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Women's Red Drum Workshop

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Slowly but surely the drums that are playing in your soul will tremble loose everything that no longer honours your highest truth.
-Excerpt from Chaos Ripples by Sharona Latoue

To make a drum is to create a sacred tool that will carry your personal rhythm into the world. When women gather to play drums magic happens – we become empowered as we join the lineage of women who were drummers!

This day of ceremony, sharing and creating is open to any woman who is called to attend. Some of the day will include:
- smudging participants at the door
- ceremonial Opening and calling directions
- the talking stick will be passed in circle for each participant to share their name and their intention for making a Red Drum
- we'll talk a little about the history of Red Drums
- drum journey to clarify intentions and ask for extra guidance from our Grandmother
- we'll consecrate the frames with red ochre to imbue them with the fullness of the moon for they then become the earth blood and bones of our drums
- creating your drum
- creating and decorating mallets
- other surprise piece – don’t want to give it all away!
- closing the circle at the end of the day

Workshop details:
Date – May 26, 2018
12pm – 6pm
Refreshments and snacks will be provided.
Investment for the day is $300
A deposit of $180 for supplies is due by May 10, 2018
To register please contact Cristin
250-809-8648 or cristinplatt@gmail.com


The Journey of the Red Drum Lineage

In the first year of her shamanic apprenticeship, Nikiah's teacher had the group make drums for their journeywork. Nikiah journeyed to ask for images and information about what her sacred drum was to be about for her. All she saw was red.
The entire shamanic journey was in red, her guides were red and a red drum was placed into her hands. Apparently the color red is a sacred color for her as well as her drum. She now had to figure out how to make her drum red!
Over the next few months giving way to many years, the significance of the color became clearer over and over…
Since that time she has learned how to keep her red drums from turning brown by mixing different plant materials together and has come up with the dye that is now used today. It remains a brilliant red and does not fade!
Nikiah has passed on the making of her red drums to those of us who have chosen to become Red Drum Leaders like myself.
The term “Red Drum Carrier!” came from an e-mail that Nikiah received from a woman who was one of her workshop participants. She said that she "was so honoured to be a red drum carrier"! The moment Nikiah read those words, tears sprung to her eyes and she knew with every ounce of her being that this was a HUGE truth!
We as women have always been drum carriers but many have forgotten the ways. Red has always been our colour, the colour of the goddess and the divine feminine but this too was taken from us.
And so it is, that every woman who owns a red drum, IS a red drum carrier. Each Participant who joins in our workshops will be joining this community of women! When we create this simple and yet complex tool, and sound out the rhythms with our drums and rattles, we are summoning the most wild untamed parts of ourselves. We are calling on our power and connecting ourselves to the rhythm of the land where this wood and flesh came from. This is a sacred, gift!
This red drum now becomes the keeper of you as much as you are the keeper of it, a beautiful reminder of how to honor natural rhythms and cycles, and still be free, wild and passionate!

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