Have you seen this video? Incredible- the only word that I have to describe it.
What do you think?
“Be very careful if you make a woman cry, because God counts her tears.
The woman came out of a man’s rib.
Not from his feet to be walked on.
Not from his head to be superior.
But from the side to be equal.
Under the arm to be protected,
and next to the heart to be loved.”
A ROCK platform in the heart of the Wollemi wilderness may be the closest thing Australia has to Mount Olympus, the "seat of the gods" of Greek mythology.
Last spring archaeologists discovered an enormous slab of sandstone 100 metres long and 50 metres wide in the 500,000-hectare Wollemi National Park, which is north of Lithgow, in western NSW. The sandstone was covered in ancient art.
The discovery was an unprecedented collection of powerful ancestral beings from Aboriginal mythology.
Last week the archaeologists who found the platform, Matthew Kelleher and Michael Jackson, returned with Griffith University rock art expert Paul Tacon, Blue Mountains archaeologist Wayne Brennan and several of their colleagues.
Two senior members of the Aboriginal community — Darkinjung sites officer Dave Pross and central Australian artist Rodger Shannon-Uluru joined the expedition.
For most of the day the engravings are almost invisible. At dawn and dusk, the images are briefly revealed.
The team had five days to document 42 figurative motifs and by the first evening, Professor Tacon, Mr Brennan and Dr Kelleher had recognised a gathering of the gods. Supreme being Baiame and his son Daramulan were both there. Near this father and son pairing is an evil and powerful club-footed being, infamous for eating children. Several ancestral emu women and perhaps the most visually powerful of the images, an eagle man in various incarnations, are also present.
"The site is the Aboriginal equivalent of the palace on Mount Olympus where the Olympians, the 12 immortals of ancient Greece, were believed to have lived," says Professor Tacon. "This is the most amazing rock engraving site in the whole of south-eastern Australia."
Even in famous rock art regions in the north, it is extremely rare to see big gatherings of ancestral beings depicted together, says Professor Tacon.
The Wollemi is dissected by deep canyons and in places almost impassable.
-Self-Awareness: knowing one's internal states, preferences, resources, and intuitions and having the willingness to share them.Interesting article and I wanted to bookmark it to read it once more later. But after a while I find other blogs speaking about emotions and thoughts. And so I decided to write this post.
-Self-Regulation: managing one's internal states, impulses and resources, and taking responsibility for said.
-Motivation: ability and emotional tendency to inspire, guide or facilitate the reaching of goals.
-Empathy: awareness of others' feelings, needs and concerns.
-Social Skills: adeptness at effecting change through listening and communication; openly communicating and nurturing relationships.