14″ Shamanic Red Deer Drum “Heart of Wisdom”

14″ Shamanic Red Deer Drum

This unique Shamanic Red Deer Drum was Birthed in Ceremony on the Harvest Moon – the Hazel Full Moon in Pisces on 10th September 2022. Laced on a beeswaxed Ash wood frame with matching nut brown song caller on a Hazel wood handle.


This unique Shamanic Red Deer Drum was Birthed in Ceremony on the Harvest Moon – the Hazel Full Moon in Pisces on 10th September 2022. This tree moon brings the energies of wisdom and enlightenment helping us to access knowledge both from within and the world around us. When worked with for shamanic journeying Hazel will bring deep connection to our spirit guides and enable us to clearly hear the messages they have for us. All of these energies have been woven into the drum during its birthing

Creamy coloured Red Deer Hide is laced onto a beeswaxed Ash frame and nut brown leather wrapped ring.

Finished with a nut brown leather wrapped Bridget’s Cross handle inset with a hand polished Hazel Heart Wood with the Ogham symbol burnt onto it.

The matching nut brown leather song-caller is bound on a hand polished Hazel Wood handle.

The drum comes with a small matching medicine pouch with a Hazel disc decoration 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 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 lovely red deer drum with spine markings on the hide, packs a punch with its voice and energy, and has a resonant tone that belies its size. It would make a wonderful healing or journeying drum and is an ideal size as a travelling drum.

Listen to a recording of Heart of Wisdom –

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Ros Simons has been creating sacred shamanic drums and ceremonial tools for over 19 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 by Ros 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 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.

The Red Deer carries the energy of a gentle powerhouse. Swift moving with a keen eye, the deer connects us to our heart energy.

In Native American traditions the deer was a messenger, an animal of power, and a totem representing sensitivity, intuition and gentleness. In Celtic lore there were two aspects of the deer: the female red deer, symbolising femininity, gentleness and grace; and the male red deer, related to the sacred and to the forests, symbolising independence, purification and pride. The stag is the king of the forest, the protector of all other creatures.

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

The red deer hides come from wild culled deer, a process which is necessary to maintain the health of the herds; and prior to being purchased by Ros the hides were being buried or burnt. 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. 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. In this way we return more to the ways of our ancestors, ensuring that all of the animal is used and nothing is wasted. 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 and seasoned by Ros every year.



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