1. Whirling Dervishes Ceremony.


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    Whirling Dervishes Ceremony in Cappadocia, Turkey.

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    • TURKEY, Cappadocia, Cilicia, Commagene


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      www.dimitrastasinopoulou.com Central Anatolia: Cappadocia:In a spectacular landscape, the Göreme valley and its surroundings contain rock-hewn sanctuaries, providing evidence of Byzantine art, as well as dwellings, troglodyte villages and underground towns – the remains of a traditional human habitat dating back to the 4th century. The Greeks were called Rumi and they settled in this area on the 3rd century AD. Konya: cradle of many civilizations. Here In 1273, the Sufi Mevlevi Order was established and its Whirling Dervishes are among the most famous symbols of the city and Turkey. Salt Lake: the second largest lake in Turkey producing 70% of the salt used. Black Sea Region: Safranbolu: From the 13th century was an important caravan station on the main East–West trade route. Ankara: the Capital of Turkey, with the famous museum for the Anatolian Civilization. Mediterranean Region: Adana, Iskenderun and Antakya (Cilicia in the ancient times). Southeastern Anatolia: The towns of Gaziantep, with the best Mosaic Museum the Zeugma, Salinurfa (Urfa) the city of the Prophets (Abraham included) and Harran where the first Islamic University was founded – all with a history dating back to 6th millennium. Mount Nemrut: The mausoleum of Antiochus I (69–34 B.C.), who reigned over Commagene, after the breakup of Alexander's empire, is one of the most ambitious constructions of the Hellenistic period. The syncretism of its pantheon, and the lineage of its kings, which can be traced back through two sets of legends, Greek and Persian, is evidence of its dual culture. Even here, in the depths of Anatolia, the Greek spirit is still quite vivid and dominant. No Greek can ponder around here, without feeling a sense of pride, familiarity and affection. Music: Turkish Ethnic Music, Instrumental Gulumcan, by Ahmet Ozgul and Turay Dinleyen. The last two pieces are from the soundtrack from the film “A touch of Spice”. Composer Evanthia Reboutsika. Music Copyright owned by the original artists Description

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      • Alchemy Spinning in Treasure Island.


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        Alchemy Spinning in Treasure Island, San Francisco,CA. 2014 Dancer: Raquel Boluda Music: "Unconditional" by Christen Lien. www.itsnotaviolin.com Camera: Manuel Maqueda www.raquelboluda.com www.alchemyspinning.com

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        • Danceroom Spectroscopy and Alchemy Spinning at Zero 1.


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          Danceroom Spectroscopy and Alchemy Spinning (inspired on whirling dervishes) at Zero 1, San José, CA, June 2014. Music: Seven Mile Marker by Isan. Camera: Manuel Maqueda www.danceroom-spec.com www.alchemyspinning.com

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          • Whirling Dervishes


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            One of my favorite films of all time is called Baraka. Its stunning, shot entirely on 70mm film it consists of beautiful imagery from all over the world. In one scene there is a ceremony from the mesmerizing whirling Dervishes, so on a recent visit to Istanbul I was very excited to attend a performance and shoot some video of them. It isn't Baraka but its not bad for quick little handheld montage. Enjoy!

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            • Whirling Dervishes


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              the Whirling Devishes... from our trip to Istanbul in 2006

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              • Istanbul...Not Constantinople


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                Never when I heard this song as a youth did I believe that I would actually visit it, but here is a taste of Istanbul for you...oh yeah and just remember its not called Constantinople anymore ;)

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                • Whirling Dervishes Istanbul


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                  Whirling Dervishes in Istanbul. The whirling dance or Sufi whirling is performed by members of the Mevlevi order in Turkey as part of a formal ceremony known as the Sema. The Sema is performed to try to reach religious ecstasy. It is a powerful ceremony to witness. You can visit a museum about the Mevlevi order and also witness this ceremony during your stay in Istanbul.The music is taken from Mercan Dede's album "Nefes" This music is copyright Mercan Dede and acknowledged here.

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                  • The Whirling Dervishes


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                    Filmed at the Toronto Art Expo 2013. Sufi whirling (or Sufi spinning) is a form of Sama or physically active meditation which originated among Sufis, and which is still practiced by the Sufi Dervishes of the Mevlevi order. It is a customary dance performed within the Sema, or worship ceremony, through which dervishes (also called semazens) aim to reach the source of all perfection, or kemal. This is sought through abandoning one's nafs, egos or personal desires, by listening to the music, focusing on God, and spinning one's body in repetitive circles, which has been seen as a symbolic imitation of planets in the Solar System orbiting the sun.

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                    • A Taste of Pandora and the Whirling Dervishes


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                      Pandorasdiary (vocals and rhythm guitar), Maya Curry (flute), David Naylor (tabla/djembe) and Kenan Gocebe (lead guitar). Sultry folk meets world music. Hear more at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pandora-and-the-Whirling-Dervishes/232373286930695 http://www.pandorasdiary.com

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