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what about Australian mythology? Is there such a thing? I'm sure that it exists, but is it something alot of people embrace, study, or acknowledge?

Australian mythology is from The Dreaming - a series of myths and stories to explain the evolution of nature and the world. I have several books about them but I haven't read them for a long time.

I started searching for indigenous Australian philosophy books recently which has been quite a challenge - I finally found two that cover their philosophy which tries to explain their spiritual and animist belief systems. I'm very interested in how similar their ancient belief systems may be to African society. I have lots of snatches of info but no framework yet to link it all together yet. The book I have waiting in line is Ancient & Modern ~ time, culture and indiegnous philosophy by Stephen Meucke.
Indigenous Australian culture/languages/oral traditions are so interesting and so vast and unique to each particular region and group. So the short answer is yes. Wink
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