The Shamanic Drum: A Guide To Sacred Drumming Paperback
Shamanic drumming is an ancient approach that uses rhythm to promote healing and self-expression. Trained as a ceremonial drummer in the Mongolian shamanic tradition, Michael presents the first practical guide to applying this ancient healing art to our modern lives. Through a series of simple exercises and lessons, he teaches the basic shamanic methods of drumming. The focus is on creating sacred space, journeying, power practice, power animals, drum therapy, drum circles and the therapeutic effects of drumming. Whether you are an accomplished percussionist or a total beginner, this user-friendly book will help you harness the power of drumming. Recent studies demonstrate that drumming is a valuable treatment for stress, chronic pain, cancer, stroke, trauma, addictions, mental illness, emotional disorders and a wide range of physical disabilities. The benefits include relaxation, healing, more energy, greater mental clarity, enhanced creativity and deeper self-awareness.
Shamanic Drumming Circles Guide Paperback
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.
by Kate Marks
Finally, the ceremonial songbook we have all been waiting for! Designed as a resource book for musicians, teachers, educators and anyone interested in sharing song, dance and ritual, this book features over 300 sacred songs and chants from many traditions and global sources, easy to read music and words for all levels, instructions for forty dances, meditations, rituals and guidelines to inspire individual and group creativity for all ages, and a discography, extensive index and resource guide. Sixty beautiful illustrations.
by Christine Stevens
Book and CD. In this quintessential guide to both creating and facilitating drum circles with frame drums, noted music therapist and drum circle facilitator Christine Stevens covers everything from key grooves and instrumentation, to the personal side of empowering people and creating transformational experiences through recreational drumming. Filled with practical tools, guidelines, principles, helpful hints, exercises, and even a play-along CD, Stevens' book weaves into one resource the many key elements of what My Generation/AARP Magazine refers to as one of the country's "fastest growing holistic health trends."What you'll learn: The science of entrainment, the drum circle duality, how to advertise and setup your drum circle, recommended drums and percussion instruments, eight basic facilitation cues, seven essential skills of facilitation, making arrangements in-the-moment, facilitation using a melody instrument, creating sound-scapes with new drummers, how to cover the basics of hand drumming, starting and maintaining the groove, designing your program, facilitating from a place of musical joy, and creating metaphors and meaning. The Cd features over 45 minutes of play-along grooves to jump-start your drum circle as well as a practice tool to develop your personal percussion repertoire.
"Christine Stevens brings together the energy of her drum circle leadership and the healing power of her background in wellness to give us a very helpful book for drum circle leaders, teachers, recreation specialists, religious group leaders, health professionals, business people and amateur drummers." -Dr. Will Schmid, MENC Past President and author, World Music Drumming
"This book is a must for anyone involved in or interested in the drum circle movement - from veterans to wanna-be facilitators." -Karl Bruhn, Father of the Music Making and Wellness Movement