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Join the Circle Within a Circle at the Healing Festival, Coming Jan. 17, 18

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I am so eager and looking forward to sharing time with you at the annual Healing Festival here in Elizabethtown, January 17-18, 2015 (see details, left). It will be a great light in the heart of dark winter.

And there will be a circle within a circle!

You’ll find many, many healers and vendors on hand, many of whom will offer free mini-seminars on the hour throughout both days. Some of these include aromatherapists, energy healers, clairvoyants, alternative and complementary healing practitioners, and a host of others, all dedicated in service of one sort or another to your well being and spiritual interests. It looks to be a great gathering at just the right time of year to lift your spirits amid the coldest days of winter and while the moon sleeps. You will be amongst like-minded people and in a circle of friends.

For my part, I intend to offer a short talk about the power of healing available from drumming, and to then lead a drumming circle so you can feel that powerful medicine–and help to generate it– for yourself and others. A circle within a circle!

I’ll have a few extra drums on hand so you can play one during the circle, or please feel free to bring your own drum if you have one. All are welcome!

I’ll post the time for the talk and drumming circle here on the blog as soon as the event organizer lets me know. There will also be impromptu drumming throughout the Festival, too, and you can join in anytime you wish.

You’ll also have access to a bevy of new shamanic drums for sale at my booth, including a new LIGHTNING-STRUCK drum that will be born on New Year’s Day. A beautiful New Year’s baby! Plus, I’ll have an armload of fresh herbs and sweetgrass available so you can stock up on smudging supplies, as well as some recently made medicine bags and other items. Also, and for the first time at the Festival, I will be offering short shamanic healing energy sessions on a first come, first served basis in the afternoons for a slight cost.

Admission to the Festival is only $7, or if you bring a canned food item to donate to a good cause, it’s a mere $5 for the entire day.  For more information, contact Virginia Gilpin at mscherub@aol.com, or visit her Website (which will be updated with current info for the Festival around Jan. 1).

Hope to see you there, my friend!

Aho & Namaste,

The Simple Beauty of a Drum Circle That You Can Join

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The circle grows…

There are too many drums of war. Not enough drumming for peace. Let’s change that.

It’s A Love Thing!

A drumming circle is beautifully simple because it doesn’t matter where you are! You can join in our drum circle, or one that is near to you, or you can even start your own. And the beautiful part is– you don’t even have to be in the same room, or even the same country!

Our drum circle typically has about 10 to 20 people, including locals and other friends around the world. What? Oh yes, the circle can encompass any people, anywhere. So far we have not connected via Skype or other service yet, but we hope to in the future. We all just agree on a time (adjusting for different time zones around the planet), and then start drumming!

It’s intention that matters, and when people join together with the intention of sharing peace, healing and joyful celebration of life and All That Is, it becomes a sacred circle around the planet and around the universe.

We drum for those who suffer, for those who have lost their mooring, for those who lead, for those in need, for LOVE, for help and healing, for the Earth, for each other, for anything… for JOY! Drummers will add the names of those who need special help and attention into the center of the circle, and you can do the same. Just hold the person in your mind while you drum. And one can do the same for a precious pet that is ill, or a country, or the planet.

Be sure to surround yourself with spiritual protection before you begin, and to generate your inner Light into the sacred space where you are. Light a candle. Ask that the surrounding space be cleansed and protected, and ask the Mighty Warrior Angels of Light (or substitute the names of your own guardians) to surround and protect you and those around you and the sacred space you occupy. If you are familiar with smudging, it’s a perfect time for that, too, along with a ritual water cleansing. Or do the things you normally do to set your intentions and clear the space.

And here is another cool thing. You don’t even need a drum! You can clap your hands, or tap your feet, or drum your fingers on your knees! Or perhaps you would prefer to sit in the circle and add your beautiful energy without drumming. It’s all about intention, so join in!

It’s a love thing.

Aho & Namaste,