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Aborigine dreaming : an introduction to the wisdom and thought of the Aboriginal traditions of Australia / James Cowan
Bib ID 5717713
Format BookBook
Author
Cowan, James, 1942-
 
Edition [New ed.] 
Description London : Thorsons, 2002, ©1992 
xi, 148 p. : ill., maps ; 22 cm. 
ISBN 9780007145461 (paperback)
0007145462 (paperback)
Summary

"In the vast silence of their isolation over countless millennia, Australian Aborigines have learned the ways of living in harmony with the Earth. From their close study of nature, they have been able to draw conclusions that embody profound spiritual principles common to all existence. For these people have witnessed in nature much more than its visible beauty, its faternity and practical purpose as provider. They have seen in it a symbol of an underlying reality which needs to be understood as something sacred if true wisdom is to be attained."--BOOK JACKET.

Full contents
  • Bridging the gap
  • In the footsteps of the rainbow snake
  • Totemic identity
  • Rite and ritual
  • The art of myth
  • Clever men and their dreams
  • Sacred love
  • The yellow ochre dance.
 
Notes

Previously published: London : Element Books, 1992.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 145-146) and index.

Subjects Aboriginal Australians -- Religion.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Rites and ceremonies.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Social life and customs.  |  Religion.  |  Magic and sorcery - Clever people.  |  Religion - Rites - Ceremonial objects - Stones.  |  Religion - After death beliefs.  |  Gender relations - Marriage.  |  Ceremonies.  |  Death - Mortuary customs.  |  Uluru / Ayers Rock (South Central NT SG52-08)

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