Under the Stars - Konya. Turkish whirling dervishes of Mevlevi. The way I understand it is that "Dervishes" practice an esoteric form of trance dance in conjunction with their Sufi beliefs that is meant to increase their connectivity to God.
dervish hall (1958)
Giorgia Fiorio Cérémonie du Sema, derviches tourneurs, Mevlevi. Konya, Turquie 2004
When your soul dances your body follows. #sufi #sufism #whirling #dervishes
Dervish Mevlevi Sema Ensemble @ Palazzo Ducale, Genova.
Sufi whirling or spinning, a twirling meditation that originated among the Turkish Sufis, it is still practiced by the Dervishes of the Mevlevi order.
"I searched for God and found only myself, I searched for myself and found only God" - Rumi #sufism #dervish #god #mevlevi #rumi
‘The only one worthy of my reverence Is the one, self-aware, who illuminates God with his own light.’