Frame Drum & the Divine Feminine Lineage
“Throughout the ancient Mediterranean world, the Great Goddess is portrayed with her frame drum, which was traditionally played by priestesses in many of the religious rites of the times. A powerful trance-inducing instrument, the frame drum is the oldest known drum and was played primarily by women ”
~ Layne Redmond.
There are so many ways to Ignite your Spiritual Growth and Cultivate Healing –– of your Mind, Body, and Soul –– but have you tried FRAME DRUMMING?
What is a Frame Drum? ~ The History
The Frame Drum is among the earliest drums you can find an image or text sources.
The earliest image was found in a cave in the region that is now Turkey.
By definition, a frame drum is a drum that has a drumhead width greater than its depth.
~ The frame drum is an ancient instrument used by cultures around the world for both personal and group enjoyment. Through its vibrations, sound, and entrainment, you can easily experience its potent, mystical healing qualities!
Women & Frame Drumming – The Ancient Connection…
LADIES, DO YOU LIGHT UP WHEN YOU HEAR DRUMMING?
WANT TO KNOW WHY?
IT IS IN YOUR DNA!
The frame drum was traditionally first seen played by women in cultures worldwide.
It is known as one of the ONLY women’s drumming traditions in the world.
~ Depictions of women drummers have been found in the burial goods and artifacts throughout Mesopotamia, Turkey, Egypt, Greece and Israel.
~ In the ancient world, Shamans and priestesses played frame drums as part of sacred religious rites and goddess worship ceremonies, chanting and singing with drums as a means of powerful connection.
~ Through drumming, ancient women reunited with their divine feminine energy and harnessed that energy for transformation.
Frame drumming is a sacred thread that connects women across centuries – from ancient Sumeria to early Biblical times. These ancient women never interacted with one another, yet they all accessed the divine, transformative thread of frame drumming in their own cultures and mystical rites.
That thread still exists today – we just have to pick it up! Now isn’t that cool?
(fyi, frame drumming is not just for women, many of today’s leading professionals are men!)
Why Play the Frame Drum?
The frame drum was the primary tool used in ancient times by shamans and high-priestesses for healing, rites of passage, and to facilitate community. It is the vehicle for the visions of shamans, and the source of trance and ecstasy in rituals and ceremonies.
And is quite EASY to learn!
Health Benefits of Drumming!
Did you know that drumming has been called the “new yoga,” with its MANY clinically proven health benefits!
DRUMMING CAN HELP:
~ Decrease stress
~ Induce deep relaxation
~ Help control chronic pain
~ Help release negative feelings
~ Boost your immunity.
Not to mention DRUMMING is just plain FUN… and liberates spontaneous self-expression and creative energy!
*More inspiration: Read Marla’s other blog, ” 5 Reasons Why Drumming is a Healthy Lifestyle.”
“Drumming is one of the most accessible forms of ritual because drumming along with our own heartbeat is so natural. It calms, centers, and reconnects us with our deeper selves.”
– Barry Bittman, MD
Share the Drum!
There are so many ways that you can enjoy the drum in your life.
HERE ARE A FEW…
~For your own personal practice & enjoyment
~ Share with your friends (at parties/gatherings)
~ Teach a workshop in your community
~ Use in your professional work (great for healing arts professionals)
~ Compose your own drum songs
And the list goes on!
PICK UP A FRAME DRUM TODAY AND EXPERIENCE IT’S ANCIENT, MYSTICAL & HEALING MAGIC!
Ready to Try Frame Drumming?