Sacred dance (devotional eurythmy) is meditative movement to prayers and sacred texts. Through gestures and sacred forms, the heart’s offering in prayer weaves an ethereal fabric between the individual and the spiritual world which sustains an inner field of spiritual activity. Sacred dance unites the soul of the individual with higher realms of consciousness through an expression of love offered through one’s whole being. Sacred dance, whether done individually or in a group, serves to open one to spiritual and religious dimensions of experience.
See also: Cosmic Dance
See also: Spiritual Ideal of Choreocosmos
See also: Eurythmy as a Spiritual Path
See also: Choreocosmos: School of Cosmic and Sacred Dance
View our Choreocosmos Schedule for schedules of workshops in the United States and Europe offering opportunities to practice sacred dance in community.
For introduction to and support in your sacred dance practice, check out the Grail Guides available from the Sophia Foundation, including material for the Prayer Sequence taught by Valentin Tomberg and developed in sacred dance by Robert Powell. It gives detailed descriptions of the movements and gestures for each of the ten prayers. Also available are guides to the Foundation Stone Meditation in sacred dance, as well as the morning meditations to Christ and Sophia in sacred dance.