The drum is the most ancient instrument dating back tens of thousands of years. It has been the companion of shamans the world over during their healing, ritual and ceremonial work, as well as aiding movement between worlds. When you make a shamanic drum, you are facilitating the birth of a truly sacred object.
Birthing the Shaman’s Drum is a residential course where you are guided to make your own shamanic drum and drum beater.
The hides for these drums are sourced with great care to ensure good ethics, typically coming from deer stock that has been culled for conservation purposes with as much respect as possible. The drum hoops are handmade using responsibly sourced wood. It is very special to be able to use handmade hoops and quite rare these days. Other wood used, for drum beaters comes from Simon’s land in Norway and is picked carefully with sustainability and sacredness in mind.
During the course we will engage in drumming, power dancing, ritual and deep ceremonial work, some of which is not available in any of our other courses. Once drums, beaters and rattles have been birthed, we will then awaken these sacred power objects and complete our work with an empowerment ceremony.
All materials are provided, as well as tuition, accommodation and all meals.
The course is held in English.
The next course will be held at Ytre Sogn, Norway. Click here for details.