Articles, Papers and Resources

 

The Guidance Council offers these resources by Murshid Samuel Lewis, Hazrat Inayat Khan and others on spiritual attunement and Dance and Walk fundamentals. Please note all resources are in .pdf format. To download and view these documents you must install the free software Adobe Reader on your computer. Click here to download and install Adobe Reader: 

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Resource Topics On this Page

 

Attunement and Development of the Dance Leader

Breath

Dance Leader Teams

Dancers' Resources

Elements of Mastery Articles

Foundation Dances and Walks Manual

Musicianship and Sound Metaphysics

Practice of Zikr and the Dances of Universal Peace

Transmission

Traditions - Attunements and Introductions to Key Religions

Repertoire

Spiritual Dance and Elements of Mastery

Sufi Invocation

Walking Concentrations

Flyer

 

Attunement and the Development of the Dance Leader

The Bestowing of Blessing, Chapter 18, Samuel L. Lewis, Sufi Ruhaniat International, 1978.

Kashf: Insight, Gatha, Series II: Number 8, Hazrat Inayat Khan with Commentary by Samuel L. Lewis, Sufi Ruhaniat International, 1978.

Kashf: Insight, Gatha, Series III: Number 10, Hazrat Inayat Khan with Commentary by Samuel L. Lewis, Sufi Ruhaniat International, 1978.

Mental Purification, Chapter 3, Hazrat Inayat Khan with Commentary by Samuel L. Lewis and Moineddin Jablonski, Sufi Ruhaniat International, 1978.

Murakkabah: Concentration, Githa, Series I: Number 1 and 10, Hazrat Inayat Khan with Commentary by Samuel L. Lewis, Sufi Ruhaniat International, 1978.

Naqshibandi: Symbology, Gatha, Series II: Number 7, Hazrat Inayat Khan with Commentary by Samuel L. Lewis, Sufi Ruhaniat International, 1978. "The Glance"

Path of Initiation and Discipleship, Gatheka, Chapters 2 and 7, Hazrat Inayat Khan with Commentary by Samuel L. Lewis, Sufi Ruhaniat International, 1978.

Ryazat: Esotericism, Githa, Series I: Number 4b, Hazrat Inayat Khan with Commentary by Samuel L. Lewis, Sufi Ruhaniat International, 1978. "Wazifa"

Takua Taharat: Everyday Life, Gatha, Series II: Numbers 7 and 9, Hazrat Inayat Khan with Commentary by Samuel L. Lewis, Sufi Ruhaniat International, 1978.

There is No Sufi Here - by Tasnim Hermila Fernandez

 

Breath

201 Suras on the Breath: An Original Sangatha, Number 60, Samuel L. Lewis, Sufi Ruhaniat International, 1978.

Forty Lessons on the Breath, Samuel L. Lewis (ed: Moineddin Jablonski), Sufi Ruhaniat International, 1978.

Pasi Anfas: Breath, Gatha, Series I: Number 6, Hazrat Inayat Khan with Commentary by Samuel L. Lewis, Sufi Ruhaniat International, 1978. "The Rhythm of Breath"

Pasi Anfas: Breath, Gatha, Series II: Number 6, Hazrat Inayat Khan with Commentary by Samuel L. Lewis, Sufi Ruhaniat International, 1978. "Be Conscious of Every Breath"

Video - Murshid Wali Ali Meyer Talks about the Walks and the Breath

 

Dance Leader Teams

Leading with other leaders in your community to present the Dances can be a wonderful growth experience for all. Leaders may however sometimes encounter difficulties working together. Here are some resources that may be helpful to Dance Teams.

 

Dance Teams: Finding Depth Through Collaboration by Munir Peter Reynolds

Sample Dance Team Guidelines

 

Dancers' Resources

Keys to Dancing and Brochure by Wali Ali Meyer

On with the Dance by Wali and AriĆ«nne van der Zwan

Resources for dancing with children by Kathryn Ashera Rose

 

 

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Foundation Dances and Walks Manual

The Foundation Dances and Walks Manual is a collection of Dances gathered in a binder, first published by

DUP International in 2001. The Manual was revised and corrected in 2004, 2011, 2012 and 2016. We are pleased to offer here the revised and corrected 2016 edition in downloadable .pdf files. Please note that all of the material from the manual has already been broken down and distributed throughout the resource library as separate .pdf files. Downloading the first three files below will give you the entire manual. For those leaders with earlier editions of the manual we also offer files which correct your edition.

2016 Edition

Contents of the revised 2016 edition, July 2016 ( 318 pages, approx. 2MB)

Update to the revised 2016 edition, July 2016 (168K)

Contents of the 2016 Edition (318 pages, approx. 2MB)


Title page/copyright pages and section dividers

Description of updates in the 2016 Edition

Cover and spine inserts

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Revise 2012 to 2016 - A pdf file containing only the pages needed to update and correct a copy of the 2012 edition

to the 2016 edition.

Revise 2011 to 2012 - A pdf file containing only the pages needed to update and correct a copy of the 2011 edition to the 2012 edition.

Revise 2004 to 2011 - A .pdf file containing only the pages needed to update and correct a copy of the 2004 edition to the 2011 edition.

 

Musicianship and Sound Metaphysics

The Metaphysics of Sound, Series I: Numbers 5, 8 and 10, Samuel L. Lewis, Sufi Ruhaniat International, 1978.

 

Metaphysics of Sound Number 5 Metaphysics of Sound Number 10
Metaphysics of Sound Number 8  

 

Freeing the Lucid Voice: Music for the "Tone Deaf" by Neil Douglas-Klotz

Musicianship for the Dances of Universal Peace by Munir Peter Reynolds

Open Tuned Guitar by Tansen Philip O'Donohoe

Open Tuning Guitar Chord Chart by Munir Peter Reynolds

Mysticism of Sound and Music - Excerpts - by Hazrat Inyat Khan

 

Practice of Zikr and the Dances of Universal Peace

The Relationship between Zikr and the Dances of Universal Peace by Murshida Leilah Be

Pronunciation

A common topic of confusion among dance leaders, here are articles by Pir Shabda Khan and Saadi Neil Douglas-Klotz on this subject.

Arabic Sacred Phrases in Dhikr and the Dances of Universal Peace by Saadi Neil Douglas-Klotz

Notes on Pronunciation of Arabic Phrases by Saadi Neil Douglas-Klotz

Notes on Pronunciation of Arabic Phrases by Shabda Kahn

 

Repertoire

Original Dances of Murshid Samuel Lewis

Dance Index to the Original Published DUP Booklets

 

Spiritual Dance and Elements of Mastery

Group Dance as Transformation Movement by Saadi Neil Douglas-Klotz

The Deeper Side of Dance - A series of articles written in the 1990's by Saadi Neil Douglas-Klotz, a cofounder of the Dance network and originator of many wonderful dances.

Spiritual Dancing, Chapters 3, 9, 11 and 12 by Samuel L. Lewis, Sufi Ruhaniat International, 1978.

 

Spiritual Dancing Chapter 3 Spiritual Dancing Chapter 11

 

Spiritual Dancing Chapter 9

 

Spiritual Dancing Chapter 12

 

Steps Toward Peace Through Spiritual Dance and Walk by Murshid Samuel Lewis

Ten Keys to Dancing by Wali Ali Meyer

 

"Elements of Mastery" Series of Articles

Be Ye Songs of Glory by Halima Sussman

Dance Leading and the Elements of Mastery By Tansen Philip O'Donohoe

Dancing the Heart Awake by Abraham Sussman

The Dances as Sacred Art: Embodying the Universal Creative Force by Munir Peter Reynolds

The Dances as Sacred Transmission: Nurturing Growth for the Coming Generations by Saadi Neil Douglas-Klotz

Dances of Innocence, Dances of Experience by Saadi Neil Douglas-Klotz

A Beginner's Guide by Tansen Philip O'Donohoe

Embodied Spirituality by Darvesha Victoria

Leading with Power and Feeling by Munir Peter Reynolds

Longings of the Heart by Leilah Be

Sacred Space - The Dances as Worship by Farrunnissa Lila Rosa

Toward the One - by Wali Ali Meyer

Creating Peace by Shafiya Majid Sharon Mijares

The Sufi Invocation

About the Sufi Invocation

 

Traditions - Attunements and Introductions to Key Religions

 

Buddhism by Anahata Iradah

Buddhism by Darvesha MacDonald

Buddhism and the Dances - An interview with Senior Mentor and Sheikh Darvesha Victoria

on the relationship of Buddhism to the Dances

Hindu-Inspired Dances by Guyatri Bloomberg

Islamic and Sufi Traditions by Saadi Neil Douglas-Klotz

Jesus by Brother Joe Kilikevice

Jewish Tradition by Akbar Eric Manolson, Yehezkel Shmuel ben Lev Ya'acov ha levi

Native American Tradition by Alana Lakhme Lea

Om Mani Padme Hum by Darvesha MacDonald

Sikh Tradition by Hari Dass Singh Kalsa

Great Goddess by Ayesha Foot

World Traditions by Radha Buko

Zoroastrianism by Mohammed Yahid Johannes Barney

 

Transmission

Dancing with Murshid S.A.M. (Sufi Ahmed Murad Chisti) by Wali Ali Meyer

The Dances and Sacred Transmission: Nurturing Growth for the Coming Generations by Saadi Shakur Chisti

Memories of my Teacher, Murshid Samuel L. Lewis by Sara Morgan

Memories of Murshid Samuel Lewis by Abraham Sussman

Memories of Murshid Samuel Lewis by Yasmin Spiegel

Meeting Murshid Samuel Lewis by Azimat Sally Schreiber-Cohn

 

The Walking Concentrations

 

Background and Purpose of the Walks by Wali Ali Meyer

Center (Chakra) Walks

Element Walks

Introduction to Astrological Yoga Dances

by Samuel Lewis

Planetary Walks

Ten Keys to Leading the Walks by Kamae Miller

and Neil Douglas-Klotz

Ten Lessons on Spiritual Walking Practice by Samuel Lewis

Walks of the Saints, Master and Prophets

Wazifa Walks

 

 

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