Although these drums were traditionally made to be played
sitting down, on a low stand, Heidrun Hoffmann's
innovation added a new element to the tradition by raising the drum so that it
can be played while standing, and even dancing.
There are so many ways to use a Mother Drum to
augment your other practices. If you are looking for help, please visit the classes
Where can I find a Mother Drum?
There are a few drum makers around who sell these drums commercially.
However, I encourage groups to consider taking the exciting step of making
your own Mother Drum. The process is not that difficult, although it is a lot of work. Curious?
Come see Making a Mother Drum.
the end result is very satisfying, and the drum then carries with it an added
magic, as it has become a teacher and unifying force, even before the skins
are dry and ready to play.
I had the great blessing of being present for the co-creation of Keeps The
Song Singing, the Mother Drum at Kokopelli Ranch. It was a touching and powerful adventure for everyone involved.
If you are interested in learning more about this process, drop
me an email. I would be delighted to help! Hopefully this website
will soon have a section devoted to the steps involved in making a drum of your
Mother Drummers Network
A group of us who are keepers of these magnificent drums are interested
in forming a network of Mother Drummers. We would like to create a space on
the web for networking and sharing stories.
If you are a Mother Drum carrier and would like to
participate in this network, please send an email.
Pictures and stories are welcome. Please be sure you have permission to use a
picture with someone else's image in it.
Living with Heart of Peace has literally changed the course of my life! I
have been led through many remarkable experiences as a result of invitations
extended to--the drum. When someone asks, "Is that your drum?" my
response is to say that it is really the other way around.
It is a big responsibility to take on this sacred work--a healing journey.
When you commit to a community drum, it is important to remember that this is
a powerful force for transformation.
It is no exaggeration to say that having this drum has changed the course
of my life!
Coming this Labor Day Weekend:
A Very Special Event at Kokopelli Ranch
DRUM/DANCE DEDICATION: So far, we have Ten Mother Drums lined up
for this very special event! Save the date and contact The
Shamanic Fellowship for information and registration.
Hope to see you there!