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“Unique and moving experience for those with a spiritual side”

Dervis Evi Whirling Dervishes
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Manhattan Beach, CA
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119 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Unique and moving experience for those with a spiritual side”
Reviewed November 26, 2013

I felt honored to be allowed to witness what is a spiritual practice for the Sunni Muslims who pursue this form of worship and devotion. It was especially moving having been to the mausoleum of Mevlana (I've known of him as the poet Rumi) in Konya and learned more about the dervish community and their practices.
For those who would just watch it and see men turning in circles without appreciating the bigger picture of what they are truly doing, their philosophy, and their history, this probably isn't for you.

Visited October 2013
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Alkmaar
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“not to miss”
Reviewed November 24, 2013

I wanted to see these dancing dervis because it is unique.it is a small setting around the dancing place. first you here the music and than the dancers are coming to the stage.
they are coming in a sort of trance in which they are able to dance in a turn for a while.
it takes about 1 hour. 1 hour is more than enough because it repeats a long time.
one hand signed to the sky and the other to the floor which means receive and to give.

Visited November 2013
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Malvern, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“A magical experience”
Reviewed November 18, 2013

The whole experience was both mesmerising and mystical to witness. It is really hard to find the words to describe such a spiritual experience. Definitely not to be missed!!

Visited October 2013
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St Helens, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Interesting”
Reviewed November 17, 2013 via mobile

Went at the end of the day after ballooning at 6am. It was interesting but found the whole experience made me very relaxed and almost asleep.

Visited November 2013
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Braila, Romania
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“nothing special”
Reviewed October 30, 2013

In an underground club or ...I don`t know how to name it, on some very uncomfortable chairs, we had to sit very, very quiet and watch five men dressed in white robes turning around in a sort of a spiritual abandon of themselves for about 15-20 minutes...it was nothing spectacular, nothing to be mention, I expected something else and I would never recommend it.

Visited October 2013
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