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Spiritual Superhero Week Flashback 4

This is the fourth flashback from a short five-day series of superhero ads I ran in 2012. You can read more about the series in the first two flashbacks. Here’s the original post from Jan. 19, 2012.


To Recap The Week: I’m running a series of one-panel comicbook-like illustrations that ponder what it would be like if the superheros of old were to espouse spiritual ideas in place of their hard fists, fast guns and anti-grav superpowers! I’m also pretending that they’re doing so as a series of ads for Thunder Valley Drums, but not because I happen to be paying them Zillions! Rather, it’s because they are finding alternatives to violence by discovering their peaceful spiritual powers… the same powers available to us all.

Today’s panel is similar in many ways to a shamanic journey, which begins with releasing the ego and connecting with the real power inside and outside. You can almost hear the lightning-struck shaman drums now, softly at first, but building to a grand crescendo…

transformation man
Changing the world, one heartbeat at a time

Aho & Namaste,

Spiritual Superhero Week Flashback 2

I’m walking down memory lane with you as I move previous posts over from my old blog. And this one is from a series first appearing in 2012 and featuring superheroes from yesteryear who have found new spiritual paths during their retirement. This post features the wonderful Mary Marvel, circa 1940s.


This is the second of five installments.

Here’s the original post:


If you just landed here on the Shaman Drums blog for the first time, here’s an up-to-date summary of what you just got yourself into.

This is the second in a week-long series of posts that combines many things I love. Not everything I love, but at least a bunch. To wit, in no particular order: (1.) I love to make shamanic drums and other sacred tools for spiritual seekers, like shamanic rattles, lightning sticks, shaman’s jewelry, things for your altar, shamanic spirit shields, and the like, mostly from the powerfully charged wood of lightning-struck trees (you can see ’em all on the Thunder Valley Drums Website here); (2.) I love old comic books; (3.) I love teaching, talking / reading, and otherwise engaging in shamanism; and (4.) I love learning from other spiritual seekers like you. So the series combines all of these things into a sort of fantasy I’m having about what it would be like if superheroes were to suddenly become seekers, too, and what their comic book appearances may look like, as sponsored by Thunder Valley Drums. Cool, eh? KEWL!

Oh, that last ingredient in number 4, you, is up to you. I’d love to hear from you! You can comment here, of course, or send along an email: livefree @ naturalshamandrums.com

So now, on with the show! Here’s Day Two of the TVD Spiritual Superhero Week! Sha-zaam!

Mary Marvel and rattle

Aho & Namaste,


New Spaces and Places for Thunder Valley Drums

Well, I’m making progress with the new blog! The target date for full launch is June 25, 2014, so I’m working hard to make sure we’re ready to fly. Meantime, of course, I continue to spend most of my time in the shop making shaman drums and other sacred items for your spiritual exploration.

Rainbow Drums from Thunder Valley Drums
See All Rainbow Drums on the Main Thunder Valley Drums Site

It’s a busy time, for sure, and will be even more so when I move to my new shop location over the next two weeks. I am looking forward to settling in and to then being able to offer shamanic services as well as the drums and other items.

So, thank you for your support and patience while all of this comes together!

Aho & Namaste,