SHAMANIC DRUM HEALING
Drumming and percussion are elements of human culture that reach back over many epochs into the depths of antiquity and prehistory. Early drums were forged from the skins of reptiles and fish which were then stretched over tree trunks and struck with sticks. Later drums were materialized using mammal skins and frames.
From a shamanic and aboriginal perspective, the drum maintains a position on the pantheon of what is viewed as sacred. Many native cultures across the globe that developed completely independently from each other’s spheres of influence, from North America to the Arctic Circle to Africa, share common social themes, one of which is the ceremonial use of the drum.
Science has made it quite clear that drumming has some profound and holistic uses to enhance physical, mental and emotional health, as demonstrated in a series of studies and research papers.