The Dreamtime

During the creation of our world, the ancestors moved across a barren land, hunting, camping, fighting and loving and in doing so shaped a featureless landscape.

Moving from Dreams to actions, the ancestors made the ants, the emus, the crows, the possums, the wallabies, the kangaroos, the lizard, the goanna, the snakes and all the food and plants.

They made the sun, the moon and the planets. They made the humans, tribes and clans.

Each could transform into the other. A plant could become an animal, an animal a landform, a landform a man or a woman.

Everything was created from the same source.

Everything was created in our Dreamtime.

As the world took shape and was filled with species and varieties of the ancestral tranformations, the ancestors tired and retired into:

  • the earth
  • the sky
  • the clouds
  • and the creatures to live within all their created
  • in our Dreamtime

The Dreamtime continues as the "Dreaming" in the spiritual lives of aboriginal people today. The events of the ancient era of creation are enacted in ceremonies and danced in mime form. Song chant incessantly to the accompaniment of the didgeridoo or clap sticks relates the story of events of those early times and brings to the power of the dreaming to bear of life today.


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