By Tony Swain

a few of the components ascribed to standard Aboriginal ideals and practices are the results of touch with exterior peoples - Melanesians and Indonesians, in addition to Europeans. This arguable and provocative 1993 e-book is a close and continent-wide learn of the influence of outsiders on Australian Aboriginal world-views. the writer separates out a standard center of non secular ideals which replicate the precontact spirituality of Australian Aborigines. This ebook investigates Aboriginal fable, ritual, cosmology and philosophy, and likewise examines social corporation, subsistence styles and cultural swap. it will likely be of serious curiosity to readers in anthropology, spiritual reviews, comparative philosophy and Aboriginal studies.

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