The Shamanic Drum: A Guide to Sacred Drummingby Michael Drake
drumming is an ancient approach that uses rhythm as a vehicle for
healing, consciousness expansion, and community building. Trained
in the Mongolian shamanic tradition, Michael presents the first
practical guide to applying this ancient healing art to our modern
lives. Included are step-by-step exercises and chapters on sacred
drumming, journeying, power practice, and healing the earth.
Whether you are an accomplished percussionist or a total beginner,
this user-friendly book will help you utilize the healing 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 therapeutic effects include relaxation,
healing, more energy, greater mental clarity, enhanced creativity
and deeper self-awareness.
"The Shamanic Drum expresses things as they are and it's
indeed true that the drum and the proper ceremonies are the way in
which we balance and harmonize the energies of the Earth, its
creatures, and our relationship with all realms."
"A clear and practical
easy to read, in-depth, step-by-step guide to journeying. Michael
Drake has written a sensible guide to taking a traditional shamanic
journey with measured drum beats to an alternate reality where,
with practice, one can meet one's spirit/animal guide. He describes
with obvious deep knowledge how to use and care for a drum that
will act as both a vehicle to journey and as a healing tool. I got
the impression from reading The Shamanic Drum: A Guide to Sacred
Drumming that the author genuinely loves his relationship with
sacred drumming and wants to share this timeless knowledge. His
methods are completely safe. He states what I've found to be true:
one always has one foot in this world as he/she journeys to another
and can 'return' as soon as one wishes."
"In The Shamanic Drum, Michael Drake takes the reader on a journey from
humankind's earliest of times to the most modern findings of
science to explore the connections and power of drumming and
shamanism. At the same time factual and intuitively revealing,
Drake allows the reader to become comfortable with concepts that
may be foreign and even esoteric in an easy, understandable manner.
Drake has provided a textbook on shamanic drumming that should be
an enduring classic."
"Apprenticeship would be the ideal way to
learn shamanic drumming, however most of us will never be fortunate
enough to have this experience. This book is definitely the next
Imagery. I thoroughly enjoyed the imagery presented in this book.
The journeys of the soul were mesmerizing. The guidance for
drumming was most useful. The songs presented were short, easy to
remember, and inspiring."
"I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in the practice of
Shamanic drumming. Lots of information, easy to read. Thank you Mr. Drake."
"This is an excellent book that provides a very workable manual, packed with practical knowledge, information and exercises. I was looking for good, authentic shamanic information to incorporate into my own shamanic practices plus ways of weaving this into my drum birthing workshops. I found all I was searching for and more in this book. Definitely recommend to others as a must have book. Thank you!" 5.0 out of 5 Stars.
"This book is amazing. The author is very knowledgeable and explains things in an easy to read manner. I highly recommend to anyone interested in Shamanism." 5.0 out of 5 Stars.
"Drake demonstrates the use of the drum to
achieve a mental state beyond the realm of normal experience.
Drumming, in essence, becomes the window to beyond and a mirror of
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The Shamanic Drum Instructional Recordingby Michael Drake.
On this companion recording to the book, Michael Drake instructs the listener in playing ten ceremonial drum rhythms, including those for invoking the seven directions. A 30-minute shamanic drumming is also performed, which listeners may use for training and journeywork. The recording can be used independently or as an integral companion to the book.
"This is a
fantastic CD to expand your knowledge around drumming and increase
your enjoyment of playing. Michael is very clear in his
instructions, his drum sounds wonderful, which increases your
motivation and desire to learn. He makes it very easy to learn and
play along with his drumming. I highly recommend this CD & I
hope he makes more."
"Five Star Shamanic Drumming CD! I received this CD and it is great. Sounds good with good instruction on shamanic drumming. Thanks."
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