The Matristic lineages are the original Dreamtime linages whose traditional Lore’s and customs depict the creation Lore of the Sky Ancestors, who made them.
These traditions are distinct as being a Matristic Dreamtime epoch and follow strict kinship and SkinLore codes. They are very ancient. Arguably the oldest living Lore on the planet. Many global cultures refer to their own matristic epochs as the Sacred Feminine…..In Australia, as the last conquered continent, the Matristic culture still survives, albeit under duress….
Global Matristic culture is then followed by a Patriarchal epoch whose traditional customary lore’s commence with a migration story of people arriving in the southern continent. They are far less ancient and many of the ancestral sacred sites of the Patriarchal lineages were inherited by right of occupation. These traditions have distinct traditions and customs as well and similar SkinLore marriage Lore codes
Invasion and occupation of the continent by Colonialists commenced in the 1770, rendering over 300 distinct ancestral ‘countries’, each with their own lore’s, languages and ancestral boundaries conquered with all Origin survivors contained and homogenised as just one race collectively labelled as Aboriginal irrespective of their epoch, ancestral county or kinship skin classifications. This dispossession occurred right across the continent. Ensuing assimilation processes caused further confusion and today the greater global population is unaware of the two epoch lineages, or of the original 300 plus individual counties that once made up the Great Southern Island.
The Matristic Lore is metaphorical of creation. It commences in the cosmos, with associated rites, rituals and ceremonies singing the creation of the galaxies, our solar system, our planet and all life upon the planet. Each Sky Ancestors celestial journeys spirals across the celestial skies of our local Milky Way galaxy and project as a holographic reflection of the creation down onto the landscape. As above so below.
Since the Alcheringa, which in the ancestral dialect of the Ngarakbal Githabal moiety means “the beginning”, the Lore commences with an ancestral All Mother in the heavens, who appears out of the eastern seas of the most geographically eastern point of the Australian continent, and is terrestrially embodied as the Tweed Volcano Caldera, traditionally the estate of the Ngarakbul Githabul Origine moieties.
The Tweed Volcano Caldera marks the terrestrial ancestral motherland of which the natural lore of which the Grandmother, the Rainbow Serpent and the Seven Sisters radiates in fractal waves following the transits and cycles of the stars which govern all cycles of life on the planet.
In a world changing now more than ever it is time to reconsider the ancestral Lores and weigh them against the incumbent patriarchal Lores which presently rule the planet….there is much we can learn from the past.
I absolutely loved reading this. Such an amazing article Carmen. Thank you for sharing this with us all. Great to learn something new here and there. I had not heard of these ancient people before.
I am glad you enjoyed it, Ali, so did I, and I had to laugh with you Gypsie Genie, we must be neighbors!