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2017 Winter Chief’s Labyrinth Caretaker’s Gathering

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On Sunday, December 17th, a group gathered at Muleshoe Bend to help care for and honor Chief’s Labyrinth. The Caretaker’s Gathering is held four times a year to help maintain the physical and energetic cleanliness of Chief’s Labyrinth and to honor and spend some time with him, offering our prayers and seeking his guidance.  A […]

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Medicine Drum Making Fall 2017

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Medicine Drum Making – October 15th, 2017 14 new baby drums!  Wonderful day with great energy and amazing people.

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Drum with One Drum

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Drum with One Drum (call and response) Down by the river we gather To wash the waters with our cleansing prayers All: Let us gather as one spirit Sing with one voice Dance with one rhythm Drum with one drum And love all things with one heart Down by the well we gather For the […]

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Drum Making Ceremony: Spring 2017

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Medicine Drum Making – May 21st, 2017 Today,  nine new drums were brought into this world.  Such a wonderful group of people that gathered for this class and ceremony.  A special thanks to Jason Traweek as well as William Gulley!  

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The Labyrinth Drum: Drumming the Labyrinth

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Drumming the Labyrinth The mallet wanders about the surface of my drum and he starts to sing. With eyes closed, a vision comes of a labyrinth drawn on the surface of the drum… and the mallet’s beat follows like it is walking this sacred path.  And as it “walks” the surface, the song it sings […]

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The Wheel I Ride Upon

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The Wheel I Ride Upon I listen to the drums and find myself trying to hear something that wants to be heard, something that is sitting just between each strike of the mallet. I concentrate here and this then changes into the weaving of a basket, then a tapestry and then a fine cloth.  I […]

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Dragonfly Warrior

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Dragonfly Warrior A Circle surrounds and holds with the upper reaches being the realm of Sky which is reflected below in Water. At the top of Sky is Sun’s home and in the depths of Water is where Fire resides. On the horizons are the Earth and plants and all things solid. The Dragonfly lives […]

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Spring 2016 Shamanic Community Retreat

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dedicated to the Spring 2016 Shamanic Community Retreat My Journey with Earth and Sky I sink into the drum There is a staff standing in the ground It stands as sentry to the East gate On it are tied the prayers to Earth and Sky And the prayers from our ancestors The drum continues I see […]

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