Alcheringa



(often initial capital letter) .
Historical Examples

In other words, a being of the alcheringa never has more than one representative among the living.
The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life Emile Durkheim

The evidence of the Arunta legends as to the customs of the alcheringa, or ‘dreamtime,’ is ‘such stuff as dreams are made of.’
Social Origins and Primal Law Andrew Lang

Now, among the Arunta the blacks of to-day are regarded as reincarnations of the alcheringa fabulous ancestors.
Magic and Religion Andrew Lang

So really the alcheringa ancestor is entire in each part of himself which becomes a ratapa.
The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life Emile Durkheim

They are personages wholly comparable to those of the alcheringa.
The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life Emile Durkheim

Yet they are distinguished by special characteristics from their confrères, the heroes of the alcheringa.
The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life Emile Durkheim

It is true that Spencer and Gillen add that these are ancestors posterior to the alcheringa.
The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life Emile Durkheim

In the alcheringa times, the Wollunqua traversed the country in every direction.
The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life Emile Durkheim

Each of these alcheringa ancestors carried about with him or her one or more of the sacred stones called churinga.
Folklore as an Historical Science George Laurence Gomme

The tribal stores of churinga are not the same as the places where churinga were dropped in the alcheringa.
Magic and Religion Andrew Lang

noun
another name for Dreamtime

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