Author : Richard Rohr
Genre : Religion
Publisher : SPCK
ISBN : 9780281078165
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The Trinity is supposed to be the central, foundational doctrine of our entire Christian belief system, yet we're often told that we shouldn't attempt to understand it because it is a ‘mystery’. Should we presume to try to breach this mystery? If we could, how would it transform our relationship with God and renew our lives? The word Trinity is not found in the New Testament—it wasn't until the third century that early Christian father Tertullian coined it—but the idea of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit was present in Jesus' life and teachings and from the very beginning of the Christian experience. In the pages of this book, internationally recognized teacher Richard Rohr circles around this most paradoxical idea as he explores the nature of God—circling around being an apt metaphor for this mystery we're trying to apprehend. Early Christians who came to be known as the ‘Desert Mothers and Fathers’ applied the Greek verb perichoresis to the mystery of the Trinity. The best translation of this odd-sounding word is dancing. Our word choreography comes from the same root. Although these early Christians gave us some highly conceptualized thinking on the life of the Trinity, the best they could say, again and again, was, Whatever is going on in God is a flow—it's like a dance. But God is not a dancer—He is the dance itself. That idea might sound novel, but it is about as traditional as you can get. God is the dance itself, and He invites you to be a part of that dance. Are you ready to join in?

Author : Richard Rohr
Genre : Religion
Publisher : Whitaker House
ISBN : 9781629117300
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What if changing our perception of God has the potential to change everything? God is not what you think. Visions of an angry, distant, moral scorekeeper or a supernatural Santa Claus handing out cosmic lottery tickets to those who attend the right church or say the right prayer dominate our culture. For many others, God has become irrelevant or simply unbelievable. In The Divine Dance, Fr. Richard Rohr (with Mike Morrell) points readers to an unlikely opening beyond this divinity impasse: the at-times forgotten, ancient mystery of the Trinity—God as utterly one, yet three. Drawing from Scripture, theology, and the deepest insights of mystics, philosophers, and sages throughout history, Fr. Rohr presents a compelling alternative to aloof and fairytale versions of God: One God, belovedly in communion, as All-Vulnerable, All-Embracing, and All-Given to you and me. The Divine Dance makes accessible and practicable the Christian tradition's most surprising gift... God as Community...as Friendship...as Dance. Are you ready to join in?

Author : Graham M. Schweig
Genre : Literary Criticism
Publisher : Princeton University Press
ISBN : 9780691114460
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The heart of this book is a dramatic love poem, the Rasa Lila, which is the ultimate focal point of one of the most treasured Sanskrit texts of India, the Bhagavata Purana. Judged a literary masterpiece by Indian and Western scholars alike, this work of poetic genius and soaring religious vision is one of the world's greatest sacred love stories and, as Graham Schweig clearly demonstrates, should be regarded as India's Song of Songs. The story presents the supreme deity as the youthful and amorous cowherd, Krishna, who joins his beloved maidens in an enchanting and celebratory "dance of divine love." Schweig introduces this work of exquisite poetry and profound theology to the Western world in the form of a luminous translation and erudite scholarly treatment. His book explores the historical context and literary genre of the work and elucidates the aesthetic and emotional richness of the composition, highlighting poignant details of this drama of divine love. Schweig illuminates the religious dimensions and ethical nuances of the drama, drawing widely from the commentaries and esoteric vision of masters of the Caitanya school of Vaishnavism, a prominent devotional Hindu tradition. Themes such as transcendence of death through love, the yoga of devotion, the contrast between worldly love and passionate love for God, and the dialectical tension between ethical boundaries and boundless love are presented. The final event of the Rasa dance, the author concludes, presents a dynamic symbol of supreme love that provides the basis for a theological vision of genuine religious pluralism.

Author : Shannon Kubiak Primicerio
Genre : Young Adult Nonfiction
Publisher : Bethany House
ISBN : 1441205616
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A Favorite Author Among Teen Girls Most young women yearn to be chosen, to be called out from the crowd and loved for who they are. In The Divine Dance, Shannon Kubiak Primicerio acknowledges this desire and likens teen girls to dancers, constantly performing to please the "audiences" in their lives. But in family, peers, teachers, and others, young women forget that they were created to perform for God alone. Promicerio provides readers with guidance and encouragement to stop dancing for the world and to start dancing for an audience of One.

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ISBN : 8182903734
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Author : Ma Dt Le Valley Ba, Martha
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Publisher : Dorrance Publishing
ISBN : 9781434937445
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This book is written not simply as an autobiography. Martha Le Valley hopes that the reader can see through her protest and pain, and be enlightened by the grand mark for change that her students and she have embarked on. Her book presents urgent testimonials, illustrating women's capacity to lift themselves up from the pit of despair and into joyous living through consciousness of mind/body/spirit temples that we all own. Martha's book is about resurrection-hers and those of thousands of her students. She wants her readers to think of this book as a tiny thread in a soothing blanket of love that is gently bringing mankind together in peace. About the Author Martha Le Valley BA., MA., DT., is an alumna of Juilliard in New York City, the University of Washington, Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, and New School University in NYC. She earned bachelor of arts and master of arts degrees in both dance and dance therapy from Goddard College and New York University. She also completed several years of bioenergetics analysis training and did her dance therapy internship in Bronx Psychiatric Center in New York City.

Author : Carla De Sola
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ISBN : 0578982897
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Carla De Sola has danced in a sacred context for more than fifty years. Over time she has noticed a common bond among dancers, based in part of their developed bodily, or kinesthetic sense, a heightened ability to read and understand the rhythms and dynamics of movement experiences. This was not solely an artistic appreciation of dance but of life experiences seemingly ordinary but consciousness changing. She was led to ask other dancers if they had a story to tell of special times of awareness of Divine presence, that is, their own personal kairos moments --grace-filled happenings beyond ordinary chronos, or clock time, becoming imprinted on their soul. Thus, this collection came into being. The dancers' stories range broadly and in diverse settings. The essays are categorized into sections: Dancing for the Common Good; Dance Moves the Soul; The Joy of Dance; Journey to Awareness;and Called to Dance. Diana Wear wrote theological reflections in order to frame each section. David W. McCauley, Jr. drew upon his artistry, skills, and imagination so that each category was enriched through a visual dimension. The designs, paintings, and photos throughout the book carry a deep purpose--to give readers' eyes a place to rest and space for the mind to contemplate--contributing their own meditative moments.

Author : Anny Donewald
Genre : Religion
Publisher : Monarch Books
ISBN : 9780857216519
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Anny Donewald had a seemingly charmed childhood as the daughter of a top basketball coach. Then, when she was thirteen, one of her father's players began to abuse her, setting her on a path of self-destruction which led ultimately into the explosive world of the sex industry. After Anny competed in an amateur night at a strip club, she found herself sucked into the subculture of drugs, money, and prostitution, dancing in Las Vegas and Chicago's hottest sex venues. But the fantasy of fistfuls of hundred-dollar bills quickly turned into the reality of bloodstains on bathroom floors, during nights with clients in luxurious hotels. At an emotional breaking point, pondering the termination of her unborn son, Anny reached the gates of her personal hell. The atheist did the unthinkable, and cried out to God. This captivating memoir reveals how women from all walks of life can find themselves trapped in the sex trade and illustrates that God loves them no matter what. Dancing for the Devil is a heart-breaking and fascinating story of darkness, grace, and ultimately, the healing power of love.

Author : Chuck Hillig
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
Publisher : Sentient Publications
ISBN : 9781591810407
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Enlightenment for Beginners is the simple account of how and why you ve been imaging yourself to be only a separate and limited being. Using clever but easily understood words and drawings, Hillig invites the seeker to discover that they are already who they ve been looking to become and that a life of love and connection is already at hand. Although this deceptively uncomplicated book can be read in a sitting, its profound spiritual impact can last an entire lifetime. A wonderful gift for anyone who is on the spiritual path."

Author : Richard Rohr
Genre : Religion
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
ISBN : 9781118303597
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Dissolve the distractions of ego to find our authentic selves in God In his bestselling book Falling Upward, Richard Rohr talked about ego (or the False Self) and how it gets in the way of spiritual maturity. But if there's a False Self, is there also a True Self? What is it? How is it found? Why does it matter? And what does it have to do with the spiritual journey? This book likens True Self to a diamond, buried deep within us, formed under the intense pressure of our lives, that must be searched for, uncovered, separated from all the debris of ego that surrounds it. In a sense True Self must, like Jesus, be resurrected, and that process is not resuscitation but transformation. Shows how to navigate spiritually difficult terrain with clear vision and tools to uncover our True Selves Written by Father Richard Rohr, the bestselling author of Falling Upward Examines the fundamental issues of who we are and helps us on our path of spiritual maturity Immortal Diamond (whose title is taken from a line in a Gerard Manley Hopkins poem) explores the deepest questions of identity, spirituality, and meaning in Richard Rohr's inimitable style.