Medicine Drum Making Workshops
This 1.5 day workshop is designed to support you in crafting your own sacred medicine drum.
We will be connecting with the spirit of the kangaroo whose hide we craft the drum, journeying with our birth stories, how this shows up in our creative process and weaving our personal medicine into our drum as we sit and craft on the land.
Women have been drummers for a long, long time. Often when we first hear the drum it can feel so familiar and crafting our own drum can feel like a remembering.
The frame drum is a pan cultural instrument and sacred tool meaning that it can be found in every continent around the world. Layne Redmond's powerful l book "When the drummers were women" gives so much evidence to this with countless ancient paintings, sculptures and art of when playing the frame drum.
- Kangaroo hide
- Wooden frame
- All materials needed to craft your drum (stencils, scissors etc)
- Written instructions (to use as a guide only, "freebirth" is welcome too
- Support during the entire process
- Snacks and cups of tea
$470 paid in full
$200 deposit and 4x $75 fortnightly payments ($500)
Friday 4th 7-9pm and Saturday 5th of November 9am-5pm 2022
Location shared after booking (15 mins from Castlemaine, Victoria)
"One of the most powerful aspects of drumming and the reason people have done it since the beginning of being human is that it changes people's consciousness. Through rhythmic repetition of ritual sounds, the body, the brain and the nervous system are energized and transformed. When a group of people play a rhythm for an extended period of time, their brain waves become entrained to the rhythm and they have a shared brain wave state. The longer the drumming goes on, the more powerful the entrainment becomes. It's really the oldest holy communion."