ISSN: 20517068
First published in 2014
3 issues per volume
Volume 3 Issue 3
Cover Date: September 2016
Transmodernity and the heart: The unique position of the semazen-artist
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Authors:  Hannah McClure 
DOI: 10.1386/dmas.3.3.243_1

Keywords
Sufism,whirling,transmodernity,semazen,performance,arts production

Abstract
This article looks at Sufi whirling as both a sacred act and a purifying process that sorts, sifts and reconfigures the ego. The article highlights the necessity of our spiritual and religious practices to a transmodern effort. By a renegotiation of ritual, practice and doctrine, ingenious solutions for both personhood and collective thriving may arise. The semazen-artist, an initiate who walks in the worlds of both spiritual submission and commercial arts production, emerges at a moment in time to hold the past, literally within their body and living practice, while consciously engaging the present towards a reimagined universal reality.
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