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Drumbeat of Life intention is to acknowledge and be a proponent of Indigenous Cultures and Languages.

There is substantial knowledge and wisdom in these cultures that has been and is being eradicated with the homogenization of the western world. Western world is not limited to the presence of the western countries, but of now the world.

Here you will find information of various cultures of the world and our attempt to share information about them and also our offers, that are in alignment with this philosophies

Drumbeat of Life was founded in 2004, and has been active in supporting social and economic causes within the united states. We strive to help individuals gain awareness and insights into first nations, aboriginal, indigenous peoples.

About Drumming

Many of the indigenous people of the earth have known for thousands of years that drumming is a powerful spiritual tool.

Tungusic Sorceress image courtesy of adam rechberg

Origins of shamanism was first applied to the ancient religion of the Turks and Mongols, as well as those of the Tungusic and Samoyedic-speaking peoples. The word “shaman” originates from the Evenk language (Tungusic) of North Asia and were women.

Vibration of drumming effects the whole brain

The reason rhythm is such a powerful tool is that it permeates the entire brain. Vision, for example, is in one part of the brain, speech another, but drumming accesses the whole brain. The sound of drumming generates dynamic neuronal connections in all parts of the brain even where there is significant damage or impairment such as in Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). According to Michael Thaut, director of Colorado State University’s Center for Biomedical Research in Music, “Rhythmic cues can help retrain the brain after a stroke or other neurological impairment, as with Parkinson’s patients…” The more connections that can be made within the brain, the more integrated our experiences become.

Synchronizing the right and left hemispheres have many wide ranging benefits.  When the logical left hemisphere and the intuitive right hemisphere start working together and communicating with each other there is a marked and measurable change in the quality of consciousness.  Intuition increases.  Insights increase.  The ability to access unconscious information through symbols and imagery facilitates psychological integration and a reintegration of self.

Michael Harner, an anthropologist and founder of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies, did pioneering work in studying the effects of drumming in the 1960s and ’70s, outlined in his book, The Way of The Shaman (Harper; San Francisco; 1990).

According to Harner, the beat of the drum, as used to transport native peoples into shamanic states of consciousness, closely approximates the base resonant frequency of the Earth, which can be measured scientifically.

In recent years, Gregg Braden, a geophysicist and author of such works as Walking Between the Worlds: The Science of Compassion (Radio Bookstore Press; Bellevue, Wash.; 1997), has continuously measured this frequency, which has led to his hypothesis that the Earth is going through great changes, with profound implications for its inhabitants.