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"Dreamtime" Australia Local Custom Tip by keeweechic

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This is part of the Aboriginal culture and is most often used to refer to the 'time before time'. It also explains the birth and customs of the Aboriginal people and their land. Aboriginals believe that life today can be traced back to the Dreamtime or the beginnings of Creation. They are believed to have the longest continuous culture of any group of people on earth and their folklore tells of their Spirit Ancestors who travelled in all directions across Australia and major events that went to establishing formations in the landscape as is seen today. Many of the events of those times are still re-enacted in dance and mine form ceremonies. Australian animals are also included in the dreamtime myths and legends and Aboriginal art depicting the dreamtime has been painted in walls of caves and rocks for more than a century. The Dreamtime actually contains many parts which not only tells of things that happened and how the universe evolved but also how humans were to . It is the story of things that have happened, how the universe came to be, how human beings were created and how the Creator intended for mankind to function within the universe.

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  • Updated Feb 28, 2004
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