Time & Location
Oct 23, 2021, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
3500 S King St, 3500 S King St, Denver, CO 80236, USA
About The Event
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PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED BY OCTOBER 13th!
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The medicine drum has long been used as a healing tool. It can be used for sound healing, shamanic journey, holding space and more. 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 altarspace and the drums are made in a sacred and fun 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. In the past, the herbs have included local (Colorado) Sage (Artemesia), White Sage, Mullein, Uva Ursi, Juniper, and Tobacco, etc.. Working with the plants brings another dimension to the drum making process for cleansing, blessing and ancestral connection.
We will gather in accordance with current pandemic guidelines.
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 all materials are honored as a part of the sacred circle of life. Michael has invested many hours in learning methods to make drums that are highly functional and beautiful. He is well aware of issues of cultural appropriation and is sensitive to that important subject. He has worked closely with indigenous elders and healers from from various traditions. The basis of Michael's work is about healing the wounds of trauma and conditioning at the core of the conflict and injustice in the world and bridging indigenous wisdom into modern society.
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. Perhaps this is true. I prefer the timeless traditional stories that speak of the spirit of the drum coming from the stars, spirit world that reflects the heartbeat of the Mother Earth. 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 info and photos in various styles from over the world. At the time of writing this, there are not references for Native American use of this style of drum. It would be nice to see that addition to the page. The drums we will be making in the workshop are a contemporary style not intended to be connected with any particular tradition but representing the general spirit of the drums. Exact wrapping styles may vary between gatherings.
These workshops are offered 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 -
Deposit for Drum Making Pay remainder in cash at time of event