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secret-sacred (not comparable)

  1. In Australian Aboriginal culture, restricted to initiated men, or to women; not public knowledge.
    • 2001, Moira G. Simpson, Making Representations: Museums in the Post-Colonial Era
      Most major Australian museums now hold secret/sacred material in a separate storage area, with access restricted to specified curatorial staff and to those members of the relevant Aboriginal community who have the right to view such material.
    • 2004, Robert Tonkinson, Individual Creativity and Property-Power Disjunction in an Australian Desert Society, in Property and Equality: Ritualization, Sharing, Egalitarianism
      While it is true that, in some areas, women possessed secret-sacred knowledge and rituals, nowhere was this corpus considered more important for social reproduction than that held by mature men, who claimed they exercised their responsibilities for the society as a whole.