Sacred Drumming

Author: Steven Ash
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 0806926570
Size: 10.75 MB
Format: PDF
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Take a guided tour from a writer who grew up and studied on Native American reservations and join those throughout the world—from Siberia to South America, Australia to Africa—who venerate the drum for its healing and celebratory powers. Through painting, cleansing, blessing, smudging, dedicating, chanting, and performing, you’ll find your own special beat, transforming the drum into a medicinal tool. Become one with a purchased or homemade instrument. Draw on the knowledge of Native American and other cultures to drum away fear, purify, establish a sacred space, and reach into areas of the consciousness that would otherwise be inaccessible. Extra special bonus: a CD with more than an hour’s worth of music for a Sacred Directions ceremony, meditation, trance, and more.

The Healing Power Of The Drum

Author: Robert Lawrence Friedman
Publisher: White Cliffs Media Company
ISBN: 0941677877
Size: 17.68 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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An authoritative perspective on the psychological, physiological, and spiritual benefits of drumming and hand drumming.

Chanting

Author: Robert Gass
Publisher: Broadway
ISBN: 0767903234
Size: 12.13 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Including details about chanting's history and traditions as well as new scientific findings about the many medical benefits of humming and vibration, this guide to vocal meditation provides readers with easy instructions, breathing techniques, and tips on how to create unique, personal chants. Reprint.

Sacred Woman Sacred Dance

Author: Iris J. Stewart
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781620550540
Size: 19.17 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Shows how dance, the highest expression of spirituality in cultures and traditions all over the world, is being integrated into the lives of women today • The first book to explore women's spiritual expression--women's ways--through a study of dance • Investigates how dance came to be excluded from worship, and reveals how dance is once again being brought into spiritual practices • Includes resources for further instruction in sacred dance Today we primarily think of dance as a form of entertainment or as a way to exercise or socialize. There was a time, however, when dance was considered the way to commune with the divine, a part of life's journey, celebrating the seasons and rhythms of the year and the rhythms of our lives. Dance is a language that reunites the body, mind, and soul. While the role of women's sacred dance was most valued in goddess-worshipping cultures where women served as priestesses and healers, dance was once an integral part of religious ritual and ceremonial expression in cultures all over the world, including Judaism and Christianity. In this book the author investigates how dance came to be excluded from worship and reveals how dance is once again being integrated into spiritual practices. Sacred Woman, Sacred Dance is the first book to explore women's spiritual expression--women's ways--through a study of dance. It describes sacred circles, birth rituals, ecstatic dances, and dances of loss and grief (in groups and individually) that allow women to integrate the movements of faith, healing, and power into their daily life.

Adult Programs In The Library

Author: Brett W. Lear
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 0838908101
Size: 15.64 MB
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The first in the new ALA Programming Guides series, this book walks you through the process of program development and event planning in two parts. The first section is a "how-to" that prepares you to: -- Conduct demographic analysis and target the audience in your community -- Tie your library's mission to specific program offerings -- Raise funds and generate publicity -- Produce programs that run smoothly from start to finish The second section features more than 20 "five-star" programs from around the country. Reading about a variety of successful programs from film series and book discussions to art classes and topical panels, you'll be inspired with ideas for your own programs. Packed with more than 30 sample talking points, surveys, newsletters, press releases, scheduling tools, and checklists, you can hit the ground running and bring your adult programming services to life.