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WHIRLING DERVISHES CEREMONY-TURKEY TRAVEL PACKAGES

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  • Duration: 45 Min (19:30 to 20:15)
    Price: 25 Euro (per person)
    Run: Everyday

    Sema (Whirling dervishes ceremony), is the inspiration of Mevlana Celaleddin-i Rumi (1207 - 1273) it is the most important icons of Turkish culture, belief and history in Konya. It shows the different meanings of a mystic cycle to perfection (Ascension - Mirac).

    Modern science definitely says that the fundamental condition of our existence is to revolve. There is no object, no being which does not revolve. Every thing whirls and man, a whirling dervish, brings his life, his very existence by means of the circulation in the atoms, organic elements in his body, by the revolution of his blood, with coming from the Earth and go back to it, by his
    rotating with the Earth itself.

    The Sema (whirling dervishes) shows all a mystical journey of man's spiritual ascent through love, finding the truth and arriving to the "Perfect" on the way of God. Just after he comes back from this spiritual trips as a man who got maturity and a greater perfection, in order to love and to become of service to the whole creatures, to all creatures without seperating according to their belief, class, or race.

    The semazen with his hat and his white skirt is in spirit born to the truth. When he changes his black cloak, he goes and reaches to the spiritual maturity through the stages of the Sema. In the beginning and every stage of the Sema keeping holded his arms crosswise he shows number one, and testifies to God's unity.

    While turning his arms are open, his right hand pointed the sky ready to get God's beneficials, turning his left hand to the earth for giving what he got to poor, he turns from right to left, staying around the heart. This is his way of accompanying God's spiritual present to the people upon whom God "looks with a Divine" watchfulness. Turning around the heart, from right to left, he holds all of humankind, all the creation with affection and love.

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    Please take note of the following:

    * No drinks or food is served on this tour
    * 30% discount for children below the age 7, free for the ages 0-2

    What's Included:
    * Pick up and drop off at your hotel
    * Professional Guide licensed by the Ministry of Tourism
    * Local taxes

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