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joined on 07/13/04
last updated 01/02/10
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you decide

All we have to decide
is what to do
with the time
we are given.

- Gandalf to Frodo, The Fellowship of the Ring

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The Circle of the Spirit

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sometimes i feel...
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----(( rumi ))----

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"The dance is a poem, of which each movement is a word" Mata Hari
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June 3, 2008
There is nothing I can say that is more of a testimonial for this amazing woman than her beautiful Life-Expression. She is a living Work of Art - in the greatest possible way!!! Anyone who meets her presence is immediately taken aback by this woman - she literally takes your breath away. Sweet Spiral....a vision of such beauty, strength, warmth and amazing positivity...has touched my life in so many ways - more ways than I can even fathom with five mere and humble senses. Spiral beams and radiates with such incredible Energy and Flow ~ she brilliantly and constantly knows how to tap into that wellspring of Life-Energy that is ever present but often missed. Especially in a world where human connection and community fall by the wayside, Spiral continually brings it back to what really matters. This woman is an inspiration in sooo many incredible ways!!! Her love for the Hoop, Life and all that is pure and good touches the heart and soul so deeply in a way that this world so desperately needs. Spiral is a breath of fresh the mountains on a clear day with blue sky and singing birds and smelling of sweet blooming wildflowers! Spiral has followed her bliss to revolution, revelation and Divine connection and has blossomed into her own unique and beautifully amazing Self!! Spiral love, you have shown me more kindness, acceptance, love and friendship than I have ever thought possible. Blessings and so much love and joy to you for your openness and continued friendship with me, and thank you so much for all that you share!! It truly means the world to me and you have touched my heart so deeply in so many wonderful ways. Your brilliance accompanies me every day and you have give me so much strength and joy in sharing your love and beauty in the ways that you do. In soooo many incredible ways, you have truly and wonderfully turned my life around. I love you!
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Blue Solar Hand

I Pulse in order to Know, Realizing Healing, I seal the Store of Accomplishment with the Solar Tone of Intention, I am guided by the power of Abundance
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i might be crazy

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venus rising

riding the waves, goddess of beauty, love and grace
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Kindred Spirits

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living symbolically

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~ee cummings~

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thus spoke jesus

If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you.

Jesus, speaking to his disciples in The Gnostic Gospel of Thomas

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to the pain

Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.

Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

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No ray of sunshine is ever lost, but the green which it awakens into existence needs time to sprout, and it is not always granted for the sower to see the harvest. All work that is worth anything is done in faith.
-Albert Schweitzer

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r*evolution*ary dance

Dancing is an ancient form of magic. The dancer becomes amplified into a being endowed with supranormal powers. His/her personality is transformed. Like yoga, the dance induces trance, ecstacy, the experience of the divine; the realization of one's own secret nature, and, finally, emergence into the divine essence...The dance is an act of creation. It brings about a new situation and summons into the dancer a higher personality. It has a cosmogonic function, in that it arouses dormant energies which then may shape the world.

-Heinrich Zimmer
Myths and Symbols in Indian Art and Civilization

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My Performance Demo

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...powerful words from Martha Graham...

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moments of my dance
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A lil' more about what I do...

I perform at a professional level: hoop dance, contact sphere, staff, and as a living statue. I teach workshops in all levels of hoop dance. I also sell high-quality, handcrafted hoops through my online store. I create hoops with the intention that they bring joy, creativity, health and healing to those who dance with them. I travel all over the country and world to spread the art of hoop dance through performance and teaching. More info can be found on my self-designed website.

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Hooping with India.Arie@Earthdance 2006

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To my friends in the East Bay/Santa Cruz area...a longtime, close friend of mine has gone missing in Northern California as of Monday, July 20. Please spread the word and keep your eyes/ears open regarding this incident. What follows is a blog posted by my friend Carolyn Mabry...

The most recent information on his situation is being posted on a Facebook group page 'Concerned Friends of Elias/Elijah Sorokin' at: read more
Tue, July 28, 2009 - 6:10 PM permalink - 2 comments
(I wrote this right before leaving for Hoop Convergence this past weekend...and that experience deserves its own blog, coming soon!)

So I guess what I was experiencing before was the fifth season in Vermont...the one that happens when the snow finally disappears from the ground but before anything begins to bloom...the one they call 'mud season'. Seems the mud was infecting my mood and personal relationships...well, no more!

Spring has really sprung here and it is just gorgeous. The fre... read more
Wed, May 13, 2009 - 5:13 AM permalink - 7 comments
Wowzers...back from the road and right back into the circus flow. I needed the money, to be sure, so getting two relatively last-minute gigs in NC was a welcome and well-timed influx of cash. No small feat though, not at all! I decided to drive down, because I'm crazy like that and gas is cheap again, and left Vermont last Wednesday. Drove 11 hours, ended up with an old friend in Charlottesville and then on to NC the next morn. Thursday night was a living statue gig...painted heel... read more
Thu, December 11, 2008 - 2:09 PM permalink - 8 comments
Winter has definitely come to Vermont. I woke this morning- after having finally relented to put my insulating shades down at night- to a thermometer reading 12 degrees. Lifted the shade by my window to see an icy spray against a grey backdrop. My landlord is a psychologist and told me November is her busiest month, as it comes on the heels of the trees losing their vibrant fall foliage and before the landscape transforms into a white, sunny winter wonderland. Our Thanksgiving break started ... read more
Tue, November 25, 2008 - 1:16 PM permalink - 12 comments
Got a longer blog in the works about my last 2 amazing weeks-which have included Wildfire, Shakori Hills and my mother getting remarried- and the incredible beauty of Fall up here, but had another little personal victory in tumbling today that I actually got video of's a short clip of me doing some back handsprings.

Thanks to my little buddy Biscuit for challenging me to a back-handspring race across the floor today. I hesitated at fi... read more
Fri, October 17, 2008 - 7:29 PM permalink - 8 comments
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Video caught my worship in Center Camp

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Dream lofty dreams,
and as you dream, so shall you become.
Your vision is the promise
of what you shall one day be;
Your ideal is the prophecy
of what you shall at last unveil.

-James Allen

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Mani Pura

~weaving spiral flames~
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Fire Hooping at Much Restaurant

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about me
revolutionary, Warrior, visionary, dervish, dancer, adventuress, student, teacher, lover, gypsy, otherworldly, awestruck
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Spiral Genesis

this is some of Mark Henson's is amazingly detailed, profound and full of spirals so, of course I'm a fan...check it out at
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Hoop Convergence 2008

Some of the many wonderful teachers attending HC 2008. Looking very forward to this!
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