Come learn the ancient shamanic practice of journeying into the subconscious to the rhythm of the drum and rattle. Used for thousands of years by shaman to access wisdom and guidance, drum journeying can be an incredible tool for accessing your own imagination and creativity.
Drum journeying uses the process of “entrainment”, where your brain waves succumb to the rhythm of the drum or rattle, and change from vibrating at a beta frequency – that state of being alert and conscious – to a frequency associated with a theta state, which is the brain wave pattern you experience just prior to falling asleep.
Beginning with the very basics, we will progress through the 8-week workshop to a point where we can journey with more purpose, seeking answers to specific questions. This ancient human technology yields reliably interesting results and is useful as a meditative practise, to stimulate the imagination, to gather material to work with creatively in your own art practice, or simply to find out more about what your mind is capable of. All you need is a yoga mat, a light blanket, and a notebook and pen. No prior experience is necessary, nor are you required to believe anything for this to work. It is purely experiential.
We will be meeting every Tuesday evening, from 7:00 to 9:30 pm, April 12 to May 31, location to be announced. The cost is $240 for the 8 weeks. (Drop-ins also allowed, though some continuity will make for a better course. Sliding scale also available, if necessary.) To sign up, go to: www.writeyourheartout.net