NGANGKARI – TRADITIONAL HEALERS OF THE AUSTRALIAN OUTBACK

‘The traditional healers of the Australian outback are the Ngangkari, who are still practicing today as they have always done, quietly and without fuss.’

“You’ve got to remember that this is the tradition, this is the knowledge and Law. It’s something that has been held on to which came from the days before there were hospitals and other forms of doctors… We were responsible for looking after all the people. We have held onto that knowledge.” – Rupert Peter

PAGE 143 / THE SHAMANISM BIBLE / JOHN MATTHEWS

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DREAMTIME TEACHING

‘According to the teachings of the Aborigines, the Dreamtime began when infinite space was penetrated by great powers, who literally dreamt the Universe into being. These beings, whose powers are limitless, are the great ancestors of humanity, and their dreams formed the world as we know it. During this period when the earth was coming into being, the first Man and Woman walked the land. The Man shaped the rocks and rivers, the deserts and forests, while the Woman dreamed of the laws and rituals that govern all life. Because the land and the law were created at the same time, they are inseparably related. Since everything originated from the Dreamtime, this represents the foundation of truth and reality, while life as we understand it is merely a shadow of the original creation.’

PAGE 139 / THE SHAMANISM BIBLE / JOHN MATTHEWS

MOONDANG-AK KAARADJINY ‘The Carers of Everything’ – Noel Nannup Karda

moondang-ak-kaaradjiny“As the spirits wandered they suddenly realised that they were all going to become real. They did not know where, when, how or why. The spirits began to speak with each other. The sorted themselves into different groups, There were tree spirits, plant spirits, bird spirits, animal spirits and people spirits.” (Pg. 6, Noel Nannup Karda, Moondang-ak Kaaradjiny, Bachelor Press)

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