The Ancestral Pathways
|What we display on this website is only a fraction of
the insights into Kabi spiritual connections. To fully understand the complexities
of the ancestral pathways for the class systems of the Kabi clans is no easy task.
What historians recorded through conversations with the last Kabi Kgaiya
warrior called Dhakkanguini is historic possibly the most important cultural
record ever documented for the Kabi peoples the majority of which has never
been seen in an accurate state; spoken of in great and full ceremonial dialogue since the
early 1900s missionary and governmental settlement indoctrinations; or even
published previously by any early or later recorder of aboriginal history.
For those who desire a deeper academic understanding of in-depth Aboriginal histories, this sampled website cannot do justice to such histories. The greater knowledge slipped away during European and missionary influences and clan extinctions. It is only now because of the recorded writings of the Kabi warrior Dhakkanguini spurred on during his final days by a consuming passion to preserve his Aboriginal culture that we can now begin to increase our present knowledge and wonder at the accumulated wealth contained within his records. He was the right man in the right place at the right time. Justifiably, it is only now that his invaluable clan cultural records are being acknowledged for what they are by European and Aboriginal sources as the missing pieces to their cultural jigsaw.
A journey into the ancient Kabi spiritual beliefs of Dhakkanguini's family clan and their associated connections reveals worldly realms of organised spiritualities and hierarchies not thought possible by our early resident peoples. Perhaps our disbelief can be attributed to the fact we have been misled into believing it was outside their capabilities theirs was an advanced spiritual and socially interactive culture far surpassing any spiritual inclination we may profess as Europeans. These records expertly noted by one early historian therefore are Dhakkanguinis final legacy in the hope that they may have survived the onslaught of the early European settlers and the devastation they brought with them.
To fully understand Dhakkanguinis cultural legacy requires patience. It is a very complex ground plan taking millenniums to mature. It is also a unique learning experience which we must personally apply culturally and spiritually to gain a broader understanding in the perpetual cycles of life. It also teaches the harmonic relationships between human associations, dualities, interpretations, totemic spectrums, and progressions of spiritual life. We doubt if there is any person alive today who can do further justice to explain further the ancient spiritualities of the Kabi Kgaiya peoples than that presented by their last warrior Dhakkanguini and his accumulated knowledge of the pathway system based on the structure of the five elements co-ordinations highlighted by lifestyles and intricate ceremonial body markings.
It is pointed out that in relation to these beliefs, there were male secrets that women did not have any knowledge or access to. The women thus reciprocated and protected their own knowledge sources. Despite the separations, both groups without doubt knew great and intricate details concerning the five ancestral destiny paths of universal energy leading towards their eternal rebirth. These beliefs of great spiritual significance were subsequently interconnected by relationships and co-bearings with the five elements that in turn governed all of their Sky World, Earth World and Under World teachings.
Three of these pathways of purpose through which all must travel in life could be called in modern-day terms as the earthly dimensions. Each of these pathways had special learning places entwined with classes of survival unionised with animals, birds, insects, reptiles, fish, trees and skills. These in turn were linked to colours, emblems, symbols, body parts, functions, actions and other land based spiritual features a complicated union that without further notes, one cannot define the structure in its entirety (this website cannot do justice in explaining such teachings) only the Kabi Natja teachers knew the fuller knowledge of these ancestral paths.
To complicate understandings further, there are dualities existing throughout these pathway structures in that the good and evil dimensions are also connected. These are the earth-based pitfalls of the unwary. One could call these the positive and negative forces of spiritual being connected to the pathways. The Crow, the Bat, and the Black Moth are three of these spiritual forces superstitiously revered as the forewarning spirits of death, prophecy, temptation or misadventure.
The fourth and fifth pathways are unseen. The fourth is the most sacred a complete ancestral union with the universe the dimension where creational life-forces govern all energies the infinity where there is no beginning or end a place where spiritual forces gather for the return to earthly life as they so choose. The fifth pathway is the pathway of choice ones decision to reincarnate and return to the physical world. In an edited endeavour to explain the five paths of destiny through very brief European terminologies as expressed within the Kabis religious life teachings, we theorise (in short):
These five pathways are all in due course linked to:
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