Temple

“The Priestess and the Performer” The priestess in ancient times was integrated into her community. With time priestesses as keepers, and dancers of ritual disappeared. The altars, which had been centered in each family’s hearth, were moved out of the temples & into the church. Churches replaced the communal worship grounds and centers. Temples were now viewed as separate edifices to a distinct institution of priests. Ritual became to be the domain of only select individuals on behalf of the community in place of community participation and self-expression. Organic rituals became prescribed religion. Dance as an interregnal part of women’s spiritual practice shared a parallel fate with the priestess. As many religions forgot their roots and were forced to conform, the priestess now in secret lead communal nature dances. But the sacred dancer was now made the servants of the temple and its priests. The momentous split between artistic form of worship in a devotional setting. Social division of priests and worshippers, now made masters and servants, brought about a split between the sacred and the profane. Devotional dances gradually became commissioned works for the enjoyment of paying ruling spectators, for provocative entertainment. Dance was transformed from religious art and rite to a work of art intended for observation and subject judgment by the observer. From these shifts a rose a culture of dance and theatre as entertainment. The universal feminine principle of spirit matter connection was transformed into the duality of seductress/virgin, priestess/midwife these roles were considered black magic. This is primal exotic illusions appear. Repeating itself over and over in history. Sexuality and procreativity were split from a concept of belonging to nature and the flow of seasons. In addition to the sacred dance became a spectacle and only entertainment. Increasing the propaganda against her and her rituals. The few remained dancing in the priestess steps. She is the lens focusing for the healer & conduit of the goddess. #priestess #changemakers #sacred #dance #temple #fusion #bellydance #ritualmovementarts #aradiasunseri #vibrational #magical #mythos

Doing my best Lara Croft impersonation / exploring through the insanely beautiful Angkor Wat temple ruins 🌿

The Sleeping Buddha! If you are in Bangkok its a must visit. It’s undoubtedly my favourite temple, the entry fee is 100 baht and its so peaceful, gigantic and marvellous. #travel #traveling #travelotales #travelwithme #traveldiaries #bangkok #thailand #sleepingbuddha #buddha #watpho #sleepingbuddhatemple #bangkokdiaries #temple

➳ Prambanan, Yogyakarta ♥ Otra de las paradas que hicimos en nuestra luna de miel fueron los maravillosos templos de Prambanan, los visitamos a primera hora de la mañana y pudimos recorrerlos en absoluta soledad, haciendo más mágico el momento si cabe 😍 . . . Por cierto, tenéis toda la información de nuestro paso por Yogyakarta en en el blog, ¡¡Que ya está activo de nuevo!! Así que en breve volvemos a la carga con nuevos posts ¿tenéis ganas? . . Os dejo la referencia del vestido en la web de 21buttons: Soniadress 🙈♥️

The temple bell stops but I still hear the sound coming out from the mountains. #temple at #11025 feet #marhi #rohtangdiaries #bestplace #travelfun #travelgram #mytravelstory

When you're traveling do you ever wonder if your behavior is socially acceptable? Holding hands or how we eat is very different across cultures and sometimes it can be tricky to know what is okay and where. Listen to the #NewEpisode of The Lost Geographer Podcast tomorrow to learn about cultural faux pas and how to avoid them! • • • • • #culture #history #tradition #cultura #heritage #traditional #temple #fauxpas #podcast #podcasts #podcasting #podcaster #radioshow #radio #itunes #global #UKNOWY #best_ig_photographers #global_travel #beautifulman #amazing_fs #international #igworldglobal #insta_america #loves_france #Travel #Adventure #international