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The religious culture of the Aboriginal

  

  

  

To understand the structure of society Aboriginal, first of all you need to know a good specificity and strength of religious feeling, permeate its structure. Particularly evident influence of religion in relation to the land. Ownership of land in the European sense of the aborigines there was no. The territory passed from generation to generation. Most land is owned by its inhabitants, and not vice versa. After all, she served as the abode of the spirits of ancestors, laid the beginning of beginnings; Land was seen as something more than entrusted to the care of the tribe, and not for practical use.

Delivery (groups of people, related to the origin from a common ancestor) jealously guarded traditional habitats, along with magical rituals, totems and songs.

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Totemism in the lives of Aboriginal

The ancient natives lived in direct contact with nature, rather, They saw themselves as part of the natural world, where the animals, plants, and they were a single entity. Sky also belonged to this world. Always close to them, is it just a little taller than the tallest tree, It was "home" mighty creatures, heroes, That, Tired of his earthly labors, lived there in the form of stars.

The Milky Way seemed Path, by which these creatures move. The sun was seen a woman with a flaming torch, and the moon-man with a torch modest; they made light of the world. The southern aurora alleged blood, shed by the people in the great battles, and the falling stars and meteorites-sticks for making fire, that someone threw in a wizard-witch, clearly wanting to kill him.

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Rituals, magic and sorcery of the Australian Aborigines

Any death, addition to the natural extinction of old people and the death of soldiers, in Aboriginal Australia, considered as the result of hostile forces. This is a necessary consequence of the belief in magic. People believed, that death could only be called magic, sends another person or spirit.

This death demanded vengeance, and nothing could prevent the punishment of the guilty. That has to be a man, had quarreled with the deceased or zadevshy it any other way, or just jealous. Learning guilty on several grounds, him exiled group avengers, but the problem could be solved by a special agreement with the guilty party.

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