Wednesday, July 17, 2019
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Lâ tahzen! (Don’t be sad!)

Lâ tahzen! (Don’t be sad!) Don’t be sad if people have broken your heart. Remember God’s command: ‘I am in broken hearts’. Then why do you grieve...

Building a Temple…

Love = God The Anatolian Jam is over. Things are rocking, but nothing's happening. It's such a mess in my head that I just want...

Old Wives’ Tales

What do we think about when we talk about old wives’ tales? We often use it to refer to the therapeutic methods practiced by the...

Every Love Is a “Sufi” Seed

This state is a blessing, a veritable boon. It’s about giving and sharing your existence, as it is, as I am. Every cell in my...

Assos: A Town Blessed by Athena

Assos; what I felt for the town was pure love at first sight, mingled with the dizziness of the love that I was in...

Perge: Travelling Through Millenia During A Vacation

I walked through the main gates of Perge, one of the greatest cities of Greek, and eventually Roman culture. The first things I saw...

The Peaceful Address Of My Soul: Ayvalik

Ayvalık. For many people it's a peaceful, lovely coastal town. For me, it’s almost part of me. I was in college when I first visited...

Gateway To My Soul: Kas and Meis

Some places are endowed with healing power, and the Lycian district is one such place. What is it about Megisti - the Greek island that...

The Humanism of Yunus Emre

Yunus Emre is undoubtedly one of the greatest humanist of all time. Viewing the concept of the ancient humanistic thought, we see how the...

City of Legends: Manisa

Manisa was once the mythological Magnesia of Tantalus, Pelops, and Niobe; Sardes as the hometown of King Kroisos, the legendary king of Lydia; Atlantis, the legendary lost civilization; the pavilion of the Sarukhanid dynasty; and the city of the shahzades.

Come, Come, Whoever You Are…

Come, my side. Come, whoever you are: Wanderer, worshipper, lover of leaving, malcontent, coward, writer, teacher, cook, artist, prime minister, politician, lover, gay, man, woman, cleric, atheist, or invalid.

Anatolian Enlightenment: Haji Bektash Veli and Yunus Emre

Haji Bektash Veli and Yunus Emre were two pioneers of enlightenment in Anatolia.