12″ Shamanic Reindeer Drum “Fierce Heart”


12″ Shamanic Reindeer Drum

Birthed in ceremony during on the Wolf Moon or Rising Moon, also the Birch Full Moon in Leo on 25th January 2024 and is laced onto a beeswaxed Birch Frame with a matching Song Caller on Birch Wood


This unique Shamanic Reindeer Drum was birthed in Ceremony during on the Birch Full Moon in Leo on 25th January 2024.

Lovely pale Reindeer Hide, with striking spinal markings and a small transparent window, is laced on a beeswaxed 12″ Birch frame and a navy blue coloured leather bound ring.

Finished with a navy blue leather wrapped Bridget’s Cross handle inset with an unusual Tigers Iron pebble with lovely striped spiral markings as the Heart stone.

This drum comes with a matching navy blue leather leather song caller, birthed together with the drum, this is stuffed with wool from our own ‘pet’ sheep and is bound onto a hand polished Birch wood handle, gathered from fallen Birch branches from trees in our garden. This Song Caller is finished with an additional Reindeer Fur wrap.

The drum also has a small matching crane bag (medicine pouch), with a Reindeer Antler and fur totem, and contains personally gathered natural sacred items representative of the four elements of earth, air, fire and water and also includes a hand picked crystal – as a gift for you, and your drum. As your connection to your drum evolves these unique pouches can be filled with personal items which can be changed in and out dependent on the work you are undertaking together with your drum

This striking shamanic reindeer drum has a lovely tone to its song, with a voice that belies its size, a lovely travelling drum, it would lend itself to all healing work, especially for those who working for healing the land and connecting to nature.

Listen to a recording of Fierce Heart here – use headphones or speakers to hear the full range of tones.

The Reindeer carries a powerful matriarchal energy, immensely resilient and powerful and yet is a gentle spirit and a great healer. Here in these Northern lands, the Reindeer is sometimes associated with the Goddess Elen. In Mongolia Reindeer feature prominently on ancient megaliths carved with symbols. Little is known about their meaning or function; these “deer stones” take their name from the stylised depictions of flying deer carved into the stone. Reindeer as a totem animal symbolises protection, wisdom, resourcefulness, knowledge, connection, creativity and inventiveness. The Reindeer spirit will spiral us deep into otherworld journeys carrying us on its flying hoofbeats.

The Birch which forms the bones of this drum has long been considered a pioneer tree, rapidly colonising land that has been levelled by fire or clear-cutting. Sometimes called the Lady of the woods, the birch encourages us to dance through life inspired by nature and the power of the elements. The Birch tree moon ushers in a time of new beginnings and inspiration for our dreams. They sprout fresh green leaves in early Spring, just as the first thaw begins. Hence, this tree’s long held association with fertility and new beginnings. It also carries powerful energies for clearing, cleansing and purification. The spirit of Birch offers courage and protection to those who would venture outside of the safe and the normal; through its sheltering of for the psychoactive Fly Agaric mushrooms Birch can be a powerful protector as we journey in the other realms.

Tiger Iron consists of banded layers of HematiteRed Jasper, and Tiger Eye. The trio of minerals that make up this stone can bring a centring and calming energy, making it very grounding.This stone reduces inner procrastination, helping you to to keep going with new endeavours and will give you courage, strength, and stamina to fulfil your responsibilities and achieve your dreams.This special combination of energies will activate your personal will and help you stay focused on the task at hand, enhancing your creativity and bringing in different sources of inspiration.

The Full Moon follows a period of intense building energy and outward activity, and we can feel its influence for a few days before and after the exact phase. The high energy of this time stimulates a burst of productivity and there’s a sense of things coming to culmination or fruition.We begin to see the results of what we started at the New Moon. This time can bring about new perspectives, breakthroughs, and revelations.

The full  moon in the astrological sign of Leo activates our creativity and passion and supports us to move forward with courage and compassion to shine our light in the world.

All of these energies have been woven into the drum during its birthing.

Ros Simons has been creating sacred shamanic drums for over 20 years, using personally refined techniques and practices that were handed down to her in the traditional way from teachers and mentors.

The drum-birthing process is carried out in ceremonial space, with prayers and thanks given to honour the spirit of the animal, the trees and the stones of the earth that gifted themselves to bring these sacred allies and medicine tools into being. The drum lacing is cut from the same hide as the drum head ~ weaving the spirit of the animal into the drum; the wood, the colours and any crystals incorporated into each drum are gathered through otherworld journeying and guidance from her drum guide, each drum is unique.

Your personal drum will become a guide, a healer, a teacher and a friend, that walks with you on your path, and takes you on a deep journey of other world and inner world exploration.

All of the Shamanic Drums birthed by Ros are guaranteed for two years provided you treat them with love and care and follow the included drum care instructions.

If this shamanic red deer drum has already found its keeper or you would like a Shamanic Drum similar to this, but unique and birthed especially for you, then you can order a bespoke drum to be made to your individual wishes and birthed with your own prayers and intentions. For more information please take a look at the Commissions Page.

All of the hides and frames for Ros Simons shamanic drums are sustainably and ethically sourced.

The reindeer hides come from herds owned by traditional Sami herders in Northern Sweden, the animals are wild culled by their herders in order to make their traditional living and to maintain the health of their herds. Ros buys the hides through a small family run tannery to support and honour this traditional and ancient way of life, ensuring that all of the animal is used and nothing is wasted. All the skins Ros uses in her drums have been a bi-product of another sustainable purpose (killed for food or due to environmental pressures of overpopulation) and would otherwise be wasted; no animal was ever killed just to provide skin for a drum that Ros has created. Drum making can be seen as a reparation, a way of returning some beauty and honouring to an animal whose life has already been taken.The spirit of the animal lives on and is reborn into the drum.

The Wood for the frames is sourced from sustainably managed forests; and the wood for the song callers is personally gathered by Ros and seasoned every year.


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