I am an ecology, music and SNA enthusiast.
I was born into 500 years of Sufi tradition where music is a divine vehicle. I started frame-drumming in sufi circles when I was 9 still learning from Ustad Glen Velez. I am Yoga, Chi Gong and internal healing arts practitioner and instructing individuals and groups for a decade. Using sound as an essential part of mind-body healing with internal sounds but also acoustic(rehab, sansula, chimes, , frame drum, rattles etc.) and vibro-acoustic instruments(Tibetan singing bowls, crystal bowls, gong)
I facilitate on-line Psych-K sessions .
I co-facilitate musical circles like frame drum circles and sound meditation circles. Circle is the best way to be one and connected while embracing differences.
I’ve been searching for a way to carry out my dream task; making the humanity grow and shine together in real world. My effort intends to build a bridge within two worlds. The digital and the real one. It is suggesting that you go out and meet the real human beings and grow into reality not into matrix of separation. Touch to frame drum and sing so that one can feel alive.
When I was a kid I use to have epilepsy. Epilepsy is a phenomena that left me with some wounds. When attack comes it starts with an unease and descent in physical control until complete take over. No idea what is taking over but the visuals and waking up from that attack is something that i can only describe with all emotions that i had in my entire life bundled rushing over me. Then is fades out and used to leave me with all that suffer of the world.
One of my attacks I saw very vivid thing my neural network expanded in front of me into a real network around the earth. The earth is a big network that we can grasp only little parts of it. We humans are a big network connected all the way. We cannot see only feel it. Experience it. Circle is the best form to experience that unity. One way or another when we feel suppressed to superior that is caused by separation illusion. We can only be circle when everyone stands in the same level; neither in front nor at back. That gives the courage to embrace what sufis call Tawheed(unity).
There is always a lot to learn and I am a learning junky. I try to play many musical instruments which I really enjoy. One of them is special to me. It is called rebab, we can claim that it is the ancestor of violin. A long fretless bow instrument with modal micro-tonal music can open vast doors into infinite possibilities and I love getting lost there.
Another very special instrument for me is bendir (frame drum) the skin and the circle. Circle like the moon and the sun. Very indigenous and intuitive to play. I started playing this instrument when I was 9 dealing with severe epilepsy. Bendir healed me with its rhythm. Repetition is a unique way to soothe the mind and that is the main reason why rituals are so powerful.
According to Vedic knowledge this life has two qualities. One is the beat, the prana, the movement, the action and the other one is the rhythm, the apana, repetition, ritual. I want to embrace life whole heartedly that is why I am facilitating frame drum human circles for celebration.
Something very simple and genuine can be very powerful. Silence is powerful, a laugh is powerful, crying out is very powerful. When we’re together, their power is amplified because it starts resonating in so many morphic levels and beyond time/space reality.
My profession is system analyze and social network analyze, when I made a global call for peace to the hearts right after the coup attempt in Turkey, my intuition resonated in some other parts of the world. We have sat globally into circle and pray for peace. Meanwhile drawing the social network of these circles brought an ancient form; Flower of Life. That is when I decided to go for it and create a portal to welcome all facilitators to connect one another. Awakin circle, woman circle, men circle, drum circle, religious circle, in every content just one form to unite. Omnism is the way that we respect one another. Even inter-religious circles possible to create more in-depth understanding of each other. All we have to remember is we are just human beings.
While I was working on my MA thesis on Social Network Robustness, one criteria got me from the heart. It is called Molloy-Reed Criteria. When every node is connected at least with two different nodes that means the network is resilient. That is only possible in one form. That may be the reason why circle is a sacred form. You feel safe, more open to being yourself. In circle no one can claim being in the front or at the back, no one is superior then the other. All connected. All one.
I am recently procrastinating academic journey to experience circles in depth. Weaving robust networks and experiencing circles via humancircles.net is a curious journey which fascinates by even thinking. So be it! Join our circle altar group.