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Sacred tools - Drum painting by number Why drumming? Shamanic drumming for the purpose of inducing a range of ecstatic trance states 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 often imitates a heart beat, at 4 to 6 beats per second. The tempo induces light to deep trance states, and facilitates 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 changes to a rapid 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. Your heartbeat changes depending on the type of music you listen to. Loud music has variable pitch-

es. Researchers from Pavia University, Italy, found that music with quicker tempos made people breathe faster which increased their heart rate and blood pressure. This kind of drum beat mimics your heartbeat to calm you down. Process Remo Buffalo Drum have a synthetic skin called Fiberskyn and it is great to paint on. It absorbs markers and acrylic paints easily. The 10� drum is the most affordable, the 16� gives the most depth of sound, while still portable. Themes Animal ancestor, Plant ancestor, Mineral ancestor, etc. Here are some samples of the animal ancestor theme.

wolf

owl

deer

giraffe

antelope

fox

hippo

elephant

bear

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