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Ralph & DUP
|Samuel Lewis, DUP founder|
Dance UK (ex Cambridge, now: Calderdale)
NEW: Ralph & Vitalija have moved to Hebden Bridge
in Calderdale / West Yorkshire in September 2012
Yemaya dance in the Baltic Sea with Ralph @ the 'Dancing Heart Camp' August 2010
Dances of Universal Peace: a join-in activity, lifting up your spirit
"Singing / chanting while dancing in a circle is a dynamic meditation in movement:
from fast, high energy dances to slow contemplative walks,
attuning to love, harmony and beauty, dipping into the heart of many religions,
as well as touching the universal truth in various spiritual traditions: dancing inter-faith!
We move, breathe and sing together, holding hands - like one organism.
Like a cell in the body, remembering being part of something much bigger than the small self.
The separated individuality may dissolve into a blissful state of oneness with the group.
To sing or chant and to dance are fundamental expressions of our creativity,
which gets inspired and stimulated through these Dances of Universal Peace.
The Dances of Universal Peace are a spiritual practice:
all chakras get involved or even activated.
A deep, soulful sense of joy may be felt.
Tears may flow, when the soul begins to remember it's deep longing...
The dances can be a bridge to awakening, connecting with the Divine.
Your voice may open up, and your breathing can become deeper and free.
All sorts of things may happen during or after these dances, often on a subtle level.
We usually hug each other. These hugs can be very healing and comforting..."
In the left link box you find more about the Peace Dances, feedback from dancers, photos, articles, programme & more...
Read more about the roots and the Sufi background of these truely sacred "Dances of Universal Peace".
Praise of the DanceI praise the dance, for it frees people from the heaviness of matter and binds the isolated to community.
I praise the dance, which demands everything: health and a clear spirit and a buoyant soul.
Dance is a transformation of space, of time, of people,
Dancing demands a whole person, one who is firmly anchored in the center of his life,
Dancing demands a freed person, one who vibrates with the equipoise of all his powers.
I praise the dance.
Oh man, learn to dance, or else the angels in heaven will not know what to do with you.
Saint Aurelius Augustinus (A.D. 354 ... 430)
To be fair: the authenticity of the above poem is disputed.
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