Shapes & Patterns

  Circle – wholeness, completion, unity, perfection, infinity, symbol of Spirit, ‘going around in circles’ (Bora grounds for sacred ceremonies are circular, representing the sky world from which the Great Spirit Biami originates.) Crescent – moon, femininity, fertility, birth, sickle/death, change, transformation, the emotions, the Chalice/Holy Grail – spiritual quest …

Directions

Directions[1] North – the tropics or the colder northern hemisphere, the soul, analytical and rational thought, law,  fire, love, red, the sun, summer, midday, porcupine/echidna, Coolah and Kurrajong trees, Uluru (home) South – the southern hemisphere, origins, back to nature and the earth, the past, ancient history/ancestry, instincts, the body, …

The Four Elements

The Four Elements Each of the four elements: earth, water, air and fire, had a role to play in Aboriginal life. Different creatures, due to their habitats or Dreamings, had an affinity with each (and maybe two or three) of these elements; although this is a modern interpretation. In being …

Astrology

Pauline and I had several “gonna-do’s”.  Before she died, we shared an incredibly fascinating journey through the realms of the Dreaming…it will all be revealed in Biami’s Cave, my next book I trust! One of our several co-operative projects we planned was a detailed astrology co-relation between the Western star …

Your Meanings

What if you see a pair of Magpies noisily chasing a hawk away? Or a black swan with a white feather in its beak? What if a kookaburra cheekily swoops down and snatches from your hand that tasty morsel, just before you are about to eat it? Have you had …

Ant – More than What’s in Ya Pants!

Ant meaning… “You’ve got ants in ya pants!” Is there a young child who hasn’t giggled and used this ‘naughty’ expression? Ants have the capacity to bring the giggles and squeals of childhood back – especially if you do get one caught in your clothes! Watching them as they struggle to …

Bandicoot

Bandicoot is one of the smallest of the pouched mammals. He always leaves conical pits where he has dug for the majority of his tucker; worms, insects, larvae and grubs. Contrary to popular belief, these creatures do not burrow, although Bilbies do. “Lousy as a bandicoot” is an old Ocker …

Barramundi

Barramundi in glass by Dr Sawfish

Art glass process – Barramundi by Dr Sawfish  Barramundi Love If you love the taste of Barramundi, you might like to know that you are consuming the flesh of an archetypal lover! In the Dreaming[1] two lovers who are not allowed to be together according to tribal law, run away together. …

Bat

Bats are found worldwide and there are over fifty species in Australia.  Bats are the only mammals able to fly. Bats use ultra-sonic echo-locating pulses during flight to avoid obstacles and to catch flying insects.  In human terms, it may mean being able to perceive things in an uncommon way; …

Bee

Most of the 2000 or so native bees are solitary creatures and do not produce honey. It is the trigona which produces honey known as sugarbag.  A rich, dark, pollen-infused honey, it was never commercially viable to be produced. The Aboriginal people, who considered sugarbag a delicacy, tracked the hive by …