Category: Art

Catch the Mary dance i did 30 years ago

Phil and I are theologians. Our thoughts and wisdom embrace a spirit and power greater than ourselves. We coined theokinetics, bodyspirit, and the physicality of grace, to claim the essence of this experience as dancers.

During the sermon time Phil shared a video of me and my colleague Judith in “A Merry Meeting choreographed to a Brandenburg concerto, referencing the biblical story of the pregnant Mary going to see her older cousin Elizabeth. When they met, it seems, their babes, Jesus and John the Baptist, leapt in their wombs.  Now that’s kinesthetic identification!

I hope you enjoy this excerpt from the dance and Phil’s reflections on the power of Motherhood. (My body still remembers this three decades later!)

Discover the MysticHeart Wheel

Art is the domain of imagination.7d813e34c64be26f8f190dbe9870b4e5

Our Image-Nation or the Imaginal Realm is the ap or human channel for communicating with mysteries beyond our basic physicality.

Mystics tend to be artists is one form or many, quality not being the biggest deal, because the arts penetrate the veil of Mystery in so many ways. Art is not a replacement nor an illustration of anything. It is a form of receiving direct revelation and an essential way of knowing life. In this way it become necessary, like continuing to speak a first language in order to remember who you are.

The MysticHeartWheel celebrates this reality. If you are signed up on the email list you are considered a potential exhibitor. Members of the Hidden Monastery, a secret space on Facebook, pay an annual membership and are in the most frequent contact about each new exhibit and what we are praying and playing with. Many of us meet up at retreats and InterPlay events.

Click here to enjoy Jan 2014’s “The Star and the Altar” with

Mairi Campbell, Edinburgh, Cynthia Winton-Henry-iphoto sketch, Hans York quote and photograph, Christine Gautreaux poem “Fall”, Harriet Platts, tree photo and poem, Jocelyn Head poem “My architecture”, Ruth Showalter, Donna Mazolla, Ellen Solot: Image Altar, Suzanne Cimone, Voice of the UniverseAnd a special downloadable play by Marlys Tobias and Cynthia Winton-Henry “Grandmothers Dance the Creation of the Universe”