Dance can signify joy, celebration, and/or possession by a higher power, be it good or evil. The act of dancing is also linked with rhythm and transforming time into motion. Group dances can be a form of PRAYER or reverence, and circular dance often mimic the circular motion of heavenly bodies and/or the revolution of the EARTH around the SUN. Often linked tightly with creation, hence its bond to magic.

There are many types of specific dances: Hunting (probably first), Fertility (sacred trees, verticle stones were phallic. again relates to the act of creating, marriage of heaven and earth. sexual attraction), War (both of defense and victory), Temple (to sacred dieties), Funeral (grief, often with wounds). It can also be associated with black magic and the dances of witches, dancing 9 times counter-clockwise while casting a spell.

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