Dreamtime, also known as “The Dreaming”, is a set of beliefs that explains the origins and culture of Australia and the Aboriginal people. Great spirit ancestors of the Dreamtime are responsible for the intertwining network of human, animal and plant relationships. Dreamtime refers specifically to the era before the world was created; however, it can still be accessed for spiritual purposes. The Dreamtime set out all the life rules for Aborigines to follow, much like God and Christ did for the Christians or Buddha did for the Buddhists. There are some areas and sites where Dreamtime can be accessed more easily and/or are sites of Dreamtime stories, such as Uluru, thus they are more sacred.
Dreamtime represents a closeness with earth and all of its beings. The didgeridoo is often played in tribute to the different parts of the earth and Dreamtime.