Indhold: HOW IT ALL BEGAN: In the beginning was a child. – The Ancestral Call. – Have no fear, sister. – Seeing feet. – Good morning, mystery. – The tale of giving and taking. – The magic kitchen. – In the garden of thoughts. – The other garden. – Grandfather, the quiet warrior. – The dancing heart. – Oh, the ball. – A women’s world. – Blood Flows. – The great celebration. – My new world. – A HISTORY OF WOMEN’ S DANCING: Primitive peoples and dancing. – Dancing in the first advanced civilizations. – the Greeks. – The Romans. – Christianity. – The middle ages. – The Arab world. – The bourgeoisie. – Industrial times. – The Present day. – Mother Belly. – In praise of dancing. – Belly dancing. – The basics of belly dancing. – FROM HEAD TO TOE: The head. Hold your head like a queen. – The eyes. The ocean of the soul. – The ears. The gateway to the soul. – The nose. Fragrance, take me back from whence I came. – Serpents in the wind. – Giving is the source of receiving. – The breath of divinity lies ind your breast. – Meekness rests proudly on your shoulders. – When your hips circle, the whole universe swings along. – The snake of spontaneity is coiled in the pelvis. – As full as the Mooen, as soft as the clouds in the wind. – The pillars of the temple. – Hold my feet, mother and give me strength. –VARIATIONS AND RITUALS: The floor dance. – The stick dance. – The veil dance. – Walking and whirling. – The menstruation dance. – The wedding dance. – The birth dance. – The trance dance. – The mourning dance. – Epilogue. – Works cited. – Endnotes.