Australian Religions: An Introduction
Critique of the literature on and an examination of Australian Aboriginal ritual and belief focussing on meaning rather than function; supernatural beings, high gods, culture heroes; mythical geography; initiation rites; secret cults; medicine men; death and eschatology; First published in Hist.Relig.
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Supernatural Beings and High Gods
Culture Heroes and Mythical Geography
Initiation Rites and Secret Cults
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A. P. Elkin All-Fathers animals Aranda Traditions archaic Arnhem Land Australian Aborigines Australian medicine Australian religions Bagadjimbiri Baiame beliefs Birth and Rebirth Black Civilization blood body bull-roarer Bunjil C. H. Berndt cave celestial Central Australia cere circumcision corroborees creative cult Culture Heroes dances Daramulun dead death Djamar Djanba doctor Dream earth Eliade existence father heaven High Degree High Gods historian of religions Howitt human Ibid idem important initiation ceremonies Karadjeri Kunapipi Kurangara Kurnai magical meaning Melanesia mythology myths Native Tribes Northern Kimberley novice Oceania original Personal Monototemism postulant powers primitive religions primordial quartz crystals R. M. and C. H. Rainbow Serpent religious rites ritual rock sacred history Schmidt secret Shamanism Snake songs soul southeastern tribes Spencer and Gillen Stanner Sterbende Welt subincision Supernatural Supreme symbolism tion tjurunga tralian tribal Unambal Ungarinyin Ungud Ursprung Walangala Warner Wauwalak Wilhelm Schmidt Wiradjuri women Wondjina Yurlunggur