Melbourne (Ceres)- November 19th 2022
An invitation to deepen or rediscover your relationship with the soul connection between you and your Medicine drum; through the weaving and creation of your own unique dry felted drum beater.
SOTEMS is excited to announce an invitation for keepers of the Medicine Drum to deepen or rediscover your relationship with the soul connection between you and your Medicine drum; through the weaving and creation of your own unique dry felted drum beater.
The Beater stick is the first tool of Medicine drumming. Unlike generic beaters ‘your own’ woven in ritual can ignite the life force of your drum/s and act as a messenger, across the world of living things and spirit. This workshop is for people wanting to deepen or rediscover their relationship with a new or existing drum/s and to create a shamanic tool that reflects their own path of heart and spirit.
In this offering you will weave your own unique beater of this land, supported by the virtues of the SOTEMS Dreaming Wheel. Afterwards carrying it with you into a sweatlodge ceremony, where it will be awakened as a powerful shamanic tool and conduit, between spirit of drum, you and your ancestors.
This offering brings together all of the elements of Air ( the spaces between as we use our beater and between breaths within the lodge ), Fire ( the friction between drum and beater and the hot rocks ), Earth ( the merino wool of the drumstick’s head, sand we sit upon and Water ( the ladle used inside the lodge )
Cost and Details
All materials will be supplied except for a stick sourced by your own pre-workshop ritual where you will allow the rhythm of your inner creativity to guide you. Once registered we will send you information on the personal ritual of acquiring your own unique stick, prior to the day
Date: Saturday November 19th 8:00AM – 1:30PM
Cost : $100 (SOTEMS Members $80)
Dale-Allison is a Ceremonial Leader within SOTEMS and long-term active member. She has explored both the Dreaming Wheel and Medicine Drum for many years. She is also a qualified Shamanic Practitioner, Community Development Worker and Expressive Arts facilitator. Her passion for medicine ways and community comes from lived experience and training in a variety of modalities, that support her personally and with people she holds space for.
To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Dale-Allison by email at email@example.com or mobile 0457340218
We acknowledge and pay our respects to the traditional owners of this land, the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung people, their elders past, present and emerging.