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Spirit Drumming

A Guide to the Healing Power of Rhythm
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Sterling Ethos
 | 
May, 2017
ISBN:
9781454921509
Quantity: 
2
$16.95 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

A heartfelt examination of the spiritual power of Native American drumming, including authentic stories, chants, and rituals.

The first time our heartbeat pounds in rhythm with the ancient beat of the drum, we will once again be fused with the heart of the Great Mother of all being in the world, the Earth Mother, and reconnected in consciousness to the Original Source of All Things, the Great Holy Mystery.

Perhaps the first conscious beating of the drum sound occurred as we grew in the wombs of our mothers. Beat after beat, we grew within the sea of our births, and then we were born into the air of the world—when did we begin to separate from that beat? How long will it be before we hear the beating again?

Gabriel Horn, White Deer of Autumn,  shows how drumming can take us back to our true selves and connect us to each other and the earth. Spirit Drumming follows his journey to the drums, including a history of drumming in Native American communities, an investigation of drums as living beings, and an authoritative reckoning on vibration as a conduit for healing.

This heartfelt book explores the spiritual side of Native American drumming, Stories and anecdotes about his journey, as well as contributions from other writers, are shared along with tribal songs and rituals. He covers From Past to Present, the Drumming; Birth and Rebirth; The Origin: The practice of Conscious Thought; Drum Teachings; Transformation and Drumming; and more.

No matter what their shape, a circular energy seems to emanate from traditional drums. Each beat I imagine as rings of vibrations going out into the world, into the Mystery, going deeper into self.

He also provides information on how to integrate other sacred elements in your drumming (such as feathers, cedar, sweetgrass, and tobacco), transcripts of chants you can use in your own practice, and ceremonies for thanksgiving, birth, the harvest, children, and more.

Publisher’s Description: 
A heartfelt examination of the spiritual power of Native American drumming, including authentic stories, chants, and rituals.
Perhaps the first conscious beating of the drum sound occurred as we gestated in the wombs of our mothers. Beat after beat, we grew within the sea of our births, and then we were born into the air of the worldwhen did we begin to separate from that beat? How long will it be before we hear the beating again?

Gabriel Horn, White Deer of Autumn, is an award-winning writer who has provided a nuanced look at Native American culture and spirituality for decades. Now, he shows how drumming can take us back to our true selves and connect us to each other and the earth. Spirit Drumming follows his journey to the drums, including a history of drumming in Native American communities, an investigation of drums as living beings, and an authoritative reckoning on vibration as a conduit for healing. In addition to sharing stories of people he has known who have been affected by the drums, he also provides information on how to integrate other sacred elements in your drumming (such as feathers, cedar, sweetgrass, and tobacco), transcripts of chants you can use in your own practice, and ceremonies for thanksgiving, birth, the harvest, children, and more.

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