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anchored in anatolia
Soul

Anchored in Anatolia 

Having been born and raised in Turkey, I constantly sought an explanation for the contradiction between the well-known spirituality of Anatolia and the reality of the not-so-loving expressions of some of its people. One day, though, I came across a book written by the Turkish…

mevlana and the whirling dance
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Mevlana and The Whirling Dance 

There is such an ecstasy in the submission and orphan-like leaning on the right arm of the Mevlevi dervish performing the whirling dance. The whirling dance is impressive, because even a person without the slightest knowledge of the Mevlevi teachings and practices, immediately perceives that…

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