Monday, October 5, 2009
Birthing My Drum
Whenever I visit the supermarket, I not only leave with a cart full of groceries, but also often a handful of free publications that I find in the racks near the door.
You'd be surprised at the various topics of interest. Recently I picked up one of the more "new agey" publications. It was one of those magazines with Vibrational Healers, Colonic Centers and Psychic Mediums advertised on the back pages.
Included in the magazine was an entire article devoted to creating your own drum. Apparently this is very healing and many also attend what are called drum circles. These include a naming ceremony, where according to the article, it is akin to "birthing a drum" and many people cry during the naming. When they leave they have "a real spiritual bond with their drum."
However, participants are not able to play the drums right away. It must dry for several days. One of the leaders said that "You learn even more from your drum as you watch it change and purposefully manifest itself into your physical world."
Is anyone seriously buying all this? or am I being a narrow minded cynic? Do I need to make my own drum? Would an epidural be required? Maybe my psychological and spiritual well-being could use a boost.
Have any of you ever attended a Drum Circle? Hmmmm....maybe this should be my next endeavor....
photo credit whiteafrican