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When we return to Yanjilpiri, whose name means Star, one of the most important places in Paddy's cycle of stories about the stars in the Milky Way, it's late afternoon or as they say in the film business magic hour. The rocks have started to glow an incandescent orange in the dramatic late afternoon light.

At magic hour, the landscape comes alive, making you realize how Aboriginal people could easily believe that the landscape was charged with ancestral power left over from the first events of the Dreamtime. Which, at Yanjilpiri, involved stars falling out of the sky to become the men who held the first initiation ceremonies here before taking permanent form as the rocks seen above.