# 6. Whirling Dervishes – Not a common term used in English, but it appears in Déjà Vu! The Whirling Dervishes are a Sufi spiritual group created in Turkey, and their name comes from their famous practice of whirling (spinning around) as a form of remembrance of God. So… a whirlwind spins, a Whirling Dervish spins, can you think of anything else that spins?
Spinning, and indeed, circles in general, are important to the Sufi faith. Consider the idea that everything in our world spins (the sun, the stars, the planets, the Earth, and even all our atoms are constantly in rapid movement – spinning, whirling). The Mevlevi order (the Whirling Dervishes) was founded (created) by Rumi, a mystic poet, who lived over 700 years ago in Turkey and found that after spinning around for 34 hours he found enlightenment. Do you think you could spin around for 34 hours? Or do you think you would get too dizzy?