Friday, January 29, 2016

Telling the story of the divine feminine through the hypnotic roll of her hips

I have always been fascinated by the story of Salome and her dance of the Seven Veils; of how some say Christianity grew quickly in some areas because of the overly righteous and pure men of power who couldn't handle the brazen sexuality displayed in the dance of their culture and how the mystical allure of a dance celebrating women's power became known as the dance of the Jezebel, the "whore".  I love that in the past decade belly-dancing has once again been noticed by people all over the world as an art from requiring intense dedication and creativity.  To dance the dance of Salome and Jezebel is to bring forth the inner power of the divine feminine; to celebrate what it truly means to be a woman through a wonderfully emotional and evocative dance.
"The Gypsy Dancer appears to be free from the societal constraints. The Gypsy as the Wild Woman archetype has magical powers, powers which make her dangerous. She is out-of-control, or at least beyond the control of the patriarchy. She evokes fear, especially in the subconscious where the Wild Woman lurks within us all. We are afraid to let her out because we may loose control." - Laurel Victoria Gray

"Do you know what happens when an Arabian woman dances? She does not dance: she protests, she loves, she cries, she makes love, she dreams, she goes away from her reality, to her own world, where love is really meant and she does not want to come back, because that is her reality."Armand Nassery, writer and filmmaker
Body - Maitreya
Head - LeLutka - Simone 1.5
Hair - Truth - Kasimire - Gingers @ The Epiphany
Eyes - IKON - Charm - Nymph
Shadow - Alaskametro - Zara
Earrings - Cae - Peyton @ Wayward Winter
Tattoo - White-Widow - Deadman
Ensemble - Una - Mirae @ The Fantasy Collective
Pose - Virtual Diva - Veils

Have a wonderfully wicked rest of your day and remember to always stay true to your style and make today's fashion trends work for you!


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