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

The dervishes are so beautiful. Konya - whirling dervishes- “We come spinning out of nothingness, scattering stars like dust” ~ Rumi

Rumi Derviş - Of Life Mohamed Kamal Semazen

If you’ve ever wanted to witness the Whirling Dervishes, this is your opportunity. The ceremony of the Whirling Dervishes is an 800 year tradition in Turkey,

The Mevlevi seek communion with God through their whirling dance. Turkey. Photo by Ryno Sauerman (ryno)

The Mevlevi seek communion with God through their whirling dance. Photo by Ryno Sauerman (ryno)

Dervish dancer.  This is an amazing sight to behold which we attended, Amah  I.  This is a religious act; not entertainment.  We were told only men were dervish dancer so I am surprised to see women dervish dancers here.

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

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