“Aboriginal Dreamtime, says Aunty Munya Andrews, is a ‘cosmology, a theology’ and it’s rarely understood by non-Indigenous Australians.
“I do Aboriginal culture awareness training and one of the most popular questions I get asked is, ‘what is Dreamtime?’. So I thought I should I write a book,” she said.
Aunty Munya is of the Bardi people in the Kimberley region of Western Australia.
She now lives in Sydney, is a barrister and runs business consultancy Evolve Communities with co-director Carla Rogers, which specialises in Indigenous cultural awareness and training.
She says the book aims to give all Australians a deeper understanding of the world’s oldest continuous culture.
Journey into Dreamtime explores concepts of songlines and sacred sites, the reason behind the Rainbow Serpent’s name, what role it plays in traditional healing, how to discover your ‘dreaming’ and what it can teach you.”