Saturday, May 31, 2008

Kata Tjuta

Painting of The Olgas by the Australian Self-realised artist
John Henshaw

This painting is a depiction of Kata Tjuta (The Olgas), a rock formation near Uluru (Ayers Rock) in Central Australia.
Kata Tjuta is a swyambhu (auspicious, sacred, Self-created formation, or Earth Chakra) and a sacred site to the Australian Aborigines. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi has identified it as a manifestation of the maternal aspect of the Divine. Hence it is connected to the primordial maternal Kundalini energy. The Kundalini is also associated with the Rainbow Serpent of Aboriginal legend, and the rainbow colours in the painting depict this subtle aspect of the site. The Australian Outback landscape can seem drab compared to the lush environments of Europe or the tropics, but in certain lights one can perceive an amazing iridescence in the greys and ochres of these sacred rocks.

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