The aborigine “dies” to his childhood and his previous ignorance. In his rise to an enlightened life of knowledge and power through harsh ritual, with its loneliness and trials, its death and revelations, its joy and its misery, he begins to see and to know. He finally understands his relationship to the life and the non-life around him.
(Adapted and inspired by “Aboriginal Men of High Degree” A.P. Elkin)
I ask you:
Are we capable of doing that in our lives?