Sacred Woman, Sacred Dance: Awakening Spirituality Through Dance and Ritual Paperback – 1 Apr 1997
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...includes extensive source notes, bibliography and other resources, such that it could be considered a bible of sacred dance! -- The Midwest Book Review, May 2002
Although a wealth of research is behind the text it is conveyed in a very digestible form. Myths, history, symbolism together with ancient and modern forms of dance from all cultures are drawn together to uncover the meaning behind the dance. -- Frances Fawkes, The Grapevine Magazine
Dancers will find it of special interest, but it's delightful for everyone else as well. Highly recommended. -- Elizabeth Barrette, SageWoman, Summer 2002
Exceptional. -- Today's Books, August 2000
Her bibliography and notes are extensive. She doesn't leave hanging the reader who wants to learn more about or participate in sacred dance, but offers several pages of resources. The book is not only a history of women and dance, but a textbook for performing sacred dances. -- Katie Watts, Argus-Courier Online
I don't know of another book like this one-don't miss it. -- Mary K. Greer, Tarot Newletter, Summer 2001
Richly illustrated with graphics and photographs from around the world (some taken at the sites by the author), this book is a record of Iris Stewart's search for evidence of the sacred-logically, historically and experientially. -- Dance Magazine, March 2001, Vol. 75, No. 3
Stewart has provided a multitude of lovely pictures and illustrations to underscore her discovery of the existence of earlier sacred dance and her aspiration to encourage its growth. -- Anne Apynys., Ph.D., Habibi, A Journal for Lovers of Middle Eastern Dance & Arts, Vol. 18, No. 3, 2000
This book is the first to explore women's spiritual expression in the study of dance. In reclaiming our connection to sacred dance, we regain a valuable spiritual expression. A wonderful book! -- Catholic Women's NETWORK, January/February 2001
This is a marvelous and unique exploration of women's spirituality through a study of dance. It is beautifully illustrated with inspirational photos of sacred dancers. This is an excellent addition to the study of the many forms and expressions of Women's Spirituality. -- Circle Magazine, Winter 2000/2001
About the Author
Iris J. Stewart has taught dance and lectured on women's subjects for over 20 years. She is the founder of WomanDance, a troupe which performs interpretive dances that explore women's spirituality. To research this book, Stewart visited archaeological sites throughout Europe, the Middle East, and South America. She lives in northern California.
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8 December 2001
Whether you just dance your sox off in the living room, are a performer, artist or therapist, this one will have you rivetted and inspired. Why you feel the way you do when you dance. Dance as a connection to your spirit. Why we dance, have danced, will dance. Women as leaders and creators of life, community, society. I carried my copy everywhere untill devoured and am now re-reading at leisure.
8 July 2011
This book provides a wealth of information for anyone who wishes to learn more about sacred dance. I found the wealth of details invaluable in deepening my knowledge and it is well illustrated with fascinating images.
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Empowering herstory of women avoiding repression by men, religion ...
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Empowering herstory of women avoiding repression by men, religion and government by keeping the dance. Lovely to learn more secrets of the dance and how to use it in our lives.
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nice resource, on time!
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An excellent resource for anyone wanting to know the history of sacred dance through the present day.
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