This is a drum to die for.
What an idea for our time. To celebrate death as an opening to new beginnings. And yet we each do this every day, every moment. Nothing can be born without a dying. Every death is a cause of something new to appear.
This new drum from the Journey Oracle is a celebration of death as a doorway. Death is the doorway.
This beautiful blacktail deer on Cortes Island died and so this drum could be born. So our spiritual practice could have a voice. This is not bad. This is normal. We all die. We all have a voice that will become another voice.
Like fractals in Nature—a nonlinear pattern that repeats itself—the handhold of this drum repeats the pattern of the opening in the deer’s hide. This polished circle of Australian moonstone is a celebration of the space inside the stone.
It is not the material that surrounds a hole that is so much important. It is the space inside that is being outlined for us to see. This opening. Held in a spider’s web of possibility. So fragile and yet strong enough to hold a new beginning that is worth the dying for.
This drum is available through my Etsy webstore. Click on this link to enjoy more stories about how I became a drum maker, You can hear this drum being played with a felted drumstick by clicking on this youtube link. This is one of the finest shamanic journey drones I have ever stretched in a frame drum.