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Sufi Splendor: Music for Whirling Meditation

Sufi SplendorAudio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (September 3, 2002)
  • Original Release Date: 2006
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: White Swan Records
  • ASIN: B00006JIDQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #150,579 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Allaho akbar, ya rahimo ya rahman - Sufi Splendor
2. La illaha illa allah - Sufi Splendor
3. Ya rabbi salli alal habib mohammaden - Sufi Splendor

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Splendor invokes the heart and spirit of the Persian whiling dervish dancing between the material and cosmic realms. Driven by the insatiable rhythm of frame drums, djembe, tabla and other world percussion these tracks allow you to experience the connection between movement, spirit and sound. A seductive swirl of flute, stringed instruments and haunting vocals are effortlessly woven together enhancing the hypnotic eastern vibe." --Yogabasics.com

Product Description

The dervish s whirling is a meditation communion and contemplation set to music; the calm center of a spiritual cyclone. Sufi Splendor: Music for Whirling Meditation captures the music that drives this resplendent and timeless practice. Serpentine ney (flute), melodic santoor, impassioned singing and ancient frame drum form a hypnotic rhythmic engine, building in intensity and carrying the listener to whirling ecstasy. Recorded in India s Ishvani Kendra monastery, Sufi Splendor: Music for Whirling Meditation features seasoned musicians, masters of the sema a (Sufi ceremony), performing this irresistible music that propelled the original trance dancers. The Persian mystic poet Rumi, founder of the Mevlana Dervish brotherhood, wrote, ...Music uplifts the soul to realms above. The ashes glow, the latent fires increase. We listen and are fed with joy and peace. Immensely enjoyable for straight listening, truly indispensable for inner exploration, Sufi Splendor: Music for Whirling Meditation places the listener at the tranquil heart of that latent fire.

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sensual and uplifting July 24, 2004
Format:Audio CD
This wonderful CD combines the sensual beauty of the middle eastern rhythyms with the uplifting, entrancing spirituality of the chants. Each of the three long tracks builds from a simple beginning, increasing in tempo and passion. This is a wonderful CD for meditation, particulary active meditation (the whirling of the title, dance, etc.). I highly recommend it for anyone interested in Sufi traditions and/or middle eastern music.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Eh... May 10, 2007
Format:Audio CD
This CD is okay, but I don't find it as transformative as I've found other Sufi music, which sadly I do not know the names of those artists. The singer has a lovely voice and the instruments are well played but it definitely did not put me in the required state for whirling meditation which I have experience elsewhere.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quite enjoyable September 10, 2010
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This is the first time I have listened to Sufi music and I am impressed. The music is spiritually uplifting, but one must focus in order to really "feel" it.

The Sufis are a small group of mystics who emphasize the esoteric aspect of the Islamic religion. They have become better known through the fame of the Persian poet Rumi. The Sufis are essentially Muslim Gnostics, focusing more on one's inner experience of the divine rather than ritual and purely intellectual knowledge (although the latter has its place).

The first two tracks on this CD are rather long, but when listening to them it seems like time just melts away. They gradually build up in intensity, which corresponds to the whirling Dervish dance. You don't have to be a Dervish to appreciate this fine eastern music.
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