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Fons Vitae

Ink of Light

Katharine Branning

Paperback

9781941610091

 

This biographical novel presents the story of the French scholar Eva de Vitray-Meyerovitch, French translator of Mevlana Rumi. The book takes the form of a dialog between this female 20th century scholar and Mevlana, who lived in 13th century Turkey. The book is structured in 12 chapters. There are 12 parts to the sema of the Whirling Dervishes. The progression of the 12 parts of this ceremony mirrors the stages of both the life of Eva de Vitray and Rumi. The three are interviewed in a captivating manner. Each sema section is described at the beginning of a chapter to enhance the feeling of ritual in the book and how it feeds into her itinerary.