People change, and the creatures of the land change, but the land remains constant to be honoured by its people. This belief is central to both Aboriginal and Celtic peoples.
As well as honouring their land, both nations acknowledged earth powerlines or leylines, developed a strong culture which accepted men’s and women’s business as separate crafts or magics, and dreamed stories of heroes and quests that were passed down to the children in an oral tradition. Both nations respected the land and looked to the animals of their land for instruction and guidance. Both nations became a dispossessed people and the peoples of both nations were then categorised as incapable of determining their own future. The children of both nations are today’s Australians, sharing an ancient land.
For our deck which incorporates the Aboriginal and the Celtic, we carefully chose uniquely Australian creatures to focus on part of our beliefs, then we found that other animals had chosen to be part of this Oracle. To understand how this could happen, you will need to look at this from the animal’s point of view: It is not a matter of you choosing the animal that you think suits your life or the decor of your home. It is rather the animal that chooses you, that is kind enough and generous enough to give its time to share a knowledge with you that you need to know, at this time in your life.
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