Thursday, March 1, 2012

Bushman flaming moon dream

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San (Bushman) tribe
Botswana and Namibia

Geelboi’s (pronounced Heelboy) moon dream fascinated me. He was considered one of the most knowledgeable Bushman (San) elders in his village. In his dream, the moon fell from the sky and burned a hole in the earth right at his feet.

When I asked him what the dream meant, he blankly replied, “Nothing. It meant nothing.”

Since they are such an ancient tribe, the Bushmen are among the most studied of all African cultures. Among the traditional stories recorded are many that include the moon. To me, when Geelboi said that his moon dream meant nothing, was an indicator that his culture, despite the best efforts of several groups, the stench of extinction filled the air.

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