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COURSES & EVENTS

I am extremely happy to present the following workshops, classes, and events. I hope that you will choose to join me in one or in many of the offerings.  Chungo (Quichua--simply meaning, "From my heart to your heart")

Spirit of the Drum -- A Two Day Drum-Making Workshop
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Spirit of the Drum & Rattle -- A Three Day Drum & Rattle-Making Workshop of Sacred Ceremony, Journey Work and Shamanic Crafting

Saturday,
February 17th, 2022 10-6pm

Saturday, February 18th, 2022 10-6pm
Sunday, February 19th, 2022 10-6pm

 

Location: Gig Harbor, WA (3614 & 3612 Grandview St. Gig Harbor WA, 98335)

Join us to connect with the Ancestors and Dream your Spirit Drum into Being.

Boom-boom — the steady drumbeat of our mother’s heart soothing and anchoring us in her womb is the first musical sound that our ears perceive, keeping us grounded on our journey to birth.

Our first musical instrument was the drum, discovered by beating a stick on a hollow log or some other hollow surface. The beat of the drum naturally compels our bodies to want to move, almost involuntarily - like breathing.

The shaman/spirit/medicine drum is used universally and is prevalent among many original peoples as a living and conscious tool to bridge into expanded reality. It is used widely among Siberian shamans, where the word shaman was conceived. Here in North America, the drum has always been a sacred instrument in their communication with Spirit. Even in Europe, history reaches far beyond the advent of Christianity that included drumming in sacred ceremony.

In this workshop, you will:

* Journey to meet the Spirit of the Tree that gifted you the wood for your drum/rattle frame that will become the drum's/rattle's body.

* Journey to meet the Spirit of the Four-legged who gifted the hide that will be the flesh of your drum/rattle. * Learn a unique spiral lacing technique as taught in the Saghic tradition [a re-dreamed Celtic tradition.]

* Engage in sacred ceremony to breathe life into your using the four elements.

* All these lead toward creating an intimate bond between you and the drum’s/rattle's living nature.

* Learn to work with the drum/rattle a conversational aid with your Guides and the Ancestors when you journey into the heart of your Spirit Drum.

* Learn to care for and "feed" your drum—this drum will be different than any other drum that you will have and thus needs to be treated always in a sacred manner.

* You will become aware of the Do’s and Don’ts for your drum.

 

This 2-day Spirit Drum/Rattle crafting workshop can be pre-booked with a $ 100 non-refundable deposit. Payment of the non-refundable material fees will be collected no later than one week prior to the workshop start date. Material fees include the wooden drum frame, the chosen hide, all lacing materials, and the materials to make a beater stick for your drum. Estimated Drum fees are $130-160 depending on the size of Spirit Drum. Estimated Rattle fees are $100 The remainder of your workshop fee ($200) will be collected by the start of the workshop.

 

In case of an unforeseen absence, Rob will happily craft your SD or Rattle for you upon payment of the workshop fee, which is a considerable discount over a private commissioning.

 

Deer -- Represents the Heart, the Natural Laws of Circulation: healing and love

Elk -- The element of Water, Emotions, and the Shadow Self 

Horse -- Represents the Shamanic Journey that we ride into an alternate reality seeking healing for ourselves and others

Cow -- Represents Mother Earth, a symbol of motherhood, fertility, nurturing, survival and protection.

Buffalo (Bison) -- Has to with seeking guidance and wisdom from the Ancestors. It is connected to serving the community and connection to Sacred Source

Moose -- Represents the work of Divine Feminine energies. It carries us deep into our feelings towards emotional honesty

 

*Please bring with you: a towel, garden gloves, water spray bottle, a 13'-15' stick of your choice to use for your drum beater/rattle.



“The Spirit Drum is an external embodiment of our lives. It expresses our joy and sadness and is an implement of prayer. The drum is also the vessel that carries us on spiritual explorations and journeys. As such they tell the story of our relationship to the divine and to those we call the Ancient Ones.” –

Native Elder


Prices for drum materials (contact Rob Murphy for selection and purchasing by email: ROBMURPHY.SHAMAN@GMAIL.COM

13” skin drum w/cedar frame - $130
14” skin drum w/maple frame - $130
15” skin drum w/cedar frame - $145
15” skin drum w/maple frame - $145
16” skin drum w/maple frame - $145
17” skin drum w/cedar frame - $160
18” skin drum w/maple frame - $160

Deer, horse, elk, cow, and buffalo are available.
Cedar frames are much lighter in weight than the maples frames. If you do a lot of drumming for extended periods of time this lightweight frame will be perfect for you.​

Please click the button below to register for this class.

NOTE: Material fees must be paid separately to Rob Murphy by 12-noon, December 1st, 2022, and workshop fee must be paid by start of the workshop on Saturday morning. Please email robmurphy.shaman@gmail.com to make payment arrangements for materials & registration.

Spirit of the Drum -- A Two Day Drum-Making Workshop
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Spirit of the Drum -- A Two Day Drum-Making Workshop
of Sacred Ceremony, Journey Work and Shamanic Crafting


Saturday, February 25th, 2023 10-6pm
Sunday, February 26th, 10-6pm

 

Location: Hoboken, NJ (Physical address will be shared upon registration)

Registration: $225 (If a couple wishes to craft a Spirit Drum together, the material fees for the drum must be paid in advance. Workshop fee for a couple working on a single drum will be discounted to $350 instead of the full price for two.


(drum materials sold separately, see below)

Join us to connect with the Ancestors and Dream your Spirit Drum into Being.

Boom-boom — the steady drumbeat of our mother’s heart soothing and anchoring us in her womb is the first musical sound that our ears perceive, keeping us grounded on our journey to birth.

Our first musical instrument was the drum, discovered by beating a stick on a hollow log or some other hollow surface. The beat of the drum naturally compels our bodies to want to move, almost involuntarily - like breathing.

The shaman/spirit/medicine drum is used universally and is prevalent among many original peoples as a living and conscious tool to bridge into expanded reality. It is used widely among Siberian shamans, where the word shaman was conceived. Here in North America, the drum has always been a sacred instrument in their communication with Spirit. Even in Europe, history reaches far beyond the advent of Christianity that included drumming in sacred ceremonies.

In this workshop, you will:

• Journey to meet the Spirit of the Tree that gifted you the wood for your drum frame that will become the drum’s body.

• Journey to meet the Spirit of the Four-legged who gifted the hide that will be the flesh of your drum.

• Learn a unique spiral lacing technique as taught in the Saghic tradition [a re-dreamed Celtic tradition].

• Engage in sacred ceremony to breathe life into your using the four elements.
• Create an intimate bond between you and your drum’s living nature.

• Learn to work with the drum as a conversational aid with your Guides and the Ancestors when you journey into the heart of your Spirit Drum.

• Learn to care for and "feed" your drum—this drum will be different than any other drum you will have and thus needs to be treated always in a sacred manner.

• Become aware of the Do’s and Don’ts of your drum.

• Bring a small empty spray bottle for water to keep drum skins moist, an old towel to use as your work surface, a journal and pen, and a blindfold or mask if desired for use in journey work.

“The Spirit Drum is an external embodiment of our lives. It expresses our joy and sadness and is an implement of prayer. The drum is also the vessel that carries us on spiritual explorations and journeys. As such they tell the story of our relationship with the divine and to those we call the Ancient Ones.” –

Native Elder

This is a 2-day Spirit Drum making workshop and needs to be pre-booked by the payment of material fees to Rob Murphy by 12-noon, October 7, 2022. 

Prices for drum materials (contact Rob Murphy for selection and purchasing by email: ROBMURPHY.SHAMAN@GMAIL.COM

13” skin drum w/cedar frame - $130
14” skin drum w/maple frame - $130
15” skin drum w/cedar frame - $145
15” skin drum w/maple frame - $145
16” skin drum w/maple frame - $145
17” skin drum w/cedar frame - $160
18” skin drum w/maple frame - $160

Deer, horse, elk, cow, and buffalo skins are available.
Cedar frames are much lighter in weight than maple frames. If you do a lot of drumming for extended periods of time this lightweight frame will be perfect for you.​

Please click the button below to register for this class.

NOTE: Material fees must be paid separately to Rob Murphy by 12-noon, Feb 17, 2022, and the workshop fee must be paid by the start of the workshop on Saturday morning. Please email robmurphy.shaman@gmail.com to make payment arrangements for materials & registration.

Oh, My Soul; Oh, My Ancestors: Integrating Past Lives of your Soul Self with your Current Ancestral Lineage
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Oh, My Soul; Oh, My Ancestors: Integrating Past Lives of your Soul Self with your Current Ancestral Lineage

Friday, March 24th, 2022 7-9:30pm
Saturday & Sunday, March 25th & 26th, 2022 11-6pm

 

Location: Gig Harbor, WA (3614 & 3612 Grandview St. Gig Harbor WA, 98335)

Class Fee: $350

This workshop is a deep exploration of our place on Earth as beings with both past life and ancestral lineages. Shamanic traditions gift us with tools and teachings to reawaken us to spirit so that we can explore and bring healing to our soul and our ancestors.

As I sit here listening to the soulful voices of the “Mayan Ancestral Music – Healing Music for Mother Earth” by Xavier Quijas Yxayotl, I feel the energy and echoes of the voices of my own Ancestral rivers reaching across the mists of time, happy that I am calling out to them, trying to remember their names, their stories. I have been on a journey to explore soul and ancestral work for a number of years now, my own personal work beginning decades ago, if not since I was a child. It has been my honor and privilege to guide classes across the country, leading others through their own journey to explore the relationship between their Soul and their Ancestors.

In this course experience you will:

Journey to your soul’s past lives to discover who you are as a soul.

  • The past lives of our soul are an integral part of who and what we are endeavoring to do in our current incarnation.

 

Journey to your Ancestral lineages to honor the rivers of your:

  • Mother’s Mother

  • Mother’s Father

  • Father’s Mother

  • Father’s Father

 

In these ancestral journeys you will:

  • Connect and honor their presence and influence in your life.

  • Seek to bring healing to each of the rivers to get beyond the Ancestral wounds that block the healthy flow to the Descendants.

  • Ask their help to remember and give birth to the unique genius that you bring to the world.

  • Ask them to help you to remember the agreements your soul made to the ancestors for you to become the spirit that you are.

 

Journey to yourself when you were in your Mother’s womb to:

  • The first time your soul came to visit the body that mother earth and the Ancestors were preparing to receive your Soul.

  • Explore the covenant between the Soul and your Ancestors for your birth.

 

From the Soul lineage and the four rivers of Ancestral lineage, we receive sets of physical and spiritual “DNA.” To live a balanced life on Earth and achieve our purpose, we must honor, and gain assistance from both our Soul and Ancestral lineages, for we exist as the intersection of the two.

For far too long in the west, we have ignored the voices of our Ancestors. They are calling out to us to listen so that we can start the healing that is so urgently needed—in ourselves, in our families and in our world. To continue to grow in life, it is important that we honor our guides in spirit, but also to reclaim and pay honor to our Ancestors, without whom we would not be here. Just as there are four directions and four colors in the medicine wheel, we also have four ancestral rivers that feed our being. We need all the medicines to flow in balance from the Directions, the Colors and the Ancestors.

The deep dive into the relationship between the Soul and the Ancestors will offer the following:

  • Discussion of the concept and process, as well as, answering any questions or concerns

  • Journey to find a Soul Guide/Teacher

  • Journey to find an Ancestral Guide/Teacher

  • A full Past Life Soul Regression session to explore who you are on the soul level

  • Maternal Ancestral Rivers

  • Mother’s Mother

  • Mother’s Father

  • Paternal Ancestral Rivers

  • Father’s Mother

  • Father’s Father

  • Journey back to your Mother’s womb, along with your Soul & Ancestral Guides/Teachers, to the first time that your Soul came to visit

  • Revisit the covenant made between your Soul and your Ancestors to you join their lineage

 

The benefits that you will gain from this adventure include:

 

  • A greater understanding of your higher self/Soul and what it endeavors to accomplish across its arc of lives, and

  • Ways to work with your healthy Ancestors to lift and heal the trauma of your Ancestral rivers so that the healing flows down from beyond the wounds through you and down to your descendants.

Please click the button below to register for this class and make payment arrangements.

Oh, My Soul; Oh, My Ancestors: Integrating Past Lives of your Soul Self with your Current Ancestral Lineage
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VIRTUAL on Zoom - Oh, My Soul; Oh, My Ancestors: Integrating Past Lives of your Soul Self with your Current Ancestral Lineage

 

5-Session Zoom Immersion with Rob Murphy
Saturdays 11 am-2 pm PT (2 - 5 pm ET), March 4, 11, 18, Sun. the 19th, and April 8, 2023 *

 

Class Fee: $300
 
*All sessions will be recorded and shared with participants in case you are not available at the scheduled time.

This workshop is a deep exploration of our place on Earth as beings with both past life and ancestral lineages. Shamanic traditions gift us with tools and teachings to reawaken us to spirit so that we can explore and bring healing to our soul and our ancestors.

As I sit here listening to the soulful voices of the “Mayan Ancestral Music – Healing Music for Mother Earth” by Xavier Quijas Yxayotl, I feel the energy and echoes of the voices of my own Ancestral rivers reaching across the mists of time, happy that I am calling out to them, trying to remember their names, their stories. I have been on a journey to explore soul and ancestral work for a number of years now, my own personal work beginning decades ago, if not since I was a child. It has been my honor and privilege to guide classes across the country, leading others through their own journey to explore the relationship between their Soul and their Ancestors.

In this course experience you will:

Journey to your soul’s past lives to discover who you are as a soul.

  • The past lives of our soul are an integral part of who and what we are endeavoring to do in our current incarnation.

 

Journey to your Ancestral lineages to honor the rivers of your:

  • Mother’s Mother

  • Mother’s Father

  • Father’s Mother

  • Father’s Father

 

In these ancestral journeys you will:

  • Connect and honor their presence and influence in your life.

  • Seek to bring healing to each of the rivers to get beyond the Ancestral wounds that block the healthy flow to the Descendants.

  • Ask their help to remember and give birth to the unique genius that you bring to the world.

  • Ask them to help you to remember the agreements your soul made to the ancestors for you to become the spirit that you are.

 

Journey to yourself when you were in your Mother’s womb to:

  • The first time your soul came to visit the body that mother earth and the Ancestors were preparing to receive your Soul.

  • Explore the covenant between the Soul and your Ancestors for your birth.

 

From the Soul lineage and the four rivers of Ancestral lineage, we receive sets of physical and spiritual “DNA.” To live a balanced life on Earth and achieve our purpose, we must honor, and gain assistance from both our Soul and Ancestral lineages, for we exist as the intersection of the two.

For far too long in the west, we have ignored the voices of our Ancestors. They are calling out to us to listen so that we can start the healing that is so urgently needed—in ourselves, in our families and in our world. To continue to grow in life, it is important that we honor our guides in spirit, but also to reclaim and pay honor to our Ancestors, without whom we would not be here. Just as there are four directions and four colors in the medicine wheel, we also have four ancestral rivers that feed our being. We need all the medicines to flow in balance from the Directions, the Colors and the Ancestors.

The 5-session package will offer the following schedule:

Session 1

  • Discussion of the concept and process, as well as, answering any questions or concerns

  • Journey to find a Soul Guide/Teacher

  • Journey to find an Ancestral Guide/Teacher

 

Session 2

  • A full Past Life Soul Regression session to explore who you are on the soul level

 

Session 3

  • Maternal Ancestral Rivers

  • Mother’s Mother

  • Mother’s Father

 

Session 4

  • Paternal Ancestral Rivers

  • Father’s Mother

  • Father’s Father

 

Session 5

  • Journey back to your Mother’s womb, along with your Soul & Ancestral Guides/Teachers, to the first time that your Soul came to visit

  • Revisit the covenant made between your Soul and your Ancestors to you join their lineage

 

The benefits that you will gain from this adventure include:

 

  • A greater understanding of your higher self/Soul and what it endeavors to accomplish across its arc of lives, and

  • Ways to work with your healthy Ancestors to lift and heal the trauma of your Ancestral rivers so that the healing flows down from beyond the wounds through you and down to your descendants.

Please click the button below to register for this class and make payment arrangements.

Spirit of the Drum -- A Two Day Drum-Making Workshop
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Spirit of the Drum -- A Two Day Drum-Making Workshop
of Sacred Ceremony, Journey Work and Shamanic Crafting


Saturday, April 1, 2023 10-6pm
Sunday, April 2, 2023 10-6pm

 

Location: Snohomish, WA (Physical address will be shared upon registration)

Registration: $300 (If a couple wishes to craft a Spirit Drum together, the material fees for the drum must be paid in advance. Workshop fee for a couple working on a single drum will be discounted to $450 instead of the full price for two.


(drum materials sold separately, see below)

Join us to connect with the Ancestors and Dream your Spirit Drum into Being.

Boom-boom — the steady drumbeat of our mother’s heart soothing and anchoring us in her womb is the first musical sound that our ears perceive, keeping us grounded on our journey to birth.

Our first musical instrument was the drum, discovered by beating a stick on a hollow log or some other hollow surface. The beat of the drum naturally compels our bodies to want to move, almost involuntarily - like breathing.

The shaman/spirit/medicine drum is used universally and is prevalent among many original peoples as a living and conscious tool to bridge into expanded reality. It is used widely among Siberian shamans, where the word shaman was conceived. Here in North America, the drum has always been a sacred instrument in their communication with Spirit. Even in Europe, history reaches far beyond the advent of Christianity that included drumming in sacred ceremonies.

In this workshop, you will:

• Journey to meet the Spirit of the Tree that gifted you the wood for your drum frame that will become the drum’s body.

• Journey to meet the Spirit of the Four-legged who gifted the hide that will be the flesh of your drum.

• Learn a unique spiral lacing technique as taught in the Saghic tradition [a re-dreamed Celtic tradition].

• Engage in sacred ceremony to breathe life into your using the four elements.
• Create an intimate bond between you and your drum’s living nature.

• Learn to work with the drum as a conversational aid with your Guides and the Ancestors when you journey into the heart of your Spirit Drum.

• Learn to care for and "feed" your drum—this drum will be different than any other drum you will have and thus needs to be treated always in a sacred manner.

• Become aware of the Do’s and Don’ts of your drum.

• Bring a small empty spray bottle for water to keep drum skins moist, an old towel to use as your work surface, a journal and pen, and a blindfold or mask if desired for use in journey work.

“The Spirit Drum is an external embodiment of our lives. It expresses our joy and sadness and is an implement of prayer. The drum is also the vessel that carries us on spiritual explorations and journeys. As such they tell the story of our relationship with the divine and to those we call the Ancient Ones.” –

Native Elder

This is a 2-day Spirit Drum making workshop and needs to be pre-booked by the payment of material fees to Rob Murphy by 12-noon, March 24, 2023. 

Prices for drum materials (contact Rob Murphy for selection and purchasing by email: ROBMURPHY.SHAMAN@GMAIL.COM

13” skin drum w/cedar frame - $130
14” skin drum w/maple frame - $130
15” skin drum w/cedar frame - $145
15” skin drum w/maple frame - $145
16” skin drum w/maple frame - $145
17” skin drum w/cedar frame - $160
18” skin drum w/maple frame - $160

Deer, horse, elk, cow, and buffalo skins are available.
Cedar frames are much lighter in weight than maple frames. If you do a lot of drumming for extended periods of time this lightweight frame will be perfect for you.​

Please click the button below to register for this class.

NOTE: Material fees must be paid separately to Rob Murphy by 12-noon, March 24, 2023 and the workshop fee must be paid by the start of the workshop on Saturday morning. Please email robmurphy.shaman@gmail.com to make payment arrangements for materials & registration.

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Spirit of the Drum -- A Two Day Drum-Making Workshop
of Sacred Ceremony, Journey Work and Shamanic Crafting


Saturday, April 15th, 2023 10-6pm
Sunday, April 16th, 10-6pm

 

Location: San Diego, CA (Physical address will be shared upon registration)

Registration: $225 (If a couple wishes to craft a Spirit Drum together, the material fees for the drum must be paid in advance. Workshop fee for a couple working on a single drum will be discounted to $350 instead of the full price for two.


(drum materials sold separately, see below)

Join us to connect with the Ancestors and Dream your Spirit Drum into Being.

Boom-boom — the steady drumbeat of our mother’s heart soothing and anchoring us in her womb is the first musical sound that our ears perceive, keeping us grounded on our journey to birth.

Our first musical instrument was the drum, discovered by beating a stick on a hollow log or some other hollow surface. The beat of the drum naturally compels our bodies to want to move, almost involuntarily - like breathing.

The shaman/spirit/medicine drum is used universally and is prevalent among many original peoples as a living and conscious tool to bridge into expanded reality. It is used widely among Siberian shamans, where the word shaman was conceived. Here in North America, the drum has always been a sacred instrument in their communication with Spirit. Even in Europe, history reaches far beyond the advent of Christianity that included drumming in sacred ceremonies.

In this workshop, you will:

• Journey to meet the Spirit of the Tree that gifted you the wood for your drum frame that will become the drum’s body.

• Journey to meet the Spirit of the Four-legged who gifted the hide that will be the flesh of your drum.

• Learn a unique spiral lacing technique as taught in the Saghic tradition [a re-dreamed Celtic tradition].

• Engage in sacred ceremony to breathe life into your using the four elements.
• Create an intimate bond between you and your drum’s living nature.

• Learn to work with the drum as a conversational aid with your Guides and the Ancestors when you journey into the heart of your Spirit Drum.

• Learn to care for and "feed" your drum—this drum will be different than any other drum you will have and thus needs to be treated always in a sacred manner.

• Become aware of the Do’s and Don’ts of your drum.

• Bring a small empty spray bottle for water to keep drum skins moist, an old towel to use as your work surface, a journal and pen, and a blindfold or mask if desired for use in journey work.

“The Spirit Drum is an external embodiment of our lives. It expresses our joy and sadness and is an implement of prayer. The drum is also the vessel that carries us on spiritual explorations and journeys. As such they tell the story of our relationship with the divine and to those we call the Ancient Ones.” –

Native Elder

This is a 2-day Spirit Drum making workshop and needs to be pre-booked by the payment of material fees to Rob Murphy by 12-noon, April 7, 2023. 

Prices for drum materials (contact Rob Murphy for selection and purchasing by email: ROBMURPHY.SHAMAN@GMAIL.COM

13” skin drum w/cedar frame - $130
14” skin drum w/maple frame - $130
15” skin drum w/cedar frame - $145
15” skin drum w/maple frame - $145
16” skin drum w/maple frame - $145
17” skin drum w/cedar frame - $160
18” skin drum w/maple frame - $160

Deer, horse, elk, cow, and buffalo skins are available.
Cedar frames are much lighter in weight than maple frames. If you do a lot of drumming for extended periods of time this lightweight frame will be perfect for you.​

Please click the button below to register for this class.

NOTE: Material fees must be paid separately to Rob Murphy by 12-noon, April 7, 2023 and the workshop fee must be paid by the start of the workshop on Saturday morning. Please email robmurphy.shaman@gmail.com to make payment arrangements for materials & registration.

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Spirit of the Drum -- A Two Day Drum-Making Workshop
of Sacred Ceremony, Journey Work and Shamanic Crafting


Saturday, May 6th, 2023 10-6pm
Sunday, May 7th, 10-6pm

 

Location: Beacon, NY (Physical address will be shared upon registration)

Registration: $300 (If a couple wishes to craft a Spirit Drum together, the material fees for the drum must be paid in advance. Workshop fee for a couple working on a single drum will be discounted to $450 instead of the full price for two.


(drum materials sold separately, see below)

Join us to connect with the Ancestors and Dream your Spirit Drum into Being.

Boom-boom — the steady drumbeat of our mother’s heart soothing and anchoring us in her womb is the first musical sound that our ears perceive, keeping us grounded on our journey to birth.

Our first musical instrument was the drum, discovered by beating a stick on a hollow log or some other hollow surface. The beat of the drum naturally compels our bodies to want to move, almost involuntarily - like breathing.

The shaman/spirit/medicine drum is used universally and is prevalent among many original peoples as a living and conscious tool to bridge into expanded reality. It is used widely among Siberian shamans, where the word shaman was conceived. Here in North America, the drum has always been a sacred instrument in their communication with Spirit. Even in Europe, history reaches far beyond the advent of Christianity that included drumming in sacred ceremonies.

In this workshop, you will:

• Journey to meet the Spirit of the Tree that gifted you the wood for your drum frame that will become the drum’s body.

• Journey to meet the Spirit of the Four-legged who gifted the hide that will be the flesh of your drum.

• Learn a unique spiral lacing technique as taught in the Saghic tradition [a re-dreamed Celtic tradition].

• Engage in sacred ceremony to breathe life into your using the four elements.
• Create an intimate bond between you and your drum’s living nature.

• Learn to work with the drum as a conversational aid with your Guides and the Ancestors when you journey into the heart of your Spirit Drum.

• Learn to care for and "feed" your drum—this drum will be different than any other drum you will have and thus needs to be treated always in a sacred manner.

• Become aware of the Do’s and Don’ts of your drum.

• Bring a small empty spray bottle for water to keep drum skins moist, an old towel to use as your work surface, a journal and pen, and a blindfold or mask if desired for use in journey work.

“The Spirit Drum is an external embodiment of our lives. It expresses our joy and sadness and is an implement of prayer. The drum is also the vessel that carries us on spiritual explorations and journeys. As such they tell the story of our relationship with the divine and to those we call the Ancient Ones.” –

Native Elder

This is a 2-day Spirit Drum making workshop and needs to be pre-booked by the payment of material fees to Rob Murphy by 12-noon, April 28, 2023. 

Prices for drum materials (contact Rob Murphy for selection and purchasing by email: ROBMURPHY.SHAMAN@GMAIL.COM

13” skin drum w/cedar frame - $130
14” skin drum w/maple frame - $130
15” skin drum w/cedar frame - $145
15” skin drum w/maple frame - $145
16” skin drum w/maple frame - $145
17” skin drum w/cedar frame - $160
18” skin drum w/maple frame - $160

Deer, horse, elk, cow, and buffalo skins are available.
Cedar frames are much lighter in weight than maple frames. If you do a lot of drumming for extended periods of time this lightweight frame will be perfect for you.​

Please click the button below to register for this class.

NOTE: Material fees must be paid separately to Rob Murphy by 12-noon, April 28, 2023 and the workshop fee must be paid by the start of the workshop on Saturday morning. Please email robmurphy.shaman@gmail.com to make payment arrangements for materials & registration.

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