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Beauty and Strength

February 8, 2012

Part of the Charge of the Goddess, one of the most widely used and easily recognizable pieces of written work in the Pagan community, reads as follows:

"Let My worship be in the heart that rejoices, for behold, all acts of love and pleasure are My rituals.

Let there be beauty and strength, power and compassion, honor and humility, mirth and reverence within you."

That's my favourite part of the whole thing, and it sprang to mind tonight while browing Youtube and stumbling upon the video below. I've never seen a full traditional Hawaiian hula dance before; like many here in North America, my knowlege of such things is limited to costume/theme parties and the Disney film Lilo and Stitch. What I see in this video is so much more, and so much better than what I know. It's authentic, alive and vibrant, much like the traditional dances of the pow-wow or other First Nations celebrations. It deserves to be seen and shared and not be used as a costume at Hallowe'en or an office party theme. 

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