Drum Making Ceremony
Time & Location
About The Event
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The medicine drum is a tool for self healing and shamanic journey, and if youre a healer its great for sound healing, journeying and holding space. There has never been a better time to invest in the well being of ourselves, family and community. The drum has the ability powerfully assist in breaking old patterns and visioning new realities. If you have been calling a drum into your life this workshop is for you...
For many this marks the beginning of a new time in life. There will be an ancestral altarspace and the drums are made in a fun but sacred way to begin a relationship of magic and healing for years to come. This is a day of connecting in community and healing as well as making a drum. The drums are soaked in water and herbs and we will be working with these plants while we make the drums as well. In the past, the herbs have included local Sage (Artemesia), White Sage, Mullein, Uva Ursi, Juniper, and Tobacco. Working with the plants brings another dimension to the drum making process for cleansing and ancestral connection.
We will be making drums outdoors in accordance with current pandemic guidelines and group comfort levels. In the case of inclement weather we can be indoors.
PRICES ARE AS FOLLOWS:
16" Bison or Elk $279
18" Bison or Elk $298
16 or 18 inch recommended for best combination of size, sound quality and ease of handling. Other sizes (smaller and larger) and hides (moose, horse, etc) may be available - Inquire for availability pricing. Please plan ahead as it takes extra time to acquire these materials.
A $100 deposit covers your material cost and is required to hold your space, remainder is due in CASH (for money blessing) at time of ceremony. If cash is not possible please contact ahead of time to arrange an alternative method.
Location will be in SW Denver near Hampden and Federal at private residence. Details will be sent in confirmation email when you register.
Message, Text or call Michael at 406-360-6111 for additional info.
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All materials are ethically sourced and of the highest quality. Drums will be made in a sacredly held container where your intentions will be honored, and the animals, trees, and materials are honored as a part of the sacred circle of life. I have invested many hours in learning methods to make drums that both look and play amazing. I am well aware of issues of cultural appropriation and am sensitive to that important subject. I have worked closely with native elders and healers from North and South America, South Africa, Greenland, and Scotland. The intention of the work I offer is about healing the wounds of ancestral trauma that are at the core of the separation between all races. This calling has been guided by my dreams, and a vision I had in near death experience. If you have further questions you are welcome to contact me.
Some interesting info on history of the medicine drum. Anthropological research suggests the frame drum originated in Siberia thousands of years ago before migrating around the planet. Maybe this is true, but I prefer the timeless traditional stories that speak of its origins coming from the stars, spirit world and heartbeat of the Great Mother. Frame drums (there are many styles) have played very important roles in traditions from North and South America, Europe, Asia and all over the world. For some interesting info visit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frame_drum where there is a compilation of various styles from over the world. Interestingly I do not see references for Native American use of this style of drum there. It would be nice to see that addition to the page. The drums we will be making are a contemporary style not intended to be connected with any particular tradition. Exact wrapping styles may vary between gatherings.
I offer these workshops with humility and the intention to heal, honor and lift the spirit of humanity, the earth, and all the diverse life she carries.
- Drum Making Deposit$100$1000$0