The Australian Dream Time

photo of Ayres rock

The aborigines of Australia

Written by Gary Wonning

More of the Australian Aborigine culture

Dream-time has different meanings, sometimes you are just using memory, or if dreaming into the future it is imagination. Sleep dream-time is just anytime in the  past

They say that all spiritual beings instead of settling on the earth they say they dreamed it up.

When you go on a trip, they say you dream it up first.

All travel costs in energy, time, and money.

When you go to Cairns, time and travel is just a dream, and money doesn’t disappear, it just changes form.

When you spend all your time and money on earth the physical body dies, we all have a bank of physical energy when we are born, when the physical energy is used up, the body dies, just like when a car runs out of gas, it stops.

Spiritual energy doesn’t die, it continues on, it just changes form. 

A lifetime is called a dreaming(destiny) they say aborigines are spiritual scientists. We are all  are spiritual  scientist.

Aborigines have been traced to Iraq, Iran, Malaysia, they are Caucasians, being an aborigine refers to religion,not color of skin. If you follow the way of life you are Aborigine, regardless of color, in Australia, any aborigine can get welfare regardless of color.

You can either be Australian or Aborigine. and you can change each census, and you can be anything you want, German French, etc. 

Being an aborigine has nothing to do with color or physical features, it’s the same as being Christian,  they believe there are only 2 types of people, aborigines, and the rest, If you are European Negro , you are white feller.

There is no scientific evidence they have been here more than 12,000 years, but  legends state they have been in Australia for at least 40,000 years. 

Nature has caused thousands of species to disappear, it has nothing to do with climate change or other human activity.

Fire is part of nature and shouldn’t be put out, it is natures way of clearing dead brush and trees.

The Rainbow Serpent created the world and is  like a God.

They can sense spiritual sites , which ones are most important, and can predict when the water will dry up.

They cannot cross another tribes land with out permission, it’s not that way any more, like everything else, times are changing. 

Rock Art is  not important anymore

The deceased were buried in trees wrapped up bones and put in tree , some were put in graves, some were cremated,  or embalmed,

Some tribes cut off the heads.

Many have seen the Rainbow Serpent, it is described as similar to meeting God, or an Angel. Many compare it to meeting the Loch Ness Monster, only certain people see it.

It’s  more feeling than visual. Like a God, if you believe it’s there, it’s there, like the wind blowing.

We believe God is our creator, they believe the Rainbow Serpent is their  creator

The Rainbow Serpent created everything and watches over us, only tribal Elders meet him, he  came from the Sun.

Gary has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, while studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America and the aborigines of

Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has observed that many of the forgotten cultures had spiritual beliefs that were stronger than ours in modern times.

While we have advanced technically far superior to those that came before us, we have lagged behind in spiritual knowledge.

For us to advance as the human race, we need to combine the spiritual knowledge of those that came before us, not only that of the ancients but the knowledge of our direct ancestors as well, with the technical knowledge we have today for us to propel into the twenty-first century and beyond.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

Your comments are welcome

 

 

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The Aboriginal Dream Time and Spiritual Beliefs

Written by Gary Wonning

The Australian Aborigine has a long and interesting history. Their elders say the aborigines have been inhabiting Australia for over forty thousand years. During that time, they have developed a culture and a system of beliefs we could learn from today.

I have posted a few of their core values.

To the Aborigine, life was all about survival, we are taught a work ethic in order to improve our lot and to make a better life. The Aborigine knew no such thing, because of their extreme environment, their only focus was survival, they don’t understand and laugh at us for working so hard.

People say to them that it must be great to live off the land, their reply is “If people think it is so great, let them try it!”

Only the healthy babies were kept, they were suckled for seven years and if the mother couldn’t keep up with work and the child, the baby was killed.

Most tribes contained 20- 30 people , with 4-5 in each family, some lived to be 100 and some had more than one wife, if the man died or left, another male stepped in and took care of her.

It took about six acres of land to support one person, they survived by eating whatever was available, including termites, ants and grub worms. I actually ate a cooked grub worm, it wasn’t too bad!

There are many shapes and sizes of boomerangs which they used to hunt and kill food, everything from birds to kangaroos. The boomerang was designed to come back to it’s original location, that way if the prey was missed, the boomerang would return to the person who threw it, eliminating his need to run after it. I

n today’s world most Aborigines have lost the ability to make and throw boomerangs, many are becoming like us and we are becoming like them, in time we will all be the same.

If the tribe became too large and there wasn’t enough food, the weaker ones were either killed or left to die.

They would rub animal fat on their bodies to shut down sweating in order to conserve water. They still don’t wear many clothes because clothes create body odor in the heat.

In the dry years, women would not ovulate, they had 0 population growth, sometimes the droughts would last 10 years, so there would be no children born in that time. The lack of food and environmental stress ruined the sex drive.

When woman first felt kick of child, the first animal they saw was believed to be it’s totem or spirit animal, because that is the closest source of energy, it could be a snake, kangaroo or anything.

They believe that newspapers print only bad things, I guess I agree with that.

The earth was flat and void, spiritual beings created what they needed

Rock Art only has meaning to the author, it tells the story of some happening, corroboree, and the retelling of old stories, and creation, photograph carries the spirit of the soul, they wouldn’t allow anyone to photograph them, they felt by doing so, the spirit was stolen.

photo of aboriginal rock art

Ancient aboriginal rock art

You can’t have a  can’t have creation without creator.

The rock art is a teaching aid, as is the red facial paintings, and costumes, 

Stories are a memory aid, their stories are laws on which aboriginal life is based, music is also a memory aid.

More to follow.

Gary has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, while studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America and the aborigines of

Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has observed that many of the forgotten cultures had spiritual beliefs that were stronger than ours in modern times.

While we have advanced technically far superior to those that came before us, we have lagged behind in spiritual knowledge.

For us to advance as the human race, we need to combine the spiritual knowledge of those that came before us, not only that of the ancients but the knowledge of our direct ancestors as well, with the technical knowledge we have today for us to propel into the twenty-first century and beyond.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

Your comments are welcome

 

The Old Henry J, Growing Up In the Fifties

photo fo two people, a child and an adult looking at a sunset over the ocean

Life was a lot slower and simpler in the fifties and sixties.

Written by Gary Wonning

My grandparents had given me a nineteen fifty-two Henry J for my first car, I was only fifteen so I couldn’t legally drive it on the road, but I kept that car spotless. This was in the early sixties, our lives revolved around hot good looking cars. Very seldom did a week go by when I didn’t wash it or clean it up to keep it looking nice.

In all reality, it wasn’t much of a car, but it ran and had a radio, what else did I need?

I was the only one in my group of friends that had a car, so I was top dog.

Soon, Jim  and I would be making weekly trips to Batesville in my juke box on wheels, in search of adventure, and whatever else we could find.

I started to have trouble with it, minor things; the doors wouldn’t stay closed, radiator problems and such.

One Saturday evening, we had decided the proper action would be to circle the Gibson Theater in Batesville and wait for the show to end. We reasoned that girls would come swarming out of the theater and that would be our chance to meet a couple of them. (Teenage logic.)

Growing up on a dairy farm in southeastern Indiana, Gary traveled very little until midlife, when the opportunity became available to him.

Grabbing his camera and a bag full of equipment, he began his vision quest traveling to most areas of the United States and several countries abroad.

Along the way he collected several thousand photographs that he wants to share with everyone.

http://www.travelnsnap.com

Gary decided the best way to accomplish his goal was to publish photo documentaries on the various areas of the world he has visited.

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What will follow will be several photography books, who knows how many will wind up in his collection.

To contact Gary:

journeysthrulife@gmail.com.

http://www.journeysthrulife.com.

We Can Only Determine the Future By Discovering From Whence We Came.

photo of a distinguished older gentleman

Wisdom lost through the ages, common sense is no longer common.

Written by Gary Wonning

Many think we should never look back, when we do someone will immediately tell us we are living in the past. 

We can look back into our past for any number of reasons, and doing so doesn’t mean we are dwelling there, we are just recalling memories, often times these memories can have a positive result on our lives. 

Many times life’s puzzles can only be solved by looking into the past which enables us to find a reference as to where we are headed or which path we should take. 

We need to connect the dots, and the dots cannot be connected by looking forward, the dots are in the past. 

You need to trust the dots from the past will connect you to the dots in the future. 

photo of shriner walking up masonic stairs

The Masonic Influence on World History

By learning to trust in something, your gut, life, destiny, karma, whatever it is that connects you with the God Force, then you will once again be directed to the path you are destined to assume. 

Sometimes we need to look backward to see forward. 

Gary has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, while studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America and the aborigines of

Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has observed that many of the forgotten cultures had spiritual beliefs that were stronger than ours in modern times.

While we have advanced technically far superior to those that came before us, we have lagged behind in spiritual knowledge.

For us to advance as the human race, we need to combine the spiritual knowledge of those that came before us, not only that of the ancients but the knowledge of our direct ancestors as well, with the technical knowledge we have today for us to propel into the twenty-first century and beyond.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

Your comments are welcome

 

I Want My America Back

photo of a distinguished older gentleman

Wisdom lost through the ages, common sense is no longer common.

Written by Gary Wonning

I grew up in the middle of a corn field in southern Indiana. Like everyone else I knew, we didn’t have much money, living on a small dairy farm, it was often a day to day existence, with no money for extras.

We were poor, but we didn’t know we were poor because everyone else was poor  to.

I often felt sorry for my cousins who lived in Indianapolis, they were better off financially then we were, but they didn’t have the freedom I had, I could roam anywhere without the fear of evil coming upon me. Plus I had the farm animals, a creek with all kinds of playthings in it, fish,crawdads, snakes, tadpoles, you name it.

Growing up, and graduating high school in 1962, I couldn’t wait to get a good job and start making money doing something besides baling hay.

We didn’t know it at the time, but we had landed in my opinion, in one of the best times to be alive.

New technology and jobs were everywhere, and life was simple, so we thought.

I had this vision of leading the same life as an adult I had as a child, only with more money.

I just wanted to live the American Dream, two car garage, white picket fence, 2.5 kids and a chicken in every pot.

It started to become a reality, I got a good job, made good money, and began accumulating all the stuff I wanted.

By the age of thirty-eight, everything I had was paid for, house on acre of land, swimming pool, cars, everything.

One day I  looked around and said,”That was easy, there must be more to life than this.”

Oops, should never had said that.

Three years, I was divorced, and broke.

I still had my job, but everything else was gone.

How did that happen, and why?

In such circumstances, many turn to their church or pastor, which I did, the standard answer, when no one has an answer, It’s God’s Will, wasn’t cutting it for me.There had to be  a reason why myself and others face these trials while many others seems to skate through life virtually untouched.

I wasn’t whining or feeling sorry for myself, I just wanted an answer.

I had joined the masonic lodge a few years previous, and I kept hearing about the secrets of masons in masonry, what was that all about?

Even though my lodge brothers were well versed in masonic ritual, and history,  they had no answers either.

photo of shriner walking up masonic stairs

The Masonic Influence on World History

So I began my own search, after asking the universe many times what were the hidden mysteries of masonry, I began to get answers.

My search took me  to most of the United States, Egypt, Canary Islands. Belize, and Australia.

In the process, I talked with aboriginal leaders in the outback, Mayan Medicine men, visionaries, and many others.

Through it all, I took on a different perspective of life, and how maybe some of life’s problems can be understood and thus made easier to deal with.

But what does this have to do with the state of affairs in the United States and the moral decline that worries each and every one of us?

Let’s go back in time.

I remember standing out in my front yard as a child one evening, I was probably about six years old.

At the time I lived in southern Indiana and looking towards the east, I saw Washington D.C. going up in flames. I hardly knew what Washington D.C. was, I had heard it was our nation’s capitol, but being as young as I was I didn’t realize what the city stood for.

I just knew our government was in trouble and it seemed as if it was a few years after the turn of the 21st century. It seemed to be really troubling times.

This was about 1950, so it seemed really far off, and I pretty much forgot about it.

Several years later, in the late 80s, I had to opportunity to speak with a very knowledgeable and intuitive lady. Someone who should have been famous, but wasn’t.

She gave me the same information about the coming turmoil, repeating what I had heard in my youth.

I listened to what she had said, but it never really registered how bad it could get, we had just survived the protests of the sixties, how much worse could it be?

She said there would be much rioting and discontent, but it would be confined to the major cities and if we stayed out of them we would be fine.

She said the problems would come from the way the majority of our children had been raised after the sixties, the permissiveness and lack of control many parents had over their kids, and the  way American society had forgotten what had made us great.

Soon after that, I went to  a motivational seminar, where Zig Ziglar was speaking, he said the same things, I still didn’t heed the warnings.

Most of us were raised in a different world, and we raised our kids in that world, but somehow things changed and people forgot, or didn’t think it was important to remember any more.

This is how most cultures decline and finally disappear, being taken over by a more barbaric society, until they no longer exist.

I took it with a grain of salt and went about my way as many others had done who had heard the same warnings, after all, our parents and grandparents had been saying the same thing for years, the world was going to hell in a handbasket.

Soon it was the turn of the century, and suddenly, the things I had seen and was told about began coming true.

It seemed chaos was everywhere, no self control or discipline, no respect for the law, or others, profanity, everything that was right was wrong , and everything that was wrong was right.

Bad behavior became condoned and accepted, anyone who disagreed and remembered the values taught them at a younger age, were condemned and ridiculed.

The world had been turned upside down, and all the problems of the world somehow seemed to be the fault of the United States.

You hear constantly on the media and from some politicians how horrible a place the United States is, how cruel we are to minorities, the disabled, etc.

I found during my travels, this is not the way the average person across the globe feels, that is only media and political rhetoric, designed to sell ads and garner votes by pandering to humanity’s basic trait, fear.

While in the outback of Australia, I got into a conversation with a nineteen year old girl from Switzerland, she couldn’t understand why I would travel somewhere besides America, she made the statement that if she lived in America, she would never leave, in her words,”America has everything a person could ever want or need.”

A few days later, we entered the tiny town of Daly Waters in the Northern Territory. They were celebrating the 4th of July, being appreciative of how the yanks saved them from the Japanese during WW2.

I’ve been on an Italian cruise ship with about 4000 passengers and only about 20% Americans, they sang our national anthem and everyone stood up placed their hands over their heart and sang, giving us a two minute standing ovation when the song was completed.

Most thinking people appreciate and respect what America has done over the last 200 hundred plus years.

America has endured a lot, and I believe it has a manifest destiny. We would have never become a nation, or survived without what George Washington would call, Divine Providence and Divine Intervention.

Fighting against impossible odds, he often gave credit to Divine Intervention for his successes.

Adhering to the basic tenets of our country, the constitution, Bill of Rights, Declaration of Independence and the ten commandments we have weathered the many storms that have befallen us.

Now we face a new challenge, maybe the most critical challenge in our history.

Before, the threat to our country has come from without, now it comes from within.

Many have forgotten what made us great as a country, or no longer seem to think it is important.

Photography Prints

They seem to believe they can do and think as they please, without regard to anyone or anything else.

We have lost our way.

As I soon discovered in my travels, everyone worships God in their own way , that is what our founders wanted, we have freedom of religion, not freedom from religion.

We have the God given right to express our religious beliefs in public or any where we chose, not to force them on anyone, but to express them as we see fit, as long as it doesn’t harm someone else, and we respect what others feel, and not infringe on their space.

The Maya, Egyptians, and Aborigines of Australia were more in tune with their  creator than we are today.

Many of the aborigines still are, even though some of them have become radicalized and developed an entitlement attitude because of what the Australian government has done to try and  help them.

All three cultures have regressed, the Egyptians went from calling their   leaders, Gods, To Pharaohs, then kings, and now presidents.

The Maya have all but disappeared as a culture, and the aborigines are slowly dying off and trying to adapt, in the process turning to drugs and alcohol.

I see the same thing in the United States, many here are also turning to drugs and alcohol because they no longer have a spiritual foundation to rely on.

We have a drug epidemic stretching from Times Square to the cornfields of Indiana.

In an area where the Friday night entertainment was a basketball game, now several people wind up in the hospital from a drug overdose. It happens weekly.

It doesn’t even make the news anymore, it’s not uncommon for the emts to run out of narcan.

Earlier this year,the morgue in Dayton Ohio ran out of room, an airline pilot for a major airline overdosed with his wife while their young child watched.

The list goes on and on,there seems to be no end to it.

We shove Ritalin down their throats at three, instead of allowing them to express themselves and then  wonder why they shoot people at nineteen.

The bad behavior, lack of respect, a sense of entitlement, profanity, and people sit at home watching mindless TV while ignoring their churches, social,fraternal and civic organizations.

In spite of it all, I still believe there are many good people out there, I think the majority of Americans still have their heads on straight, their voices get silenced  and their cause doesn’t get good TV ratings or sell ads in your local paper.

Many are worried , they see what is going on and feel helpless.

Over the last several years, America has been fundamentally changed, because of  negative influences from many politicians and the media, we have forgotten where we came from and what America once stood for.

But we really can’t blame anyone but ourselves, we could not have been fundamentally transformed if we hadn’t let it happen.

We stood by silently as our country was changed from within, no one, or not many even said a word, and few noticed.

Some thought it was wonderful, thinking the world has changed and we need to just go along with the flow.

Many  no longer adhere to the Wisdom of Our Ancestors, that knowledge that was once  passed down from generation to generation, from time immemorial.

The very things we got so tired of hearing and we swore to never repeat to our descendents, we never wanted to sound like our parents, how wrong we were.

This is how great cultures rise and fall, they become great through their deeds and beliefs, they then reach a pinnacle and bergin enjoying the fruits of their labor, allowing decadence to overcome their common sense, becoming a victim of and falling to their own success.

They forget about God and become focused on their own self importance, until they once again fall into subjugation and poverty, completing the cycle, waiting for someone to save them, while forgetting no one will save them if they don’t save themselves.

They forget the spirit of self sufficiency and self reliance that enabled them to become successful.

We have reached a turning point in our evolution. Many of the old ways are once again being thrown out, and new ways of doing things are coming into fruition.

This always occurs in society as we continuously evolve into a new way of thinking.

So where do we go from here?

What is the next step?

Many of the old ways of doing things do need to be discarded, they have long ago outlived their usefulness and no longer are acceptable in society.

This is all well and good, but we need to remember not to throw out the baby with the bathwater.

As we are cleaning house, many want to discard everything, and make changes just for the sake of change, without any regard to to the value of what they are discarding and not considering the unintended consequences of their actions.

Many of our institutions have failed us, and many times we have failed our institutions.

People no longer value what our civic, fraternal and church organizations have to offer, and only look at the negative press some of them receive.

Church attendance is down, I believe that issue might be resolved if the churches started teaching about the God within, instead of the God without.

We need to move past the idea we need to have a savior.

The Maya and Aztecs were looking for a savior, look what that got them.

Jesus was a great man, a great teacher, his message rings true even today,  But, it is for us to save ourselves, no one can do it for us.

We need to learn to discover the God within, that Christ consciousness, our higher self that connects us to the God without, the God who we are a part of.

Until we return to our spiritual and patriotic roots, and remember the values that made our country what it is today, we will continue to be going down the wrong path.

Gary has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, while studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America and the aborigines of

Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has observed that many of the forgotten cultures had spiritual beliefs that were stronger than ours in modern times.

While we have advanced technically far superior to those that came before us, we have lagged behind in spiritual knowledge.

For us to advance as the human race, we need to combine the spiritual knowledge of those that came before us, not only that of the ancients but the knowledge of our direct ancestors as well, with the technical knowledge we have today for us to propel into the twenty-first century and beyond.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

Your comments are welcome

The Burglar, (Joke)

 

 

An elderly woman had just returned to her home from an evening of religious service when she was startled by an intruder.

As she caught the man in the act of robbing her home of its valuables, she yelled, “Stop! Acts 2:38!”
(“Turn from your sin and be baptized”)

The burglar stopped dead in his tracks. The woman calmly called the police and explained what she had done.

As the officer cuffed the man to take him in, he asked the burglar, “Why did you just stand there? All the old lady did was yell a scripture to you.”

“Scripture?” replied the burglar, “She said she had an AX and two 38’s!”

Growing up on a dairy farm in southeastern Indiana, Gary traveled very little until midlife, when the opportunity became available to him.

photo fo two people, a child and an adult looking at a sunset over the ocean

Life was a lot slower and simpler in the fifties and sixties.

Grabbing his camera and a bag full of equipment, he began his vision quest traveling to most areas of the United States and several countries abroad.

Along the way he collected several thousand photographs that he wants to share with everyone.

http://www.travelnsnap.com

Gary decided the best way to accomplish his goal was to publish photo documentaries on the various areas of the world he has visited.

What will follow will be several photography books, who knows how many will wind up in his collection.

To contact Gary:

journeysthrulife@gmail.com.

http://www.journeysthrulife.com.

Puerto Rico: View From San Cristobal

Photography by Gary Wonning

Castillo San Cristóbal, also known as Fort San Cristóbal, is a fort in San Juan, Puerto Rico. It was built by Spain to protect against land based attacks on the city of San Juan. It is part of San Juan National Historic Site.

Castillo San Cristóbal is the largest fortification built by the Spanish in the New World. When it was finished in 1783, it covered about 27 acres of land and basically wrapped around the city of San Juan. Entry to the city was sealed by San Cristóbal’s double gates. After close to one hundred years of relative peace in the area, part of the fortification was demolished in 1897 to help ease the flow of traffic in and out of the walled city.

Click on the photos to see more photos of  Puerto Rico

Looking east from the fort

Looking east with part of the fort in the fore ground

A cruise ship in port

Looking north towards the Atlantic Ocean

Growing up on a dairy farm in southeastern Indiana, Gary traveled very little until midlife, when the opportunity became available to him.

Grabbing his camera and a bag full of equipment, he began his vision quest traveling to most areas of the United States and several countries abroad.

Along the way he collected several thousand photographs that he wants to share with everyone.

photo of El Morro

The beautiful island of Puerto Rico

http://www.travelnsnap.com

Gary decided the best way to accomplish his goal was to publish photo documentaries on the various areas of the world he has visited.

What will follow will be several photography books, who knows how many will wind up in his collection.

To contact Gary:

journeysthrulife@gmail.com.

http://www.journeysthrulife.com.