About The Book

Over 70,000 Photos of Belly Dancers were made in creating this exquiste portrayal.

Photographed during a 10 year period in B&W and Color, in nature and during live performances.

Prose and poetry on passion, the Goddess, and the power of the sacred feminine.

Foreword by Christiane Northrup, M.D.

Authors included are:

Jean Shinoda Bolen, M.D.
Clarissa Pinkola Estés
Alice Walker
Jalaja Bonheim

A meditation on healing, found in the most ancient of dances.

Large 10” x 12.5” Coffee Table Book 180 full color pages ~
190 Dancers ~ Vellum overlays ~ Gold Metallic Ink

"This big, lush book is a delight to the senses, a magical journey of breathtaking beauty that will leave you in tears. Not instructional, it is instead nourishment for the dancer’s soul. While you will recognize many dancers that you know and love, the artistic scope of ‘Belly Dance; Celebrating the Sacred Feminine’ is much broader and deeper than personalities. From innocent young girl to new mother, to older wise woman, all stages of our lives as women are represented here with dignity, and reverence. This is a book to be savored slowly, kept in a special place and revisited often. "

- Khadija

"Linking our beautiful dance to the profound words of the most articulate women of our time. Much needed to both dispel the dark-age thinking about belly dance among the population at large, and to introduce the non-bellydancer to the true nature of the art."

- Dhyanis



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