While whirling his arms are open, his right hand directed to the sky ready to receive God's beneficence, gazing his left hand turned toward the earth, he turns from right to left, pivoting around the heart. This is his way of conveying God's spiritual gift to the people upon whom God looks with a Divine watchfulness. Revolving around the heart, from right to left, he embraces all of humankind, all the creation with affection and love.
About the Activity
- Duration: 1 hour
- Hotel Transfer
- Easy Cancellation
Between 18:00 - 19:00
Hotel pick-up begins usually 30 minutes before the activity
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours. Full refund.
Semâ is the inspiration of Mevlanâ Celâleddin-i Rumi (1207 - 1273) as well as part of Turkish custom, history, beliefs and culture... It symbolizes in seven parts the different meanings of a mystic cycle to perfection (Ascension - Mirac).
The Semâ ceremony represents end entire mystical journey, a spiritual ascent through love, in which the dervish deserts his ego, finds the truth and arrives as "The Perfect". Then he returns from this spiritual journey as a man who has reached maturity and a greater perfection, so as to love and to be of service to the whole creation, to all creatures without discriminating in regard to belief, class, or race.
The dervish with his head-dress (his ego's tombstone), his white skirt (his ego's shroud) is spiritually born to the truth, by removing his black cloak, he journeys and advances to spiritual maturity through the stages of the Semâ. At the onset and each stage of the Semâ holding his arms crosswise he represents number one, and testifies to God's unity.
- Hotel Transfer
- Tea after the show
Cappadocia Dervish Show
and watch the performance
35 Euro / per person