The Shamanic Drum

This useful book reveals profound teachings about shamanic drumming, which is a time-honored method of healing and helping others.

The Shamanic Drum

In response to the phenomenal resurgence of the drum nationwide, Michael has completely revised and expanded the 1991 edition for all those folks discovering the power of drumming. This useful book reveals profound teachings about shamanic drumming, which is a time-honored method of healing and helping others. Trained as a ceremonial drummer in the Mongolian and Native American shamanic traditions, Michael presents the first practical guide to applying this ancient healing art to our modern lives. Through a series of simple exercises, lessons, and rituals, he teaches you the basic shamanic methods of drumming. The focus is on creating sacred space, journeying, power practice, power animals, geomancy, drum therapy, drum harmonics, drum circle dynamics, and the universal rhythmic phenomena that come into play whenever we drum. The techniques are simple and powerful. Whether you are an accomplished percussionist or a total beginner, this user-friendly book will help you harness the power of drumming.

Shamanic Drumming Circles Guide

The guidelines are also meant to help established drumming circles go deeper and become more effective. For anyone searching for a drumming circle, this guide can help you find the right circle for you.

Shamanic Drumming Circles Guide

Indigenous shamanic peoples of diverse cultures have gathered in community drumming circles for thousands of years. Although most of us did not grow up in an indigenous shamanic tradition, we can still tap into the healing power of shamanic drumming. Drawing upon twenty-five years of experience, shamanic practitioner Michael Drake has written a step-by-step guide to shamanic circling. In Shamanic Drumming Circles Guide, Drake offers some guidelines for anyone considering forming a shamanic drumming circle. The guidelines are also meant to help established drumming circles go deeper and become more effective. For anyone searching for a drumming circle, this guide can help you find the right circle for you.

Shamanic Drumming

This useful book reveals profound teachings about shamanic drumming, which is a time-honored method of healing and helping others. Rhythmist Drake presents the first practical guide to applying this ancient healing art to modern lives.

Shamanic Drumming

This useful book reveals profound teachings about shamanic drumming, which is a time-honored method of healing and helping others. Rhythmist Drake presents the first practical guide to applying this ancient healing art to modern lives.

The Shamanic Drum

3 Among the Manchu people of Northern China, the shaman's hand drum, or nimachin, plays a prominent role in shamanic myths and rituals and is closely related to procreation. According to an ancient Manchu myth, “the first drum and ...

The Shamanic Drum

In response to the phenomenal resurgence of the drum nationwide, Michael has completely revised and expanded the 1991 edition for all those folks discovering the power of drumming. This useful book reveals profound teachings about shamanic drumming, which is a time-honored method of healing and helping others. Trained as a ceremonial drummer in the Mongolian and Native American shamanic traditions, Michael presents the first practical guide to applying this ancient healing art to our modern lives. Through a series of simple exercises, lessons, and rituals, he teaches you the basic shamanic methods of drumming. The focus is on creating sacred space, journeying, power practice, power animals, geomancy, drum therapy, drum harmonics, drum circle dynamics, and the universal rhythmic phenomena that come into play whenever we drum. The techniques are simple and powerful. Whether you are an accomplished percussionist or a total beginner, this user-friendly book will help you harness the power of drumming.

I Ching

In this user-friendly interpretation of the I Ching, Michael Drake presents drumming as a revolutionary way to approach the ancient Chinese oracle.

I Ching

In this user-friendly interpretation of the I Ching, Michael Drake presents drumming as a revolutionary way to approach the ancient Chinese oracle. A synthesis of shamanic drum ways and Taoist philosophy, it provides for the first time the rhythmic structure of the 64 hexagrams or potential human situations. Drum patterns derived from the hexagram images render the essence of each archetype of experience into sound, giving it physical, mental, and spiritual impulse. Through the natural law of resonance, the drummer then embodies the qualities and attributes necessary to effect change or harmonize with change in any given situation. With clear and practical explanations of each of the 64 hexagrams along with useful exercises and illustrations, the author demonstrates how drumming these simple rhythm archetypes brings the essential self into accord with the pattern or way of cyclical change, and that way is known as Tao. EPUB Format for Adobe, Stanza, iPad, Sony, Blackberry, iPhone, and other eBook Readers.

The Great Shift

We are part of the emerging consciousness, and the signs are everywhere. It is here now, and we all have a part to play in it. This book is a guide to navigating the shift from an old paradigm into a new one.

The Great Shift

The Great Shift is about the new era of humanity. We have entered the new epoch of humanity's spiritual evolutionary journey into higher consciousness. Our present world is one in which order is arising out of chaos. Everything is changing and seeking equilibrium. The conditions are nothing short of a rebirth. We are quite literally witnesses and participants in the shift from individual to planetary consciousness. We are part of the emerging consciousness, and the signs are everywhere. It is here now, and we all have a part to play in it. This book is a guide to navigating the shift from an old paradigm into a new one. It is deeply rooted in the shamanic and Taoist traditions, which are a fountain of wisdom and knowledge for restoring our relationship with the Earth. Shamanism and Taoism are a way of living in harmony with nature, rather than an adherence to a religious doctrine. By practicing these ways of being, we awaken our soul calling and our connection to nature. They provide a myriad of responses to the spiritual quest of self-discovery. They are ways that embed us in the living web of life, yielding greater awareness and perspective. These practices are easily integrated into contemporary life and provide a means of navigating the turbulent times in which we live.

The Saami Shaman Drum

Papers from the Symposium on the Saami Shaman Drum (Abo, Finland, August 19-20 1988), discussing the significance of the drum in religion, archaeology, rock paintings, and knowledge of astronomy, within the material culture of northern ...

The Saami Shaman Drum

Papers from the Symposium on the Saami Shaman Drum (Abo, Finland, August 19-20 1988), discussing the significance of the drum in religion, archaeology, rock paintings, and knowledge of astronomy, within the material culture of northern Scandinavia.

Shamanic Drumming

Through the sound of the drum, which is invariably made of wood from the World Tree, the shaman is transported to the axis within and conveyed from plane to plane. As Tuvan musicologist, Valentina Suzukei explains: “There is a bridge on ...

Shamanic Drumming

Many people in today's world are being called by spirit to become shamans. A yearning exists deep within many of us to reconnect to the natural world. It is a call to a life lived in balance with awareness of nature, of spirit, and of self. In his third drum guide, Shamanic Drumming: Calling the Spirits, Michael Drake recounts his journey into shamanic practice and explores what someone should do if they feel the call to become a shaman. Following up on his definitive handbook on shamanic drumming, The Shamanic Drum, the author provides a new series of exercises and lessons that allow for a deeper understanding and utilization of this core shamanic practice. He has written a guide to becoming a shamanic healer that encompasses the power of the drum, of community, and of the accountability inherent in authentic shamanic practice.

A Spirit Walker s Guide to Shamanic Tools

Build Your Own Shamanic Toolkit In this beautifully illustrated guide, artist and shamanic teacher Evelyn C. Rysdyk shows you how to create, decorate, consecrate, and use various sacred tools in ritual and healing.

A Spirit Walker s Guide to Shamanic Tools

Build Your Own Shamanic Toolkit In this beautifully illustrated guide, artist and shamanic teacher Evelyn C. Rysdyk shows you how to create, decorate, consecrate, and use various sacred tools in ritual and healing. Navaho traditional healers bring rattles, corn pollen, eagle feathers, and sage smoke together with songs and dances to affect healing. Ulchi shamans use drums, rattles, and larch tree wands called gimsacha to work healing magic. Manchu shamans will perfume the air with incense and tie on a heavy bustle of iron jingles as a part of their ceremonial costume. Modern shamanic practitioners likewise use sacred tools to facilitate our connection to helper spirits in the Upper, Middle and Lower Worlds, as well as the spirits of nature. While you can purchase many of these tools, there’s nothing quite as powerful as making your own. You’ll find instructions for making rattles, drums, masks, mirrors, spirit figures, fans, bells, pouches, wands, prayer bundles, flutes, whistles, and more. Plus suggestions for responsible ways to obtain the materials you’ll need. “Having an intimate connection to all the spirits that came together in my favorite rattle—knowing that the tiny pebbles came from the local riverbank, the wood handle from a lightning-struck maple in my yard, and the rawhide from a black bear that was hunted by a native friend for food—gives it a far deeper meaning and power.” —from the introduction The author’s original artwork and photographs of shamans and their authentic tools appear throughout the book.

Sacred Drums of Siberia

But if we allow a much wider definition of shamanism, and say that many forms of shamanic spirituality occur across the planet, we would still have to admit that many of them do not use drums at all in their shamanism, and those that do, ...

Sacred Drums of Siberia

In the popular imagination, shamans and drums go together like bread and butter.No-one knows the historical origin of drums, but they have certainly been made and played by people for thousands of years. Part of the way animal skins are prepared for eventual use as clothing or other things, is to stretch them on a frame so they dry flat, and if you tap such a skin drying on its frame, it sounds like a drum. I suspect these drying skins were probably the first drums ever made, and eventually the stretching frame became the drum frame.It is now fairly-well known that the word shaman comes from Siberia, and it is in this vast geographical area that shamanism proper is still to be found.Nowadays the word 'shamanism' has become a rather general word, applied to all sorts of practices - many of which are unrelated to the word's original meaning. Alongside this, many of the spiritual practices of the world's 'first-nations' have also become labeled as 'shamanic, ' although some anthropologists do not consider real shamanism to be found anywhere outside of Siberia. But if we allow a much wider definition of shamanism, and say that many forms of shamanic spirituality occur across the planet, we would still have to admit that many of them do not use drums at all in their shamanism, and those that do, don't use them like the shamans of Central Asia and Siberia, as these people have an unique understanding of the sacred role of the spirit of the drum.Indeed, the drum is so important to Siberian shamanism, that beginning in 1929 the Soviet clamp-down on shamanism - and the turning of shamans from figures of social importance to 'enemies of the people, ' was achieved largely by the destruction or confiscation of their drums. The same thing was done to the Sami shamans of Finland by the Christian Lutheran Church in the previous century. The Church had a habit of burning the drums, although a few - together with some of the Siberian drums taken by the Communists - were kept and put into museums.All the drums used in Siberian shamanism are the type known as 'frame drums.' A frame drum is made by stretching an animal skin over a frame of wood. This frame is generally made from a long thin strip of wood, bent into a rough circle - the two ends of the plank being joined together in some way to keep the hoop closed and firmly fixed.However, wood does not have to be the only material for drum frames. A traditional shaman's drum from Manchuria in Northern China has a thin metal frame with metal jingles attached to it. But whether of metal, or wood, or even plastic - as found on some modern drums - these type of drums are all known as frame drums. Frame drums occur all over the world, from the shaman's drums of Siberia, to the bodhran of Ireland, the bendir of North Africa and the daf of Persia. They are probably the oldest form of drum on earth. Frame drums like this also occur amongst the native peoples of America. - no doubt related to the shamanic drums of their ancestral homelands on the steppes of Central Asia, where the people lived before they migrated across the land bridge that once connected the two continents. However the 'medicine' drums of North America do not have the same degree of sacred lore as their Siberian cousins have.

Shamanic Drumming Circles Guide

Shamanic Drumming Circle: Jade Wah'oo Grigori is a traditional shaman of Mongolian ancestry. In keeping with his intent to make accessible to all peoples, regardless of blood line, the knowledge and practice of'The Ways' ofShamanism, ...

Shamanic Drumming Circles Guide

Indigenous shamanic peoples have gathered in community drum circles for thousands of years. Although most of us did not grow up in an indigenous shamanic tradition, we can still tap into the healing power of shamanic drumming. Drawing upon twenty-five years of experience, shamanic practitioner Michael Drake has written a step-by-step guide to creating and facilitating shamanic drumming circles.

Tom O Kell and The Shaman s Drum

The other shoe, which he was about to bring down to his drumbeat, hovered above the red car. 'Don't move! ... Jake tapped the Shaman's drum with his fingers dreaming of fame and fortune in his future rock band. 'Tom! Jake!

Tom O Kell and The Shaman s Drum

Tom O'Kell is a special soul who, unknowingly, stands between the Devil and His quest for Eternal Infinity. The Devil will do anything in His power to destroy Tom and anyone else who dares to stand in His way. Join Tom and his cousins, Emily and Jake, as they accidentally journey into The Otherworld via the beat of The Shaman's Drum. Who will be taken to the Land Of Nightmares by the sabre-toothed fairies, The Narcons? Can they overcome the demonic Bildrogs and Miradons as they cross The Graveyard Of The Damned? Will Gildrude, Magmuk and Humphag make a nauseating stew out of their flesh and bones? Can they save The Chosen One? Tremble at these and other monsters in this first Tom O'Kell adventure. Tom O'Kell the little boy with a big heart. Remember to check under your bed and leave the light on. You never know what is lurking in the dark corners of your mind.

The Shamanic Witch

Spiritual Practice Rooted in the Earth and Other Realms Gail Wood. the sacred world, and every time we beat the drum, we resonate with the wisdom of the sacred. The materials of the drum link us to the animals and trees that went into ...

The Shamanic Witch

Shamanic practice seeks healing and wisdom from realms that overlap the everyday world. The use of plant and animal medicines, vision quests, trance work, and ceremonies to heal one's self and others are the foundations of shamanism. So too, Wicca and witchcraft use the magic and medicine of plants, animals, and other realms. By learning to incorporate the practices of shamanism, the witch can enhance his or her natural abilities as healer and creator of positive change. The Shamanic Witch outlines the many similarities between the art of shamanism and the craft of the Witch and explores how the overlapping of these two traditions can be used to enhance one's practice. Where witchcraft brings the belief and religion, Shamanism brings the skills. Sections include: Understanding the World of the shaman, Creatures and Spirits of Other Realms, Developing a Shamanic Practice, The Toolkit of the Shamanic Practitioner, The Realms of the Witch, and Melding Worlds: Becoming the Witch-Shaman.

The Shaman s Drum

The Shaman s Drum


The Saami Shaman Drum

Based on Papers Read at the Symposium on the Saami Shaman Drum Held at Åbo, Finland, on the 19th-20th of August 1988 Tore Ahlbäck, Jan Bergman, Donnerska institutet för religionshistorisk och kulturhistorisk forskning.

The Saami Shaman Drum

Papers from the Symposium on the Saami Shaman Drum (Abo, Finland, August 19-20 1988), discussing the significance of the drum in religion, archaeology, rock paintings, and knowledge of astronomy, within the material culture of northern Scandinavia.

The Shaman s Drum

The Shaman s Drum


The Shamanic Way of the Bee

Those who say that our ancestors in these lands did not use a drum in the old traditions have simply been looking in the wrong ... Recent studies*12 have shown that shamanic drumming produces changes in the central nervous system and ...

The Shamanic Way of the Bee

Reveals for the first time the ancient tradition of bee shamanism and its secret practices and teachings • Examines the healing and ceremonial powers of the honeybee and the hive • Reveals bee shamanism’s system of acupuncture, which predates the Chinese systems • Imparts teachings from the female tradition and explores the transformative powers of the magico-sexual elixirs they produce Bee shamanism may well be the most ancient and enigmatic branch of shamanism. It exists throughout the world--wherever in fact the honeybee exists. Its medicinal tools--such as honey, pollen, propolis, and royal jelly--are now in common usage, and even the origins of Chinese acupuncture can be traced back to the ancient practice of applying bee stings to the body’s meridians. In this authoritative ethnography and spiritual memoir, Simon Buxton, an elder of the Path of Pollen, reveals for the first time the richness of this tradition: its subtle intelligence; its sights, sounds, and smells; and its unique ceremonies, which until now have been known only to initiates. Buxton unknowingly took his first steps on the Path of Pollen at age nine, when a neighbor--an Austrian bee shaman--cured him of a near-fatal bout of encephalitis. This early contact prepared him for his later meeting with an elder of the tradition who took him on as an apprentice. Following an intense initiation that opened him to the mysteries of the hive mind, Buxton learned over the next 13 years the practices, rituals, and tools of bee shamanism. He experienced the healing and spiritual powers of honey and other bee products, including the “flying ointment” once used by medieval witches, as well as ritual initiations with the female members of the tradition--the Mellisae--and the application of magico-sexual “nektars” that promote longevity and ecstasy. The Shamanic Way of the Bee is a rare view into the secret wisdom of this age-old tradition.

The Music and Dance of the World s Religions

Grim , John A. The Shaman : Patterns of Siberian and Ojibway Healing . ... See especially the articles on shaman's songs , drums , and mediational abilities . 158. ... In The Saami Shaman Drum , Tore Ahlback and Jan Bergman , ed .

The Music and Dance of the World s Religions

The first of its kind, this book contains 3,816 references to the music and dance of the world's religions, large and small, tribal, regional, and global.

The Book of Shamanic Healing

and magickal cultures often evoke images of half-naked or ritually dressed people dancing to drums around bonfires. The effect a drum has on us is deep and automatic. For many cultures, the drum has been the primary tool of the shaman ...

The Book of Shamanic Healing

This groundbreaking book offers a complete "healer's toolkit" for shamanic practitioners. Along with an in-depth discussion of the theories, practices, and ethics of shamanic healing work, this guide gives you first-hand accounts of healing experiences from the author's practice, exercises to help you develop your skills and abilities, and ceremonies to use in your own practice. The Book of Shamanic Healing covers all aspects of shamanic healing in a practical manner, with instructions on how to: • Create sacred space and healing ceremonies • Partner with your drum to create healing • Develop your shamanic and psychic abilities • Free your voice and seek your power song • Communicate quickly and easily with spirit guides • Explore your shadow side • Perform soul retrievals and extractions safely • Use dreams, stones, crystals, and colors in healing work • Connect to the healing universe and live in balance

Shamanic Transformations

He is the author of The Shamanic Drum, Shamanic Drumming, I Ching: The Tao of Drumming, and Shamanic Drumming Circles Guide. His musical albums include Shamanic Journey Drumming, Power Animal Drumming, and Shaman's Drums.

Shamanic Transformations

Inspiring accounts from renowned contemporary working shamans about their first moments of spiritual epiphany • With contributions by Sandra Ingerman, Hank Wesselman, John Perkins, Alberto Villoldo, Lewis Mehl-Madrona, Tom Cowan, Lynn Andrews, Linda Star Wolf, and others • Also includes shamanic awakening experiences from those with unique shamanic paths--teachers, mothers, social workers, academics, and even rappers How does one receive the “call” to enter onto the shamanic path? What causes some people to change their safe, uneventful, and ordinary lives and start on a spiritual search? For many it is a singular instant, a flash when the mystical reveals itself and the person is drawn into the world of shamanic power. For a few, it is a more gradual awakening, filled with numinous events that build upon one another until the calling of the shamanic path can no longer be ignored. In this book of remarkable stories, we learn firsthand about the many different forms of the “aha” moment of shamanic awakening, whether they arise from ceremony, near-death experiences, dream messages, or entheogenic substances. We travel alongside Sandra Ingerman, Hank Wesselman, John Perkins, Alberto Villoldo, Lewis Mehl-Madrona, Tom Cowan, Lynn Andrews, Linda Star Wolf, and other well-known shamanic practitioners as they begin their transformations into the prominent shamans we know them as. We experience the real-life shamanic epiphanies of those with unique shamanic paths--teachers, mothers, social workers, academics, healers, and even rappers who have all experienced a moment in time in which they were awakened and the shamanic path showed itself to them. As each of these unique and beautiful stories of unexpected realization, insight, and inspiration unfolds, we see how these single moments--usually entirely unexpected--are able to transform the individual’s life, clearing their vision and allowing a new consciousness to emerge. As a whole, this collection paints a breathtaking portrait of the intricacies of the shamanic path and the paradigm shift of which we all are part.