Dervish. . “We come spinning out of nothingness, scattering stars like dust” ~ Rumi

Dervish. . “We come spinning out of nothingness, scattering stars like dust” ~ Rumi

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An albumen print of Dervishes in Egypt.   The Sufi order 'Mevlevi' was founded in 1273 by followers of Jalal al-Din Muhammad Rumi at Konya in present day Turkey, where Rumi is buried. Commonly known as 'Whirling Dervishes', their influence spread from the Balkans though Syria and Egypt during the Ottoman period.

An albumen print of Dervishes in Egypt. The Sufi order 'Mevlevi' was founded in 1273 by followers of Jalal al-Din Muhammad Rumi at Konya in present day Turkey, where Rumi is buried. Commonly known as 'Whirling Dervishes', their influence spread from the Balkans though Syria and Egypt during the Ottoman period.

Dervish. Sufism is the esoteric dimension of the Islamic faith, the spiritual path to mystical union with God. It is influenced by other faiths, such as Buddhism, and reached its peak in the 13th century. There are many Sufi orders, the best known being the dervishes.

Dervish. Sufism is the esoteric dimension of the Islamic faith, the spiritual path to mystical union with God. It is influenced by other faiths, such as Buddhism, and reached its peak in the 13th century. There are many Sufi orders, the best known being the dervishes.

Dervish, Ismail Acar Collection 2012, Turkish & Islamic Art Museum, Istanbul, Turkey by SvKck, via Flickr

Dervish, Ismail Acar Collection 2012, Turkish & Islamic Art Museum, Istanbul, Turkey by SvKck, via Flickr

Seek The Spirit. ... Rumi

Seek The Spirit. ... Rumi

Saudade - Image via Purple Area

Saudade - Image via Purple Area

Enchanting whirling sufi dervishes

Enchanting whirling sufi dervishes

♥ Semazen by ~hkncnr

♥ Semazen by ~hkncnr

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