Dervish must be one of the most interesting (and old words) in the world. It might mean one who can open doors. If that's the case, I'd like to be one, less the mendicant part. (No, thanks.) You can learn more about them and the history of the word here. And you can read about reading aloud here which could be considered an act of devotion - as is the whirling which you probably think about when you hear the word dervish.
kds & dcb (dervish) mixed media on index today