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See You At The Healing Festival, July 16-17, 2016

thunder valley drums motto
An illustration from the new TVD Website, coming soon! (That’s the bottom of a Thunder Drum with a drumstick, smudge sachet and its outside lacing folded over.) The symbols on either side of “Live Free,” which is the TVD motto, are Ogham letters which I interpret to represent the motto.

The next Healing Festival is coming next weekend, July 16-17, at the Pritchard Center here in Elizabethtown. I hope to see you there!

Vendors, speakers, healers, psychically gifted seers, and yes, even a drum circle (not sure of the times, but you can check the sponsor’s site for that). I’ll have several drums on hand so you can try out your favorite during the circle. New this year will be some very nice drum bag/backpacks, small to medium hand-sewn purse/carry-alls for toting your smudge and other stuff, some tea light candle holders, a LOT of medicine bags, plenty of new drums, and a unique SQUARE drum made in Peru (and only $44) through a Fair Trade arrangement.

We’re packing up everything this week in anticipation of having a great time meeting new and old friends. Hope you are one of them!

See you then!

Aho & Namaste,

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

healing festival in Elizabethtown KY

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,

Hope to See You This Weekend!

We weren’t sure we could attend, but have now pulled it all together…just in time! Hope to see you this weekend at the healing festival!

Drop by our booth to see new shaman drums, fresh herbs, lots of new shamanic healing aids, and of course, some BIG SMILES!

Aho & Namaste,

Thunder Valley Drums at the local Healing Festival
Looking forward to seeing you!