Mystical Whirling

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The Whirling Dervishes, founded by Mevlānā, a 13th century Persian Muslim poet, jurist, theologian, and Sufi mystic, in Konya, Turkey 13th-century.  Their ceremony which incorporates whirling represents the mystical journey of man’s spiritual ascent through mind and love to the “Perfect”. Turning towards the truth, the follower grows through love, deserts his ego, finds the truth, and arrives at the “Perfect”. He then returns from this spiritual journey as a man who has reached maturity and a greater perfection, able to love and to be of service to the whole of creation.

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