For both men and women, ceremonies are a very important focal point of life within a community and are held for different purposes, but always to keep culture strong and to pass on knowledge of various Dreaming stories.
During ceremonies, one becomes one with the ancestor as the various song cycles are sung and dances performed enabling continued fertility of the land, plants and animals. Amongst them is important water dreaming ceremonies, significant ceremonies to mourn a deceased person and those of love magic, enabling success in love and teaching the right social group to marry.
Handed down from generation to generation, these ceremonies are an important learning tool and strong bond which helps place people in context and more deeply understand their place in society.
Women’s business or ceremony, found in many desert cultures, is essentially of increase or fertility rituals.