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© 2005 Preliminary Course: Nature of Religion and Beliefs. This sheet may be photocopied for non-commercial classroom use only. "We walk together on sacred ground. Black feet, white feet, footprints soft upon the land. The Tjukurpa moves beneath our feet. The landscape is alive." - Anon
© 2005 Preliminary Course: Nature of Religion and Beliefs. This sheet may be photocopied for non-commercial classroom use only. Note: Tjukurpa - the Pitjantjatjara word for Dreaming
© 2005 Preliminary Course: Nature of Religion and Beliefs. This sheet may be photocopied for non-commercial classroom use only. Australian Aboriginal Spirituality Absence of any sharp boundary between the spiritual and the natural world.
© 2005 Preliminary Course: Nature of Religion and Beliefs. This sheet may be photocopied for non-commercial classroom use only. Comprises: Closeness to nature - love of the land. Awareness of a greater power who makes living possible. A spirit world - where spirits are active in this world but also there is another world beyond death.
© 2005 Preliminary Course: Nature of Religion and Beliefs. This sheet may be photocopied for non-commercial classroom use only. Ritual - another way of communicating between the two worlds. Seen as an art form, a way of celebrating humanity’s participation in the affairs of the universe and the gods. Takes the place of religious doctrines. Myth - a complex set of stories handed down from generation to generation which, in some way, represent the meaning of the world.
Depend on myths rather than scriptures and creeds to learn about the spirit powers. The spirits showed, through myth, the skills to sustain life. Both ritual and myth form a complex act of worship. Strong oral tradition Totem System Kinship © 2005 Preliminary Course: Nature of Religion and Beliefs. This sheet may be photocopied for non-commercial classroom use only. (adapted from Encarta 96 Encyclopedia )
© 2005 Preliminary Course: Nature of Religion and Beliefs. This sheet may be photocopied for non-commercial classroom use only. CHARACTERISTICS OF RELIGION.
© 2005 Preliminary Course: Nature of Religion and Beliefs. This sheet may be photocopied for non-commercial classroom use only. Religion is about:
Basic Questions of Life © 2005 Preliminary Course: Nature of Religion and Beliefs. This sheet may be photocopied for non-commercial classroom use only.
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