Whirling Dervish

whirling dervishDuring Matt’s visit in Location Istanbul, I learned a little bit more about the whirling dervish. One must practice one year to one and a half years before performing. The whirling is a means of prayer. With the right hand extended upward, they are receiving gifts from god and with the left hand they are dispersing god’s gifts to humanity. The are able to whirl hours without falling down due to exercise they do before they perform and due to spirituality. Interestingly enough, Istanbul is the only city that spans two continents: Asia and Europe.

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