The Shaman Sound Series is on again! For the second year, The Shaman Sound Series is now a 6 month class open to all levels of education and awareness that takes you into the heart and soul of sound to experience a visceral understanding of how we can use sound to calm and heal the mind, body and spirit. This is a hands on class so you will understand AND play each instrument! Previous knowledge of Shamanism, sound or music is NOT required! These classes are taught by Don Reed Simmons, a shaman practitioner/teacher of The Shamans Path to Awakened Living and the president of the International Sound Therapy Association (ISTA).
All classes will be held at Phoenix and Dragon Bookstore Annex and can be taken as a series or one at a time.
Metal Bowls/Gong - May 20
Embedded in the metal of these bowls lay a secret the earth yearns to tell. To hear, you must let go of all you know of your personal experiences, so you can choose which notes you want to play in this lifetime. There is power in the smallest of sounds when it comes from a gong. When played properly, the body, mind and spirit comes alive with health, vitality and ancient wisdom.
Percussion/Rattles - July 22
When one shakes a rattle you are in the infancy stage of creation. Choose your intention and your rattle becomes the Magic Wand of creation. Drums are perhaps the most well known and used method for Shamanic Visioning and healing. Shamans say the Drum is the Roadway to the World of the Spirits, a driving beat that puts you on the road and keeps you focused on the job at hand.
Crystal Bowls - August 19
Considered to be the “Magic Carpet” of sound, the Quartz Crystal Bowls resonate to a vibration generally associated with the upper chakras. With pure intention, the sound becomes a Visionary Teacher, both wise and insightful.
Flute - September 23
It is said the flute “symbolizes the voice of God.” Mesmerizing, the flute is linked with the spirits in the “afterworld” and we can call into the void with a haunting tune. If you can breathe, you can play a flute.