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The Power of Sacred Dance By Kathryn Mihelick

The following is an excerpt from my chapter in the book, Dancing on the Earth The capacity for dances of the spirit to impact those who witness it was revealed in a recent experience of our Leaven Dance Company. It

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Body Prayer: We are the Hope by JoyBeth Lufty

BODY PRAYER: PRAYING WITH YOUR WHOLE BEING by JoyBeth Lufty We Are The HOPE…” Body Prayers often have themes or focused intentions, as well has having a common form of movement, rhythm and repetition all oriented towards connecting with The

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Historic Notes Spring 2012 by Toní Intravaia

From the Sacred Dance Guild Newsletter Fall 1975, Volume 19, Number 1 The Significance of Religion in the Dance by Wincie Ann Carruth It is necessary to formulate a definition of religion. Havelock Ellis says that the quintessential core of

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Sacred Dance Gives the Sole – A Flash Mob Benefit for Women in Transition

From The Sacred Dance Journal – Spring 2012 Volume 56 Number 1 SDG’s first benefit Flash Mob was held July 2010 on the pier, in New London, CT, partnering with the Women’s Center of Southeastern Connecticut. The SD-GO (Sacred Dance

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If you can move, You can dance by Lisa Michaels

Dancing the Body Divine There’s a tribal saying, “If you can move, you can dance.” Dance is something we all have in common, like a heartbeat. And like a heartbeat, dance can help us come alive and activate our dreams,

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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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Dancing the Sacred, Moving the World – “Moving Mysteries”

For our Sacred Dance Guild’s 50th Anniversary in 2008, Emmalyn Moreno, a SDG Lifetime Member from San Luis Rey, California, wrote, choreographed and recorded our 50th Anniversary Festival Song, “MOVING MYSTERIES.” Going on three years later, our SDG Board of

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Come And Dance With Me… By Lillian Herg

I may not have dancing feet, but I do dance: I dance with my eyes. I dance with my arms. I dance with my heart. I dance with my memories. My non-dancing feet guide me to a studio where I

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Dance as Spiritual Path by Maggie Kast

Image, a journal of religious humanism, will launch it’s multi-arts Glen Workshop East June 12-19, 2011, on the campus of Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, MA, and I’ll be leading “Dance as Spiritual Path,” meeting in the college’s gorgeous

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Historical Notes Spring 2011 by Toni Intravaia

A Time for Sacred Dance by Ruth Rayton: “Dance, the response of man to life-meanings, is one of the most basic expressions of the total person. Paul Tillich has said, ‘Religion is man’s total response to his creator. The sacred

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