Sacred Woman, Sacred Dance: Awakening Spirituality Through by Iris J. Stewart

By Iris J. Stewart

exhibits how dance, the top expression of spirituality in cultures and traditions around the globe, is being built-in into the lives of girls this day

• the 1st ebook to discover women's non secular expression--women's ways--through a examine of dance

• Investigates how dance got here to be excluded from worship, and divulges how dance is once more being introduced into non secular practices

• contains assets for additional guideline in sacred dance

Today we essentially reflect on dance as a sort of leisure or which will workout or socialize. there has been a time, even if, while dance used to be thought of the right way to commune with the divine, part of life's trip, celebrating the seasons and rhythms of the 12 months and the rhythms of our lives. Dance is a language that reunites the physique, brain, and soul. whereas the function of women's sacred dance used to be such a lot valued in goddess-worshipping cultures the place girls served as priestesses and healers, dance used to be a vital part of spiritual ritual and ceremonial expression in cultures around the globe, together with Judaism and Christianity. during this publication the writer investigates how dance got here to be excluded from worship and divulges how dance is once more being built-in into non secular practices.

Sacred girl, Sacred Dance is the 1st publication to discover women's religious expression--women's ways--through a research of dance. It describes sacred circles, start rituals, ecstatic dances, and dances of loss and grief (in teams and separately) that let girls to combine the hobbies of religion, therapeutic, and gear into their day-by-day life.

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