Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Whirling Dervishes - Istanbul - Day 1 - End

Well after a little sight seeing and dinner. Me and mom headed to the Hodjapasha Art and Culture center to watch the Turkish Mystic Music & Dance- Sufi Music Concert and The Whirling Dervishes Ceremony.

The Sema (whirling Ceremony) is a spiritual journey
In words of Melvana:
If you entered the Sema you will leave both worlds: the world of Sema is outside
both worlds.

The Mutrip

-The chanter-

-The Semazen-

The Sema
From God we receive, to man we give; we keep nothing to ourselves

End of the day at 830pm Istanbul
the days are longer during Summer in Istanbul. ^^

An idea of what the ceremony is like. Look at this video taken by someone else.


vialentino said... their cute hats and the dance...always saw that from tv...u making me feel like wanna go for travelling...the mosque is beautiful and enjoying ur pics...gosh...envy ler

anne marie isabelle said...

well its a spiritual dance ler via. ^^ yea u should go there one day!