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August 30, 2019

The glimmering Aegean Sea and rugged wild nature of the Greek island of Crete are still pulsing through my veins after having spent three weeks immersed in the rhythms of the island lifestyle there this summer.

I went on a personal pilgrimage to visit some sacred sites,...

February 22, 2018

We vibrate to that primordial rhythm even before we have ears to hear... we vibrate to the rhythms of our mother's blood before she herself is born. And this pulse is the thread of blood that runs all the way back through the grandmothers to the first mother.
~Layne Re...

February 22, 2018

In the oldest times women's bodies were considered holy, because they had the seemingly magical ability to give birth... as a result, women became the first technicians of the sacred, performing religious functions we would today associate with the priesthood or clergy...

February 7, 2018

"Thousands of images from the art of the ancient world have been unearthed and cataloged of women playing the frame drum. Egypt, Greece, Mesopotamia, Anatolia, Iraq, Iran...on and on...We find women playing the frame drum in birthing and dying rites, ritual, and ceremo...

February 6, 2018

“The drum represents cyclical time ~ seasons, stages, ages, phases. It helps connect women back to the inherent life rhythms ~ circadian rhythms, diurnal rhythms, nocturnal rhythms, moon cycles and life cycles. The drum represents circular time, like the ouroboros, the...

January 13, 2018

I’ve been contemplating life’s labyrinthian path lately.
The path twists and turns.
There’s really only one way out and one way in.
I love to imagine life as one circuitous, serpentine moving meditation if we can only stay open and present to the magic and movement.
Th...

December 30, 2017

As it turns out our ancient ancestors were really on to something with their love of aromatic resins - modern science is now confirming the incredible medicinal properties of these potent natural substances. Frankincense was recently found to kill cancer cells in vitro...

December 30, 2017

The incantaction of the drum is one of the oldest and most celebrated methods for entering trance states, opening the door to the otherworld and unearthing what lies beneath our surface lives. Bill Plotkin

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July 8, 2017

Drumming under the shade of carob trees at Elafonisi Beach on Crete. Being in circle framing drumming together creates such an effortless sense of rhythmic bonding and wordless coherence with others. Plus it's now been scientifically proven to help relieve symptoms of...

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