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Beyond the narrow confines of the temporal world, our encounters with Self/Sophia guide us in bringing the inner and outer worlds into harmony where “the dancer becomes the dance.” To dance at the still point we must shift between the ...

Author: Elinor Dickson

Publisher: Chiron Publications

ISBN: 9781630516970

Category: Psychology

Page: 202

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At a time when we are witnessing the return of the World Soul, the rise of feminine consciousness and the re-enchantment of Nature, the friendship between Marion Woodman and Elinor Dickson offers us a rare glimpse into the new story yearning to be born. Dancing at the Still Point reveals a remarkable friendship rooted in Soul that is both deeply personal and transpersonal. Prompted by a dream in which Marion told her to write about their friendship, Elinor has succeeded in weaving their shared visions, dreams and insights with the playfulness, challenges, and honesty they shared over thirty-four years. Like all deep friendships, Marion and Elinor mirrored each other while mutually affirming their individual destinies. This is a book that celebrates the gift of friendship as a compelling model for community in these times. As Marion would say, “where soul meets soul that’s love” and love is the field in which we are all called to dance. Elinor Dickson, Ph.D., is a psychologist, Jungian therapist, lecturer and workshop leader. She is the co-author of Dancing in the Flames written with Marion Woodman. She lives in Toronto, Ontario
2019-05-03 By Elinor Dickson

Retreat Practices for a Busy Life Gemma Simmonds. DANCING AT THE STILL POINT Retreat practices for a busy life Gemma Simmonds FORM 'A joyful, freeing guide to retreats with fully accessible practices. Front Cover.

Author: Gemma Simmonds

Publisher: SPCK

ISBN: 9780281084722

Category: Religion

Page: 120

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Retreats give us a space for contemplation and developing our relationship with God, but they aren't always possible. So can we still appreciate and detect the everyday God, even without special 'holy' places and spiritual practices? Dancing at the Still Point is a book for those who can't or aren't ready to go away for a residential Christian retreat, but who want to be in daily relationship and connect with God in a satisfying way. In sessions that you can work through at your own pace, Gemma Simmonds guides us through the practices and disciplines of retreats, such as being still physically and spiritually, developing a habit of prayer and learning some basic discernment skills. With insights from the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises, she explores how we can fold these practices into every day and shows that a rich life of prayer, in which we have time and space to let God be present, is achievable even in a busy working or family life. Practical and flexible, Dancing at the Still Point will help you find a richer and more balanced life, where the spiritual takes its rightful place amid all the other calls on time and attention.
2021-07-12 By Gemma Simmonds

The practice of Find Your Stillpoint suggests that there is a destination for the stillness path, a place within us to which the journey into stillness is leading. ... Dancing at the Stillpoint The stillpoint has a dynamic quality.

Author: Ian Adams

Publisher: Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd

ISBN: 9781848251687

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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Arising out of many years of giving workshops and retreats on the theme, Ian Adams explores simple spiritual practices that will enable us to live with imagination, adventure and generosity and to keep our balance in life, even when things threaten to overwhelm us. Running Over Rocks offers a series of 25 down-to-earth spiritual strategies for everyday living that can help us not just to cope, but to see the difficulties that might otherwise derail us as fresh opportunities to let the God of the unexpected come in and transform us. Ian Adams draws on the life-changing possibilities of the Parables of Jesus and the Beatitudes which upend our usual theories of success and well being. The wisdom and work of monastics and contemplatives, activists and artists, and all who are trying to reshape the world for good today are generously shared here.
2013-06-28 By Ian Adams

It did sound like the kind of question a mental patient would ask , except that one Ph.D. candidate at the hospital ... man named Dan dancing by himself in the activities room in front of hightech stereo speakers , radio rock and roll .

Author: Laurence Gonzales

Publisher: University of Arkansas Press

ISBN: 1557280819

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 324

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Essays deal with the Indianapolis 500, kite flying, capital punishment, aviation, drug addiction, prison, and David Carradine
1989-01-01 By Laurence Gonzales

Humankind cannot bear very much reality as Eliot says in 'Burnt Norton', section I. In 'Burnt Norton' stillness is related to dancing 'at the still point, there the dance is'. This dance is the inner life of the holy ‡Trinity, ...

Author: Paul Cavill

Publisher: Zondervan Academic

ISBN: 9780310861355

Category: Religion

Page: 512

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Features:• Wide chronological coverage of English literature, especially texts found in the Norton, Oxford, Blackwell and other standard anthologies• Short, punchy essays that engage with the texts, the critics, and literary and social issues• Background and survey articles• Glossaries of Bible themes, images and narratives• Annotated bibliography and questions for class discussion or personal reflection• Scholarly yet accessible, jargon-free approach – ideal for school and university students, book groups and general readersCreated for readers who may be unfamiliar with the Bible, church history or theological development, it offers an understanding of Christianity’s key concepts, themes, images and characters as they relate to English literature up to the present day.
2009-08-30 By Paul Cavill

In Four Quartets, T. S. Eliot describes stillness this way: Neither from nor towards; at the still point, there the dance 1s, But neither arrest nor movement. And do not call it fixity, Where past and future are gathered.

Author: Phillip Moffitt

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 9781605298245

Category: Religion

Page: 368

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Counsels readers on the twelve insights that underlie the Buddha's core teachings, addressing such topics as mindfulness, suffering, the Buddha's Four Noble Truths, and the search for inner peace.
2012-03-27 By Phillip Moffitt

... the meanings of wall and sabi are interchangeable, and they inform not only aesthetics, but also metaphysics.4 They come together at the still point of aliveness where opposites ignite but never quite complete each other.

Author: Sondra Horton Fraleigh

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre

ISBN: 9780822990628

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

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Dancing Into Darkness is Sondra Horton Fraleigh's chronological diary of her deepening understanding of and appreciation for this art form, as she moves from a position of aesthetic response as an audience member to that of assimilation as a student. As a student of Zen and butoh, Fraleigh witnesses her own artistic and personal transformation through essays, poems, interviews, and reflections spanning twelve years of study, much of it in Japan. Numerous performance photographs and original calligraphy by Fraleigh's Zen teacher Shodo Akane illuminate her words. The pieces of Dancing Into Darkness cross boundaries, just as butoh anticipates a growing global amalgamation. "Butoh is not an aesthetic movement grafted onto Western dance, " Fraleigh concludes, "and Western dance may be more Eastern than we have been able to see. "
1999-07-15 By Sondra Horton Fraleigh

The paradox is elaborated in East Coker, and we are told that ... the darkness shallbe the light, andthestillness the dancing. Within the still point is implied movement, as by the movement of innumerable atoms is composed the stability ...

Author: D. E. S. Maxwell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317308164

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 234

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In this fascinating and revealing book, first published in 1952, Maxwell shows the development of Eliot’s poetry and poetic thought in the light of his political and religious attachments. This study traces Eliot’s style from the earliest poems to the Quartets, and examines the characteristics of Eliot’s earlier work adumbrate that of his maturity. The Poetry of T. S. Eliot is essential reading for students of literature.
2015-12-22 By D. E. S. Maxwell

As each twosome came within a few feet of the palanquin , they bowed , quickly , without a break in their dancing or in the forward movement of the procession . Each couple came face - to - face with the Virgin at the still point of the ...

Author: Deidre Sklar

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520227913

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 230

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This book -- at once personal and analytical -- explores, in vibrant detail and compelling depth, the capacity of movement to express the way that human beings experience their lives and identities. In recounting her exploration of a town in the American Southwest, Deidre Sklar examines themes common to cultures around the world."—Benjamin S. Orlove, editor of The Allure of the Foreign
2001 By Deidre Sklar

Neither flesh nor fleshless; Neither from nor towards; at the still point, there the dance is,” 20 wrote T. S. Eliot, and at the still point Hussein Smko and Amanita Jean are still, and are dancing. Amanita Jean, an Alvin Ailey school ...

Author: Dana Mills

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350137028

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 216

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This study focuses on dance as an activist practice in and of itself, across geographical locations and over the course of a century, from 1920 to 2020. Through doing so, it considers how dance has been an empowering agent for political action throughout civilisation. Dance and Activism offers a glimpse of different strategies of mobilizing the human body for good and justice for all, and captures the increasing political activism epitomized by bodies moving on the streets in some of the most turbulent political situations. This has, most recently, undoubtedly been partly owing to the rise of the far-right internationally, which has marked an increase in direct action on the streets. Offering a survey of key events across the century, such as the fall of President Zuma in South Africa; pro-reproductive rights action in Poland and Argentina; and the recent women's marches against Donald Trump's presidency, you will see how dance has become an urgent field of study. Key geographical locations are explored as sites of radical dance - the Lower East Side of New York; Gaza; Syria; Cairo, Iran; Iraq; Johannesburg - to name but a few - and get insights into some of the major figures in the history of dance, including Pearl Primus, Martha Graham, Anna Sokolow and Ahmad Joudah. Crucially, lesser or unknown dancers, who have in some way influenced politics, all over the world are brought into the limelight (the Syrian ballerinas and Hussein Smko, for example). Dance and Activism troubles the boundary between theory and practice, while presenting concrete case studies as a site for robust theoretical analysis.
2021-01-28 By Dana Mills