may 10, 2021 - palingenesis or bust

"Mimetic dancing, accompanied by bird wing whistles and pipes, was a prelude to music and poetry. Dancing grew out of observing the movements of animals and implies human identity with them. Dance gave rise to rapture, which led to consciousness, the realization of death, and the hope of rebirth. Out of this, art is born."

from Lady of the Beasts; the Goddess and Her Sacred Animals by Buffie Johnson