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Journey with the Drum  

   Led by Grandfather Rick McBride 

 

Journey with the Drum

 

Monday November 17th       7:00pm to 9:00pm    $20     

 

Among the many uses of the hand drum, the journey is one of the lesser known. To journey with the drum is experiential, but it is not ceremony. Nevertheless we still ask for protection, smudge, and do the Hollow Bone before starting. Prone or sitting, (your choice), we first quiet the mind. We then sequence into our heart-mind connection. For accomplished meditators, this will be easy and the "third-eye" sensation will not only start up on the forehead, but in the heart-solar plexus area as well. If you are new to this, you will learn how this is done and how to strengthen it with practice. A single floor drum in the background sets a slow and easy pace to begin your guided meditation journey; a few words are spoken, loosely guiding you out of the material world, closer to the veil, where you will take off on your own.When ready, you jump into the experience of other dimensions, go outside of time, take a journey to the center that encompasses all that is, to be with the Taku Skan Skan [Dah-koo Shkah Shkah], that which is behind all that moves, but you go only as deeply as you choose to.  

You will be safe at all times, the drum beat ensures that. The drum beat accompanies you to let you know you are not alone, and then to guide you home. Journeying is a skill developed simply by showing up and doing it. The benefits are many and varied, but a realization that there is so much more to us than what we see in the physical, and that these regions of reality are accessible, are perhaps the most profound: we become capable of more direct interaction with the Spirits. If you've ever wondered how the ancestors were able to communicate with the spirits (of the animals, of the plants, of the stone people, and the Helper Spirits) you will come to understand this as your consciousness shifts. On the day please eat lightly (fruit is recommended) and be well hydrated. The Journey helps develop the intuition and is ideal for those exploring new ways to still the mind. 

To register & get directions call 561-333-3372 or email pearlrauberts@hotmail.com 

 

Grandfather Rick is a mixed blood Tsalagi (Cherokee) who has been a life-long student of American Indian Lifeways, actively following the Red Road and participating in Native American ceremony for over 30 years. He was formally taught advanced principles of the Medicine Wheel by Cheyenne Elder Hyemeyohsts Storm in 1994. He is a sundancer, traditionally trained and authorized to lead Native American Ceremony including Inipi (sweat lodge), Pipe Ceremony and Drum Healing. Grandfather Rick’s place is that of "translator" of the Native American Lifeways to help anybody sincerely interested in learning how to become a better human being, his hope being to help achieve a proper balance in human race consciousness. His Spirit name is Cante Lute in the Lakota language, meaning Red Heart; this name was passed in ceremony at Sundance. For further information, visit his website: www.mixedblood.info  

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