Warrior, Shaman, Dancer (Dance of Life Photography’s Dance Video Two)

The second video I chose for my dance video series is an example of the power of ecstatic dance to infuse the spirit of life into a serious, life-altering situation. In the video, which has been seen all over the world, Dr. Deb Cohan dances an intimate, primal dance of life with her operating nurses […]

Dance of Life Photography’s Dance Video One

Dance of Life Photography is an artistic photography studio, but also interested in the idea of dance in regular life as a vehicle for the spirit.  I am collecting interesting videos about dancing where the common denominator are people within the emotional and spiritual feeling of their dance. This example from Anita Baker is one […]

A different view of freedom

A small, feral cat lives in a space near my house.  As a cat lover, it breaks my heart that it could be cold, hungry, and lonely. But this was a cat I had caught and brought into my home.  It was warm.  It was fed.  It was protected. But what it wasn’t was free.  […]

Welcoming the Snake, Feeding the Wolf

An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life: “A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy. “It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego. The […]