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Reclaiming the Goddess through the Sacred Art of Bellydancing Gone are the days when belly dancing was viewed merely as a seductive fantasy. Today women take up belly dancing as a sacred art for communication, healing, transformation, and on a practical level to facilitate birthing and for keeping fit.
Dance teachers are actively encouraging this type of consciousness shift in their classes. Keti is a well known belly dancing teacher from Fremantle in Western Australia who has been dancing since she was seventeen.
She has immersed herself in the cultural traditions surrounding belly dance and has lived and worked as a dancer in Egypt. Keti believes that belly dancing is the sacred dance of women but she also acknowledges the roles for men in the dance especially as the musicians who provide the impetus for the movement.
The Dance of the Goddess In both Sumerian and Babylonian times when the matriarchal societies dominated, Keti tells us, women danced different styles of belly dance. Feminine divinity was worshipped and the Goddess was seen as the prime creator and the nurturer. Throughout history belly dancing has expressed these quintessential feminine qualities.
The cult of the Goddess Ishtar which existed around BC celebrated the fertility of the divine feminine. Belly dancing was used in her rituals for magical purposes, sexual excitement, fertility rites, for honouring the earth and for birthing.
Belly dancing movements also harmonised with the lunar cycles and connected participants on a kinetic level to celestial rhythms. The Fellahine is one particular dance style performed as a celebration dance designed to give energy back to the earth after a bountiful harvest of such crops as lentils or corn.
Keti also believes woman at these temple gatherings would perform their dance for the other women to suggest how potent and sexy they were, and as an avenue to express and embrace their passion.
In both the Goddess temples of the past and in the dance today, we see sacred movements and mudras being used as a way of connecting to divine energies, both feminine and masculine. There is one belly dancing gesture that has particular spiritual significance.
This gesture is performed at the beginning of some Arabic dances. A dancer may be seen to make a small pyramid with her hands and place it on her forehead. This is used specifically as a mudra of protection and also opens and draws attention to the third eye.
The ankh is also another potent Egyptian symbol that can be expressed in the dance. On one level it represents an open door or window and is associated with the arabesque in architecture.
It was a shape for society to look through but for eastern woman to look out of.
The ankh is also a symbol for the marriage of the feminine and the masculine. For some it represents everlasting life, that which can only be attained when this alchemical union takes place. Traditionally the ankh also acts as a doorway to other dimensions or to the underworld.
A temple dancer may utilise the symbol of the ankh in dance by spreading her arms out and then lifting them upward into a circle. A dancer both accesses and projects arcane wisdom by incorporating such sacred geometry into movement and dance.
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