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    In the Dreamtime all earth lay sleeping. One day the Rainbow Serpent awoke from her sleep and came out from under the ground. She travelled far and wide across the land and eventually grew tired and slept. She left marks of her sleeping body and her tracks. Then she returned to the place where she had first appeared, and called to the frogs, "Come out!"The frogs came out and the Rainbow serpent tickled their stomachs to the point were when the frogs laughed, water ran all over the earth to fill in the tracks that the Rainbow Serpent had made, and this was how the lakes and rivers were formed.With water now in the land, grass and trees started to grow along with other animals waking up and following the rainbow serpent across the land one again.…

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    Dynamic Living Religion

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    are connected with Dreaming stories and may have significance to several tribal groups, they can also be ceremonial grounds, rock art galleries or deposits used for cultural practices. Sacred sites often get their status from their association with particular aspects of Aboriginal social and cultural tradition. This body of tradition is mainly concerned with the activities of ancestral beings, collectively known as ‘Dreamings’ whose travels across the land and sea created the physical and…

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    drunkenness does not really stand out as unusual, even though it has been diminishing in Australia’s recent recovering past. While this stereotype has carried on for so many decades, its negative repercussions are not always noticed by us Australians. But the stereotype might not be dying, as many young Aussies are now beginning to bring back this heavy alcoholic stereotype, such as the recent ‘shoey’ in Malaysia by a group of Australians who were thought to be ‘intentionally insulting’ the…

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    religions is declining. However, the dream of a utopia in which men and women can tame nature to benefit themselves has led to environmental destruction and inequality. Therefore, in the post-modern world, the morals and values within Genesis 1 are urgently needed. God explains to humanity that we have dominion over the earth, and are called to conserve its beauty. In the post-modern era, people can follow the lessons of Genesis and creations myths to address the challenges of climate change and…

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    Land is fundamental to the wellbeing of Aboriginal people. The land isn’t just soil or rocks or minerals, but a whole environment that sustains and is sustained by Aboriginal people and their culture. For Indigenous Australians, the land is the core of all spirituality and this relationship and the spirit of 'country' (land) is central to the issues that are important to Indigenous people today. Aboriginals are very attached to the land they live on, because they believe that their ancestors…

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    Paul Dunmall Analysis

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    English saxophonist Paul Dunmall has built strong reputation in the European free jazz scene throughout the years. From soliloquies to large ensembles, Dunmall never ceases to surprise through his dashing improvised statements and writing skills. Among his successful past collaborations, saxophonist Elton Dean and drummer Tony Bianco come first in the list, while the improvising quartet Mujician with pianist Keith Tippett, bassist Paul Rogers, and percussionist Tony Levin will be always…

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    Aboriginal culture is one of the few civilisations that have continued on tens of thousands of years of consistent beliefs, values and traditions up until present day. The culture varies as it has over 600 regions or tribes that have their own specific language and beliefs.*CHANGE SLIDE* It has many unique aspects specific only to aboriginal culture such as the dreamtime, traditional sports and art. Even though the culture has prolonged its ongoing teachings it has been influenced by other…

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    Aboriginal Kinship System

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    The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders were the first inhabitants of Australia. It is believed that the Aboriginal people have lived in Australia for the past 50,000 to 120,000 years ago. The Aboriginal people were semi nomadic and lived off natural resources. They lived in groups or families and lived under their kinship system. Their kinship system defined who they were as an individual and who they were as a group. The system told them how to act and behave and the responsibilities they…

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    Aboriginal Art History

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    occupied by an ancestor. The totem is important art in that it shows respect to the ancestors and tribe. Dreamtime Dreamtime is an Australian Aboriginal Religion that includes stories or traditions performed by Aboriginal tribes from each language group, the tribes believed that religion was like real property that could be bought or sold and each generation had to pay for the last generations religious knowledge in that religion was not free. In other words, having religious…

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    The Dreaming is a perpetual concept underpinning Aboriginal Spirituality and culture that is inexorably connected with the Indigenous Australian fundamentality of land and identity. This multifaceted system that is symbolic of the central spiritual beliefs regarding creation and existence is submerged and has an intrinsic attachment to the land and identity of Indigenous Australians. The dreaming is embedded in land and has formed a strong sense of identity and validation from the setting of…

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