Shamanic Drumming is an amazing experience designed to allow you to enter an altered state of awareness. During meditation, the shaman's drum will be the focus of your attention as you listen to the rhythmic sounds, taking you gently into a meditative state. Shamanic drumming uses a repetitive rhythm that slowly builds in intensity. The ascending tempo induces a light to deep trance state allowing you to journey through your meditation and enter into a level where healing can occur. When ready to finish the meditation, the shamanic healer will simply slow the tempo of drumming, to help draw your consciousness back to normal awareness.
Sound is an effective way of establishing a connection with the spirit realm. Sound travels through space, time and physical energy. Shamans strike particular areas of the drum to summon helping spirits. The ever changing variations in the sounds of the drum allow the shaman to communicate with the spiritual realm. The shaman uses the drum to create a bridge between the spirit world and our world.
How it works
Everything in our universe is made of vibrational energy, from the smallest subatomic particle to the largest star or planet, everything has a specific vibrational pattern.The vibrational energy of the drum will influence your vibrational energy and take you into a meditative state. As you focus on the sound of the drum you will experience a shift in your energetic field.
Different rhythms transmit different meanings and enable the shaman to contact different beings in different realms of the cosmos. Volume and tempo create feelings in the listener and communicate symbolic meanings directly as aural sense experience.
Shamanic journeys begin with drumming. You focus on the sound of the drumbeat, which symbolizes the heartbeat of mother earth or the universe. If you have any difficulty with connecting to your inner self, mind-travelling to the sound of shamanic drumming may be an effective method of connecting with your inner guidance. There is nothing like the hypnotic, heartbeat rhythm of the drum to help you to let go and flow with the rhythm into a meditative, healing space.
Sometimes shamans will connect you with your Power Animal or Guide. Working with a power animal or guide will help you to recognize and work with your inner energy.
How it affects your energy
The rhythm of a shamanic drum changes your brainwaves? Your brain waves begin to move from Beta brain waves, where you focus and analyse everything to Alpha brain waves, the brain waves of meditation, using intuition and discovering your spiritual depths.
At the end of the shamanic drumming session — usually it’s around a half-hour — a different drumming sound will begin, allowing you to know that it’s time to come back from your journey.
Shamans have always been recognized leaders in their communities whose purpose is to heal the injured and sick, perform sacred ceremonies, sing, chant and dance, expressing themselves artistically, acting as the bridge between the living and spirit, communicating with spirits to receive knowledge and teachings to help provide healing at all levels.
Shamanic drumming and meditation is a wonderful way to connect fully with your inner self, your guides and your innate talent.
We have an amazing shamanic drummer at our fairs that offers a workshop that helps connect you with your spiritual self. Elizabeth Cobden from Empowered Alchemy will lead you in an amazing meditation of empowerment.