TRANCE DANCE ~ SPIRITUAL DANCE
2nd Friday and 4th Saturday every month
Humans have danced their Bodies and Spirits for 40,000 years, individually and in tribal groups. Originally all dance was sacred: direct connection with Spirit in all its manifestations. They danced animals they hunted and that hunted them; the overwhelming powers of the elements; the mysterious circle of earth, sky and moon. Through dance, our ancestors came to know the Great Powers and developed intuitive and instinctive connections that made it possible to survive and thrive.
Spiritual dancing is a cross cultural phenomenon, a testament to its power and authenticity. Cultures from every continent simultaneously embraced unique dance forms based on the animals and elements of nature present within their domain. Their purpose in dancing was to "enter the consciousness" or "become the spirit" of the sun, moon, and various animal and plant life. Through these dance rituals they believed that the spirits within nature could empower them with abilities such as courage and compassion, as well as reveal insights into the future.
Trance Dance draws upon this sacred heritage, and the thread of such intimate knowledge imprinted on our genetics over vast numbers of generations. The rhythm of music has drawn us into Spirit since our childhood. As the body moves, Spirit comes; when Spirit comes, Wisdom and Healing also enter. Behind the bandanna, everything becomes clear.
The Trance Dance Experience
Through a combination of focused intention, breathing, use of the bandanna and movement to rhythmic music, participants can experience a trance state and be transported into an alternate modality of awareness
The first 30 minutes includes a discussion and orientation to Trance Dance, followed by an extended dance behind the bandanna. Following the dance, the group gathers in the circle for optional sharing and to get "plugged back in" before leaving.
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