Monday, 31 December 2012

Our World Tuesday, ABC Wednesday, Y for Yirmbal


Australia is still in my mind therefore  I dedicate this post again to our guide Willie Gordon in Queensland, but first of all I wish you all a happy and healthy New Year! These photos were taken in 2006.


Willie Gordon says:"This painting is in the Rainbow Serpent cave, and it tells us about Yirmbal, the Creation Story.

We all want to know how things are made. Most people look at it in one of two ways - practical and scientific, or spiritual. Is there a Creator? Is there a spirit that gives life? Or is creation just a practical thing that has evolved over millions of years.

Aboriginal people believed there was a Spirit Giver for all living things. Because life comes to us all from the Spirit Giver, Aboriginal people believe that we are all created equal. The differences between people only occur with religion, culture and environment, but spiritually we are all the same."


Welcome to Our World Tuesday! This meme continues in memory of the work of Klaus Peter, whose "that's My World" brought people together from around the world every Monday to share the wonders therein--big and small.Please click on our new logo for "Our World Tuesday" in the sidebar.

With thanks to Denise Nesbitt and Roger our new Captain. For more interesting ABC posts click on the logo in the sidebar . This week we are looking for words beginning with Y.

My three grandchildren listen to what Willie Gordon tells about herbs.
 The bones of a deceased will be wrapped in bark, which is called Dubal.
 The creationstory is called Yirmbal. The bones in the dubal return to the Creator.

20 comments:

Roger Owen Green said...

Happy new YEAR! Nice post!

Sylvia K said...

A wonderful and interesting post for the day as always, Wil!! May you have a wonderful, beautiful and Happy New Year filled with all the good things!!

Sylvia

RuneE said...

The aboriginal view seems to have a lot going for it.
Happy New Year!

Ann said...

Have a Happy New Year, interesting post.
An

Cindi Clarke said...

Fascinating! Happy New Year!

Kate said...

I certainly like the sentiment expressed in this post! Kate, ABC Team

Carver said...

Fantastic shots and a very interesting post. Happy New Year!

Leslie: said...

Sounds like the Aborigine are not much different from any other culture, really. Happy New Year, Wil.

Leslie
abcw team

Jedediah said...

I love such paintings and these are gorgeous.

Norma Ruttan said...

except for the name, I believe that our souls do go back to our Creator.
lovely post, and so fit for the new year
happy, peaceful new year to you and yours!

photowannabe said...

Beautiful Wil.
I'm so glad you could be with your family and especially the grandchildren.
Fascinating post and I agree that under everything we are all the same.

Regina said...

Happy New Year!

Regards.

Regina

Carol L McKenna said...

Great post and wonderful photography ~ I fascinated by the aborigines ~ they are so 'right on' ~

(A Creative Harbor aka ArtMuseDog and Carol)

Chubskulit Rose said...

These are pretty neat Wil! Happy new Year!

Y is for...
Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

Black Jack's Carol said...

Fascinating photos and beautiful to see your grandchildren listening to Willie Gordon. By learning about many cultures, I think we come closer to understanding that philosophies may be named/expressed differently, but the core ideas are not so unique after all.

Steffi said...

Great post,Wil!Happy New Year 2013!

Marie said...

A lovely reminder of a wonderful place!

Vagabonde said...

Les Aborigènes ont raison, nous sommes tous créés égaux – encore un post intéressant qui nous enseigne sur des autres cultures. Tous mes souhaits pour une bonne et heureuse année 2013, chère Wil.

Ann said...

Thanks for this History lesson.

Kay said...

We really loved the aboriginal art of Australia and bought a piece we have hanging at our house.

Have a wonderful 2013, Wil!