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Mystical Gallery

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Choose from 108 pictures in our Mystical collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.

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Persian Dervish - Paris Exhibition

Persian Dervish at the Paris Exposition in 1900. Dervish or Darvesh in Persian usually refers to a person who is a 'seeker of the truth' i.e. 'universal truth'. Within the Islamic tradition such people are often known as Sufis, Sufi, 'people of the way' or mystics and they come from every strata of society; here monetary considerations are inapplicable since the situation is that of a deep personal inner spiritual longing. There are in existence a number Sufi Orders many of which bear the name of a great saint and within these orders various practices have continued over the centuries in order to assist generations of 'seekers' whose desire is to be brought to 'reality' itself. It is said that the number of ways to reality/truth exceeds the number of grains of sand on the beach. It may be noted that this infinite number of ways to truth can even start at a point beyond religion, ultimately 'the truth' is an univeral quality."

© Mary Evans Picture Library/Grenville Collins

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Teresa of Avila (1515-1582). Spanish mystic. 'El Camino de P

Teresa of Avila (1515-1582). Religious reformer of the Carmelite Order and Spanish mystic. 'El Camino de Perfeccion' The Way of Perfection, written also before 1567, at the direction of her confessor. Edition of 1606, Barcelona.

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Constantinople - Whirling Dervish Group

Constantinople - Whirling Dervish Group with ney players, zither player and Koranic reciter. The Mevlevi Whirling Dervishes of Konya (Konia). This Dervish order was founded in memory of Jelaluddin Rumi (1207 - 1273) - mystic and poet. When the great Andalusian mystic Muhyiddin Ibn 'Arabi met Rumi (as a boy) with his Father in Baghdad - he commented when he saw him walking away behind his Father "How strange, there goes a Sea followed by an Ocean". The advancing Mongol hordes forced Rumi's Family to leave Balkh - arriving finally in Konya (Turkey). In Konya in 1244, a wandering Dervish met Rumi (Shamsuddin of Tabriz). After three years of friendship, Shamsuddin vanished mysteriously - some think he was murdered by Rumi's followers out of jealousy. Rumi wrote the Mathnawi - his most important work - called by some the 'Persian Koran'. Rumi's primary concern was not to found a Dervish order - it was his son, who after his Father's death instituted the formality of a Tariqah in his memory, hence the Mevlevi Dervishes today. The actual act of 'whirling' is known as the Sema ('The Hearing'). The Sema is formed of various cycles. The 'spiritual seeker' (Salik) must have personal freedom, in all aspects of life. The Salik's development is totally borne out of the culture of the place (personal development through trade apprenticeships etc.), moulding the individual in physical ad spiritual knowledge."

© Mary Evans Picture Library/Grenville Collins