“Because drumming was recognized as an ancient source and symbol of the power of female technicians of the sacred, drumming was banned. Henceforth divinity was to be exclusively masculine. The suppression of women was directly linked to the suppression of the goddess.” - Layne Redmond, When the Drummers were Women”
― Layne Redmond, When the Drummers Were Women: A Spiritual History of Rhythm
In her book, “When the drummers Were Woman,” Layne Redmond says:“The drum was the means our ancestors used to summon the goddess and also the instrument through which she spoke. The drumming priestess was the intermediary between divine and human realms. Aligning herself with sacred rhythms, she acted as summoner and transformer, invoking divine energy and transmitting it to the community.”
Participating in this sacred red drum making ceremony will empower you to take up the sacred instrument of the red drum, as well as activate you in awakening your divine inner drumming priestess. Listen for the ancient goddesses calling you now, to return to the heartbeat of the Divine Mother. Whether you are maiden, mother, or crone, if you are called to this sacred ceremonial drum making day, pay attention and know that you must answer the call to the deep heartbeat of the Divine Feminine within your own being.
Learn how to make a Mother Goddess Red Drum and the accompanying Herstory, and so much more.
You will learn how to ceremonially make a Sacred Red Drum; The Herstory significance of the Red Drum, Women and Blood Mysteries; Spiritual Aspects of Drumming, Sacred 13, the return of the Divine Feminine; the heartbeat of the drum and the heartbeat of the Great Mother and all her wisdom; the significance of the color red; ceremony for waking your drum up and caring for your drum; the significance and blessing of the salt bowl ceremony; the spiritual Herstory of rhythm; deepened awareness of how ancient knowledge links to the importance of passion and the core sustenance of joy in our daily life.
The day will be full of ceremony from beginning to end. Be cleaned and cleared energetically when all are gathered. An opening of the directions will create a sacred container for you and all who gather in this sacred day of honoring the Divine Feminine within and all around. There will be ceremony to honor your deer hide and all materials to make your sacred drum. A drum making demonstration specific to the red drum will be provided and then you will journey into your own creation of your Sacred Red Drum in ceremony as well as sound maker or mallet. You will also be gifted with a sacred salt bowl ceremony to participate in.
Your beautiful feminine Goddess energy; a towel that you don’t mind getting red color on; water bottle; snacks, and a sack lunch; an organic offering for the salt bowl that is meaningful to you and the group as a whole (flowers, herbs, small gems, crystals, et.)
The Mother Goddess Red Drum Making Journey includes all you need to make a sacred red drum and sound maker in ceremony, as well as all of the workings of the day:
Registration ends Jan. 2nd, 2023. Register early to make sure you get your place in this special and sacred event.