I ended up not having to work overtime last night so I decided to throw together an impromptu drum circle for myself and anyone else who happened to show up. The weather was nice and the vibe was right so why not right?
After dark, the view from behind the drum looked something like this. May you dance, drum and sing to the rhythm of your heart and spirit. May your ancestors join you in celebration and may you always have tribe to join you by the fire. If not, may you find peace in being a tribe of one. When folks show up we usually have an assortment of doumbeks, djembes, tablas, tom-toms, bongos and more. Also, there are folks who join in with guitars, flutes, even an occasional didgeridoo. A nice drum circle is a great way to end the week and let off some steam. Dancers swaying to the rhythm, a crackling fire and good company make for a wonderful Friday night after a long week at work. Better than reality show silliness or the typical clubbing scene in my not so humble opinion. Touch base with your inner tribal being. Find a drum circle going on near you. Here’s a place to start your search.
Or, if you’re local to the Arlington, Texas area you’re welcome to come hang out with us sometime. Just give me a shout and I’ll add you to the invite list. Also, Deep Woods Apothecary, Cosmic Crow Collective and First Jefferson UU Church tend to have fairly frequent drumming events in our area. I get invites on FB once in awhile and try to share them to my timeline to help spread the word, spread the vibe and spread the love. Keep the rhythm going ya’ll!
Dragon Ritual Drummers – Bamboula – Official Video
Drumming of the tribe in the nearby woods.
Shouts and running with the wild hunt’s goods.
Offerings made upon the altar.
Our people will live, the crops will not falter.
For a short time there existed in Grand Prairie, a place where people who follow the old ways could gather and commune with one another. But, alas, it did not last. Another victim of divisiveness and apathy. Maybe someday we will learn to love one another and our gods.
Maybe I’m supposed to eat the stuff?
Dulaman Dulaman Dulaman ah bin yay pea dulamana bin ya pea gayalah
Dulaman dulaman dulaman ah fadikah dulamana bin ya we gayalah
Now, who can tell me why those lyrics are relevant? 😉
I never got to make it to nearly as many of these drumming events as I wished I could and now they are gone. Deeply missed ya’ll! Sad that so many showed up for the party but didn’t shop enough to keep the store open.
Em’ and I visited Garden of the Gods while we stayed in a cabin near Colorado Springs for our honeymoon back in 2006. It’s a beautiful place that is well worth visiting if you’re even in that part of the country.
Temple Of the Standing Stones Drumming!
Video recorded by Mark K. at 8-20-2016 Wing Ding at Deep Woods Apothecary where some members of my temple joined me for a little drumming after we had our full moon ritual that night. Thank you Mindy and all the regulars for having us. We had a great time!