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Sacred Woman, Sacred Dance: Awakening Spirituality Through Dance and Ritual Paperback – 1 Apr 1997

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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Inner Traditions Bear and Company (1 April 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0892816058
  • ISBN-13: 978-0892816057
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 1.9 x 25.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,021,996 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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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