Australijskie ceremonie ognia. Ogień w religii Warlpiri

Andrzej Szyjewski

Abstrakt

Australian Fire Ceremonies. Fire in the Warlpiri Religion

During fire ceremonies in various Australian communities, long torches constructed from poles wrapped in flammable leaves are used. For the Warlpiri, their significance is associated with the symbolism of fire, contrasted with water represented by the form of the rainbow serpent. The founding myths of the ceremony are based on using fire to limit the power of water by way of bloodshed. Various forms of the use of fire and the connected symbolism for the Warlpiri point to reference to dancers, and the torches they hold to the Milky Way (Yiwarra). The main symbol of this in the ritual is a sacred construction in the form of a cross, known as wanigi.

Słowa kluczowe: Aborygeni australijscy, ceremonia ognia, mit, rytuał, Droga Mleczna, symbolika ognia, Tęczowy Wąż, inicjacja, Warlpiri , Australian Aborigines, fire ceremony, myth, ritual, Milky Way, fire symbolism, Rainbow Serpent, initiation
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