Ink of Light

Ink of Light

by Katharine Branning

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781941610091
Publisher: Fons Vitae of Kentucky, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/01/2019
Series: Fons Vitae Rumi Series
Edition description: None
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author


Katharine Branning is Vice-President of the French Institute Alliance Française in New York City, where she serves as the Director of FIAF’s Library. She was awarded the Ordre National du Mérite from the President of France in 2006, one of the nation’s highest honors. As an independent researcher, she has conducted annual field work relative to architecture and decorative arts in Turkey.

Table of Contents

Preface 9

Foreword 11

Chapter 1 The Sema: the Ceremonial Entry 15

Chapter 2 The Sema: the Recitation of the Nat-i Sherif 21

Chapter 3 The Sema: The Ney Improvisation 29

Chapter 4 The Sema: The Peshrev Musical Interlude 39

Chapter 5 The Sema: The Sultan Valad Procession 49

Chapter 6 The Sema: The Preparation to Turn and the 1st Selam: the Sharia 61

Chapter 7 The Sema: The 2nd Selam: the Tariqa 73

Chapter 8 The Sema: The 3rd Selam: the Marifa 85

Chapter 9 The Sema: The 4th Selam: the Haqiqa 97

Chapter 10 The Sema: The End of Turning and the Qur'an Reading 111

Chapter 11 The Sema: The Niyaz Dedication and Farewell Prayers 125

Chapter 12 The Sema: Departure of the Postnishin and Closure 135

Author's Note 147

Timeline of Eva de Vitray and Mevlana 152

Glossary of Terms 157

Bibliography of Works Eva de Vitray-Meyerovitch 171

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