Thursday, January 19, 2006

About Whirling Dervishes

Many people asked about this mystical phenomena. I've found some literatures that, insya Allah, may answer those questions. If you're still not satisfied, why don't you come and see for your self :)

Whirling Dervish (wurl-ing dur-vish) n. 1. A mystical dancer who stands between the material and cosmic worlds. His dance is part of a sacred ceremony in which the dervish rotates in a precise rhythm. He represents the earth revolving on its axis while orbiting the sun. The purpose of the ritual whirling is for the dervish to empty himself of all distracting thoughts, placing him in trance; released from his body he conquers dizziness.

Here are are some sources I found :

Whirling Dervish by Jimmy Dunn

Whirling Dervish (The Full Stories)

Whirling Dervish of Rumi

How To Whirling Dervish or Semazen

Whirling Dervishes of Turkey and The Mevlevi Ensemble with Kani Karaca

Madonna loves a whirling Dervish,5673,247536,00.html

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