I have just returned from Uluru , the heart and song of this timeless land.
Kata Tjuta National Park includes both Uluru and another unique rock feature, Kata Tjuta, which used to be known as the Olgas. Kata Tjuta are about 50km away from Uluru, and are part of the same original mountain range.
Both Uluru and Kata Tjuta are sacred for the Aboriginal people of the area. Ancient Aboriginal paintings can be seen in caves in Uluru. These paintings tell the story of Dreamtime, the Aboriginal story of how the world was formed. Uluru is now listed as a World Heritage site, recognising its importance and uniqueness.
Uluru is often called a monolith, but is in fact an inselberg, which is a hard rock remainder of a mountain after the softer part has eroded away. An inselberg is an isolated hill or small mountain that stands out from a surrounding flat plain. The word means 'island mountain'.
Uluru is on a dry desert plain in the Northern Territory. It is 2.4km (1.5 miles) long and 1.6km (1 mile) wide and rises up about 348 metres above the surrounding land. It covers 3.33 square km (1.29 square miles) of land. It extends deep below the ground surface, exactly how far is not known. About 500 million years ago it was part of the ocean floor.
One story I found amazing was that of the Woma Python: Kuniya the shapeshifter ~ Creation story below, as told by a Anangu grandmother/elder.
I will never forget the time I spent there..The stories, the people and the ancient land. The pics will never do justice to such a amazing place. The Stars..well don't even get me started on that!
I saw Sirius , Pleiades , Jupiter and her 4 moons..she has many more..but four were across the face in perfect alignment..When I was gazing at Orions belt though a you beaut supa dupa telescope , I saw a shooting star :) Yep Magical
I sat at Kata Tjuta and breathed in and out ~ felt the ancient energy of long ago. I found out later, this land is a major Chakra of the earth
"Chakra Three: Uluru and Kata Tjuta These twin sites in the Northern Territory, Australia, comprise the world “solar plexus” chakra. Uluru, formerly known as Ayers Rock, is the more famous of the two. This large red monolith is, along with the Sydney Opera House, an icon of the smallest continent. Katatjuta, also called The Olgas, is equally impressive. Rather than one monolith, this site consists of a large number of massive red stones.
The global function of this chakra is to maintain the vitality of the Earth, and all living species. In the future, if there is a world art of immortal health, then the wisdom of this art will be gained from Chakra Three in central Australia. This wisdom is delivered to the rest of the world via the ley artery, the Rainbow Snake.
The Rainbow Serpent travels the path of life. It arises from deep beneath the surface of the Earth, and first emerges at Uluru. The Uluru magick is then transmitted to Katatjuta via a special song line which exits Uluru on its western side from the cave of the hare wallaby, Mala Puta. Once in the natural cathedral of Katatjuta, the universal vitality force is shaped into the various designs suited to the many different species of life on Earth. After the “packaging” of solar plexus energies, in the Valley of the Winds, the Rainbow Serpent leaves this area from the large heart-shaped stone, Ngunngarra (scarlet Fuchsia),and travels on to Bali.
Chakra Two energies from Lake Titicaca are directly sent to Chakra Three – Uluru and Katatjuta – via the world ley artery, the Rainbow Serpent, which crosses the South Pacific Ocean, sweeps underneath New Zealand, and enters the Australian mainland at Wilson’s Promontory.
In the ancient creation legends of “Dreamtime”, there is a story about a great ritual which has yet to be completed at Uluru. This ritual was meant to complete the great plan of the earth spirit. When the ritual is complete, then perfection will spread throughout the world, and death will disappear from all species. This event is symbolized by a great pole, or cosmic umbilical cord, which is destined to unite the Sun with the Earth – heaven with earth. It is predicted that this cord begins to function in 2020 AD, at the time of the rare Saturn-Pluto conjunction."
Mystical and magical..and if you can ever get there..just do it ♥