Shamanic Drumming

  1. Try a Shamanic Journey listening to Michael Drake's "Shamanic Journey Drumming."
    http://www.amazon.com/Michael-Drake/e/B002CX6IU4/
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/michael-drake/id5971439?uo=4&at=11lcrK
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    http://ShamanicDrumming.com

    Shamanic drumming is drumming for the purpose of shamanic journeying. Researchers have found that when a drum is played at an even tempo of three to four beats per second, most people can journey successfully even on their first attempt. Shamanic drumming awakens your innate ability to commune with your inner self and retrieve information. Your inner self is in constant communication with all aspects of your environment, seen and unseen. You need only journey within to find answers to your questions.

    You should always journey with a purpose or question. Reflect for a moment on the purpose of your journey, and then close your eyes. Focus your attention on the sound of the drum and feel yourself being carried away by the sound. If for any reason you want to return, just retrace your steps back. You will hear a call back signal near the end of the video, followed by a short period of slow heartbeat drumming to assist you in refocusing your awareness back to your physical body. Sit quietly for a few moments, and then open your eyes.

    After the journey, you must then interpret the meaning of your trance experience. In some cases, your journey experiences will be clear and easy to understand. At other times, your journey may be dreamlike and full of symbolism. Interpret such journeys as you would any dream. Look for possible associations related to each symbol or image. The key is to observe whatever happens without trying to analyze the experience. Like developing any skill, journeying takes practice. Nothing may happen on your first journeys. You may only experience darkness. When this happens, simply try again at a different time. Step-by-step instructions for making shamanic journeys are explained in Michael Drake's book, The Shamanic Drum: A Guide to Sacred Drumming: http://www.amazon.com/Michael-Drake/e/B001KC4ME2/

    Reviews

    "I first heard Michael's shamanic drumming in 1993 at the Earth and Spirit conference in Portland, Oregon. His drumming had a hypnotic, trance-inducing effect on the audience. His CD entitled Shamanic Journey Drumming is equally powerful and can be used for both individual and group shamanic experiences."
    --Martin Gray, anthropologist, photographer, and author of Sacred Earth

    "This is the perfect album for Journeying. The beats are simple and deep as is needed to successfully Journey. Just as necessary are the callbacks. Thank you Michael Drake. Just what I needed."
    --iTunes Customer Reviews

    "This is a very well done, easy to use sound guide to a shamanic journey. It consists of nothing but drumming or drumming with a rattle and a call back for each session."
    --M. Garrison Amazon Reviews

    "Nice album. The sound quality is deep and resonant, with a mixture of solo drumming and solo drumming with a rattle accompanying."
    --iTunes Customer Reviews

    "I highly recommend this album to anyone interested in shamanic journeying. The driving beat, rich acoustics and overtone harmonics readily induce the altered states necessary for making shamanic journeys. The companion book The Shamanic Drum is also recommended reading."
    --iTunes Customer Reviews

    "Wow, I purchased this after meeting a friend a long the path who gave a book on Animal wisdom after he had seen my carved owl plugs. And since then I have explored journeying. This album was great through my Qc3's, but when I played it through my JBL 6" studio monitors in my home studio, WOW!!!THE TONE!! after 7 min I had to stop it the fullness and vibrations were overwhelming. As an musician and appreciator of music you can feel Well done Michael Drake!!!"
    --iTunes Customer Reviews

    "Nice drumming sound file; exactly what I was looking for to assist in journeying. Easy to download and put in iTunes. Thank you!" 5 Stars.
    --Nina M Holmstrom Amazon Reviews

    "Listen and fly! Or just drum along with Michael Drake. Seriously a great way to meditate! Love it! Some people can actually "journey" while listening for the first time. Try it!" 5 Stars.
    --Amazon Customer Review

    "Well done! Great sound quality, easy to listen to. I have been listening to it on my daily meditation and it really helps. The drum beats are fantastic. Thank you for sharing." 5 Stars.
    --Amazon Customer Review

    "A real Zing! I love the infusion of the drum and the rattle combined- VERY POWERFUL! The call back is different than the Michael Harner drumming c.d. but that is ok- it got my attention. Love, love, love this!" 5 Stars.
    --Amazon Customer Review

    "No gimmicks, just hypnotic unchanging rhythms that don't get in the way of journeying. . way better than Michael Harner" 5 Stars.
    --Amazon Customer Review

    Copyright © 2013 by Michael Drake

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  2. Solfeggio Shamanic Journey is available for $0.99 at:
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    http://www.amazon.com/Solfeggio-Shamanic-Journey-Michael-Drake/dp/B00YQKT7WC/
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/solfeggio-shamanic-journey/id1001230666

    This recording was made using a frame drum and a composite of synthesized Solfeggio tones in a mathematical sequence to induce brainwave entrainment. Solfeggio frequencies make up the ancient 6 note (hexatonic) scale thought to have been used in sacred music, including the beautiful Gregorian Chants. The chants and their special tones were believed to impart spiritual blessings when sung in harmony. Each Solfeggio tone is comprised of a frequency required to balance your energy and keep your body, mind and spirit in perfect harmony.

    Furthermore, within the composition, the tones exert the binaural beating phenomenon, adding to the overall effectiveness. Binaural beats recordings are designed to stimulate the production of brainwaves associated with shamanic states of consciousness by presenting the brain with two tones close in frequency, one to each ear. The two hemispheres of the brain detect the difference between them as a third frequency, and then entrain to this binaural beat rather than the audible tones.

    The shamanic journey is a time-honored method of inner consultation. It is a way of communicating with your inner self and retrieving information. Your inner self is in constant communication with all aspects of your environment, seen and unseen. You need only journey within to find answers to your questions.

    Begin your journey by sitting in a dimly lit space and wearing headphones. Reflect for a moment on the purpose of your journey, and then begin listening to the recording. Focus your attention on the sound of the drum and musical drone, then close your eyes and feel yourself being carried away by the sounds. Once you enter a trance state, you may experience a change in body temperature, feel energy flowing through your body, or find yourself twitching or rocking. It is not uncommon to hear sounds or voices. You may see colorful patterns, symbolic images, or dreamlike visions.

    In some cases, your journey experiences will be clear and easy to understand. At other times, your journey may be dreamlike and full of symbolism. Interpret such journeys as you would any dream. Look for possible associations related to each symbol or image. The key is to observe whatever happens without trying to analyze the experience. Like developing any skill, journeying takes practice. Nothing may happen on your first journeys. You may only experience darkness. When this happens, simply try again at a different time. Step-by-step instructions for making shamanic journeys are explained in Michael’s book, The Shamanic Drum.

    When you hear the sound of the callback, begin your return journey. Try to retrace the same route back; otherwise you might have trouble remembering the details of your journey. In some cases, your journey experiences will be clear and easy to understand. At other times, your journey may be dreamlike and full of symbolism. Interpret such journeys as you would any dream. Look for possible associations related to each symbol or image. The key is to observe whatever happens without trying to analyze the experience. Like developing any skill, journeying takes practice. Nothing may happen on your first journeys. You may only experience darkness. When this happens, simply try again at a different time.

    Special thanks to Sam Saluci for his composition, "Solfeggio Ambient Drone" at http://www.freesound.org/people/Headphaze/sounds/235527/
    Licensed under Creative Commons: CC BY 3.0, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    Cover Art: A Creative Commons licensed derivative of Abstract Vortex at http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Abstract_vortex_277213.jpg
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    Soundtrack "Solfeggio Shamanic Journey" by Michael Drake

    Images Courtesy of NASA

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    Copyright © 2015 by Michael Drake

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  3. Soundtrack "Fire Circle" from Michael Drake's CD "Shaman's Drums" http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/MichaelDrake
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    http://www.amazon.com/Michael-Drake/e/B002CX6IU4/

    Take a fractal journey into the realm of the Shaman. A fractal is a natural phenomenon or a mathematical set that exhibits a repeating pattern. Fractals are infinitely complex patterns that are self-similar across different scales. They are created by repeating a simple process over and over in an ongoing feedback loop. Driven by recursion, fractals are images of dynamic systems -- the pictures of Chaos. Geometrically, they exist in between our familiar dimensions. Fractal patterns are extremely familiar, since nature is full of fractals. For instance: trees, rivers, coastlines, mountains, clouds, seashells, hurricanes, etc.

    Shamanism represents a universal conceptual framework found among indigenous tribal humans. It includes the belief that the natural world has two aspects: ordinary everyday awareness, formed by our habitual behaviors, patterns of belief, social norms, and cultural conditioning, and a second non-ordinary awareness accessed through altered states, or ecstatic trance, induced by shamanic practices such as repetitive drumming. The act of entering an ecstatic trance state is called the soul flight or shamanic journey, and it allows the journeyer to view life and life's problems from a detached, spiritual perspective, not easily achieved in a state of ordinary consciousness.

    Special thanks to the following artists for their contributions to this video:
    Under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license:
    Anton Woldhek for Didgeridoo
    Don Whitaker for "Sand City"
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Shamanic Drumming

Michael Drake

Let shamanic teacher and author, Michael Drake, guide you in the shamanic arts. Michael is the author of The Shamanic Drum, I Ching: The Tao of Drumming, Shamanic Drumming, and Shamanic Drumming Circles Guide. His musical albums include Shamanic Journey…


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Let shamanic teacher and author, Michael Drake, guide you in the shamanic arts. Michael is the author of The Shamanic Drum, I Ching: The Tao of Drumming, Shamanic Drumming, and Shamanic Drumming Circles Guide. His musical albums include Shamanic Journey Drumming, Shaman's Drums, and Power Animal Drumming. Try a shamanic journey.

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