Let’s see if we can separate Aboriginal Dreamtime facts from the myths. Could this tradition hold the secrets to astral projection and time travel?
We know the creation mythology of the Western theology is a combination of stories from ancient Assyria, Babylon and Persia. We find them in the writings of Hammurabi, the sixth king of the First Babylonian Dynasty (1810 — 1750 BC). All the stories from these regions are virtually the same.
Modern cosmology has much in common with the stories of the Australian Aborigine. The Luritja people tell about a great fire coming down from the sky. It divested the Earth, changing the climate. This is an accurate description of a meteor collision. There is evidence of such an event in South America which would have affected the world. This event occurred about 12,500 years ago.
Aboriginal Dreamtime Myths
Dreamtime is a unique version of the Shamanic Journey. Each region in Australia has its own process and cosmology. These traditions have been passed on for generations. Aboriginal culture includes a diverse number of myths and legends about creation. They are stories which have unique details, spiritual symbolism and cosmology. Dreamtime myths are as detailed as many religions. Many historians believe these legends are even older than those of Western theology.
“I lived for a couple of years when I was 9 years old on beautiful Aboriginal sacred land in a town of a thousand people in northwestern Australia. It’s where the Aborigines are still very connected to their culture, the Dreamtime culture. It was really quite a special experience.” — Isabel Lucas
Most forms of the Shamanic Journey use rhythmic sound and sometimes psychotropic additives. This process is a common thread worldwide in many indigenous cultures. Yet, we do not know the exact mechanism of this process. Aboriginal Dreamtime facts are limited to the elements we can replicate and observe. We are not sure if it requires a specific mantra like the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. If that is the case, the journey is available only to those who prepare according to tribal tradition. It keeps the integrity of the process safe. But it limits our ability to understand the process.
We know Dreamtime comes from the tradition of shamanism. The Shamanic Journey is a significant part of shamanism. This inward journey is a worldwide phenomenon that opens awareness to a separate state of consciousness. It is humankind’s first spiritual technology, which opens a doorway to a state of awareness. Michael Harner (2) calls the state “The Shamanic State of Consciousness” (SSC). In this state, the brainwaves are in the theta-wave range between 4 to 7Hz.
Here is where Aboriginal Dreamtime facts become murky. When we add our imagination to the mix, we inject elements that make it difficult for others to replicate. It’s not impossible to have a shared shamanic experience. But a shared out-of-body experience is unique to these traditions. How it is done is still a mystery. If you have experience with the Shamanic Journey, then this form of astral projection is not that far-fetched.
“The Pintupi believe nothing was or is created by humans; it was all there from the beginning arising from the Dreaming. The conception and birth of an individual also arise from dreaming.
Before conception, a person is said to be sitting as an Aboriginal Dreamtime being. This process is thought of as a transformation from the Dreaming into the actual. Dreaming links everything together. Thus, a person is linked to a place.
Dreaming provides an identity for the person, an identity that has existed before the person’s birth and will exist after. Thus Pintupi comes from the Pintupi land, which is they’re Dreaming.” ― Fred Alan Wolf, The Dreaming Universe: A Mind-Expanding Journey into the Realm Where Psyche and Physics Meet
The Shamanic Journey is a process we find in many ingenuous cultures. This proliferation shows the importance of the inward journey. Each culture found its own way of using musical rhythm to develop their own way. Each culture has a unique way of interpreting the symbolism of the mind. The Aboriginal people left glimpses of their understanding artwork they left in caves.
Aboriginal Dreamtime Facts
The Aboriginal form (1) differs from other forms of the Shamanic Travel in a few significant ways. With this form, practitioners view events in the past or the future. So, this sounds a lot like the experience of projecting awareness and time travel. Most of the other forms of the Shamanic Journey deal only with the spirit world.
The problem is the process is difficult to replicate. Alberto Villoldo is a modern day Shaman. He says it is possible to replicate the astral projection experience,. However, it requires intensive training in the culture and process. The best way is to live with the tribe and learn from a trusted shaman. The curriculum of preparation is not something they disclose to strangers. You must prove your worthiness to receive the training.
“So what is the Dreaming? I would say the Dreaming is a non-indigenous term used in its broadest sense to describe the stories of our ancestors and how they shaped the land and how they are still part of the land… Across Aboriginal Australia, there are as many terms for Dreaming as there are language groups.” — Hetti Perkins
Another thing that distinguishes it from other forms of the Shamanic Journey is how the process is implemented. The practitioner often stands on one leg rather than sitting or dancing, as in other forms. The traveler stands this way sometimes for several hours.
As with most shamanic journey forms, they also use rhythmic sound to induce this state. Some traditions use psychotropic drugs.
In this state, the practitioner projects their consciousness through time. This projection of awareness is the essence of time travel or astral projection. Somehow, these pioneers of consciousness have a way to leap forward or backward in time. They can accurately describe events thousands of miles away on other continents. Bet you can’t do that.
Aboriginal Dreamtime Facts vs. Transcendental Consciousness
Transcendental consciousness (TC) is differs from SSC. TC is the 4th state of awareness. This level of consciousness underlies our default states: waking, dreaming, and sleeping. The unique property of this state is pure awareness without thought.
Most people use a mantra to reach this partition of awareness. The most popular form is Japa meditation or Transcendental Meditation (TM). So, it differs from SSC.
“Aboriginal Dreamtime infuses all matter and energy, connecting every creature, every rock, every star and every ray of light or bit of cosmic dust. The power to dream is the power to take part in creation itself. Dreaming reality is not only an ability but a duty, one all humans must perform with grace so that our grandchildren will inherit a world where they can live in peace and abundance.” ― Alberto Villoldo, Courageous Dreaming: How Shamans Dream the World into Being
Time Travel and Astral Projection?
Traveling in time and space is a part of reality in Aboriginal culture. It is simply another partition of awareness, no different from the dream or sleep states. Some see it as the ultimate form of the Shamanic Journey.
Here, the traveler is not just on an imaginary journey like most forms. Instead, Dreamtime enables the traveler to move in time and space. It is like lucid dreaming because it has differing degrees of control. An experienced traveler can go to a specific point in the future or past at any location. Stories of travelers from the 1940s said man would walk on the moon and most people thought they were crazy.
It means this process is both a means of time travel and a form of astral projection. One projects consciousness through time and space. Others say this is proof the experience of reality is a dream. So, perhaps there is some great wisdom in the nursery rhyme. Row your boat?
“Row, row, row your boat gently down the steam. Merrily, merrily, merrily, life is but a dream.”
Some think there is a correlation between lucid dreaming and Aboriginal Dreamtime myths. We all dream; some people remember more of their dreams than others. Some people develop the ability to control this landscape of awareness; this is called lucid dreaming. Our normal dream state is something we consider an imaginary realm.
Is All Reality Non-Ordinary Reality?
Everything we experience happens within the mind. The mind is consciousness, and consciousness has no boundaries.
Our imagination and memories create our experience of what we perceive. So, everything we experience is a type of dream.
This means we live in a dream world. Everything we think about reality is actually a creation of the mind. So Aboriginal Dreamtime is just another way to experience reality.
We understand that life is time travel and astral projection. We project our consciousness into a biodegradable container and conduct several experiments. Our life is an expression of consciousness. The default setting is the singularity of our awareness in one body, but we have access to other altered states and higher states of consciousness. It makes sense for us to move beyond the default setting of time.
There are other methods which open doorways and allow us to move beyond our default states of awareness. Waking, dreaming, and sleeping are just the beginning of the states which are available. The Siddhis are an excellent example.
The Siddhis has its own process for astral projection. Here, it is the Siddha uses two sutras: invisibility and finding things. This enables them to explore reality without the boundaries of the body. It is similar to the way dreamtime projects consciousness to find game and water.
The diversity of the Shamanic Journey is proof of the universal nature of the process. It shows different cultures separated by great distances could develop similar tools. They found the same ways to explore consciousness.
Some believe that Hermetics is evidence of this knowledge in Western culture. However, the public documents are absent from the processes that make them work. Some think this esoteric knowledge is still being practiced in secret.
Aboriginal Dreamtime myths are essential to understanding how this version of the Shamanic Journey works. Perhaps if we can save these cultures, we may also then be able to find the keys to astral projection and time travel?
As the world becomes smaller, we hope we can re-discover the secrets that ancient cultures hold without destroying them. As we look back through history, we see the effects the Church has had on its mission of proselytizing and subverting the belief systems of ancient cultures. Other religions still undertake eliminating the cultures they assimilate.
Who knows what other knowledge we may possess if the ancient libraries of Alexandria and Babylon were not burned? There may be other techniques or processes that have yet to be re-discovered by modern man. The isolation of Australia was a barrier. It helped to preserve these traditions from Western religious zealots. It gives us hope that there may be other isolated cultures which hold similar gems of wisdom.
(1) Aboriginal Dreamtime, The Dreaming: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dreaming
(2) Michael Harner: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Harner