Indigenous

Visiting the Olga’s (Kata Tjuta) and life here

Started off my day having breakfast and chatting with a guy from Israel. He was expressing how expensive Australia is. That doesn’t surprise me, I told him many Australian’s would agree, we have duopolies in food retail (Woolworths and Coles) and they keep the prices at parity and high. There has been an inquiry into… Continue reading

A Factual Profile of Uluru

For those who like to evaluate the facts, here are some facts about Uluru:

# Ayers Rock is located in the middle of Australia, in fact very close to the actual geographical centre.
# Geographical coordinates: 25°20’41″ S, 131°01’57″ E.
# Ayers Rock is not the world’s largest monolith. This title belongs to Mt Augustus… Continue reading

Being at Uluru

Yesterday whilst I was walking around Uluru and observing the other people, some climbing, some walking. I asked the ancestral spirits for permission to climb the rock, I wanted to be respectful of their customs as the big sign was saying they don’t want people climbing the rock and they had fears of people falling.… Continue reading

Uluru a World of Heritage

Courtesy of Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uluru.

Uluru (/ˌuːluːˈruː/), also known as Ayers Rock, is a large sandstone rock formation in the southern part of the Northern Territory, central Australia. It lies 335 km (208 mi) south west of the nearest large town, Alice Springs; 450 km (280 mi) by road. Kata Tjuta and Uluru are the two… Continue reading

Didgeridoo singing to spirits

Whenever I hear a didgeridoo it takes me somewhere special. I feel a deep connection to this world when I hear the mesmerising sound of it. I remember when I was travelling back from Russia via Vienna, Austria (not Australia). I remember walking and hearing it and just drawn like a magnet. I was amazed… Continue reading

Indigenous Australia: Sacred In-Sights

I can connect with the feeling of sacred sites as I have been brought to my knees through connection with the energy. Since my world trip I have become more sensitive to the energy which did surprise me. Today was no exception, I went to Simpson’s Gap near Alice springs and I started crying as… Continue reading

Indigenous Australians: Kinship and Skin Names

It is interesting I had never heard of skin names until I spoke with two indigenous women in Canteen Creek when I was teaching there. I was fortunate to spend the night learning. I didn’t fully understand their kinship system but I realised they had a structure to their culture that few anglo/europeans know. I… Continue reading

The Rainbow Serpent A Sacred Symbol

I felt to explore the rainbow serpent as it is mentioned in literature about indengious people in Australia. However, I’d first like to look into the serpent mythology as I saw serpents all over Chichen Itza the Mayan Pyramid site in Mexico. I just found out in West Africa they have the rainbow serpent mythology.… Continue reading

The Ochre Track of My Dreaming

I visited the Simpson’s Gap which is 5 minutes from where I am staying. It was unbelievably inspiring. I cried as I took in this monolithic vision. I have travelled the world but never seen sights like this. I felt to write a poem to try and find the words, as I was speechless on… Continue reading

Truth and Reconciliation Between Indigenous and Anglo Australians?

I have been reading a book called Sacred Australia. I felt inspired to look at it this morning and felt myself cry with the sense of connection to the indigenous people and spiritual nature of this land.

I thought rather than refer to my notes I may just write this intuitively. I have felt since… Continue reading

 

Mohandas Gandhi

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”

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