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The Spirit of the Drum/Rattle

A Drum and or Rattle Making Workshop with Rob Murphy

  • Starts Nov 3
  • 300 US dollars
  • A TOUCH OF MERAKI Gather Space

Available spots

Service Description

* Journey to meet the Spirit of the Tree that gifted you the wood for your drum/rattle frame that will become the drum's/rattle's body. * Journey to meet the Spirit of the Four-legged who gifted the hide that will be the flesh of your drum/rattle. * Learn a unique spiral lacing technique as taught in the Saghic tradition [a re-dreamed Celtic tradition.] * Engage in sacred ceremony to breathe life into your using the four elements. * All these lead toward creating an intimate bond between you and the drum’s/rattle's living nature. * Learn to work with the drum/rattle a conversational aid with your Guides and the Ancestors when you journey into the heart of your Spirit Drum. * Learn to care for and "feed" your drum—this drum will be different than any other drum that you will have and thus needs to be treated always in a sacred manner. * You will become aware of the Do’s and Don’ts for your drum. This 2-day Spirit Drum/Rattle crafting workshop can be pre-booked with a $ 100 non-refundable deposit. Payment of the non-refundable material fees will be collected no later than one week prior to the workshop start date. Material fees include the wooden drum frame, the chosen hide, all lacing materials, and the materials to make a beater stick for your drum. Estimated Drum fees are $130-160 depending on the size of Spirit Drum. Estimated Rattle fees are $100 The reminder of your workshop fee ($200) will be collected by the start of the workshop. In case of an unforeseen absence, Rob will happily craft your SD or Rattle for you upon payment of the workshop fee, which is a considerable discount over a private commissioning. Deer -- Represents the Heart, the Natural Laws of Circulation: healing and love Elk -- The element of Water, Emotions, and the Shadow Self  Horse -- Represents the Shamanic Journey that we ride into an alternate reality seeking healing for ourselves and others Cow -- Represents Mother Earth, a symbol of motherhood, fertility, nurturing, survival and protection. Buffalo (Bison) -- Has to with seeking guidance and wisdom from the Ancestors. It is connected to serving the community and connection to Sacred Source Moose -- Represents the work of Divine Feminine energies. It carries us deep into our feelings towards emotional honesty *Please bring with you: a towel, garden gloves, water spray bottle, a 13'-15' stick of your choice to use for your drum beater/rattle. FRIDAY OPTIONAL

Upcoming Sessions

Contact Details

  • 3614 Grandview Street, Gig Harbor, WA, USA

    + 253-541-7111

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