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    What is shamanic drumming?

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    Shamanic drumming is drumming for the purpose of inducing a range of ecstatic trance states in order to connect with the spiritual dimension of reality. Practiced in diverse cultures around the planet, this drum method is strikingly similar the world over. Shamanic drumming uses a repetitive rhythm that begins slowly and then gradually builds in intensity to a tempo of three to seven beats per second. The ascending tempo will induce light to deep trance states, and facilitate the shamanic techniques of journeying, shapeshifting, and divination. Practitioners may progress through a series of trance states until they reach the level that is necessary for healing to occur. When ready to exit the trance state, the practitioner simply slows the tempo of drumming, drawing consciousness back to normal. Shamanic drumming continues to offer today what it has offered for thousands of years: namely, a simple and effective technique of ecstasy.

    A Bridge to the Spirit World

    In oral-aural cultures, sound is regarded as one of the most effective ways of establishing connections with the spirit realm, since it travels through space, permeates visual and physical barriers, and conveys information from the unseen world. Tuvan shamans believe that the spirits of nature create their own sound world, and it is possible for humans to communicate with them through the sound of the drum. A shamanic ritual often begins with heating the drum head over a fire to bring it up to the desired pitch. Shamans may strike certain parts of the drum to summon particular helping spirits. It is the subtle variations in timbre and ever-changing overtones of the drum that allow the shaman to communicate with the spiritual realm. The shaman uses the drum to create a bridge to the spirit world, while simultaneously opening the awareness of all the participants to that bridge.

    Acoustic Communication


    Ritual music is a universal way to address the spirit world and provide some kind of fundamental change in an individual's consciousness or in the ambience of a gathering. All elements of drum music such as timbre, rhythm, volume and tempo play an important role in a shamanic ritual performance. By using different parts of the drumstick to play on different parts of the drum, different timbres can be produced for transmitting different meanings. Different rhythms transmit different meanings and enable the shaman to contact different beings in different realms of the cosmos. Volume and tempo arouse feelings in the listener and communicate symbolic meanings directly as aural sense experience.

    Rhythm Healing

    The key to understanding the shaman's world is to realize that the universe is made of vibrational energy; that it is a single, flowing, rhythmic being. According to quantum physics, everything in the universe, from the smallest subatomic particle to the largest star, has an inherent vibrational pattern. The entire universe is created through vibration and can be influenced through the vibrations of shamanic drumming. The shamanic drum is a tool for altering the vibrational state of the shaman and/or the patient or a particular situation in the community. To put it simply, shamanic drumming is an ancient form of rhythm healing.

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    The key to understanding the shaman's world is to realize that the universe is made of vibrational energy; that it is a single, flowing, rhythmic being. According to quantum physics, everything in the universe, from the smallest subatomic particle to the largest star, has an inherent vibrational pattern.
    I'd also add that the key to understanding the shaman's world is a solid grounding in the theoretical knowledge of psychology. Shamans practice altered states of consciousness, and to understand successes and failures of their systems of belief requires foremost this knowledge.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Audi01 View Post
    I'd also add that the key to understanding the shaman's world is a solid grounding in the theoretical knowledge of psychology.
    affirmed!
    Psychology (and Philosophy) is a very useful thing for every single human being. I wish this would be taught as a standard from the middle school on, not only at higher degrees and the ppls also would want to learn more about them self and the own psyche in their free time (real psychology and not from the crap articles and tests in magazines like the cosmopolitan etc.), so they could better understand them self and last but not least the world of the humanoids on this rather beautiful blue planet.
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    Here is an example why I, among other things, suppose, knowing more about your own inner self, in general psychology but not only, and in succession more about the own species, is important to be not just a puppet to the masters, the so called experts, the authority and the government.
    Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth, and Happiness is a book written by University of Chicago economist Richard H. Thaler and Harvard Law School Professor Cass R. Sunstein. The book draws on research in psychology and behavioral economics to defend libertarian paternalism and active engineering of choice architecture.

    The book received largely positive reviews. The Guardian described it as "never intimidating, always amusing and elucidating: a jolly economic romp but with serious lessons within." It was named one of the best books of 2008 by The Economist.
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    We are Spirit beings living as we choose imo. I like psychology as it has a lot of knowledge about our personalities and other things.

    What others do shouldn't matter so much. On a mundane level, sure people are being puppets, but on a Spiritual level, people are choosing to express themselves as they choose.

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