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ABORIGINALS AND THE CABBALISTIC LIGHT

By T.L.Rundell F.R.C.

About the middle of the eighteenth century the general European attitude
towards so-called primitive peoples began to undergo a reversal. The new
outlook began with a Frenchman, Jean Jacques Rousseau (Rosso), who
introduced, to the philosophical world the concept of the 'noble savage',
and who proposed that simple, uncomplicated, almost animal existence,
was the natural, and therefore most a desirable state, from which mankind
had somehow fallen into degeneracies of civilisation. Rousseau gained
many followers and his ideas are still clearly visible in the aims of
numerous Utopian groups and other worldmending organisations.

The new point of view played a large part in the abolition of slavery, and
tribes of primitives became objects of serious study, instead of candidates
for exploitation or immediate extermination. Out of this interest, came
modem anthropology and ethnology as we know them today. Highly
perceptive, well qualified men and women, began to go and live among
the less civilised peoples of the world, and to study not only the outward
aspects of their ways of life, but the beliefs, the morals and ethical codes
that underlie, and indeed, give strength, as well as continuity, to all the
numerous varieties of local convention and behaviour.

The belief is still widely held among civilised people, that primitive
mankind was (or is) a 'simple child of nature', with the mentality and
reactions of a very young child. According to this view, mankind's
religious ideas are supposed to have originated in fanciful explanations of
phenomena, encountered in the environment and to have developed, via a
process of Darwinian evolution, slowly and somewhat painfully, from a
level of unsophisticated and, at least, partly subconscious fantasy, to the
grand and glorious concept of a single Universal Divinity, with which the
more adult mind of modem Man is blessed. In the twentieth century, this
belief is undergoing some rapid and surprising revision, as
anthropologists and ethnologists, patiently research and unravel the
workings of the Primitive mind.
Entities once mistaken for gods, are frequently found to resemble much
more closely the civilised person's acceptances of patron saints, or angels,
of either the good Or bad variety, At one time, all such entities were
translated indiscriminately as gods, and the idea that so-called
polytheistic systems, might possess at least as many levels as the
Hierarchies of Heaven did not, apparently, occur to the investigators.
Now, however, the tables are beginning to turn.

Intensive study of these primitive peoples who have, somehow, remained


uninfluenced by the stream of progress, has revealed as a matter of hard
fact that mankind, before civilisation sets in, is a Monotheist. The firm
belief in one Supreme Creator, is the indisputable and original heritage of
all mankind, no matter how many other lesser entities came to be
accepted as administrators of this world and its weather.

The notion that civilized mankind achieved the concept of Monotheism,


perhaps, as one of, the consequences of his growing in understanding, or
through the agency of his developing and maturing mind, has had to be
given up, and replaced by more sobering consideration.

Civilisation, with its growing emphasis upon power and authority, over
larger and still larger groups, and increasing control of mankind, by
mankind, in the absence of direct intervention, or direction from any
other source, permitted Polytheism to arise. Heroic men and women,
dimly remembered from ancient times, were elevated to positions of
importance, in the other world that was supposed to be interested in this
one, and that other world became an immaterial realm, associated partly
with the sky, and partly with an underworld that had become equally
immaterial. Thus, this hazy heaven (which even modem Man has largely
inherited) gradually became populated with numerous personages, who
had achieved divinity or semi-divinity, and, whose immediate control of
affairs and events in this world, superseded and obliterated the original
idea, of the one Supreme Creator of us all.

Civilized mankind, therefore, had to rediscover his Monotheism. This


rediscovery, besides the subsequent refinement and improvement of the
concept, has been the work of individual Men. They were Men with the
stamp of inspiration upon them, and indeed, the greatest among them did
not hesitate to claim to have conversed with the Almighty Himself, so
profound was the effect of the impressions they received. Whether or not
they did actually meet the Supreme Sprit face to face is, a matter for
personal theological decision.
The effect is the same as if they did, for the idea took root again among
mankind, for it grew, and has developed into interesting forms. Along
with it, there returned something of the old certainty of 'ever present help
in time of trouble', for all mankind on earth, instead of one small group in
opposition to another. Although this lesser idea still persists, it is steadily
losing ground and showing signs of eventually being supplanted by the
wider concept.

When civilised mankind rediscovered Monotheism, the idea did not


arrive in any highly developed or universal form. Thousands of years
passed before the concept matured and expanded sufficiently for any
significant part of mankind to grasp, and to retain the archetypal image of
one, Universal Supreme Being. The only possible exceptions were a few
individuals, whose realisation died with them, and the esoteric groups, or
mystery school’s which taught the wider conception in secret, and
under vows of concealment from the rest of the world.

Mental and emotional horizon’s, were far too limited to contain such a
thought, and many steps had to be taken before it could find widespread
acceptance. The beginnings were small and at first obscure, as all
beginnings must be. The first Man to whom the revelation came,
according to the available records, rejected the thinking of his time,
which, postulated a number of gods and godlings for each group of
families, and initiated the first step towards mankind's appreciation of the
cosmic ideal. His realization that all the families of his kindred had, in
fact, but one deity, who must be the supreme authority for them, set him,
and his relatives, apart from their contemporaries.

We are taught in our Monographs that the Pharaoh Akhenaton, was the
founder of a secret society, that was the fore runner of the Rosicrucian
Order, he was also the founder of a religion that worshiped only one God,
of which he symbolized as the Sun, his God he called Aten, this religion
was, we are told, resurrected from the religion of Mu, Churchwood tells
us much about Mu and is the fore most authority on it.

Tablets that were found in Mexico and India of which are over 15,000
years old tell us of a strange country of 64,000,000 people, inhabitants,
who, 50,000 years ago, had developed a civilization superior in many
respects to our own. They described, among other things, the creation of
man in the mysterious land of Mu.
These similarities do not mean that there is a direct connection between
Atonism and Hebrew monotheism, or that Moses learned about God at
the court of Amarna. Rather, the Aton hymn and the psalm represent two
examples of a literary tradition which flourished throughout the Near
East over a vast span of time. Certain of the concepts, and even of the
phrases, of the Amarna hymn occur in earlier Eighteenth Dynasty
Egyptian hymns and persist after the heresy of Akhenaton had
disappeared from Egypt. Still, it is interesting to see, in so familiar a
volume as the Bible, echoes of the beliefs of an Egyptian pharaoh of the
second millennium before Christ.

These beliefs, as we know them, were beautiful and kind the love of the
creator of all things for his creatures, and their jubilant adoration of him.
"Thy dawning is beautiful in the horizon of heaven, Oh living Aton,
beginning of life!" All creatures, even the humblest, hail the god's rising:

All cattle rest upon their herbage, All trees and plants flourish; The birds
flutter in their marshes, Their wings uplifted in adoration to thee. All the
sheep dance upon their feet, all winged things fly; They live when thou
hast shone upon them.

Aton is the god of Syria and of Nubia also:

Their tongues are diverse in speech, and their forms and their skins
likewise;
For thou, Divider, hast divided the peoples

In cloudless Egypt the phenomenon of rain may be viewed as an example


of the creator's ingenuity in caring for his non Egyptian subjects: "Thou
hast set a Nile in heaven, that it may fall for them!"

A spirit of joyousness and of sunlit, open space, and an appreciation of


the manifold beauties of nature breathe in the liturgy of the Aton faith and
are found in other elements of the worship.

We may, therefore, be sure that the Biblical story of the creation, as we


know it today, evolved from the impressive account gathered from those
ancient tablets, which relate the history of Mu, history 500 centuries old.
The religion of Mu, was the religion of the one God, and we can trace this
religion through Leumaria, Atlantis and Posidion and in each age, the one
God is called by a different name, thus, as he comes through the ages,
these names are brought together, to form a panatheam of Gods, but
which in reality refer to the one God.

The similarity of Akhenaton’s religion which came from Mu and our


belief system today can be seen in the stories within the Bible which are
in line with several accounts found upon tablets uncovered from Ur in
relation to the creation of man and Noah and the flood further this
similarity can be seen in the psalms here is a Hymn to Aton by
Akhenaton:

When thou settest in the western


horizon of heaven;
The world is in darkness like the
dead;
Every lion cometh forth from his
den,
The serpents they sing. And
Darkness reigns;
Bright is the earth when though
risest in the horizon;
The two lands are in daily festival,
Awake and standing upon their
feet;
Then in all the world they do their
work
How manifold are all thy works!
For they are hidden from before
us.
Oh though sole God, whose
powers no other possesseth.
Though did create the earth
according to thy desire, being
alone:
Men, all cattle, large and small;
All that are upon the earth and
within its waters.

And in Psalm 104 we have

Though makest darkness and it is


night,
Wherein all the beasts of the
forest do creep forth;
The young lions roar after their
prey;
they seek their meat from God
The sun ariseth, they get them
away and lay them down in their
dens.
Man goeth forth unto his work and
to his labour until the evening
Oh Lord, how manifold are thy
works!
In wisdom hast thou made them
all;
The earth is full of thy creatures.
Let us now look at another ancient race of people, In my youth, I worked
at Weipa in Northern Queensland and was on good terms with the local
Aboriginals who would tell me stories of a great Pyramid and latter when
working at Birdsville on Bedurrie Station which was 3,000 square miles I
had the privilege of being able to experience first hand, the ways of the
Queensland Aboriginals, and then latter, work side by side these proud
people where white man had never set foot before.

I was able to walk amongst relics of a time long past, where camp sites
still remained, and everything was in place as if the inhabitants had just
left and would be back at any time.

On the ground were still the ring of stones where once a fire had been
placed, and alongside this, one could see Nardoo Stones, intact and ready
for use, to grind the grain for their style of bread, which was made from
the seed of the nardoo flower, there were axe blades, spear heads, and
perhaps the most fascinating thing to me, was the fish hooks carved out of
bone but mainly out of Jasper, agate and Opal. These hooks were the
exact same style as we use today, yet carbon dating showed them to be
many thousands of year's old.

There were circles of stone, with other circles inside them, also squares
with circles within, and circles with squares within, these would have
been laid down by the elders in the
teaching of the young men of the tribe, other articles were to be found,
and it was not long before you knew that you were in a sacred place,
where the secrets and mysteries of the world
were taught to those who were privileged to receive them.
It was here, that I received my Aboriginal Spirituality, shown and taught
the secrets of Aboriginal Lore, and was given my totem, by the spiritual
keepers of that sacred place, though as you can see that I am descendant
from Caucasian stock, but to the Aboriginal, it is not the colour of skin
that is a concern but your spirituality.

Aboriginals have been in this land for close on 60,000 years, and so there
history predates most of all recorded history, is it no wonder that there
cosmological thought is simular in many ways to all countries in the
world.

The Myths of the Australian Aborigine, deal with the creation of the
Universe and the establishment of order, and the rules that regulate
human behaviour, and, are thus the foundations of their social and secular
and ceremonial life. Thus the initiations and ceremonies preformed give
the participants a grate spiritual experience.

Those that created and lived upon the world of creation were and are the
dreaming, and all aboriginals are descendant from them and the land, but
the link has been lost between the dreaming, and today they cannot
explain, when the world was being created and the change that took place
from the mythical to when the world was complete.

In their Dreaming the Sun is looked upon as a woman, she rises each
morning, to provide light and heat. At the end of each day she travels
through a long underground route to reach her camp in the east. The
moon is depicted as a man, who makes a similar journey at night however
he dies at the end of his journey but after three days rises to life to carry
on his journey of life and death.

The mythical beings of the dreaming explain every feature of the earth,
the cosmic realms and the oceans, the origin of natural forces, the
weapons to be used, and decree the rules of behavior that ensure
harmonious living of Aboriginal Society.

Many of the mythical spirits were transformed into features upon the
landscape and of these many were women and the kangaroo also played
an important part he was called Malu also tjulki the fairy owl which
carried out creation duties and decreed the eternal laws.
One myth close to Rosicrucian thinking relates how a woman Kutunga,
gave birth to children who were latter miraculously transformed into egg
shaped boulders on the open plain, ( These being the Devils Marbles) it is
believed that these boulders are filled with an inexhaustible supply of
spirit children, the Yulanya. They believe that these spirit children were
beings that choose their own mothers and entered their bodies to begin
life as humans.

The Rosicrucian doctrine is that the soul personality enters the child at
birth. Is not the journey of the sun women not unlike the journey of the
Egyptian God Ra who traveled from east to west and then entered the
underworld to return again next morning. And is not the Moon man not
unlike the Osiran scripts and the resurrection of Christ.

Let us now consider an age old dreaming of the beginning of the world
and then try to put it into perspective, the story is of Mu-Dung-Ka-la the
earth mother.

The story unfolds telling of the first sunrise, where all was in darkness,
the earth was featureless, and flat. There were no hills or valleys, no trees
to break the monotony of the barrenness, nothing, there was no life, just a
barren planet.

After a period of time there was a grate rumbling all around, and an old
woman rose from beneath the ground, carrying in her arms three infants,
he name was Mu-dung-kala the earth mother, of the infants there was one
boy child and two girls, no one knows where she came from, or where
she went to after she had created the land of TIWI.
When she rose out of the earth, she was unable to see because of the
emence darkness, and so by crawling on her hands and knees, she
traveled in a wide circle, water bubbled up in her wake, and became the
swift tideway that now separates Melville Island from the Australian
Mainland, when her journeys had ceased Mu-dung-kala decreed that the
bare and barren land be clothed in vegetation, and inhabited with
creatures, so that her children, and generations to come, should have
ample shelter and food.

This is where the dream time started this is where it was taught by
initiation, by ritual, by song, and would not end for many days at a time.
All this, I would often reflect upon, and only when I took up the study of
Egyptology, would I speculate on various things within my mind, but
only after joining certain Initiatic Orders such not unlike the Rosicrucian
Order where the Egyptian and Elusion Mysteries were taught did I see the
connection, and was then able to turn my speculation into something
sound, however, I never really took to this in a serious manner, and when
asked in 1986 to write a lecture on Aboriginals, did it then become
strongly within me to put my knowledge on paper.

To start with perhaps, it would be best to explain that in many rituals of


initiation between the various tribes, their is a system of ceremonies that
are very close to those that are worked in various Initiatic orders today
and that these ceremonies are in line with those of some tribes of red
Indians, Mayans, and several nomadic tribes in Africa.

Although these people are scattered around the world, are a primitive
race, and one would be inclined to agree, have never learned of the other,
we find many things that are of a similar nature, many words that have a
root meaning, and much of their philosophy, and religion are on a parrel,
as well as their code of moral ethics.

You may, or may not have been aware, that the Australian aborigine, had
and still has, in parts where their heritage has not been lost, a very high
morel code of living also there is a strong link in their mysteries that ring
of the Kabala, and perhaps prove much of what you will learn tonight.

At this point though, I should digress and explain a little of just what the
Kabala is, as although you may have heard the term before, you may be at
a loss to its true meaning. I will not go into any lengthy discussion on it,
but, if you wish at some other time I could perhaps deliver a lecture that I
have on it.
What is the Kabala?, and how do we define it so that we may recognize
it?, Where did it come from?, and why is it important to us to learn about
it. What foundation does it have on the Mystery Schools and in particular
what is it's connection to Australian Aborigines and what is it's effect
upon us.

Kabala is derived from the Hebrew word K B L (Kabal) which means to


receive, because it was a doctrine received orally from the Elders, until
the event of writing, of which was derived from the symbols of the
Kabala. It has sometimes been used in an enlarged sense, as
comprehending all the explanation, maxims, and ceremonies which have
been traditionally handed down; but in that more limited acceptation, in
which it is intimately connected with the symbolic science of the Mystery
Schools.
In short therefore, the Kabala is a metaphysical system by which the elect
shall know god and the universe. -It will raise him above common
knowledge, and make him understand the profound meaning and the plan
of creation. Cabbalism, is probably the only religious movement of
Gnostic type to come full circle; to create mysteries, and explain them, to
hide secrets, and discover them, and come at last back to the grater
mystery from which it started, with deeper insights and wider knowledge.

The Kabala predates all known recorded history, and can be found in
every land. Its main thrust comes from Egypt, Assyria, and Babylon, in
the Sanskrit there is much of it, also it is strongly seen in Peru, Japan,
through out Asia, Africa, Europe, and of course amongst the Australian
Aboriginals.

The greatest single area of information on the subject, comes from the
book of splendor or zohar. Dr. J. Albeson stated in 1931- in his
introduction to the translated text into English, that the zohar is a
congress of treaties, texts, extracts and fragments of texts, belonging to
different periods, but all resembling one another in their method of
Mystical interpretation of the Torah.

Along with the Zohar, another work by the Jewish metaphysics is the
Sepher Yezirah or the book of creation, these two books will give you
enough knowledge of the fundamental teachings of the Kabala.

That the similarity of cosmological ideas, found in the Kabala to those of


the Australian Aborigine, is indicative of a common and universal
knowledge,. This fact was confirmed by an Egyptian parapus unearthed at
Thebes in 1860, it was in perfect accord with cabbalistic thought, and
displayed a remarkable correspondence with the cabbalistic account of
creation, and what~ is more of interest to us, it also followed closely to
the thought of the Australian Aborigine.
The time slot of the Egyptians is important to us for everything we know
of the Aborigine keeps coming back to this period of time.

At this point let us again look at the story of Mu Dung Kala and how the
Egyptians saw the beginning of creation.

To the Egyptians the elements of sky and earth were generated in the
primeval ocean of NU. An inscription from Pepi 1 reads;
"When not yet was the heaven, not yet was the Earth, men were not, not
yet born were the gods, not yet was death." Here we see a single source
from which the sky and earth emerge. It was chaos that brought them
forth from which they rose.

In still another Egyptian thought we are told that RA, the Sun, is
considered as a fundamental element in the creation of the cosmos. We
are told that RA too came forth from chaos. An Ancient inscription reads:
'IRA came into being while as yet there was no heaven - and there was
nothing that was with him in that place where he was - resting on the
waters of Nun, and he found no place where he could stand."

RA then is said to have united with his shadow. There was generated
from this union Shu, representing space and air, and also Tefnut,
depicting moisture, and from these two were born the Earth, called Seb,
and the sky, Nut.

To these ancient Egyptians chaos was darkness. Sometimes chaos was


also related to water and at other times just a void, a nothingness.

In similarity to these thoughts we must look at Genesis 1:2

"And the earth was without form and void; and darkness was on the face
of the deep. And the spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.,,

And again from Mu Dung Kala "She rose out of the earth and was unable
to see because of the emence darkness."

The Similarity to these thoughts are not a coincidence; it is more likely


syncretic - that is, a latter borrowing of the concept.

Darkness in all these thoughts has been given a negative and a positive
quality. Psychologically, darkness becomes the absence of light and
whatever is revealed by it. Light in contrast is positive in the form or
nature of the things it reveals. However, darkness was also a kind of
substance and was said that chaos and its darkness are of a nature from
which things or elements emerged. therefore darkness is not just the
absence of created elements, but also has a kind of reality. There are then
two conditions: chaos and form, and are definite opposites.
At the tomb makers village in Thebes there were many tablets and parapri
scripts found, which related mainly to the every day to day accounts of
the people that worked in the tombs, for it was the scribes job to keep
account of such things, apart from the fascinating reading that they make,
they give a grater account of the lives of those early Egyptians than
anything else that has so far ever been discovered.

But most important to us is the finding of two parapri, the first related a
report, that the explorer, KEMHOTEP, had visited a vast southern land
mass where he had brought back Gold, Copper and other precious metals
that he had mined there, and that there were animals that carried their
young upon their back or in what seemed to be purse like.

The other refers to the placing of the Boomerangs and the sacred text to
be painted in King Tutankarman's tomb, for it was the head scribes job to
do this, it was also the head scribe's job to report to the Visor on the day
to day progress and to keep a tally of tools sent back to Thebes for re-
melting, and on the amount of wicks required for lamps used, and all
other minute details in reference to the building of the tombs.

A part of the text that was on the wall describes the kings journey in the
land of the underworld and that while he travels in his boat the waterfowl
will rise by the thousands, and when he directs his boomerang at them a
thousand will fall.

King Tutankarman's tomb is the only tomb that has been discovered to
make mention of the boomerang or to have within a variety of them, on
the screen now is a photo that I took at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
in New York of which there is housed a grate variety of boomerangs that
were taken from this tomb, it also includes a very large boomerang made
out of ivory and capped with gold, these boomerangs that you see here
are exactly the same shape and design as that used by the Aborigine and
if you will examine these that I will pass amongst you will note that this
is so.

The above text I believe refers to Arnam Land as this is where the first
Egyptian proofs come from there have been found large rock statue's of
RA coin from the Ptolemy period and the cave paintings show signs of
African native dress , in the fertility cave at Ayers Rock and others above
the exit there are two feathers that are identical in their drawing as that of
the feathered headdress of RA.
There is ample evidence in museums ect - that the Egyptians were in fact
within Australia around 3000 b.c., apart from cave paintings, rock
carvings, of RA and the God HORUS, there have also been coins found
and various other artifacts, we know that they mined and explored the
Hawkesbury River, mined in Kathryn, were prominent in nth. Queensland
and built pyramids here, of which there is evidence here in Gympie and I
was informed by the Wick tribe in Weipa that there is a very large one in
the peninsula but they would not disclose where. There is also a drawing
of the sun disk which is attributed to the God Aten and a drawing of ships
that were used by the Egyptians not only in Atherton table lands but also
along the rock walls on the Hawkesbury river and in Arnem -Land as
well.

In your readings you will no doubt find mention also of a manuscript that
the Chinese call the classics of Shan Hai written before 338 b.c. which
mentions a southern land mass where live a fierce black race that use a
strange weapon of which we know to have been the boomerang, and there
is also mention of a map of the coastline of northern Australia which is
said to be 2,000 years old.

It is a definite fact then that the Egyptians were here in Australia before
and after 3,000 b.c. and that they mined gold, copper, precious metals of
all kinds and that they took back with then gum resin for their
embalming. They also took back semi precious stones for the use of
decorating their temples and tombs. They mined along the Hawkesbury
river, and had mines in South Australia, Western Australia North
QUEENSLAND and the NORTHERN TERRITORY.

That they left their mark on the people that inhabinated this land is not in
doubt, nor is their influence into the cosmological thinking of the
Aborigine, for we can find much of it in their dreaming, take for instance
the story of mudungkala, is it not in line with the story of creation, is it
not the same as that proposed by the ancients when they say that in the
beginning all was black and formless, and then water covered the earth
and from this did man evolve. There is no doubt that the dreaming stories
are in alignment to much of our thinking today, that the Aborigine had a
system of cosmological thought derived from the heavens, that they new
and understood the movement of the planets, that they had a knowledge
of mathematics, and geometry, and much more and although they were
nomadic, in that they moved from place to place they were a race whose
whole thinking revolved around their spirituality, which they attended to
more than their material needs or wants.

That the boomerang is to be found in Egypt and its mention only to be


found in King Tutankarman’s tomb suggests to me that he was the
Pharaoh that reigned when the explorer KEMHOTEP came to Australia
and that he took the boomerang back with him it would also suggest that
Tutankarman had also visited here or why would there be a mention of
his using the boomerang in the underworld which surely refers to
Australia.
The Aboriginals have lived in Australia for 60 thousand years or more so
it is more likely that they invented the boomerang rather than the
Egyptians, but where does the Dingo fit in, as we know that it is not a
native of Australia, and although it can be found in Indonesia and the
surrounding Islands, it is my belief that it came with the Egyptians as it is
in every way the same as the Bangie that was used as a temple guard dog,
for it did not bark and so never interrupted the religious ceremonies.
Egypt impressed herself upon the world, and left her mark which has
never been lost, even today are we still impressed by that ancient culture.
Therefore it is easy to see how they must have impressed the Aboriginals
of yesteryear, who like children would have incorporated into their
system of philosophy, much of the rituals that were held on such grand
scales and would last for days on end.
The music that you have been hearing was recorded at the Roper River in
Northern Australia, and is of the Brolga Ceremony, which would last for
many days and nights, during the course of the ceremony their were parts
where the women would be allowed to participate, but the majority they
were not, and thus the initiate received the whole picture of events that
were being taught. All the songs you have heard this evening are in
ceremonial order. Sequences of simular items would be preformed
ceremonially, some during circumcision, others at mortuary ceremonies,
all lasting days and sometimes weeks as well.