Australia Arrente Belief







Australia Arrente Belief


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Arrente belief is the name given to the aborigines' belief. The aboriginal people used to believe in rocks, but the most acceptable word used in English is dreaming. They followed traditionally beliefs and their dreams were personal. Each person had a link to it either in their minds or by representation of a totem. A totem is an object in which aborigines believe and that the spirit of their ancestors were in those objects. The birth of a child was for them a link to their dreaming spirits. When they looked at the landscape in front of them, they wouldn’t just see the simplest but would say that the relationship with the earth is thus of a mother that watches them. They had their own concept concerning the rocks named as devils marbles and that the boulders protected them. They put much stress on the spiritual identity as well as the connection, whether just physical or spiritual, to land.



Arrente Belief in Australia




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