Tag: Australia

Australia, dreamtime, the sun
Earth, Mysteries

Dark Omen: Climate Chaos Converges with Solar Eclipse Wisdom

Since the solar eclipse of 2017, climate and tectonic instability has accelerated across the Earth: Rehearsal for the End Times? Predicted fossil fueled climate disruption and superstorm cataclysm? Sun-Moon alignment that bulged the Earth’s crust, precipitating earthquakes? What really is happening here? We survey scientific, religious, and ┬átraditional indigenous belief for answers.

dreamtime, Australian aboriginal art
Film

Walkabout: Following Songlines Beyond the Western Frame

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Walkabout, vision quest, walking in Dreamtime, all of it refers to a particular rite of passage from the indigenous Australians, but also in evidence in animist cultures throughout the world. The 1971 film of the same name narrates a young woman and her brother’s journey beyond their Western frame, but never quite able to follow the ancestor paths, or songlines, of the land.

Papua New Guinea, canoe ceremony
Humanity, Rituals and Traditions

Papua New Guinea: Rainforest World of Sustainable River Guardians

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The Sacred Land Film Project captured a revival of a canoe ceremony with feasting, dancing and carving, honoring their sacred Ramu River. The region is part of the third largest intact rainforest ecosystem left on earth, where sustainable agriculture and forestry practices have allowed societies to thrive for thousands of years, now threatened by multinational logging interests and corrupt governmental entities.