Michael Drake

Biography

Michael Drake is an internationally respected writer and recording artist. He is the author of The Shamanic Drum: A Guide to Sacred Drumming, Shamanic Drumming: Calling the Spirits, I Ching: The Tao of Drumming, and Shamanic Drumming Circles Guide. His musical albums include Shamanic Journey Drumming and Power Animal Drumming. His articles have appeared in numerous publications, including Awareness, Sacred Hoop, and Mother Earth News.

Raised in a conservative Baptist Church, Michael had his first ecstatic experience as a youth at a church revival, an evangelistic meeting intended to reawaken interest in religion. This state of rapture and trancelike elation inspired his spiritual quest for meaning and fulfillment. At a crucial point in his search, Michael came in touch with the transforming power of shamanic drumming and discovered his true calling. Inspired by his research and experiences, Michael founded Talking Drum Publications in 1991 in order to share the healing power of rhythm with the global drumming community. For the past twenty years, he has been facilitating drum circles and workshops nationwide.

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Try a Shamanic Journey
Shamanic drumming is drumming for the purpose of shamanic journeying. Researchers have found that when a drum is played at an even tempo of 3 to 4 beats per second, most people can journey successfully even on their first attempt. Shamanic drumming awakens your innate ability to commune with your inner self and retrieve information. Your inner self is in constant communication with all aspects of your environment, seen and unseen. You need only journey within to find answers to your questions.

Books

I Ching: The Tao of Drumming
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 44,500. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Taoist, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Taoism
In this user-friendly interpretation of the I Ching, Michael Drake presents drumming as a revolutionary way to approach the ancient Chinese oracle. With clear and practical explanations of each of the 64 hexagrams along with useful exercises, the author demonstrates how drumming these simple rhythm archetypes brings the essential self into accord with the pattern of cyclical change known as Tao.
Shamanic Drumming Circles Guide
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 33,210. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Body, mind, & spirit, Nonfiction » Music » Instrument - Percussion
Indigenous shamanic peoples have gathered in community drum circles for thousands of years. Although most of us did not grow up in an indigenous shamanic tradition, we can still tap into the healing power of shamanic drumming. Drawing upon twenty-five years of experience, shamanic practitioner Michael Drake has written a step-by-step guide to creating and facilitating shamanic drumming circles.
Shamanic Drumming: Calling the Spirits
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 52,440. Language: American English. Published: January 15, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Body, mind, & spirit, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Mind & Body
In Shamanic Drumming, Michael Drake recounts his journey into shamanic practice and explores what someone should do if they feel the call to become a shaman. Following up on his definitive handbook on shamanic drumming, The Shamanic Drum, the author provides a new series of exercises and lessons that allow for a deeper understanding and utilization of this core shamanic practice.
The Shamanic Drum: A Guide to Sacred Drumming
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 38,070. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Body, mind, & spirit, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Mind & Body
Shamanic drumming is an ancient approach that uses rhythm to promote healing and self-expression. Based on his studies and personal shamanic experience, Michael presents the first practical guide to applying this ancient healing art to our modern lives. Through a series of simple exercises and lessons, he teaches the basic shamanic methods of drumming.

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