Whirling Dervish Videos

The Mevlivi Order is an order of Sufi Islam founded in the 13th century. Sufi is often refered to as the mystical order of Islam, similiar to Kabala’s relation to Judaism. The adherents of Sufism are known as dervishes, and the adherents of the Mevlivi Order are known as whirling dervishes because of their method of spinning to attain a trance like state.

I’m not sure how long they perform or if they ever vomit while doing so, but they are quite calming to watch. Kind of like a lava lamp.

The Girlfriend of the Whirling Dervish from the Muppet Show:

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One Comment on “Whirling Dervish Videos”

  1. Ray Says:

    These dervishes absolutely freak me out and yet I don’t know why…

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