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The Whirling Dervishes of Istanbul ~ What Makes Them Whirl?

The Whirling Dervishes of Istanbul ~ What Makes Them Whirl?

I remember when I was a very little girl seeing the Whirling Dervishes on television and being completely mesmerized. For days on end I asked my mother questions about them ad nauseam but as I recall, she had very few answers for me. It wasn’t until many years later that I would learn in a class on World Religions that the whirling men in white robes that had fascinated me so when I was young, were actually Sufi’s performing an ancient meditative ritual known as the Sema ...