we enter ritual to respond to the call of the soul ~ Malidoma Some
Ritual Dance is a term I’ve coined and a process I’m cultivating, an evolution of Ecstatic Dance merged with Ritual intending towards a specific, shared purpose. Meditative presence, movement, altar work, shared intention are woven together with a container that is tighter yet more spacious in time for participants to dive deeper into embodied, communal process. This Ritual allows us to commune in a very ancient way for healing, grieving, expression or celebration with the request of support from the unseen, the Otherworld, our ancestors or deities. Participants may be asking for help for themselves or working on behalf of others.
After repeatedly experiencing deeply profound, transmutative & transpersonal experiences on the dance floor, I was called to work in this way more explicitly for my own healing, guidance and for support with difficult emotions and transitions. The deep healing received has inspired me to offer the space for others. I’ve hosted these ceremonies, asking for the help of Spirit, to support community in grief, rites of passage and individual, communal & collective healing.