“The Dance of Light explores the inherent oneness within life from a unique perspective: a multi-dimensional journey from the mineral kingdom, to the subtle realms that surround us, to our role as human beings. Only through including these different realms can we understand the true nature of life’s oneness, can we remember how the world is alive and permeated with light. The Dance of Light restores an original vision that is vital if we are to live the change that is so needed at this moment in time.”
This review is from: The Dance of Light – A new way of understanding the earth and all life forms. (Paperback)
THE DANCE OF LIGHT is a magical book that invites us to see and hear the world as our ancestors once did, from “a state of communion with the oneness of the world.” This was much more than a dialogue, author Steve Hurt explains, “it was more a state of being.” Hurt tells stories from the San culture of South Africa, which indicates an incredibly sophisticated comprehension of the way ecosystems operate. The key to understanding the deeper view of interconnectedness between all plants and animals on this beautiful planet lies in acknowledging the subtle spirit which underlies all interactions. Tribal wisdom from indigenous cultures around the planet indicates how these spiritual responsible peoples were conscious caretakers of this planet. Hurt shows how we can regain the balance between humankind and nature by learning about the next level of awareness that humans can perceive… the light of oneness of creation.
I love the stories of the San in THE DANCE OF LIGHT, as well as the way Hurt takes care to describe the vast wisdom and intelligence inherent in the plant and animal kingdoms. I especially love Hurts’s descriptions of the Earth’s subtle energy body, and his descriptions of the shamanic trance practices of the San who gained the ability to see past, present and future as one, along with clear discernment between good and not-so-good choices.
This kind of deeper understanding may seem nearly impossible for most people to achieve, but Hurt explains it simply requires that we drop all preconceived notions about what we think we know about plants and animals in order to enter into a respectful state of gracious oneness, as the San did. THE DANCE OF LIGHT provides us with a vision of how we can once again become spiritually awakened individuals who speak to the Earth and all living things, with a sacred understanding between ourselves and all other parts of plant and animal kingdoms.
Steven Hurt takes us on a mystical journey with an understanding of the earth as a living being of light–the Great Mother to us all. Taking stories from the tribal wisdom of the San in South Africa, he reveals how we have lost our way as shepherds of the planet. From magical tales of whales once protecting the earth from invaders to the subtle intelligence of both plants and minerals–Steven Hurt weaves a story of hope for how humankind can regain our ancient birthright as caretakers of a balanced environment by understanding and reconnecting with the Light that pervades all and that provides a connectedness that goes far beyond our the limitations we have placed upon ourselves through our worship of technology and materialism. His words gently invite us to stretch beyond our limited view of the world and open ourselves to a new spiritual understanding of our relationship to Nature. His message is one that is meant to shake us awake from our sleepwalking and open our eyes to true reality that lies in our connectedness to the subtle realms all around us. It is an invitation to dance in a new way–a dance understood and taught to us from time immemorial by shamans from all indigenous cultures of the world. Steven Hurt takes his place alongside other modern pioneers in carrying to us a message for our spiritual awakening. His book gives us a blueprint for assisting the earth to heal as part of a newly evolving modern vision of ecological health for our planet.