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Rumi: The Wings of Love

(34 mins) Nearly eight centuries after his dearth, Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi, Sufi master and mystical poet, is ever present in the whirling ceremony of today's Mevlevi dervishes. In this video, Rumi's universal words and essence are seamlessly interwoven with his history and story of awakening. Shems Friendlander has been given unprecedented access to document sacred ceremonies. The Halveti zikr, Mevlevi semas, and the Gharib or secret sema were filmed in Cairo, Istanbul, and the Garden of Rumi in Konya.