On this companion recording to his book The Shamanic Drum, Michael Drake
instructs the listener in playing ten ceremonial drum rhythms, including those
for invoking the seven directions. A 30 minute ceremonial drumming is also
performed, which listeners may use for prayer and journeywork. This CD can be
used independently or as an integral companion to the book. Track 1:
Introduction Track 2: Go Away This rhythm, like smudging with cedar, prepares
sacred space by clearing the area of stagnant or unwanted energy.Track 3: Come
To MeLike smudging with sweetgrass, this rhythm attracts and draws in helping
spirits and beneficial energy.Track 4: Upperworld – EagleThe Eagle is the
intercessor between humans and the upperworld. This is a good rhythm for
prayer and journeywork.Track 5: East – HummingbirdThe Hummingbird is the Maya
guardian of the east and sings a vibration of pure joy and illumination.Track
6: South – CoyoteThe Coyote is a guardian of the south and brings us the
medicine of laughter and humor.Track 7: West – BearThe Bear is a guardian of
the west and brings us the medicine of introspection, healing, and
transformation.Track 8: North – BuffaloThe Buffalo is a guardian of the north
and brings us the medicine of wisdom, blessings, and abundance.Track 9:
Underworld – HorseIn the Mongolian shamanic tradition, the Horse is the
guardian of the underworld and carries power and healing to wherever it is
needed based on our intent.Track 10: Center – HeartbeatThe Heartbeat is
related to the seventh direction or center of the medicine wheel. When we drum
the heartbeat, we become centered and united with all our relations.Track 11:
Earth/EagleThe Earth/Eagle beat is used to end a ceremony and send out prayers
of thanks and gratitude to the seven directions and all our relations.Track
12: Prayer RoundThe Prayer Round of a ceremonial drumming is projective in
nature and carries our intention and prayers into all realms of existence.
Track 13: Healing RoundThe Healing Round carries power and healing to wherever
it is needed based on our prayers and intent.Track 14: Thank You RoundThe
Thank You Round carries our gratitude to all our relations for the needs met.
Michael Drake is an internationally respected writer, rhythmist, and
shamanist. He is the author of The Shamanic Drum: A Guide to Sacred Drumming
and I Ching: The Tao of Drumming. His articles have appeared in numerous
publications, including Awareness, Sacred Hoop, and Mother Earth News. Raised
in a conservative Southern Baptist Church, Michael had his first ecstatic
experience as a youth at a church revival; an evangelistic meeting intended to
reawaken interest in religion. This state of rapture and trancelike elation
inspired his spiritual quest. Michael spent more than 30 years of his life
seeking answers to some of life’s most perplexing mysteries: Why am I here?
What happens when you die? What is life’s purpose? He explored the world’s
great religions. He considered the philosophies of humanity. He studied the
theories of modern science. At a crucial point in his search, Michael came in
touch with the transforming power of shamanic drumming and of an ancient
shamanic way of self-knowledge. Under the tutelage of Mongolian shaman Jade
Wah’oo Grigori, he learned the healing rhythms and drum ways of an ancient
shamanic lineage. He discovered that therapeutic rhythm techniques have been
used for thousands of years to create and maintain physical, mental, and
spiritual health. Inspired by his studies, research, and experiences, Michael
founded Talking Drum Publications in 1991 in order to publish information
related to shamanic drumming. For the past 20 years he has been facilitating
drum circles and workshops nationwide. To learn more, visit Michael’s web site
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- Audio CD (May 29, 2008)
- Original Release Date: April 6, 2010
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Talking Drum Publications
- Run Time: 59 minutes
- #219 in New Age Healing Music
- #402 in New Age Relaxation Music
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