VIDEO: The Whirling Dervishes of Rumi

Published at 11:12 p.m. on March 11, 2013 | Modified at 11:12 p.m. on March 11, 2013

The South Carolina Dialogue Foundation presented a special group of Whirling Dervishes from Konya Mevlana University, Turkey, Monday night at Keenan High school. The performance was a meditation in motion, in which the dervishes are accompanied by a mystical music consisting of a flute, strings, chorus, percussion, and poems by Rumi. By revolving in harmony with all things in nature and transcending ego, the dervishes are to symbolize a spiritual journey to Divine Love. The performance is part of Turkish sufi customs, history and culture.

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