“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.” ~ Layne Redmond.
I am an artist walking on shamanic path. My adventure with art begin long, long ago in my childhood and it directed my education and occupation. Shamanic path started 11 years ago, when I went to an Olchon Island on the Baikal Lake in Siberia. This two paths merge, and now I use both skills to make art, tattoos and shamanic workshops and gatherings.
Four years ago I started to paint over drums, so they can help to connect the owner to the spirits and to get to the shamanic state. The images are made in different styles, filling mine or clients visions.
Looking from the Siberian perspective the drum is the most important part of the shaman’s equipment, it should also be included in every family, even if no one of them is a shaman. The drum is not an object, but a living creature, mount and closest helper of the shaman. The drum often carry many spirits, starting from those from which it is made of (the spirit of the tree and animal) Spirits painted on the drum, and those who are being invited at rituals and ceremonies. The drum may also catch spirits from someone or somewhere.
Shamanic journey you may achieve by drumming in speed of 200-220 hits per minute for minimum 15 minutes. You may visit Lower World, Upperworld and our, Middle World. You can use the drum to heal, to expand, to find your Animals of Power, or to find soul pieces.
I wish you beautiful journeys to the unknown.
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On the pictures below you can see some of the drums that I have painted. It began with a collection painted with henna. Then there was a colorful collection of psychedelic patterns, a collection with Animals of Power and a gold & black collection made in dotwork style.