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Sacred dance

Sacred dance encompasses all movement that expresses or enhances spiritual experiences. It may be a part of a worship service, a group experience or a private spiritual practice.

Some examples of sacred dance are:

Contents

  • See also 1
  • References 2
  • Bibliography 3
  • External links 4

See also

References

  1. ^ Xygalatas, Dimitris, “Firewalking and the Brain: The Physiology of High-Arousal Rituals”, in: Joseph Bulbulia, Richard Sosis, Erica Harris, Russell Genet, Cheryl Genet, and Karen Wyman (eds.) Evolution of Religion: Studies, Theories, and Critiques, Santa Margarita, CA: Collins Foundation Press 2007, pp. 189-195
  2. ^ Xygalatas, Dimitris, 2011. “Ethnography, Historiography, and the Making of History in the Tradition of the Anastenaria”, History and Anthropology 22 (1): 57-74
  3. ^ Danforth, Loring M., Firewalking and Religious Healing: The Anastenaria of Greece and the American Firewalking Movement, Princeton University Press, (Princeton NJ, 1989)
  4. ^ Gurdjieff Dominican Group: Gurdjieff Movements and Sacred Dances Retrieved 18 March 2012
  5. ^ June Watts, Circle Dancing, 2006.

Bibliography

  • Oesterley, William Oscar Emil. The Sacred Dance: A Study in Comparative Folklore. BiblioBazaar, 2009, reprinted from 1923 first edition.
  • Roth, Gabrielle. Sweat Your Prayers: Movement as Spiritual Practice. Newleaf, 1999.
  • Stewart, Iris J. Sacred Woman, Sacred Dance: Awakening Spirituality Through Dance and Ritual. Inner Traditions, 1997. Review
  • Watts, June. Circle Dancing: Celebrating Sacred Dance. Green Magic, 2006.
  • Winton-Henry, Cynthia. Dance - The Sacred Art: The Joy of Movement as a Spiritual Practice. Skylight Paths Publishing, 2009.
  • Wosien, Maria-Gabriele. Sacred Dance: Encounter with the Gods. Thames and Hudson, 1974.
  • Zehr, Leslie. The Alchemy of Dance: Sacred Dance as a Path to the Universal Dancer. iUniverse, 2008.

External links

  • Sacred Dance Guild
  • Encircling the Land with Sacred Dance
  • Christian Sacred Dance
  • Jewish Sacred Dance
  • Mevlevi Dervish Turning
  • Gurdjieff Dominican Group: Gurdjieff Movements and Sacred Dances
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