Turkish whirling dervishes of Mevlevi Order--I found their dancing, a moving meditation, far more compelling than I'd expected.
Put your thoughts to sleep, do not let them cast a shadow over the moon of your heart. Let go of thinking. — Rumi Mawlaweya - Sufi dance in Cairo
"Beyond what we wish and what we fear may happen, we have another life as clear and free as a mountain stream." —Rumi (Art: Dervish, oil on canvas by Gülcan Karadağ) ..*
Hossein Irandoust (Iranian b 1978) ''Darvish 1''
Sen çiçek olup etrafa gülücükler saçmaya söz ver. Toprak olup seni başının üstünde taşıyan bulunur.
Whirling dervishes. Islamic Sufi mysticism.
mehmet mustafa bulakçıbaşı The mesmerising, lanconic sound of the ney -- echoing the soul's longing for Allah.
Beautiful painting by Iraqi artist ALI NEMAH ,that shows the whirling dervishes, the followers of Mevlânâ Jalāl ad-Dīn Rūmī. (poet, jurist, Islamic scholar, theologian, and Sufi mystic)