A MYSTICAL JOURNEY FROM SHAMAN RITUALS TO THE WHIRL OF THE ALAWIS


Turan F. A.

TURK KULTURU VE HACI BEKTAS VELI-ARASTIRMA DERGISI, sa.56, ss.153-162, 2010 (AHCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: Konu: 56
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Dergi Adı: TURK KULTURU VE HACI BEKTAS VELI-ARASTIRMA DERGISI
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.153-162

Özet

The whirl ritual is a religious practice which is kept alive in and based on the Alawism - Bektashism thought system. Alawism is one of the most important elements of Turkish history The interchange of millennial life and belief experiences of Turks and some Islamic elements formed a basis for an ontological movement. Within this context, the images of many epistemological structures related to Turkish culture are included in the Alawism - Bektashism culture as well. When looked from this point of view, it is observed that the whirl ritual has many significant traces of the Central Asian culture.