The Sword And The Rose
A Swiss-American Dervish in Egypt.
An unplanned adventure finds Tara Sufiana amidst the Sufis of Egypt for five years. Immersed in their mystical practices, she discovers the Dervish within, expressing herself through sacred dance and music at religious festivals throughout Egypt. Within the Sufi enclave, an unusual love story with a dervish Sheikh unfolds. When not roaming with the Sufis, or off on her own wild escapades, Tara survives by singing and dancing for hotels, cruise ships, folkloric shows, TV and films, crowned by a dance on top of the Great Pyramid. The rich culture of a Middle Eastern society is revealed throughout this amazing odyssey.
I invite you to read about my experience with the Sufis.
Copy right © 2008 by Tara Sufiana
Second Edition, March 2010
Cover Painted by Hanalisa Omer.
Revised Cover by Deborah Hunter