Monday, November 16, 2009

Myths, Folklore, and Symbolism

Myths, Folklore, and Symbolism

Dreamtime "The primordial creation epoch, a central feature of Australian Aboriginal myth. The Dreamtime or Dreaming was the period in which ancestral beings traversed the continent, shaping the landscape, determining the form of society, and depositing the spirits of unborn children as they went. Dreamtime is also a state of being that is briefly accessible to participants in ritual. They are believed to become the ancestors whose journeys are recreated, or whose power is released, by striking a sacred site with which the ancestors are associated." (Tresidder)

1 comment:

  1. Very interesting.

    There was an interesting article in the New Yorker this week about dreams and Nightmares. It was pretty interesting.

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