Michael Drake | Shamanic Journey Drumming

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Shamanic Journey Drumming

by Michael Drake

Theta brainwave entrainment drumming for shamanic journeying.
Genre: New Age: Shamanic
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1. 15 Minute Solo Drumming With Callback
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2. 15 Minute Solo Drumming With Rattle and Callback
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15:59 album only
3. 30 Minute Solo Drumming With Callback
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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This CD has been digitally recorded to support the listener in making shamanic journeys. The spirit journey is a time-honored shamanic method of inner consultation. Step-by-step instructions for making shamanic journeys are explained in Michael’s book, The Shamanic Drum. The harmonic overtones and undertones on this recording were produced by a 22-inch single-headed, elk hide, cedar frame drum pulsed at four-beats-per-second. This tempo induces a theta wave cycle in the brain. Theta rhythms are associated with the deepest states of shamanic consciousness. Researchers have found that if a tempo of four-beats-per-second is sustained for at least 15 minutes, most people can journey successfully even on their first attempt. To support your journey you can choose from three different tracks:

Track 1. 15 minute solo drumming with callback
Track 2. 15 minute solo drumming with rattle and callback
Track 3. 30 minute solo drumming with callback.

Estimated to be between 20,000 and 30,000 years old, shamanic drumming is a time-honored method of healing and helping others. Practiced in diverse cultures around the planet, this technique is strikingly similar the world over. Shamanic drumming uses a single, repetitive rhythm played at a tempo of some three to four beats per second. Although sounding quite simple and redundant, the unique connection between the drum and the shaman gives this drumming great power, richness, and depth. Through the many tones, pitches, and harmonics of the drum, the shaman communes with the subtle and normally unseen energies of the spirit world. By changing and listening to the frequencies and overtones of the drum, the shaman is able to send messages to, and receive them from, both the spirit world and the patient.

Science is now verifying the therapeutic effects of drumming. Recent medical research studies indicate that drumming boosts the immune system and produces natural pleasurable experiences, enhanced awareness of preconscious dynamics, a release of emotional trauma, and reintegration of self. Other studies have demonstrated the calming, focusing, and healing effects of drumming on Alzheimer's patients, autistic children, emotionally disturbed teens, substance abusers, trauma patients, and prison and homeless populations. Study results demonstrate that drumming is a valuable treatment for stress, fatigue, anxiety, hypertension, headaches, asthma, chronic pain, arthritis, and sleep and emotional disorders.

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

"A Great set of tracks. I recently took a Shamanic class and wanted to continue doing the journeying. I got this track as I'm not good enough to keep the drumming rhythmic. Also, once I start journeying I can't keep drumming. I use it with noise canceling headsets." 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


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