Across all time and in every culture, persons of power have traveled to alternate realities on the vibrations of a journey drum.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Naming a New drum

This new painted drum from Journey Oracle will not tell me its name, although certainly someone is always watching.  James Hillman said that "'naming' is not a nominalistic activity, but realistic indeed, because the name takes us into its reality."  Naming it makes it so.

In The Three Lives of Ino Moxo, Maestro Ino Moxo says, "The [white people] accept that our river is not the only one.  They say there are many other rivers.  As if rivers were all that existed, and as if all rivers were made of water, and all have only two shores that eventually led to the sea.

They cannot conceive that a river could have one, or three, or five shores.  Neither can they conceive of a river with still waters, or with waters that run upstream.

They say it is impossible for a river to flow without water, to advance between two landscapes without moving, that it is impossible for the landscapes themselves to move toward the sea.

They do not see the worlds that create this world...."

This one drum face has three faces all gathering musics that live in the air, repeating songs without moving lips or even having any, singing in silence the name of the heart.

Do you know the name of this drum?

14" Spruce wood frame
Cortes Island blacktail deer hide
smoke-tan Medicine pouch holdfast

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