UNIT ONE: AUSTRALIA POST 1945 CONTEMPORARY ABORIGINAL SPIRITUALITIES • Aboriginal spiritualty as determined by the Dreaming The Dreaming: - The Dreaming is the root of Aboriginal spirituality and is important to every Aboriginal culture and societies. - The Dreaming is term used to label all knowledge and understanding in Aboriginal societies. - The Dreaming gives the Aboriginal people a way to explain on how the world came to be. - The Dreaming is communicated through art, song, dance, story, ritual and kinship systems. Kinship: - Kinship ties is a complex system of belonging, relationships and responsibilities within a clan that are based on the Dreaming.
THE CHANGE OF THE EVERGLADES BY:EXAVION VALENTINE The presence of the Burmese python is killing the Everglades. According to Andrew Ng Burmese python are “wiping out humongous numbers of opossums, racoons, bob cats as well as many species of birds.” Florida has hosted a challenge to take down this invasive species. Clearly, the Burmese python is drawing hunters to the Everglades. According to Andrew Ng in his 2013 article, “to address the problem, the state’s Fish and Wildlife Commission is sponsoring its first ever Python Challenge.” This statement means that hunters are coming to participate in this challenge. This is important because it can get rid of the pythons in the Everglades.
They mainly feed on rodents, lizards, snakes, birds, insects, eggs, and fruits. The interaction between an Indian Grey Mongoose and a King cobra is very critical. According to nationalgeographic.com, there is footage of a mongoose and a cobra fighting vigorously. It is shown that when they both saw each other, the King cobra stroke at the mongoose, but missed. In the end, the Indian Grey Mongoose had flipped the cobra over and started to shake him with tremendous effort, and the snake had stopped moving.
The author creates aboriginal representations and suspense through the punctuation that he has used in the poem. The author uses almost no punctuation to ensure the poem flows seamlessly yet uses an occasional comma to create suspense. The use of capital letters in the poem emphasise the words to create aboriginal representations and adds an aesthetic element to the poem. For example the capitalised word Mother indicates that it is a title as well as showing the significance of that term to the aboriginal culture and describes the secure relationship between the land and the aboriginal narrator. The poem My Mother The Land by Phill Moncrieff poetically describes the struggles the aboriginal people faced with loss of their country, culture, identity, people and place at the hands of the European people and colonisation throughout history.
Mythology is an essential aspect of culture among any group. They often create themes that reflect the culture and effect religious beliefs. Some themes are simple and include men and women as Gods and Goddesses while others are more complex with nature portrayed as God. One group with a strong connection to mythology and nature is the Kalahari bushmen of South Africa. The Bushmen people were first inhabitants of South Africa around 20,000 years ago and still live there today.
Self Entrapment In “Monkey Hill,” Stan Rice writes about the speaker’s experience when going to the zoo and visiting the spider monkey exhibit. The speaker looks at the monkeys throughout the poem pointing out certain actions that occur. Throughout the poem, Rice highlights different things each monkey does. Ultimately, Rice illustrates the fact that the monkeys act as a metaphor: although they are trapped in an enclosure, internally they are free. On the other hand, the speaker fails to realize that we as humans are free people that can do what we want, but internally we are imprisoned.
Poems have been a great way of telling stories for many years all around the world. From William Shakespeare to Robert Frost, it has been a very popular and interesting way of expressing somebodies thoughts, dreams or fantasies. No More Boomerang was just one of many great Australian poems written by the well known activist Kath walker. Kath was born on November the third 1920. Although she was born to the name of Kathleen Jean Mary Ruska, she was more commonly known as Kath walker.
We invented stories by using gods, humans and magical creatures to explain something that happens in nature. The most important way to think about myths is that they are symbolic stories that attempt to answer difficult human questions about the universe. For instance, where did we and the world come from? And what is the meaning of life?. “We all want to know where we came from, but because our earliest beginnings are lost in the mists of prehistory, we have created myths about our forefathers that are not historical but help to explain current attitudes about our environment, neighbors and customs” (6).
The final step of amplification is called archetypal amplification, in which the dreamer looks at the stories and symbols from myth and history that relate to a dream symbol. In Jung’s early research he found that very similar images and stories can be found in myths, fairytales, and folklore from all over the world This led him to develop the concept of the archetypes as deep psychological patterns that underly the way in which people structure stories and find meaning. When you read myths and fairytales you might notice that folklore sometimes includes the same kind of surreal images and unexpected events that occur in dreams. Jung thought that dreams spring from the same psychological archetypes that give mythology it's basic shape. If
Throughout history, humanity has so many explanations for dreaming process, but most of them are religious and spiritual. However, the scientists said that "dream production mechanisms draw bits and pieces of elements within the vast mnemonic repertoire that contains all the information, knowledge, and personal memories accumulated over an entire lifetime"(Grenier et al., 2005, p 280). Anything we see in our dreams is already inside our brains, maybe for a long time that we can't remember it. When we are dreaming, our memories, which contain everything we experienced in our whole life, became an "open book" for us to catch memories and feeling from here and there and combine them to create the dreams. So, when you see your dead grandfather that doesn't mean his soul is visiting you, it means that he is still within your memories and your mind catch that memory and changes it into a