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SEMA # 01.Group of whirling dervishes about to start a Sema session led by their spiritual leader "Dede". | Everyone who knows the power of dance dwells in God.
SEMA # 02. Whirling dervishes initiating a Sema session under the supervision of the head dervish "Basl". | You were born with wings. Why do you prefer to crawl through life?
SEMA # 03.Safa Kucukkomurler starts the Sema in front of his spiritual leader "Dede" Mustapha Holat. | Respond to every call that excites your spirit.
SEMA # 04. Whirling dervishes during the Sema under the guidance and supervision of the spiritual leader "Dede" and the head dervish "Basl" respectively. | Get rid of worry. Why do you stay in prison when the door is so wide? Move out of the tangle of fear.
SEMA # 05. Central phase of the Sema, like the planets around the sun a group of whirling dervishes spin around themselves and around a central one; in the background mevlevis musicians playing the ritual music. | In your light I learn how to love. In your beauty how to make poems. You dance inside my chest, where nobody sees you, but sometimes I do it and that light becomes this art.
SEMA # 06. Untitled. | Beauty surrounds us, but we usually need to walk in a garden to discover it.
SEMA # 07. Untitled. | God moves you from one feeling to another and teaches you through opposites so you have two wings to fly, not one.
SEMA # 08. Yakup Inam in full ecstasy during the central phase of the Sema. | There is a way of breathing that is shameful and suffocating and there is another way to breathe, a breathing of love, that allows you to open yourself infinitely.
SEMA # 09. Untitled. | A secret freedom opens through a crack that can barely be seen.
SEMA # 10. Osman Sariyer during a private Sema session. | Dance in the middle of the fight. Dance in your blood. Dance when you are completely free.
SEMA # 11. Safa Kucukkomurler during a Sema session. | Don't turn around. Keep your eyes on the window. That's where the light comes in.
SEMA # 12. Yussuf Mevleví during a Sema session. | The pain we embrace becomes joy. Take it into your arms where it can change.
SEMA #13. Mustapha Kilic during a Sema session. | This pain that you feel is a messenger. Listen to it.
SEMA # 14. Group of whirling dervishes in the central phase of the Sema. In the foreground Omer Kilic in full ecstasy. | Become the sky. Use an ax against the wall of the prison. Escape.
SEMA # 15. Huseyin Sitki Holat during a Sema session. | Is it not time to turn your heart around a temple of fire?
SEMA # 16. Untitled. | Silence is the language of God, everything else is a poor translation.
SEMA # 17. Untitled. | Some things open our wings; some things make boredom and pain disappear.
SEMA # 18. Untitled. | When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving within you, a joy. When the action comes from another section, the feeling disappears.
SEMA # 19. Yakup Inam "levitating" during the final phase of his Sema session. | I am an iron resisting the largest magnet there is.
SEMA # 20. The final Act. | Today, like any other day, we get up empty and afraid. That the beauty we love is what we do.
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