Friday, January 20, 2012

Whirling Dervishes

Goreme, Turkey. Their faces expressed calm and peace while they twirled continuously in a meditative state for nearly an hour.  It was a fascinating manifestation of both discipline and abandon and a privilege to witness. This Mevlevi Sema Ceremony has been named to the UNESCO List of  the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.  Additional information about the symbolism of the dance is HERE.

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