Dancing in the Streets

February 10th, 2008

Speculating about the possibility of a revival of collective joy, Barbara Ehrenreich asks, “Why not reclaim our distinctively human heritage as creatures who can generate their own ecstatic pleasures out of music, color, feasting, and dance?” Watching a samba school practicing for carnaval, she realizes why we need these expressions of collective feeling, and her answer makes me cry for joy: “to acknowledge the miracle of our simultaneous existence with some sort of celebration.”
We are the clue!
Dancing in the Streets: A History of Collective Joy
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Sweat your Prayers

January 17th, 2007

Gabrielle Roth defines movement as “spiritual practice” and she explores 5 sacred rhythms in this inspiring book: Lyrical, Flowing, Staccato, Chaos, and Stillness. Each of these rhythms is a practical tool of awakening that will release us to dance, to be outrageous, to transform suffering into art, and art into awareness. Sweat your Prayers