It explains their way of life, and how their world came to be. Aboriginal Dream time is the body of knowledge; the stories that are passed from generation to generation by word of mouth, the symbols, dancing, songs and ceremonies.
The Aboriginal Dreamings are the individual or groups set of beliefs carried forward from the Dreamtime.
Each person inherits a specific totem and dreaming stories for which they are the guardians.
Each part of an Aboriginals tribal land is clearly identified as belonging to a dreaming spirit.When the pregnant mother first feels her child move in her womb where ever she is at that moment is the totem the unborn baby is linked to.
Their place in the kinship system of the tribe also influences the other dreamings related to sacred sites hunting etc. that they also inherit. The obligations to pass on their own cultural dreaming story is depicted in Aboriginal Art.