“The End of Days … is a prophecy that has been long awaited by the Origine’ people … it is the end of the darkness and a ‘return’ of the spirit of the Dreaming … It used to be global but the northern cultures wiped out their knowledge holders in successive wars. We were an isolated island … the lore survived … The prophecy is that ‘the one’ will come to restore the lore … when the world needs it most … that the Origine’ peoples with the old knowledge have to be ready … to be ‘Burram Yanbuhyn’ … to be teachers, and not project fear in the coming changes … but to hold it straight … just as it was in the Alcheringa – the beginning …”
– Stella Wheildon (speaker)
Thousands of Australians have had the “tidal wave” dream, where a massive tsunami hits our east coast. It is always higher than the highest buildings, and leaves a completely new coastline. Such waves have hit our coast repeatedly according to Indigenous Australians’ oral history. And yet, such tsunamis were not seen as the “end of days” by the original peoples. During the last 100,000 years, the Australian Aboriginal people have endured—while an ice-age, the Toba super-volcano and massive sea-level changes ravaged the planet—and still, none of those events was considered “the end of days”. So, what is the End of Days? How much of the change is physical and how much is metaphysical? Is there even a difference anymore? In my 40 years of research and conversations, I have never heard the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people speak of the End of Days, or the end times—until about nine months ago. Depending on who you talk to, we have less than two years before everything changes. Already, growing numbers of Indigenous Australians are returning to country, in order to prepare their spirit and to connect to the land. Others are being encouraged to share the knowledge with those who would listen. So far it is only word of mouth, and mostly within the Indigenous community. I’ve had my own share of mystical experiences with Indigenous Australians, and I personally take what they say very seriously. The Secret History of Australia Conference is therefore honoured to have a respected elder who will be sharing more information on The End of Days. This is definitely going to be one of the most important talks you will want to hear.
— Duncan Roads, NEXUS Editor