This one I’ve seen before.
A spirit from the Dreamtime.
Aborigines believe in two forms of time – two parallel streams of activity.
One is the daily objective activity to which you and I are confined.
The other is an infinite spiritual cycle called the Dreamtime…
more real than reality itself.
Whatever happens in the Dreamtime establishes the values, symbols
and laws of Aboriginal society.
Some people of unusual spiritual powers have contact with the Dreamtime.
Through their dreams. Through ceremonies involving sacred objects like
What is the name of that spirit?
Ah. Its name is one of the few words recorded from a tribe once active
in Sydney. – Now extinct, of course.
This is a name given to a race of spirits who came from the rising sun
bringing sacred objects with them like these stones.
This tribe believed that the Mulkurul expressed themselves through people
of unusual spiritual power.
You mean, they’re sometimes human?
Yes, the local belief was that they acted through humans.
No. Frankly, I don’t think that any of us has the spiritual powers
that tribal people expect from Mulkurul.
You see, a Mulkurul has incredible premonitory dreams.
They usually appear at the end of a cycle when nature has to renew itself.
Most primitive cultures see life in cycles.
Each cycle ends with an apocalypse of some kind.
And then there is a rebirth.
The Last Wave
Are you a fish?
Are you a snake? Are you a man? Who are you? Who are you? Who are you? Who are you? Who are you? Who are you? Are you Mulkurul?