DERVISCI

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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.

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

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

A red whirling dervish

A red whirling dervish

Duch angels by Julien Oncete

Duch angels by Julien Oncete

Mevlana.  I saw these whirling dervishes in Turkey.  Mesmerizing.

Mevlana. I saw these whirling dervishes in Turkey. Mesmerizing.

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.

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.

The whirling dervish #turkey

The whirling dervish #turkey

Islamic Sufi whirling dervishes

Islamic Sufi whirling dervishes

A Turkish artist's rendition of a Whirling Dervish

A Turkish artist's rendition of a Whirling Dervish

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