The purpose redefines and expands itself. Here´s the gem I found while revising my book – “The Secrets of Egypt – Dance, Life & Beyond” – for its 2nd edition:
“See it as learning a new idiom (English, German, Italian, Portuguese, Arabic, etc). First you learn the ABCD; then you learn how these letters are gathered in order to build small words; then more complicated words until you start to come up with simple phrases. Then you reach out for more complex combinations of words, phrases, interaction between both and beyond. BEYOND.
You practice it and Art starts to appear, when you least expect it.
You break the language rules when you have dominion over them and, ultimately, this new, reborn, personal language becomes such an organic part of you that there´s no more thought or effort in the process of TALKING/DANCING: it reveals itself as your soul spontaneous LANGUAGE. In the end – which is a permanent beginning – you realize Oriental Dance is nothing more or less than the LANGUAGE of the SOUL that unites all living things on planet Earth. Only then you KNOW you´ve been privileged to be part of the Magic* – that magic so many have tried to darken and diminish for endless centuries which are now – finally! – coming to an end.”
Piece from “The Secrets of Egypt – Dance, Life & Beyond” by Joana Saahirah. 2nd edition.