Sufi

Sufi

Dervisci, a Whirling Dervish miniature

Dervisci, a Whirling Dervish miniature

"My soul wants to fly away When Your Presence calls it so sweetly. My soul wants to take flight When You whisper, “Arise.” ~~Rumi~~

"My soul wants to fly away When Your Presence calls it so sweetly. My soul wants to take flight When You whisper, “Arise.” ~~Rumi~~

Would you become a pilgrim on the road of love? The first condition is that you make yourself humble as dust and ashes. ~ Ansari of Herat

Would you become a pilgrim on the road of love? The first condition is that you make yourself humble as dust and ashes. ~ Ansari of Herat

Whirling Dervishes, Turkey

Whirling Dervishes, Turkey

A Turkish artist's rendition of a Whirling Dervish

A Turkish artist's rendition of a Whirling Dervish

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.

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

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

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.

The whirling dervish #turkey

The whirling dervish #turkey

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