Learn to make your own 12″ bear hide drum on a maple hoop frame, along with a drum beater, in sacred ceremony and ritual the way our ancestors did. Call in the spirit of your drum, and infuse your drum making with love and intention.
This playshop includes all materials to make your drum, within the practice of sacred shamanic ceremony. We will open a medicine wheel and call in the directions and all our allies, we will smudge and smoke ourselves and our drum materials while setting intention and sending prayers to Spirit.
The ancient style drum is a beautiful instrument of the heart. It is used often for personal pleasure, shamanic healing work, drum circle gatherings, and shamanic journey work. The melodic beat can help you enter into trance-like, meditative states to assist you in accessing wisdom, guidance, and the place of calm of the heart center.
In shamanic healing work the drum is known to bring in a vibration to clear blocks in the energy bodies as well as to open the spiritual heart center. A practitioner may assist another in journeying to meet their spirit guides and totem animals for wisdom and healing, or may journey for the them. Drumming can move one out of the linear, left brain, into the frequency of peace obtained in meditation, which is also associated with the right brain.
Making your own drum in a sacred, shamanic environment helps you to get in touch with the spirit of your drum, as well as the spirit animals associated with your drum hide of choice. There is ceremonial work to connect you to the essence of your drum as a heart instrument. This ceremonial playshop infuses prayers, blessings and gratitude energies into your drum.
The bear is symbolic of grounding, stability, courage, fearlessness, confidence and inner strength. This powerful totem assists one in accessing the courage needed to stand up against adversity as well as the support needed in times of difficulty. Bear supports physical and emotional healing. Bear encourages you to stand for your beliefs and to stand in your truth.
The bear guides you to take leadership in your life or in the lives of others. Bear's presence inspires respect and teaches us to go within to access our true power and wisdom.