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(1) Yemun = sleep
yemun-urra = snoring

It is believed tha[t] a man's murup could leave
him during sleep, and the exact period of
departure is fixed as being when the sleeper snored (1).
But the murup might be sent away if the
individual by means of evil [woke?]. For instance when
a hunter out alone in ?? went to sleep in
the open at a distance from the camp and then fell
a victim to a hostile medicine man. Then belief
in the [temporary?] departure of the human [crossed out - spirit]
[word crossed out] murup during sleep, still survive in the
last of the Kulin after a almost a lifetime of
combat with the whiteman and his elders.

Berak explained to me about this matter as
follows "when I sleep and snore my murup
goes away sometimes to the [Tharan galk bek?],
but I cannot get into it and come back. It
can talk with other murup for instance my
fathers and others who are dead:

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[??] [??] [??]
look them up

This statement was [para?] by that of one of the Kurnai
who in speaking to me of dreama said "When I sleep I go to
other places, I see people there that I know and others that I have
not seen before, I even see those that are dead." -

A good instance of Berak/Berak's belief in the supernatural
of [crossed out - their murup dreams] a man's murup for himself during sleep is an

account he gave me, [??] [??] ago of what happened when he and his comrades
returned from taking his sick sonto the Melbourne Hospital, when

in fact he shortly after died. [crossed out - He said] I note down his statement
at the time as follows. "We had been crying about him all
the evening after we returned and then my friend went to sleep.
When he woke he said "I saw that poor fellow, he was here and he

said to me "Stand there". There were two strings hanging
down and he said to me we will go up them, and will be
afraid, you will not fall down! I climbed up after him
and we came to a hole, where a lot of people were

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Tharangalk-bek (the heavens) http://www.djillong.net.au/traditions/tandops-stories/bundjil.html


Kulin mentioned in relation to murup and dreams


Information from Berak on dreaming