Image credit: Bianca Shu, Patterns of Perception, 2020

Shamanic Drum Journey
Opening Space and Calling For Power

Happening, October 3rd 2020, Brandenburg, outside Berlin, Germany

Our ecology is acoustic. There is no separation.

This work practises the core-shamanic method of opening space followed by a power-calling drum journey - a call on compassionate power - and results in an embodied opening-up in connection to present, curious and mutable reality.

A consistent and building rhythm at 140 bpm induces trance states and aids in opening the third eye for journey into the non ordinary.

Non ordinary reality is where chaos and what we understand as imagination and creativity are derived - in shamanism these notions of the psyche are understood to be portals, opening accesss to spirit.

To go on an intentional journey into this space is to fully realise your agency as a co-creator with your environement and realities.

The sonic driving of shamanism is a tool for healing, divination, and research. The important part, being letting the pathway unfold before you - no effort from the outside is nessesary. [You are a leaf floating down the stream.]

This practise was introduced to the west as ‘core-shamanism’ in the 70's, by anthropologist Michael Harner and is now a practise taught throughout Europe/America by the Foundation for Shamanic Studies. This is the basis for how we [as westernised people's] can begin to reconnect with our forgotten deeper connection to source through shamanism.

The spaces we exist within are as much agents in shaping our human experiences, as we humans are agents in shaping our spaces. When considering the immaterial, space becomes vessel, the interior of which, becomes necessary to treat and maintain with care as we realise it is entangled in carrying and producing our outer-body experience.

“Close both eyes to see with the other” - RUMI

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Permeating through all four states of being: physical, emotional, mental, spiritual… The power of sound; an ever evolving nature as simultaneous wrestle between simplicity and complexity, touches us so deeply it can render the unanswered questions we have about life, universe, soul: obsolete.

Music is transcendental language, a bridge reaching us further into a connectedness with wholeness than any other art form. It does this by dissolving perceived borders until we ultimately realise, they existed only within our minds. Our ecology is acoustic. There is no separation. Even the boundaries of our physical bodies are questioned and extended, as we sense sound vibration travel through flesh and muscle.

As hypnotic movement dissolves into limitlessness… Narrative is orchestrated inside our very skin-being, igniting a symbiotic instance of emotion and sensation. Entangled to the world, music enables us to feel our entire universal existence as constructed of vibration on each present moment.

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