10552550_807862749244751_5721284545268708958_nDrums are a vital part in many Native American tribal celebrations and spiritual ceremonies. When the drummers play and sing traditional medicine songs, the peoples’ connection to Spirit is strengthened. Each Drum is recognized as sacred, a living entity that holds strong ties with the Creator. To many tribes the drum contains thunder and lightning and when it is played it helps to get the Creator’s attention and contacts the spirits of their Ancestors.

The sound of the Drum is the Heartbeat of Mother Earth and has been used as a Medicine Tool for centuries by indigenous people for healing and celebration. When we connect back to Mother Earth’s heartbeat, the healing & balancing that we need comes easily. Each Drum is unique and carries its own sound and energy. What will your Drum sound like?

Drum Making

When you ask us to create a Medicine Drum for you, we treat every step of the process in a sacred way, honoring the animal and its Medicine. Each Drum is carefully hand tied and crafted as we are guided in the process, so no two are exactly alike. We bless each Drum in Ceremony using sage, tobacco and cornmeal once it is dried and set.

We also offer day long Drum Making workshops where we take you through the process of creating your own Drum. We will teach you how to tie a Drum, how to care for your Drum, and how to use your Drum in your own spiritual practice. We end the day with a ceremony to honor
each Drum created and to name your new Medicine Drum.

About Otter Dance Drums

The skins used for the Drum heads carry their own unique energy and medicine and it is important to keep those energies in mind as each Drum is created.

Handle of DrumElk Medicine is about stamina and has a curious type of warrior energy that teaches that pacing yourself will allow you to go the distance.

Buffalo Medicine is knowing that abundance is present when all relations are honored as sacred and when gratitude is expressed to every living part of creation.

Deer Medicine teaches us to use the power of gentleness to touch the hearts and minds of wounded beings who are seeking healing and offers safety to those who are seeking peace.

Bear Medicine calls us to awaken the potential within ourselves and the power of our unconscious mind.

Horse Medicine represents freedom and power and brings safe passage into the new.

Moose Medicine uncovers the depth of who you are and aligns you with your inherent wisdom.







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