By Bad Seed
from Wikipedia: "Mevlevi Order or the Mevleviye are a <b>Sufi</b> order founded by the followers of Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Balkhi-Rumi, a 13th century Persian poet, Islamic jurist, and theologian, in Konya (in present-day <b>Turkey</b>). They are also known as the <b>Whirling</b> Dervishes due to their famous practice of <b>whirling</b> as a form of dhikr (remembrance of Allah). Dervish is a common term for an initiate of the <b>Sufi</b> Path." These were photographed after their ceremony of meditation and <b>whirling</b>. they ...