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“Revel in the Light” and “Dance in the Shadow” By: Susan Beayni

Rebecca Beayni, a differently abled dancer, painter and an inspirational presenter in the education field. Her life’s work is aimed at inviting people to dream of a more compassionate society where everyone’s gifts are recognized and welcomed.

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Glory Brighter Than Burning Napalm: Dance in the Face of Violence By Sister Martha Ann Kirk, Th.D

Glory Brighter Than Burning Napalm: Dance in the Face of Violence By Sister Martha Ann Kirk, Th.D. As the world mourns the death of Father Daniel Berrigan, SJ, priest, poet, and prophet of peace, let us remember that Carla De

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Mystical Dance Experiences and Consumption By Carla Stalling Walter, PhD

Many have acknowledged that humans originated from the region we call Egypt, Earth’s Motherland. Today, we reach into a time period five thousand years before the Common Era, so that we can know how connected we are to the ancient

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Dance of The Divine – by JoyBeth Lufty

I reach beyond as I move my being in a rhythm that connects me to the mystical music and then to The Source of All Creation. In so doing, I release that which weighs me down in order to enrich

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Body Prayer: Praying with Your Whole Being by JoyBeth Lufty

There are various types of Body Prayers from the complex to the simple, from different traditions, and for exploring different themes. All have in them the common form of movement, rhythm, and repetition oriented towards connecting with The Divine. In this issue

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Body Prayer – The Four Directions Light Body Prayer by JoyBeth

Light Body Prayer by JoyBeth is an author, dancer, teacher, and interfaith minister. She has been a faculty member at our Festivals, also serving SDG by being on its Board of Directors. http://www.soulintegrators.com As we have seen in the previous

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A Letter from Your President by JoyBeth Lufty

We’re now ready to dance into the EXPANSION necessary for our SDG to continue its special task of educating, resourcing, and networking all types of global Sacred Dance in these modern technological times. It will take two to four times

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Posted in Art, Body Prayer, Choreography, Circle Dance, Dance, Flash Mob, Liturgical dance, Religious dance, Sacred Dance, World Dance

Embodying the Journey: A Lenten Worship by Katharine Harts

we’re called to action in ritual. We’re called to be movers and shakers, cultural transformers—and that’s an embodied thing. We have a creative and wonderful God, and worshiping through movement helps us possess the good news of gospel through the whole body.

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DID YOU KNOW? by Pamela White

The first time the term “dance” appears in the Bible is in Judges 21:21 And see, and behold, if the daughters of Shiloh come out to dance in dances, then come you out of the vineyards, and catch you every

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Dance Vespers of All Franciscan Saints by Betsy O’Neill

On November 21, 2009 members of the SDG NY/SW CT Chapter participated in a dance vespers service to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the founding of the Franciscan Order. This “Dance Vespers of All Franciscan Saints” took place at All

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