Burim Myftiu – Trance

Sufi dervish rituals includes the schools of thought unique to Sufism, a mystical branch within Islam. It has been suggested that Sufi thought emerged from the Middle East in the eighth century. Sufi philosophy, like all other major philosophical traditions, has several sub-branches including metaphysics and cosmology as well as several unique concepts. Major ideas in Sufi metaphysics have surrounded the concept of “Unity with God”. In symbolic Sufi rituals dervishes aim to reach the “perfect”. The aim is to abandon one’s personal desires through rituals of dancing, body piercing, by listening to God. The whirling they do has been compared to the orbiting of the planets in the Solar System around the sun. During the piercing they don’t bleed and don’t feel any pain. They fell in condition of Trans. I photograph that State of Mind…