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 in the Online Community blog at http://www.uri.org/community/node/672 .
"In Search of Ecstasy" 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 excerpt from this program that you can view at URI.org, 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 second excerpt includes a Sufi zikr (‘zikr’ means remembrance) in Istanbul, Turkey, led by Shaykh Baba.