Women and Sufism

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In the recent post about the Mawlawi Order, a video was posted from YouTube featuring the Sema (the musical ceremony or dance). What was interesting about this video was the number of women… Continue reading

The Mawlawi Order

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Better known as many as the Whirling Dervishes, the Mawlawi Order are a Sufi order founded in Konya (in present-day Turkey) by the followers of Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Balkhi-Rumi, a 13th century Persian… Continue reading

Cappadocia – Playing with Google My Maps

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I have just realised I can update the map on the blog via Google My Maps, which means we can annotate the map and add references. The post about the Seven Churches of… Continue reading

Land of beautiful horses

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One of the most interesting features of the region of Cappadocia is the diversity of surreal rock formations created from volcanic activity over many millions of years. The following text is an edited… Continue reading

Mapping a sustainable future – first steps in Ganmain

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Aside from a mutual fascination with maps and geography, Marty and Tracey both have a passion for sustainable building and treading more lightly on the earth. Over the Easter weekend, they traveled to… Continue reading

A point of connection – the Seven Churches of Asia

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We were recently talking to some people who were planning a pilgrimage to Turkey to visit the “Seven Churches of Revelations” also known as the Seven Churches of Asia. This came as a… Continue reading

Cultural strangers

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The theme of ‘cultural strangers’ focuses on our impending journey to Turkey in Sept-October 2011. We are fascinated by the history and culture of Turkey as well as the natural landscape. Many events… Continue reading

Welcome!

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Welcome to geokult: a collaboration between artist Tracey M Benson and cartographer Martin Drury, bringing together ideas about community, place, culture and art.