28 April 2014

The First Mystics

The Aboriginal Australians possess the oldest extant culture in the world, dating back at least 40,000 years, and possibly extending 100,000 years into the past or more. Theirs is the oldest unbroken lineage of mystics. In their tradition the Dreamtime is a realm beyond space and time where the past, present, and future coexist simultaneously in a seamless wholeness. Through practice they are able to locate subterranean water, navigate through inhospitable wastelands to find food and shelter, heal the sick, and travel out of the body. Their highest deity is the Rainbow Serpent, a mother goddess who may be related to the Kundalini subtle energy currents in the spine, depicted as a serpent in the Hindu traditions.

Leonard Nimoy hosts a program about the history and mysticism of the first Australians. Runs 45 minutes.