Bellydance and Asetian Tradition.

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Bellydance and Asetian Tradition.

Post by Kalb on 06.01.10 7:57

The dance is a form of celebration and joy that both humans and some animals appear to use to express their feelings and emotions. As a form of communication, the dance can be a true universal language, as instinctively uses forms of body language that are common to many people. The Dance also has a strong religious connotation, erotic and sexual therapy.

In essence, the dance is a form of release and connection with the Divine source.

The movements of different parts of the body have a symbolic language, especially the mudras or hand gestures that awaken the codes entered into the collective unconscious.

There are many types of dances, and many religious use the dance to express many things.
In the Old Testament, there are reports of David's dance in veneration of the Ark of the Covenant. In the Eleusinian Mysteries of ancient Greece, were celebrated dance rituals and initiation. The dance of the Dervishes whirling Sufi is a mystic initiation ritual and religious. In Africa and in countries touched by African culture, such as Brazil, the Caribbean and the South, the dance is very much present in the rituals of Vodou, Candomble, Umbanda, etc.. The rain dances are very common in American Indians and some of the people of the desert. In the tradition of India, is very strong cult of Shiva in his manifestation of the king of dancers, or Nataraja. The cosmic dance of Shiva in his circle of fire is a celebration of creation, peace and renewal through destruction. The dance has a separate aesthetic, mystical, erotic, a manifestation of the primordial energy of Shakti. In the early days of Christianity, the churches included in their ritual dances, which were later banned by nature sensual and feminine.
Anyway, my main point here is Bellydance, caught my attention.

Historical evidence shows Egyptian tomb paintings dating from as far back as the fourteenth century BC that depict partially clad dancers whose callisthenic positions appear to be very similar to those used in belly dancing.

On my point of view, the Belly Dance was created by Asetians. The traditional Kemetic system is the first real religion of mankind, from where most of the modern doctrines found around the world trace some roots and draw many adapted dogmas and concepts (Page 61 AB).

Asetians are beings that living their own religion in a more free and personal way and I think the Bellydance is a good way to express their beliefs. Just look at the word that the Ancient Egyptians used for Magick: Heka - The power of Words, both written and spelled. Dance is a form of art too, a very spiritual one. Bellydance originated in the indigenous dances of Ancient Egypt.
For me it is obvious and clear that the Asetians created the Bellydance. I see a powerfull connection.
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Re: Bellydance and Asetian Tradition.

Post by Jonathan on 06.01.10 13:55

Great post Stalker, thanks for taking your time to write it. It does bring up the subject of bellydance and Asetians, who I do believe have a cultural connection.
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Re: Bellydance and Asetian Tradition.

Post by Aleina on 09.01.10 2:12

What an enlightening post, Stalker. Thank you for gathering all of this information.

I have to agree that I also believe that the Asetians were the ones who created the art of belly dance. In fact, I believe Aset Herself did, being the most beautiful Goddess of all, it is no surprise that the most ancient and sensual form of Art being created by Her Highness.
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Re: Bellydance and Asetian Tradition.

Post by Victor on 09.01.10 9:44

Good post, Stalker.
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Re: Bellydance and Asetian Tradition.

Post by Kalb on 09.01.10 12:35

Thank you.
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Re: Bellydance and Asetian Tradition.

Post by Kahina on 10.01.10 8:40

Greetings Stalker.

You have no ideia, how much I enjoy this post.

On a more general point of view, the origin of bellydance it's cloudy. Nobody knows for sure the origin of this art. There is no sufficient documents or records to prove anything.

But I share the same belief.
All the records of rituals, gatherings, all the subtle magic...

Great post!

Blessings,
Kahina.
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Re: Bellydance and Asetian Tradition.

Post by Dreamer on 29.03.10 21:49

Great information Stalker, thank you.
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Re: Bellydance and Asetian Tradition.

Post by Aghrab on 30.06.10 23:13

Informative post, Stalker.

When the subject of Asetians and belly dance are brought to my attention, I wonder deeply about how the Asetian women embrace this art form. I am sure that it is extremely different than the new-age approach to the art of belly dance. With much more magick and mystery involved to their every sway.

This post inspired me to open a thread on the discussion of belly dance and the women of the Aset Ka.
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Re: Bellydance and Asetian Tradition.

Post by seeker on 20.01.13 9:44

Great post Kalb, very informative and enjoyable. I agree with you, dance can be versatile. I see it as a form of spiritual art, it can be used for rituals, magic, healing and other purposes. It's one of my favorite tools to enter trance and heal myself. I often dance to give gratitude to higher beings who I feel connected to or healing purposes. In fact, it has helped in healing depression and finding a whole new perspective of life.

Belly dance is my favorite dance form, it's sensual and very powerful. I'm not a trained dancer, but I can do a little, strange because I knew it before I heard about it. Whenever I dance I feel a strong connection with myself, earth and the higher worlds. It's a special ritual where I can express my feminine nature through dance.
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Re: Bellydance and Asetian Tradition.

Post by AkashaVanityUniverse on 23.05.13 6:44

HELLO! AND THANK YOU KALB FOR THE WONDERFUL INFO! Very Happy
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Re: Bellydance and Asetian Tradition.

Post by Leelahel on 07.12.15 21:43

Great post!

I often thought the movement of the body and the flow of emotions while dancing, cleanses it and realigns it.

I have often wondered to myself if the Asetians were responsible for things such as the provision of advanced tools for those in Ancient Egypt to be able to carve their stones with such precision. It would make sense that they also offered innovations in dance and in other cultural aspects.

Thank you Kalb.
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Re: Bellydance and Asetian Tradition.

Post by elizahawk on 21.09.16 7:44

Good post and kind new to me without a thought about it. I use bellydance often around in my house when nobody's around. Being fully deaf myself but there's certain something I could not explain the feels needs to do bellydance sometimes. I enjoy the movement so much to stay flexible.
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Re: Bellydance and Asetian Tradition.

Post by Nightshade on 21.09.16 8:04

elizahawk wrote:Good post and kind new to me without a thought about it. I use bellydance often around in my house when nobody's around. †Being fully deaf myself but there's certain something I could not explain the feels needs to do bellydance sometimes. †I enjoy the movement so much to stay flexible. †

You're hearing impaired but still manage to bellydance? That's quite impressive.

I can see the connection between the fluid movement of bellydance and the art of Asetian vampires. Especially when understood as an expression of spirituality.

Doing it privately in your home is not an issue Eliza, in fact doing it not for the purpose of exhibition is probably the only way to make it truly spiritual. Just like you don't see magick rituals being performed publicly for an audience, real ones at least. Smile
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Re: Bellydance and Asetian Tradition.

Post by elizahawk on 21.09.16 9:59

Grew up in hearing family. Bonus? My sister who loves play interpret music. Any kind and she would dance. Along with learn yoga/meditation at early age too. Seen many movies that has bellydance include. For some reason I feel close to that type of dance than any others. As one or partner which is extremely rare. Least its where I draw energy from.
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Re: Bellydance and Asetian Tradition.

Post by Jonathan on 21.09.16 15:26

There's definitely a layer of spirituality and magick that can be tied to the practices of bellydance and other artistic formats. However I agree with Nightshade when she explains that magick is not aligned with exhibition. This community had its share of experiences with bellydancers among its members along the years that many surely remember and they canít be generalized in a fair way, being all so different. From inspiring people that bring only the best in others to petty liars that thankfully have been caught and exposed years ago.

In the end its all about what you feel deep within and honoring that artistic spark in whatever form you chose to express it. Smile
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