whirling dervish


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a dervish whose actions include ecstatic dancing and whirling

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A Whirling Dervish is merely a Sufi mystic, who believes in the power to revolutionize this world.
A whirling dervish circumambulates with Al-Tannura Egyptian Heritage Dance Troupe at El Dammah theatre
Earlier he confirmed gossip about their romance, rambling: "I'm not typically immune to the allure of objectified women but I am presently beleaguered by a nerdish, whirling dervish and eschewing all others.
We've had two Funny Family stories before - My Funny Family and My Funny Family On Holiday - and this book continues the little adventures of the whirling dervish that is Mattie and her family.
The band takes a sort of drunken whirling dervish approach to the blues, with songs such as "Last Night I Drank Too Much" being a white-knuckled thrill ride that's seemingly in danger of veering off the road.
Talking about the inspiration behind his artwork, Shafique said that the whirling dervish dance is a dance of unity and a form of meditation.
Plunged back into 13th-century Anatolia, Ella reads about the fabled poet Rumi, whose worldview was transformed by the whirling dervish Shams of Tabriz and his forty rules of life and love.
The whirling dervish can belie his 10 years to register a fifth course success in the to teexacta Bluff Cove Handicap.
My whirling dervish is now at frenzy level as I am finally approaching the painful truth: where do we go from here?
Frontman Ricky Wilson is a whirling dervish - running, jumping, climbing pylons and, at one stage, sprinting out into the arena (with two burly bodyguards in hot pursuit) to mount the mixing desk.
Interactive audio-visual devices explain the history and ceremonies of the three monotheistic religions, and a program of colourful events on the library forecourt include gospel choirs and a performance by the whirling Dervish dancer Zia Azazi.
Twombly must have gotten dizzy while painting these huge works like a whirling dervish.
Employing a martial arts style that would make a whirling dervish proud, she fights the good fight against the corrupt Yang Ban (ruler) of her town.
The Rain Drop Foundation and the Institute of Interfaith Dialog have once again brought the Whirling Dervish to Texas.
The slower drives can be expected to produce less noise than their whirling dervish relatives spinning at 7200RPM or higher.