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The Divine Dance
Author: Richard Rohr
Publisher: SPCK
Release Date: 2016-10-28
ISBN 10: 0281078165
Pages: 224 pages
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The Divine Dance Book Summary : The Trinity is supposed to be the central, foundational doctrine of our entire Christian belief system, yet we're often told that we shouldn't attempt to understand it because it is a ‘mystery’. Should we presume to try to breach this mystery? If we could, how would it transform our relationship with God and renew our lives? The word Trinity is not found in the New Testament—it wasn't until the third century that early Christian father Tertullian coined it—but the idea of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit was present in Jesus' life and teachings and from the very beginning of the Christian experience. In the pages of this book, internationally recognized teacher Richard Rohr circles around this most paradoxical idea as he explores the nature of God—circling around being an apt metaphor for this mystery we're trying to apprehend. Early Christians who came to be known as the ‘Desert Mothers and Fathers’ applied the Greek verb perichoresis to the mystery of the Trinity. The best translation of this odd-sounding word is dancing. Our word choreography comes from the same root. Although these early Christians gave us some highly conceptualized thinking on the life of the Trinity, the best they could say, again and again, was, Whatever is going on in God is a flow—it's like a dance. But God is not a dancer—He is the dance itself. That idea might sound novel, but it is about as traditional as you can get. God is the dance itself, and He invites you to be a part of that dance. Are you ready to join in?

Divine Dancer
Author: Suzanne Shelton
Publisher: Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday
Release Date: 1981
ISBN 10:
Pages: 338 pages
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Divine Dancer Book Summary : Details the life and monumental career of the great and influential dancer, examines her dances and her technique, and probes her personality and the key relationships in her life

Ruth St. Denis
Author: Suzanne Shelton
Publisher: N.A
Release Date: 1990-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780292770461
Pages: 338 pages
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Ruth St. Denis Book Summary : The turbulent career of Ruth St. Denis embraced the whole creative flux of artistic and spiritual movements in the early 20th century. Drawing on St. Denis's own diaries and letters, as well as on interviews with students and colleagues, Shelton illuminates both the tumultuos life of one of dance's most charismatic first ladies and the origins of modern dance itself.

The Divine Dance
Author: Shannon Kubiak Primicerio
Publisher: Bethany House
Release Date: 2006-09-01
ISBN 10: 9781441205612
Pages: 160 pages
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The Divine Dance Book Summary : A Favorite Author Among Teen Girls Most young women yearn to be chosen, to be called out from the crowd and loved for who they are. In The Divine Dance, Shannon Kubiak Primicerio acknowledges this desire and likens teen girls to dancers, constantly performing to please the "audiences" in their lives. But in family, peers, teachers, and others, young women forget that they were created to perform for God alone. Promicerio provides readers with guidance and encouragement to stop dancing for the world and to start dancing for an audience of One.

Deadly Dance / Divine Dance
Author: Ma Dt Le Valley Ba, Martha,Martha Le Valley
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
Release Date: 2013-09-18
ISBN 10: 1434937445
Pages: 262 pages
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Deadly Dance / Divine Dance Book Summary : This book is written not simply as an autobiography. Martha Le Valley hopes that the reader can see through her protest and pain, and be enlightened by the grand mark for change that her students and she have embarked on. Her book presents urgent testimonials, illustrating women's capacity to lift themselves up from the pit of despair and into joyous living through consciousness of mind/body/spirit temples that we all own. Martha's book is about resurrection-hers and those of thousands of her students. She wants her readers to think of this book as a tiny thread in a soothing blanket of love that is gently bringing mankind together in peace. About the Author Martha Le Valley BA., MA., DT., is an alumna of Juilliard in New York City, the University of Washington, Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, and New School University in NYC. She earned bachelor of arts and master of arts degrees in both dance and dance therapy from Goddard College and New York University. She also completed several years of bioenergetics analysis training and did her dance therapy internship in Bronx Psychiatric Center in New York City.

Footsteps of the Divine Dance
Author: Marianne E. Brandt
Publisher: Lulu.com
Release Date:
ISBN 10: 1312324759
Pages: 329 pages
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A Divine Dance of Madness
Author: Mairi Colme
Publisher: Chipmunkapublishing ltd
Release Date: 2011-06-01
ISBN 10: 1905610548
Pages: 302 pages
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A Divine Dance of Madness Book Summary : DescriptionThis is a strong and emotional book which captures the feelings and experiences of someone who is condemned as 'insane' and held in a secure unit. Mairi Colme's writing is full of mysticism and depth as she uses her given talent for writing to make sense of her lost years and her treatment at the hands of those who should have been protecting her. This book will find resonance in anybody who has experienced what Mairi has and can act as a guide to those who would like to understand more about the debate over sectioning and secure units.About the AuthorMairi Colme has an MA Honours degree in English language and literature, has trained in theology, and is now a Benedictine Oblate. She has written a great deal, including poetry and mystical texts. She is now working to set up a charitable foundation, promoting mental well-being and spiritual knowledge. This book is chiefly about a period in her life, the seven years from 1988 to 1995, when she was permanently sectioned and 'certified insane'. It is about all the adventures, the pain and the love that she experienced as she struggled to escape from a dire fate.

Eager to Love
Author: Richard Rohr
Publisher: Franciscan Media
Release Date: 2020-03-05
ISBN 10: 1616367024
Pages: 320 pages
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Eager to Love Book Summary : Francis of Assisi is one of the most beloved of all saints. Both traditional and entirely revolutionary, he was a paradox. He was at once down to earth and reaching toward heaven, grounded in the rich history of the Church while moving toward a new understanding of the world beyond. Globally recognized as an ecumenical teacher, Richard Rohr started out—and remains—a Franciscan friar. The loving, inclusive life and preaching of Francis of Assisi make him a recognizable and beloved saint across many faith traditions. He was, as Rohr notes, “a master of ‘making room for it’ and letting go of that which was tired or empty.” Francis found an “alternative way” to follow Jesus, one that disregarded power and privilege and held fast to the narrow path of the Gospel. Rohr helps us look beyond the birdbath image of the saint to remind us of the long tradition founded on his revolutionary, radical, and life-changing embrace of the teachings of Jesus. Rohr draws on Scripture, insights from psychology, and literary and artistic references, to weave together an understanding of the tradition as first practiced by St. Francis. Rohr shows how his own innovative theology is firmly grounded in the life and teaching of this great saint and provides a perspective on how his alternative path to the divine can deepen and enrich our spiritual lives. The audio edition of this book can be downloaded via Audible.

Dance of Divine Love
Author: Graham M. Schweig
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Release Date: 2018-06-26
ISBN 10: 0691190178
Pages: 329 pages
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Dance of Divine Love Book Summary : The heart of this book is a dramatic love poem, the Rasa Lila, which is the ultimate focal point of one of the most treasured Sanskrit texts of India, the Bhagavata Purana. Judged a literary masterpiece by Indian and Western scholars alike, this work of poetic genius and soaring religious vision is one of the world's greatest sacred love stories and, as Graham Schweig clearly demonstrates, should be regarded as India's Song of Songs. The story presents the supreme deity as the youthful and amorous cowherd, Krishna, who joins his beloved maidens in an enchanting and celebratory "dance of divine love." Schweig introduces this work of exquisite poetry and profound theology to the Western world in the form of a luminous translation and erudite scholarly treatment. His book explores the historical context and literary genre of the work and elucidates the aesthetic and emotional richness of the composition, highlighting poignant details of this drama of divine love. Schweig illuminates the religious dimensions and ethical nuances of the drama, drawing widely from the commentaries and esoteric vision of masters of the Caitanya school of Vaishnavism, a prominent devotional Hindu tradition. Themes such as transcendence of death through love, the yoga of devotion, the contrast between worldly love and passionate love for God, and the dialectical tension between ethical boundaries and boundless love are presented. The final event of the Rasa dance, the author concludes, presents a dynamic symbol of supreme love that provides the basis for a theological vision of genuine religious pluralism.

Enlightenment for Beginners
Author: Chuck Hillig,Colleen McDougal Mills
Publisher: Sentient Publications
Release Date: 2005-12-31
ISBN 10: 159181040X
Pages: 216 pages
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Enlightenment for Beginners Book Summary : Enlightenment for Beginners is the simple account of how and why you ve been imaging yourself to be only a separate and limited being. Using clever but easily understood words and drawings, Hillig invites the seeker to discover that they are already who they ve been looking to become and that a life of love and connection is already at hand. Although this deceptively uncomplicated book can be read in a sitting, its profound spiritual impact can last an entire lifetime. A wonderful gift for anyone who is on the spiritual path."

Immortal Diamond
Author: Richard Rohr
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2013-01-22
ISBN 10: 1118303598
Pages: 288 pages
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Immortal Diamond Book Summary : Dissolve the distractions of ego to find our authentic selves in God In his bestselling book Falling Upward, Richard Rohr talked about ego (or the False Self) and how it gets in the way of spiritual maturity. But if there's a False Self, is there also a True Self? What is it? How is it found? Why does it matter? And what does it have to do with the spiritual journey? This book likens True Self to a diamond, buried deep within us, formed under the intense pressure of our lives, that must be searched for, uncovered, separated from all the debris of ego that surrounds it. In a sense True Self must, like Jesus, be resurrected, and that process is not resuscitation but transformation. Shows how to navigate spiritually difficult terrain with clear vision and tools to uncover our True Selves Written by Father Richard Rohr, the bestselling author of Falling Upward Examines the fundamental issues of who we are and helps us on our path of spiritual maturity Immortal Diamond (whose title is taken from a line in a Gerard Manley Hopkins poem) explores the deepest questions of identity, spirituality, and meaning in Richard Rohr's inimitable style.

The Naked Now
Author: Richard Rohr
Publisher: N.A
Release Date: 2009
ISBN 10: 9780824525439
Pages: 187 pages
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The Naked Now Book Summary : Drawn from the Gospels, Jesus, Paul, and the great Christian contemplatives, this examination reveals how many of the hidden truths of Christianity have been misunderstood or lost and how to read them with the eyes of the mystics rather than interpreting them through rational thought.

The Divine Invitation
Author: Terri Sullivant
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
Release Date: 2018-11-06
ISBN 10: 1642790680
Pages: 329 pages
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The Divine Invitation Book Summary : Are you ready to enter the dance of becoming fully alive? Have you ever wondered, if we have the God of heaven and earth living inside us, why aren’t we experiencing more in life? Why aren’t we seeing more transformation in ourselves, or in others for that matter? What does it look like to have “Jesus in me” anyway, as an individual and also as a woman? These are the questions life coach and pastor Terri Sullivant was asking herself when God answered her in a profound, life-changing way. The Divine Invitation provides a pathway to find what your heart deeply longs for in every area of life. It’s a metaphor showing the way for every woman to enter the dance of becoming fully alive. Learning this dance is about developing a relationship with Jesus, like two people dancing skillfully and gracefully. It’s about becoming so entwined with the thoughts, words, emotions, and behaviors of Jesus that the two of you are one. You find that this deep connection transcends all of life, enabling you to live joyfully and freely, come what may.

Female Voices from an Ewe Dance-drumming Community in Ghana
Author: James Burns
Publisher: Routledge
Release Date: 2017-07-05
ISBN 10: 1351567160
Pages: 234 pages
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Female Voices from an Ewe Dance-drumming Community in Ghana Book Summary : Ewe dance-drumming has been extensively studied throughout the history of ethnomusicology, but up to now there has not been a single study that addresses Ewe female musicians. James Burns redresses this deficiency through a detailed ethnography of a group of female musicians from the Dzigbordi community dance-drumming club from the rural town of Dzodze, located in South-Eastern Ghana. Dzigbordi was specifically chosen because of the author's long association with the group members, and because it is part of a genre known as adekede, or female songs of redress, where women musicians critique gender relations in society. Burns uses audio and video interviews, recordings of rehearsals and performances and detailed collaborative analyses of song texts, dance routines and performance practice to address important methodological shifts in ethnomusicology that outline a more humanistic perspective of music cultures. This perspective encompasses the inter-linkages between history, social processes and individual creative artists. The voices of Dzigbordi women provide us not only with a more complete picture of Ewe music-making, they further allow us to better understand the relationship between culture, social life and individual creativity. The book will therefore appeal to those interested in African Studies, Gender Studies and Oral Literature, as well as ethnomusicology. Includes a DVD documentary.

The Dance of the Dissident Daughter
Author: Sue Monk Kidd
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release Date: 2016-09-20
ISBN 10: 006199796X
Pages: 304 pages
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The Dance of the Dissident Daughter Book Summary : "A masterpiece of women’s wisdom."—Christiane Northrup, M.D. "The journey to capture her feminine soul and live authentically . . . makes a fascinating, well-researched and well-written story."—Publishers Weekly In celebration of the twentieth anniversary of its publication, a newly reissued edition of the bestselling author’s classic work of feminine spiritual discovery, with a new introduction by the author. "I was amazed to find that I had no idea how to unfold my spiritual life in a feminine way. I was surprised, and, in fact, a little terrified, when I found myself in the middle of a feminist spiritual reawakening."—Sue Monk Kidd For years, Sue Monk Kidd was a conventionally religious woman. Then, in the late 1980s, she experienced an unexpected awakening, and began a journey toward a feminine spirituality. With the exceptional storytelling skills that have helped make her name, Kidd tells her very personal story of the fear, anger, healing, and freedom she experienced on the path toward the wholeness that many women have lost in the church. From a jarring encounter with sexism in a suburban drugstore, to monastery retreats and to rituals in the caves of Crete, she reveals a new level of feminine spiritual consciousness for all women—one that retains a meaningful connection with the "deep song of Christianity," embraces the sacredness of ordinary women’s experience, and has the power to transform in the most positive ways every fundamental relationship in a woman's life—her marriage, her career, and her religion.