May 262020

Read Jim Poulter’s article entitled Aboriginal thought systems (pdf).

Virtually no effort has been in the past devoted to understanding the status, integrity and merits of Aboriginal philosophy and religion. Everyone has heard of the concept of ‘The Dreaming’, but practically nobody knows what this actually means. It rates no mention whatsoever in the Oxford Dictionary of World Religions. Based on his decades of discussion with tribal people such as Donald Murrawilli and Elders such as Uncle Reg Blow, Jim offers some insights into the complex and sophisticated Aboriginal thought systems.

The sections in the article are:

  • An analysis of Aboriginal philosophy.
  • Understanding the Dreaming.
  • The basic tenets of Wandjinist religion.
  • The environment as a living entity.
  • Sorry Time.