WHITE FELLA DREAMING
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Reviewed on Mon, 23/03/2015 - 04:14am
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CGJung Society of Melbournes’ monthly guest talk is Robert Hoskin
WHITE FELLA DREAMING …… of the comparisons twixt early artists representations of the the darkness is now being counterpointed by our local indigenous people (Australian Aboriginals) apparently visionary opposing view, Yes in the dark ages bats dragons were all symbols of the Dark Side and poor reptiles were the creatures of the underworld or the Devil. Our young/Jung presenter tonight at CGJung Society of Melbournes’ monthly guest talk is Robert Hoskin.

He is currently completing a PhD based on the long-term and relationships effects to Aboriginal communities in the outback Kimberley region Western Australia.

We white folks see reptiles as devil creatures yet our Aboriginals see The Rainbow Serpent (a recurring image in their ancient rock n bark art) as a light emblazoned creature not one from the dark-side. The sparse empty desert geography determines that this friendly creature is benevolent and a guide not an omen of warning n darkness like our Christian Devil n ancients in the Western worlds Dragons.

Their artworks portray the rainbow Serpent in glorious color guiding them from waterhole to waterhole; hence their dotted paintings with links to circles (another common theme). These painted circles are life-supporting water providers in an artist cultural landscape map. The ever present rainbow Serpent threads its way through n to all these waterholes in many artworks.

Drawing this comparison makes it easier for us to see the difference between white n black peoples’ opinions; they are optimistic n perhaps (because of our Western/European culture) we are simply both God and Devil fearing worshippers.
How nice to hear from a young person just back from a discovery of such great importance; Black is Light worshiping n White is Dark fearing… wow. So simple yet no connexion has been made to this in art comparisons; their rainbow God Vs our Devil fearing predominantly white Euro-Christian society God.

As wanderers n searchers the Kimberley people live off the land and its provided water n Light; as city whites we live off the cities and its smoke n industry n Dark. Their mythological god creature provides n protects, ours just controls n divides us.

This is my going home opinion of a great talk n social gathering thank you for inviting me I will be attending your next discussion; War and The Eternal Boy; The Story of an Australian Sailor Fri 17 Apr 8pm following your AGM.

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