Sacred Circle Dancing in Cambridgeshire 2015
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 2-4pm
The Cambridge Bar Hill DUP group meets on the third Saturday of each month
CALENDAR of 2015 MEETINGS
Saturday January 17th 2015
"Imbolc & Candlemas Celebration"
Led by Michael Meredith with Keith Barrett on guitar
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We celebrate the cross-quarter holy day [='sabbat'] of 'Imbolc' [Ewe's milk time] which marks the end of winter and beginning of spring. The days are still short and cold but NATURAL changes are "spring-ing forth" - the sheep are ready for lambing, bulbs are shoot-ing up, birds are donning their prenuptial plumage.
Imbolc calls us to let go the heaviness and torpor of winter and come together as a community to share UPLIFT, PLANS, DREAMS and VISIONS for our Spring projects. We are connecting to our natural process of GERMINATION - finding our pure intent and potential for growth and fulfilment!
More About Celebrations of Imbolc & Candlemas
Our Heart & Soul Celebration will include these Meditative Circle Dances...
"Spring Renewal Sacred Dance: The Past is Over!"
Celtic Fire Festival Dance: "Fire in the Hearts of Heroes!""
"I am as God Created Me!" [Self-Purification Dance from "A Course in Miracles"]"
|Hoof and Horn - Connecting to the Cycles of Life|
A Dance of Universal Peace honouring the Celtic Tradition of hunter [Horned God] & gatherer [Green Man]
Hoof and Horn, Hoof and Horn! All that Dies shall be Reborn!
Corn and Grain, Corn and Grain! All that Falls shall Rise Again!
A circle dance version of the ancient chant of our Celtic Pagan Ancestors, created by Amara Karuna
|"Ave Maria" Candlemas Song & Dance|
Words of Angel Gabriel telling Mary she is to bear the Christ child.
"The Wise Earth Dance: "The Earth that is Wise and Old"
|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
[Originators: Charlie Murphy & Betsy Rose]
Bar Hill [6 miles NW of Cambridge on A14] DUP Group
meets in the Community Room, Tesco Bar Hill, 15-18 Viking Way, Bar Hill, Cambridgeshire, CB23 8EL
Directions, Map & Public Transport information
The St. Neots DUP group has now moved to Bar Hill [A14 6 miles NW of Cambridge: details]
2015 Wellbeing Drumming Afternoons
2nd Saturday in each Month 2-4pm
Includes some DUP Indigenous Circle Dances
In Rural Cambridgeshire
6 miles from Cambridge, 60 from London (M11/A14)
Cambridge DUP Group
The Cambridge 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
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: Winter Solstice - Yule Imbolc Sabbat Samhain/Halloween Summer Solstice (Litha)
More Sacred Activities, Wellbeing Events & Training: Stress Management & Healing Courses UK