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.

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

Sufi dance ! by khalid - this is such a beautiful, hypnotic dance to watch  - I go to see them everytime I'm in Istanbul.

Sufi dance by khalid - isn't this the dance that is supposed to bring the dancer to a hypnotic/meditative state?

Dance yourself dizzy on the streets of Konya… The Whirling Dervishes Festival is one of the world’s most intriguing sights, a mesmerising spectacle of dizzy twirling. The ritual whirling is an act of love and a performance of faith for the Sufi arm of Islam.

Dance yourself dizzy on the streets of Konya… The Whirling Dervishes Festival is one of the world’s most intriguing sights, a mesmerising spectacle of dizzy twirling. The ritual whirling is an act of love and a performance of faith for the Sufi

<3 Semâ'ın ne olduğunu biliyor musun? Semâ', Tebrizli Şems gibi gönül gözlerini açmak, kutsal nurlar görmektir!

Observe the wonders as they occur around you. Don’t claim them. Feel the artistry moving, & be silent.

sufi music

An Islamic religious practice by disciples of Rumi, who are known as whirling dervishes.

Mawlaweya Dance - Sufi Dance, Invinted By The Famous Turkish Scholar Mad-Wa Jalal Al-Din Al-Rumi

"Mawlaweya Dance" by Abdelrahman Elwassimy on - The amazing Sufi dance "Mawlaweya", originally invented by the very famous turkish Sufi scholar, "Mawiana Jalal Al-Din Al-Rumi".

"Il Sufi a volte danza, ma, mentre danza, al centro rimane assolutamente immobile -- il centro del ciclone.  La danza è il ciclone, tutto il suo corpo è in movimento, è fluido, dinamico, ma al centro la coscienza osserva in silenzio, indisturbata e senza distrazioni. Esteriormente si può solo imparare l'esercizio.   Esteriormente non si conoscerà mai quello che accade dentro al danzatore. E la vera storia è tutta interiore."    Osho, The Perfect Master, Vol.2

Danza Sufi -- It may be very modern type of Sufi music. But I can feel deep native mind of sufi from this work.

The Sufi Whirling Dervishes of Istanbul

Music museum educator month: Free admission for homeschoolers, teachers Video: Whirling Dervishes of Turkey


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