Bone-pointing is aboriginal`s practice of pointing a sharpened bone at an enemy and uttering incantations conjuring his illness, disability, or death.
And it is a method of execution. It is said to leave no trace, and never fails to kill its victim. The bone is made of either human, kangaroo, emu or even wood. Bone-pointing`s shape is varies from tribe to tribe. The lengths can be from six to nine inches and look like a long needle. Before it can be used, the kundela is charged with a powerful psychic energy in a ritual that is kept secret from women and those who are not tribe members. To be effective, the ritual must be performed faultlessly. The bone is then given to the kurdaitcha, who are the tribe’s ritual killers.
The condemned peoples may live for several days or even weeks. But, they believe so strongly in the curse that has been uttered, that they will surely die. It is said that the ritual loading of the kundela creates a “spear of thought” which pierces the victim when the bone is pointed at him. It is as if an actual spear has been thrust at them and their death is certain.