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Sacred Woman, Sacred Dance: Awakening Spirituality Through Movement and Ritual

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Shows how dance, the highest expression of spirituality in cultures and traditions all over the world, is being integrated into the lives of women today"


•The first book to explore women's spiritual expression--women's ways--through a study of dance


•Investigates how dance came to be excluded from worship, and reveals how dance is once again being brought into spiritual practices


•Includes resources for further instruction in sacred dance


Today we primarily think of dance as a form of entertainment or as a way to exercise or socialize. There was a time, however, when dance was considered the way to commune with the divine, a part of life's journey, celebrating the seasons and rhythms of the year and the rhythms of our lives. Dance is a language that reunites the body, mind, and soul. While the role of women's sacred dance was most valued in goddess-worshipping cultures where women served as priestesses and healers, dance was once an integral part of religious ritual and ceremonial expression in cultures all over the world, including Judaism and Christianity. In this book the author investigates how dance came to be excluded from worship and reveals how dance is once again being integrated into spiritual practices."

Sacred Woman, Sacred Danceis the first book to explore women's spiritual expression--women's ways--through a study of dance. It describes sacred circles, birth rituals, ecstatic dances, and dances of loss and grief (in groups and individually) that allow women to integrate the movements of faith, healing, and power into their daily life."

Synopsis:

Sacred Woman, Sacred Danceis the first book to explore women's spiritual expression through a study of dance. It shows how dance came to be excluded from worship and reveals how dance is once again being integrated into spiritual practices.

Synopsis:

Shows how dance, the highest expression of spirituality in cultures and traditions all over the world, is being integrated into the lives of women today. x The first book to explore women's spiritual expression--women's ways--through a study of dance x Investigates how dance came to be excluded from worship, and reveals how dance is once again being brought into spiritual practices. x Includes resources for further instruction in sacred dance. Today we primarily think of dance as a form of entertainment or as a way to exercise or socialize. There was a time, however, when dance was considered the way to commune with the divine, a part of life's journey, celebrating the seasons and rhythms of the year and the rhythms of our lives. Dance is a language that reunites the body, mind, and soul. While the role of women's sacred dance was most valued in goddess-worshipping cultures where women served as priestesses and healers, dance was once an integral part of religious ritual and ceremonial expression in cultures all over the world, including Judaism and Christianity. In this book the author investigates how dance came to be excluded from worship and reveals how dance is once again being integrated into spiritual practices. Sacred Woman, Sacred Dance is the first book to explore women's spiritual expression--women's ways--through a study of dance. It describes sacred circles, birth rituals, ecstatic dances, and dances of loss and grief (in groups and individually) that allow women to integrate the movements of faith, healing, and power into their daily life.

About the Author

Iris J. Stewart has taught dance and lectured on women's subjects for over 20 years. She is the founder of WomanDance, a troupe which performs interpretive dances that explore women's spirituality. To research this book, Stewart visited archaeological sites throughout Europe, the Middle East, and South America. She lives in northern California."

Visit the author's web site at <>.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780892816057
Author:
Stewart, Iris J.
Publisher:
Inner Traditions International
Location:
Rochester, VT :
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
Sexuality
Subject:
Dance
Subject:
Customs & Traditions
Subject:
Religious life
Subject:
Dance - Ethnic
Subject:
Dancing (in religion, folk-lore, etc.)
Subject:
Spirituality - General
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Spirituality-Divine Mother, the Goddess, Quan Yin
Subject:
Women -- Religious life.
Subject:
Dance for women - Religious aspects
Subject:
Dance-World and Ethnic
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
no. 451.
Publication Date:
20000831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
246
Dimensions:
9.05x7.98x.55 in. 1.36 lbs.

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Dance » General
Arts and Entertainment » Dance » Theory and History
Arts and Entertainment » Dance » World and Ethnic
History and Social Science » Gender Studies » Womens Studies
History and Social Science » Sociology » General
Humanities » Mythology » Womens
Religion » Spirituality » General

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"Synopsis" by , Sacred Woman, Sacred Danceis the first book to explore women's spiritual expression through a study of dance. It shows how dance came to be excluded from worship and reveals how dance is once again being integrated into spiritual practices.
"Synopsis" by , Shows how dance, the highest expression of spirituality in cultures and traditions all over the world, is being integrated into the lives of women today. x The first book to explore women's spiritual expression--women's ways--through a study of dance x Investigates how dance came to be excluded from worship, and reveals how dance is once again being brought into spiritual practices. x Includes resources for further instruction in sacred dance. Today we primarily think of dance as a form of entertainment or as a way to exercise or socialize. There was a time, however, when dance was considered the way to commune with the divine, a part of life's journey, celebrating the seasons and rhythms of the year and the rhythms of our lives. Dance is a language that reunites the body, mind, and soul. While the role of women's sacred dance was most valued in goddess-worshipping cultures where women served as priestesses and healers, dance was once an integral part of religious ritual and ceremonial expression in cultures all over the world, including Judaism and Christianity. In this book the author investigates how dance came to be excluded from worship and reveals how dance is once again being integrated into spiritual practices. Sacred Woman, Sacred Dance is the first book to explore women's spiritual expression--women's ways--through a study of dance. It describes sacred circles, birth rituals, ecstatic dances, and dances of loss and grief (in groups and individually) that allow women to integrate the movements of faith, healing, and power into their daily life.
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