The Dances of Universal Peace
Since the beginning of time, communities have come together in a circle to dance, sing, share eternal wisdom,
join hearts and express the irrepressible divine nature of the human spirit...
Heart  &  Soul  Nourishment!
....with an attitude of mutual respect, tolerance which mixes joyful celebration with quiet thoughtfulness.
DUP heals, restores, revitalises and inspires the human spirit!
The Dances of Universal Peace
 

Sacred Circle Dancing in Cambridgeshire 2017
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Coming Events:     Cambridge Bar Hill     S. Cambridge      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 3rd 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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Sat. September 16th 2017 2-5pm Event
FREE refreshments afterwards!

THEME: Autumn Equinox ['Alban Elfed' for our UK Druid ancestors, 'Mabon' in Welsh Celtic tradition]

Connect to Your Inner Light as the Outer Light Declines!

About Celebrations of Autumn Equinox

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Led by Mike, Keith & Barbara

Sacred Spiritual Circle Dances Led by Mike, Keith & Barbara

Our Inspiring & Meditative Circle Dances & Sacred Wisdom Songs will include...

*Mindfulness Practise ['Presence']: Coming into 'Here & Now'

Samoan Awakening, Connecting & Energising Practice: "Nima Nima"
More About Mindfulness

Autumn Equinox Celebration
In the Paths of Our Ancestors! - Aligning with the Turning of The Wheel of the Year

The New Moon of Diana, The Dark Moon Hekate, The Full Moon of Selene
All Light our Changing Way!
At Beltane and at Lammas, Samhain and Candlemas
The Sabbats and the Solstices and Equinoxes Past
It's the Blood of the Ancients that Runs through our Veins!
and the Forms Pass...but the Circle of Life remains!!


[Originators: Charlie Murphy & Betsy Rose]

 


*"All My Relations - May I Walk in Beauty!" [play recording]
Dance Originator: Leilah Be


*Autumn Equinox Healing: Energise, Purify & Balance Your Throat Chakra!
 

"Om Namo Amitabhaya"
 


Meditative circle dance to cultivate personal qualities of The Buddha of Infinite Light

[Dance Originator: Zebunissa Anna Parker]


*"Salmon" - Autumn Equinox (Mabon) Song & Symbolic Dance
SO FLOWED AT LAST THE WONDER TO MY FEET
THE SALMON TO HIS WAITING SERVANT CAME
AND LEAVES ME TREMBLING FOR A JOY FULFILLED!

The 'Salmon of Wisdom' is a well favoured symbol of wisdom in Celtic mythology.
Honoured because it returns to its source, going against the flow of what is easy.
This resonates with those of us who attune to the Source of All before making a new life commitment.
Coming back after a summer of adventures, we mirror the salmon's homing instinct at the Autumn Equinox!
The words of this song come from a poem based on a legendary story about the Holy Salmon
published in "From Isles of Dream - Visionary Stories & Poems of the Celtic Renaissance"

 
"Those Who Love and Loving Pour Forth Radiance"

Connect to Your 'Inner Light' as Outer Daylight Recedes
 

Those who Love, and Loving Pour Forth Radiance
These are the Sons and Daughters of God
In My Lifetime - Love in Every Heart!
In My Lifetime - Peace, Peace on Earth!
  
*"Let flow, Light of Water, Let Flow!"

The Druid name for 'Autumn Equinox' is 'Alban Elfed' meaning 'Light of Water' because this moment is the gateway to the half of the year in which darkness dominates. Much as we love the long days, sunshine and warmth of summer we are invited now to surrender to [thus becoming co-creative with] the inevitable shrinking of light and warmth and the escalation of darkness and cold...

'Light of Water' refers to the spiritual wisdom quality of water to flow harmoniously as part of nature, with a minimum of pointless struggle or denial. To transit the next 3 months to Winter Solstice with EASE rather than UN-EASE we need to become like water and GO WITH THE FLOW - letting go our attachments to the delights of summer.

This sung Druidic circle dance was developed by Nickomo & Rasullah from the traditional Druid theme of symbolic movements embodying the chant of "Let flow, Light of Water, Let Flow!" and the mystical sound "A-I-O" - the Druid version of the Hindu "Om". The "I" in A-I-O refers to the equinoctial straight line between where the sun rises and sets. The 'A' refers to the sunrise points at the solstices as they bisect the circle of celebrants or stones, and the 'O' is the circle of dancers or ritual celebrants.



*"Return Again - Return to the Land of Your Soul" [play recording]
Sacred Circle Dance Originator: Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach
 

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Bar Hill, Cambridgeshire [6 miles NW of Cambridge on A14] DUP Group

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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If you possibly can, please let us know you are coming via our Meetup Group [preferably] or Enquiry Form

Visit us on Facebook: Cambridge Healing & Holistic Lifestyle Group  

Cambridge Bar Hill DUP Group - Coming Meetings in 2017
DATE   Leaders THEMES NOTE
July-August   Summer break   No DUP No DUP
Saturday September 16th   Mike & Keith   Autumn Equinox [Mabon] 2-5pm
Saturday October 21st   Mike & Keith   St. Frances, Samhain, Halloween 2-5pm
Saturday November 18th   Mike & Keith   (En)Light(en)ing the Darkness! 2-5pm
Saturday December 16th   Mike & Keith   Winter Solstice - Yule 2-5pm
 

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South Cambridge DUP Group

This DUP group meets on the 1st Friday evening of each month 7.30-9.30pm
at The Friends Meeting House, 91-93 Hartington Grove Cambridge CB1 7UB
(off Hills Rd & Cherry Hinton Rd)

Cost: 5 or whatever you can afford

This is an A Capella group (voice-only sung dances)
Led by Margaret Amina, contact her on 01223 365484

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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
 
*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   Spring Renewal   Spring Equinox   Beltane   Pentecost   Summer Solstice (Litha)   Harvest (Lammas)   Autumn Eqinonox (Mabon)
Sacred Healing Dances   Spring Renewal + Feast of St. Valentine



*More Sacred Activities, Wellbeing Events & Training: Stress Management & Healing Courses UK




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