Shamanic Medicine Drum Making Ceremony
Time & Location
About the event
We welcome you to join us for this 2 Day Shamanic Medicine Drum Making Experience through traditional ceremony. Located at the Swan Lake, Rainbird Close, Burleigh Waters.
Opening to the depths of your inner wisdom and connecting through your Sacred Breath, trusting and believing in yourself through the experience of crafting your own drum. Allow yourself to surrender into the alchemy of your heart as you are held through the process of connecting with these ancient shamanic practices. Birthing, through your personal journey and medicine, a sacred instrument for ceremony, celebration, healing, and journeying with love, respect, and honor.
The birthing of a Medicine Drum with Peter is a very unique experience to access here in Australia. Peter shares the lineage of 'The Sacred Hoop of Life', teachings and blessings received from his teacher Grey Wolf, an Inupiat elder and Medicine Man from North America. Grey Wolf is no longer with us, but his teachings and wisdom live on through this sacred lineage.
This lineage is deeply sacred and transformational. Birthing one's own Medicine Drum is a profound and life-enhancing process. Grounding into the wisdom of the "Sacred Hoop of Life" connects us with nature, the elements, the rhythms and cycles of the planet, and our hearts.
The materials we use and the spirit of the animals are all honored and blessed with deep reverence and gratitude.
Included in the cost of the Ceremony:
- Lunch and afternoon tea Saturday - Lunch and afternoon tea Sunday - Materials for creating either a 15" or an 18" medicine drum (Kangaroo, Goat or Deer hide) - Materials for creating a drum beater - The teachings and wisdom of this Sacred Inupiat lineage - Personalised sacred drum blessing - Instruction on basic drum beats and Drum Care and Etiquette
Why this Drum Making Ceremony?
-This is not a Drum Making workshop, but 2 full days of ceremony honoring tradition. Opening the space with a unique altar we create as a group. Interwoven through the drum making process is the depth and grace of Peter’s teachings and his lineage of the Sacred hoop of life.
-Creating a medicine drum is a process, a rite of passage when approached with reverence and proper time is allowed to surrender into the connection. We move through the depths of experience and growth in birthing your drum, coming into your power and re-birthing yourself in this process.
-You will learn how to beat your drum in the traditional Shamanic ways. We share different drum beats and the purposes of these.
-Our medicine drums are of very high quality; the materials we use, and the intricate crafting techniques are clearly apparent in the finished product and in their long term functionality and durability. Our drums stand out as beautiful examples of the complexity, meaning and history expressed through this traditional way of weaving a medicine drum.
-A well made medicine drum should stand up to the test of time, Peter has been making medicine drums for over 3 decades, the first drums he made are still in regular use.
-Peter’s 34 years’ experience have afforded him tricks of the trade to assist you in making a clean and perfectly aligned drum.
-Community building, being a 2 day journey we really deepen together through shared meals, sharing and ceremony.
-Unique and personalized drum blessing from Peter to activate your drum.
-Traditional Storytelling over the weekend further connects you to the lineage of your medicine drum.
-We share in depth about drum care and etiquette to ensure you are well informed about the proper care and use of your drum, adhering also to proper traditional practices.
-The weekend is fully catered with delicious nourishing vegetarian food, you are supported to completely surrender into the whole experience.
Investment - $1000
Deposit to secure your space $400 upfront prior to the event.
Remaining balance to be paid by event date.
To discuss a more flexible and personal payment plan by arrangement please contact us at: email@example.com
TIMES: Saturday 9:00am - 6:00pm Sunday 9:00am - 6:00pm
WHAT TO BRING: - Cushion and blanket for the ceremony room - Any sacred items you would like to place on the altar - eg crystals, photo, feathers - A pen and journal - A water bottle -Wear comfortable clothes - bring layers as we may vary in temperature