Australia (2008)

The storyteller in the movie Australia is a little boy, Nullah, who tells us that his people invented many names for the land that white Westerners called Australia.

land with spirits

Nullah believes that this is a land with many spirits and therefore it needs a shaman.

intangible values

Ms Ashley, a fine lady, with her developed courage (Courage is an intangible value of Light), is another main protagonist in the movie.

Drover, a freelance entrepreneur, developed a high value for his freedom (Freedom is an intangible value of Light). For instance, he doesn’t want to be hired by anyone, because, as he explains to Ms Ashley, any money, property or ownership could one day be lost.

the shaman 

All the main characters in the “Australia” are very appealing, but the true hero is King George, a Nullah’s grandfather, and a shaman of the land. The old man is always next to the boy, visible or invisible.

The shaman shows equanimity in all circumstances. For example, he is calm when his grandson faces real danger from crazy bulls. And further in moments of happiness, when Nulla is alive and well.

The face and mind of the shaman are always peacefull and express the Power of Now** – during times of peace and war, whether he is alone and surrounded by nature or surrendering to police who take him to jail.


Representatives of Darks are also present in the film. Neil Fletcher is one of them. A cold-blooded killer, he carefully and cunningly sweeps his tracks. That is, he is a mature spiritual being who has long chosen Darkness in past lives.

the church

The church is this movie is shown as an administrative servant of a political decision. The idea was to take the metis-kids from their mothers and give them training so they can serve white people.

Even the tears of aristocratic lady Ashley and her pleas that Nullah is left with her do not prevent this from happening.

spirituality of natives

A true winner in this story is King George.

It is natural to see that Nullah continues his life journey with his extraordinary grandfather.

*The natives saw the complexity and magic of their land and nature as a whole, which, unfortunately, is forgotten today in some “civilized” Western countries. Based on their spiritual vision, aborigines invented several names for Australia.

power of now

** More about the power of now in the book of Eckhart Tolle “The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment”.

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