Tags: catherine

Embodying

I just has the most invigorating, relaxing and cleansing experience dancing to the 5- Rhythms CD, 'Tribe', in my living room. Phew! I'm a sweaty, happy and exhilarated mess.

I have never done any 5-Rhythms classes, nor do i know very much about it. So i really wasn't sure how I would shape up going bare knuckled into my stuff. Make that Stuff with a capital S!

Anyway, its brill. The music totally moved me, I really wasn't prepared for such a profound experience. I did a warm up to " 'Prayer for the Four Directions'    (6:58)    by David & Steve Gordon    Sacred Earth Drums" and followed it with the first half of the 'Tribe' CD by 'Gabrielle Roth & The Mirrors'. The 5 Rhythms are

Tsunami -- Flowing    5:25   
Tsunami -- Staccato    4:17   
Tsunami -- Chaos    5:43   
Tsunami -- Lyrical    5:44   
Tsunami -- Stillness    6:08

I cant really remember which track did what, but by the end i was totally tranced out and 'flying' during the Stillness track, (i dare say i'm being quite literal) only to enfold onto (into) the earth as a soggy, purring human. OH Yay!!

There's not much more i can say about it, as it may take a while for things to filter up into the verbal. Hmmm i also feel a tad nauseous...  interesting...  as i definitely didn't go at it full-pelt. Anyway my slight belly issues aside (err don't eat chocolate just before), i totally recommend the CD and shoving all your furniture back for some pure surrender.

Go for it!!!

Womens Archetypes

I'm currently trying to peace together purely feminine Archetypes. Please feel free to chip in and help

Doll (see book; 'Living Dolls' by Natasha Walter)

From, 'The circle of life' by Elizabeth Davis;

Daughter (stone child)
Maiden
Blood Sister

Lover
Mother
Midwife

Amazon
Matriach
Priestess

Sorceress
Crone
Dark Mother


Some of these may overlap and may be the dark or light side of other archetypes

Wild woman
Seductress
Queen
Princess
Goddess
Diva
Heroine
Career woman (Wonder woman?)
Melissae
- not sure why I'm giving this a separate entry but it seems the right thing to do.

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From Threejane

Victim
Feminist
Bitch
Whore
Girl next door
Girl Friday
Ditz/valley girl

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From Clotlide

Spinster
Nurse
Secretary
Domestic goddess
Dominatrix
Source?

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Creatrix - (sparked from Clotlide's "Source" comment - coool !!)
Pythoness