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Salt Lake City performance celebrates poetry of mystic Rumi

Published March 1, 2013 6:37 pm

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More than 700 people attended a Thursday event highlighting the ecstatic poetry of 13th century Persian mystic Rumi, widely read in America today and performed by poet, translator and interpreter Coleman Barks, accompanied by Grammy-award winning cellist David Darling.

The Two Arrows Zen Center and the Jung Society of Utah hosted the event, A Turning Night of Stars, at Libby Gardner Concert Hall at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.

"We see it really as a ceremony or ritual when there's poetry and music that lifts people up into a new field of consciousness," said Machiel Klerk, a Jungian therapist in Salt Lake City.

Watch Coleman Barks here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A72qJkvrfDY

 

 


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