Australian Author who has written two insightfully entertaining books: Life, A Little Brown Dog and Shite Like That and A Little Brown Dog – Same Dog, Different Shite, published through BQB/Write Life.

Michael Riddell will be having a Meet the Author talk. His books are the true story of an everyday man (Michael himself) who, through some fault of his own (but not all), hits the wall, crashes and burns. Long held beliefs crumble before his eyes as destiny leads him to rebuild his life on solid rock by finding his soul mate of long ago (Mel Brown),  not on the shifting sands of lies and deceit.  Along the way, glimpses of how the universe ticks is revealed, proving men can still sleep on the floor and urinate out the door, yet still have a sense of spirituality. It’s a bloody funny yet true journey that men relate to. A story for every man. And his dog. Book Signings to follow presentation.







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