Whirling Dervishes

Whirling Dervishes trace their origin to the 13th century Ottoman Empire. The Dervishes are Sufis, the mystical branch of Islam. They celebrate the birth of Jelaluddin Mevlana Rumi, a mystic poet, on December 17. When they whirl, energy from above enters through the right palm, passes through the body and the left palm into the Earth.

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