I now propose that all rites of this sector are built around the contrast between [i] the vulnerability of the totemite in relation to his own clan's Dreaming(s) and [ii] the same worshipper's own essential willfulness and willing (the aspect of being that makes each mortal human singular and therefore a bit like a Power of creation).
Holy engagement between totemite and Dreaming has for its precondition the willed surrender of the totemite to participation in ritually contained, unequal and (above all) receptive relationship with a Power.
While he banished experience of Dreamings from ethnography, Stanner was, nonetheless, able to attend to the relationship between a person and that person's Dreaming by turning the religious tie that binds totemite to totem into a jural construct.
He writes that the totemite enjoys primary rights in animum in the estate of his patri-clan (Stanner 2001).
Elsewhere, Stanner (1965:19) writes that the relationship between totem and totemite is 'intrinsic' (OED: (a) inward/interior (b) secret/private).
Feeling' is a code word of Aboriginal English that stands for moments of active participation in which the person as totemite is engaged with Dreamings or is in spiritual communion with another human being (also a totemite);
Brothers have the same patriclan Dreaming and those who thus share in primary connection feel injury either to Dreaming site or fellow totemite 'go through' them.
When either a totemite or a totem site suffers injury or death, people of primary connection should rally to repair 'hurt feeling'.
When Divinity is close-up in country and inheres as a Dreaming in every one of the known creations; when seasons are controlled by Dreamings; when people sediment selves in country as they walk; when Dreamings and the right to represent them or to embody them are owned by law; when each person is a totemite, there's then a skein of intimate and particular connections, string upon string, joining all things and all persons in defined and particular relationship.
Images of the Lightning Brothers were emblazoned on the door of the Tours Toyota, vaunted on the cover of a promotional pamphlet and printed on T-shirts whose wearers were badged as honourary totemites.
Further, such rules operate in totemic societies in which the proper names accorded to humans proclaim their relationship with those particular creatures or entities with which living persons, as totemites, are identified.
no evidence to support the widely accepted model of 'ranges' (hunting grounds) overlapping with or containing 'estates' defined in terms of special totem sites (lands to which the totemites
held religious title).