Calligraphy is an ancient art of handwriting for which people took much pride in creating. This specific picture of a dancing man in traditional middle eastern garment consists of arab calligraphy.

Rumi, Calligraphy is an ancient art of handwriting for which people took much pride in creating. This specific picture of a dancing man in traditional middle eastern garment consists of arab calligraphy.

Konya - whirling dervishes- “We come spinning out of nothingness, scattering stars like dust” ~ Rumi

Whirling Dervishes in Konya, Central Anatolia, Turkey - “We come spinning out of nothingness, scattering stars like dust” Rumi

Duch angels by Julien Oncete

Dutch Angels, Julien Oncete / Luigi Pirandello, Diana e la Tuda 1926

Besmele-Semazen (ARABIC THE NAME OF ALLAH) SUBHANALLAH-BAREKALLAH-ELHAMDÜLİLLAH

Besmele-Semazen (ARABIC THE NAME OF ALLAH) SUBHANALLAH-BAREKALLAH-ELHAMDÜLİLLAH

Whirling whirling.. always whirling.  Not "hooping," at all.  And at the same time, there is overlap between the trance state of the dervishes and the flow state you can find in hooping.

From Where the term "Whirling Dervish" came. Dervish dancer, Konya, Turkey 19 September 2008 by Ezequiel Scagnetti.

Islamic Sufi whirling dervishes

Sufi dance by khalid - isn't this the dance that is supposed to bring the dancer to a hypnotic/meditative state?

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