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A Faux Magazine Cover That Should Be Real

There have been plenty of faux magazine covers making the news recently, but what if this one were real? Perhaps someday the mainstream press will cover the important topic of shamanism. And the coverage could look like this…

hoped-for magazine cover
Maybe someday!

There was a time when no one had access to a corner drugstore, no pharmaceuticals except what grew within walking distance, and no electrotechnology-dependent intervention for those who suffered. On any given day, we are only a heartbeat away from returning to a time like that. A comet. War. Natural disaster. Pandemic. Even now the rich and powerful want to reduce or even take away healthcare from millions of citizens right here in the U.S.

What will you do then? It is best to learn alternatives like shamanism. And then, even if the world remains disaster-free and congress should discover a sense of compassion in place of greed, you will still have the wonderful benefits of a shamanic practice. That is quite an upside! Imagine, a true and direct connection with the Divine and a code of conduct that will help you navigate in a sometimes lost and troubled world. It is a path of self development, compassion and service to those you love and to All That Is.

In short: A heart thing like few others.

Just a thought on a rainy day in Kentucky.

Aho & Namaste,


By the way, the drum photo with lightning is animated in the original Google Draw program, so if you’d like to see the lightning actually flashing, send me an email request (live free @ natural shaman drums dot com — no spaces) and I’ll send a copy in a reply.

Thanks for the template, educator Steven Katz.

Ice Drums!

How fantastic is this?! These are definitely the most all natural drums you can find!

More info: http://themindcircle.com/ice-drumming/?utm_content=buffera0db3&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

It’s said that this region of the world is the birthplace of shamanism (per the previous article), and no doubt I can see now that it is a candidate for the birthplace of drumming, too. What a wonderful world we live in.

Aho & Namaste,

Why Do You Do What You Do? Could Be The “L” Word!

Reprinted from Shaman’s Blog at Shaman Drums And More
Molly's Hummingbird Drum
Molly’s Drum

Why do you do what you do?

Well, in my case, I do what I do because I love doing it! Practicing and teaching shamanism and making drums are synonymous with love and gratitude in our household. Spiritual connection. Soul expression. Joy!

Along the way, of course, come opportunities to meet many, many wonderful people. The circle grows, intersects, connects, becomes stronger in service and inspires the heart. In short, friends happen!

And that’s just the way it was when a healer from Florida ordered a drum a while back. Sure enough, Molly Friedenfeld became an instant friend. She was even so kind as to send along a few lovely gifts and write to us with photos about using her drum in her healing practice, which she features on her Website. We were overjoyed!

But there’s more! Take a look.

a healer and an angel
Molly’s work

You will notice that Molly is not only a teacher, author, speaker and spiritual coach, but something else, too. I’m guessing she may not even know it. I think she is one of those special beings mentioned in the Bible as “one like a person,” you know, an angel.

angel drum
An angel’s drum?

Take a look at her site and see for yourself. An angel with a drum.

Stories like this are not unusual in my line of work, however. I am quite used to encountering gifted healers and teachers all the time, many of whom reside on Earth. Yes, they purchase drums and so forth or attend my classes, which is how I come to meet them, but they and multitudes of others like them offer healings in many ways around the world, sponsor get-togethers that you and I can attend to learn things, manage Websites and generally touch people’s hearts with their angel smiles.

You know who you are! Well, perhaps you know who you are. Or perhaps you live who you are without realizing it.

Whatever the case, it is a pleasure to know you.

You remind me of a favorite song by Karl Williams. Fact is, you probably inspired him to write and compose it!

So it comes down to this: You are why I do what I do.

Aho & Namaste,

New Home for Thunder Valley Drums

Lightning-struck drums from Thunder Valley DrumsWe are ecstatic to be in the new place, and soon I’ll be back to making your shamanic drum, or a lightning-struck necklace, or any of the other sacred items you have come to rely on from Thunder Valley Drums. I am so eager to get back to “work,” though I have never considered that word to be an apt description of doing what I love to do. Right now, though, is the hard work. Unpacking, organizing, lifting and shifting a hundred boxes here and there.  Ugh!

So we’ll probably by at this for another 10 days or so, and then the first-ever Beginner Shaman Training Class at this location will start, July 13 to be exact. There’s still time to join the class, by the way.  (Details) We would love to have you! It is going to be a blessed day, as we establish a new healing circle.

I’ll also start blogging again on a regular basis before long, with some in-depth articles about shamanism and the sacred path. In other words, I’ll be back doing what I love to do!

So until then, I wish you the brightest blessings and a song in your heart.

Aho & Namaste,