Come and make a Frame Drum this Sunday!

From: WoMN
Sent on: Tuesday, October 5, 2010 10:08 AM
I have the most beautiful Elk Hide on Maple Frame drum kits on hand! (7 left then they are gone!) It is not not too late to RSVP to attend this Sunday!

*Elk Hide on a Maple Frame - $80.00 Kit at my cost + Workshop $80.00 = $160.00

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Frame Drum Workshop - An Artist's Journey

I invite you to come? and to journey? and be empowered with the creation of making your very own hoop (frame) drum. This is an ?all materials provided? workshop. \\yay// I will share with you the art of making your own Sacred Drum which has been used in almost every culture around the world for thousands of years. The drum is an accessible instrument that allows you to express the natural rhythms within you! The beat of the drum connects and relaxes you with the rhythms of your body, mind and spirit opening pathways to creativity, empowerment, a connection with nature, with each other, with the Earth and with all things that surround you. This artistic journey is an intimate hands-on workshop that is strictly kept to serious artisans.

In my journey with hand drumming, drum making, and the creation of Thundermoon River Song a 32? Mother Drum, I?ve learned that this is truly the creation of a powerful sacred object; we are giving birth to a life force that taps into our connection to our primal essence and divinity. I will take you one step further than any drum workshop and we will integrate the magical and mystical with ceremony. As a maker of these sacred drums, I will share with you my most intimate journey with the drum so that you can establish a relationship that will bond you as one. After the hides are infused and soaked in sacred herbes, we will begin by working with the frame by sanding and inscribing on them. Then we will craft the drums with prayers and gratitude for the animal and the tree that has gifted their life for this purpose. As you take the drum home you will be trusted that you will waken every few hours the first night to turn the drum and to caress the new birth as we do a newborn babe. Believe me this would happen anyway as it?s an amazing and exciting process. Some even choose to sleep with the drum in their bed. You will be asked to continue your relationship with the drum for week long journey (yes this workshop is in two sessions) that will strengthen the both of you. One discipline is that and you are asked not play your new drum at all ?not even once- until we meet at the second gathering as it is then we will have an awakening ceremony and to hear their new voices with Thundermoon River Song, the Mother Drum beating with the heart beat of the Earth. At this ceremony each drum?s voice will be awakened, just as a new babe birthed into this world. We will play rhythms and beats that are born from our hearts in reflection to life beats of the Mother. Once you step through this process, the drum will carry you and the resonance opens you to the Spirit realm where visions and healing can be seen, felt, heard, smelled, tasted?.known? for generations to come. There is a great knowing that comes from this Drum Artist?s Journey and sometimes it?s a continuation of healing?. be it you?.or those you love?.and to those whom you are in service to.

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