Choreocosmos: Cosmic and Sacred Dance
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Cosmic and Sacred Dance is a schooling through music and movement, engaging the body, soul and spirit, with the intention of aligning oneself harmoniously with the spiritual-cosmic world. It leads to a living experience of the earth and cosmos expressed in the inner life of Nature (four elements), and through the movements of the planets against the background of the zodiac.
Developed by Robert Powell-- eurythmist, movement therapist, and co-founder of the Sophia Foundation of North America-- Choreocosmos, the School of Cosmic and Sacred Dance was founded to serve those seeking spiritual awakening, a living experience of the cosmos, and an inner sense of wholeness and healing.
Education in cosmic and sacred dance aims to develop movement skills, foster healing, enhance individual spiritual growth, and to open a gateway to a new wisdom of the stars. The cosmic dances initiate a learning process that leads to an inner knowing through moving cosmic forms. Through learning to move together harmoniously in a group, community is fostered and the movement itself helps expand each person's awareness.
In dancing according to the principles of cosmic harmony, one feels part of an organic whole, while remaining an individual. Consciousness is expanded beyond this planet so that one feels part of a greater whole on a cosmic level. One begins to experience universal/cosmic citizenship.
Through the experience of cosmic and sacred dance in one's heart, one's gestures, and one's limbs- and by way of the knowledge and understanding connected with this experience-- the cosmos begins to come alive in one's whole being as a "living organism".
In response to requests for a training in cosmic dance, the schooling offered by Choreocosmos aims not only at developing movement skills and inner healing, but also at enhancing the individual's spiritual growth and opening the door to a new wisdom of the stars. Proceeding course by course, Choreocosmos’ schooling is intended to equip participants to teach and give courses on cosmic dance. It is envisaged that completion of the training will take approximately three years, depending upon the number of courses each participant attends each year.
Upon completion of the training of the School of Cosmic and Sacred Dance, it will be possible to take these dances back to one's own community-- or to other communities-- to help enliven the dawning consciousness of the new star wisdom of Divine Sophia, and thus to be able to offer to one's fellow human beings the possibility of experiencing universal or cosmic citizenship.
For all Choreocosmos teachers and students—and to all eurythmists interested in the cosmic and sacral dimension of eurythmy—here is a letter, Choreocosmos Considerations—Easter 2016, from Robert Powell, PhD—eurythmist, therapeutic eurythmist, and founder of the Choreocosmos School of Cosmic and Sacred Dance.
See also: Cosmic Dance
See also: Sacred Dance
See also: Study and Ideals
See also: Spiritual Ideal of Choreocosmos
See also: Eurythmy as a Spiritual Path
Click here: Choreocosmos Schedule for schedules of workshops in the United States, Europe, and Canada;
Available from the Bookstore:
Cosmic Dances of the Zodiac, study material describing the twelve signs in relation to the stars, providing meditation material, and outlining the zodiacal forms and gestures in cosmic dance, with diagrams;
Cosmic Dances of the Planets, which describes the seven classical planets and their forms and gestures in cosmic dance, with diagrams; includes a wealth of information on the planets.
Also available by request: The Prayer Sequence in Sacred Dance, which describes forms and gestures in sacred dance, with diagrams.
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