Sacred Circle Dancing in Cambridgeshire 2018
Coming Events: Cambridge (Bar Hill) About The Dances of Universal Peace
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Cambridge Bar Hill Monthly DUP Sessions Saturday Afternoons
Cambridge Bar Hill DUP group meets on the 2nd or 4th Saturday of each Month
2-5pm + refreshments afterwards
Run by "Bar Hill DUP" Non-profit Community Comittee
Michael Meredith (Dance Leader), Keith Barrett (Musician), Barbara Moorby (Treasurer)
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Donation to running costs: £6 per attendance
Sat. May 12th 2018 2-5pm Event
FREE REFRESHMENTS afterwards!
Theme: Pentecostal Fire & Summer Solstice!
THE PENTECOST EXPERIENCE
"Suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind
and it filled all the house where they were sitting
and there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire
and it sat upon each of them and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit!"
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Led by Mike, Keith & Barbara
Dancing The Beautiful, Deeply-Moving Gayatri Mantra
"Om buhu, Om buru, Om buvaha, Om svaha" = The Great Mystical Utterance
Let us meditate on that excellent glory of The Divine!
May He enlighten our understandings!
Dance created by by Bernie Heideman
Cleansing Guilt & Regrets : "All Shall Be Well!"
All shall be well! All manner of things shall be well!
When the Tongues of Flame are enfolded
Into the Crown knot of fire
And the Fire and the Rose are One!
Spiritual Inspiration: song + dance, developed by Karim Hadden
Based on the poem "Little Gidding" by T.S. Eliot [derived from the 14th Century vision of St. Julian of Norwich]
combined with the calls for merciful healing used by the people healed by Yeshua (Jesus) as reported in the Gospels.
Joyful Dance/Chant Celebrating the Interplay of Sun & Moon Energies
The Divine Masculine & Divine Feminine
The soul has a natural yearning for spiritual awakening...
This mantra is a tribute to the legendary Hindu avatars of Radha and Krishna. Radha is a milkmaid who represents the embodiment of perfect human devotion to the Divine. Govinda is a name for Krishna which means "the one who tended the cows". Bolo is "sing the praises of." The love between Radha and Krishna is the ideal of Love, absolute surrender of individuality in the case of Radha and absolute divine grace in the case of Krishna. Radha's yearning for union with her beloved Krishna can be seen as the soul's longing for spiritual awakening, to be re-united with the Source from which it has become separated. The divine interplay between Krishna and Rada symbolises "Spirit and Nature dancing together". [Dance originator: Philip "Tansen" O'Donohoe]
Appreciating the Beauty of a Summer Morning - "Morning Has Broken"
Gaelic Melody adapted by Cat Stevens/Yusuf Islam/Steven Demetre Georgiou
English Words created by Eleanor Farjeon
Summer Solstice is the time of long hours of sun - up to 18 hours - which relaxes us and gives us plenty of time to get through the days tasks and still have time to spare - time to lie on our back and watch the clouds drift by, or watch the birds soaring high on the thermals of summer haze! The gentle sweeping melody of this dance captures that feeling of drifting aloft and the graceful lyrics compare that feeling to the experience of being "at one" with the divine.
The original lyrics were written in honour of the famous 19th-century Indian mystic, Ramakrishna, by one of his disciples. Ramakrishna was born into a poor family in rural Bengal but rose to become a priest of the Dakshineswar Kali Temple, dedicated to the goddess Kali. He attained samadhi [non-dualistic state of consciousness ] under the meditational guidance of an ascetic but also studied Islam and Christianity and said that they all lead to the same God!
[Dance Originator: James Nasrudin Burgess]
|A Celtic Parting Blessing - "May the Road Rise with You!"|
June 23rd 2018
Solstice Drumming + Native Circle Dance
Celtic & Native American Sacred Circle Dances
Beginners Welcome - Drums on Free Loan!
In Rural Cambridgeshire
A14 8 miles from Cambridge, 65 from London (M11/A14)
Bar Hill, Cambridgeshire, DUP Group
[6 miles NW of Cambridge on A14]
Meets 2-5pm in the Community Room, Tesco Bar Hill, on 1st Sat. in the Month
15-18 Viking Way, Bar Hill, Cambridgeshire, CB23 8EL
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No partner is required and no experience is necessary to attend any of the above DUP events
| Video Overview of the "Dances of Universal Peace" |
We dance simple steps and movements (including sacred hand gestures called "mudras") which symbolise sacred wisdom and divine-connection themes. The movements promote health and wellbeing because they energise and balance the body energy centres (chakras) and engage heart, mind, body, soul and emotions in a holistic synergy.
As we dance we repeatedly chant brief sacred, or other wise, healing or inspirational, "Mantras". These mantric phrases come from a range of languages and sacred traditions or moving, inspiring poems. Apart from the wisdom, love and uplifting spirit contained in these phrases, the vibrations of their sounds have the capacity to resonate in particular areas of our energy system - potentially clearing energy blocks and bring energy to "deadened" areas of our energy system, physical and emotional body.
The overall effect of the dances and chants is to promote relaxation, clear negativity, relieve depression or anxiety, and uplift mood.
The Dances of Universal Peace - U.K. Network: UK DUP
The DUP dances, chants & wisdom have been developed from a range of spiritual traditions:
Buddhist, Christian (Taize & Aramaic), Hindu, Jewish, Muslim, Pagan (Celtic, Native American, African, Hispanic), Sufi etc
VIDEOS of The Dances of Universal Peace DUP
Sacred Dance - Expressing the Human Spirit! - Divine Self-Expression
Quotes & Stories of Samuel Lewis - founder of the Dances of Universal Peace
Download a brochure about this system of Sacred Dance & Song: DUP Brochure (.PDF)
- Wheel of the Year Seasonal Dance Videos -
Samhain/Halloween November Winter Solstice - Yule Imbolc Valentine Day Spring Renewal Spring Equinox Beltane Pentecost Summer Solstice (Litha) Harvest (Lammas) Autumn Eqinonox (Mabon)
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