Global Spirit Video: In Search of Ecstasy

29 June 2009, 12:54 PM

Watch this week's video highlights from Link TV's Global Spirit series at http://www.uri.org/partners/globalspirit/. Let us know what you think by leaving a comment below.

This week we feature an encore presentation of "In Search of Ecstasy." This episode explores the ecstatic state - a global phenomenon found in all kinds of spiritual and religious traditions. How is ecstatic trance practiced around the world, and why are so many people today fascinated by it? The first clip follows author Andrew Harvey on a Sufi pilgrimage to Turkey, as he celebrates the 800th anniversary of the 'wedding night,' or passing, of Jalaluddin Rumi, the internationally-beloved poet and mystic. The next clip is of a Sufi zikr (‘zikr’ means remembrance) in Istanbul, Turkey, led by Shaykh Baba.