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Jelaluddin (Jalal al-Din) Rumi !

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Thou and I

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BIO: Jelaluddin (Jalal al-Din) Rumi was born in Afghanistan in 1207. His family fled the hordes of Genghis Khan to faraway Turkey where Rumi stayed to found a mystic religious order, the Whirling Dervishes (video) of Sufism. Through intense focus, a turning movement, and other devices a dervish hopes to experience ecstasy and union with God. This is religious ceremony, according to the Threshold Society. Further, it is "dance as a private act of surrender to the divine." Long a secret society, Whirling Dervishes now tour the world so that others may experience the exotic dance and music of Sufism.

For more about Rumi see Peaceful Rivers.

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