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Trance Dancing with the Jinn: The Ancient Art of Contacting Spirits Through Ecstatic Dance
     

Trance Dancing with the Jinn: The Ancient Art of Contacting Spirits Through Ecstatic Dance

by Yasmin Henkesh
 

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Explore the living tradition of trance dancing, the practice of connecting with the subtle energies and secret knowledge of spirits through rhythmic movement to music. Written by an expert teacher who has trained and performed with top dancers in Paris, London, and Cairo, this meticulously researched, hands-on book delves into the history and modern practice of

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Explore the living tradition of trance dancing, the practice of connecting with the subtle energies and secret knowledge of spirits through rhythmic movement to music. Written by an expert teacher who has trained and performed with top dancers in Paris, London, and Cairo, this meticulously researched, hands-on book delves into the history and modern practice of ecstatic dance. Discover a range of religious and spiritual trance dance traditions—from Egyptian zar ceremonies to Sufi whirling dervish techniques—and the entities you can contact through them. You’ll also find a detailed how-to section that provides a safe, effective, and fun way to connect with theethereal realm from within your own home.

Praise:

“This is a must-read book. Keep Ms. Henkesh’s book in your reference library for the well-researched richness of its information and its understanding of the many types of zar.”—Sahra C. Kent (Saeeda), dance ethnologist and founder of Journey through Egypt

“Yasmin writes beautifully and with great joy. She has done impressive research . . . into the mystifying corners of the supernatural and into the remarkable interfaces between body and mind.”—Robert Lebling, author of Legends of the Fire Spirits

“Through a deepexploration of myth and science, history and belief, [Henkesh] reveals a compelling insight into these unusual yet ancient practices. Definitely a valuable resource.”—Laura Tempest Zakroff, fusion and sacred dance pioneer, performer, instructor,and author ofThe Witch's Cauldron

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738737942
Publisher:
Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.
Publication date:
12/08/2016
Pages:
408
Sales rank:
1,316,360
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

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Meet the Author

Yasmin Henkesh (Washington, D.C.) has been a regular performer at Parisian cabarets Le Beirut and Le Yildizlar, London’s Omar Khayyam, and The Auberge in Cairo. She teaches at a private studio and has helped bring the traditional music of the Middle East to the United States through her work with the Henkesh brothers.

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