16″ Shamanic Reindeer Drum “Heart’s Evolution”


16″ Shamanic Reindeer Drum

Birthed in ceremony on the Blackthorn New Moon on 14th October 2023, at the time of a Solar Eclipse and laced onto a Willow Frame with a matching Song Caller on Willow wood.


This unique Shamanic Reindeer Drum was birthed in Ceremony on The Blackthorn New Moon in Libra on the 14th October 2023 at the time of a solar eclipse. This tree moon represents transformation and transcendence and ushers in a time of powerful clearing of patterns and blocks facilitating us to create strong boundaries. All of these energies have been woven into the drum during its birthing.

Reindeer Hide laced on a beeswaxed 16″ Willow frame and an aubergine leather bound ring.

Finished with an aubergine leather wrapped Bridget’s cross handle inset with a stunning Rose Quartz cabochon as the heart stone.

This drum comes with a matching aubergine 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 Willow Wood handle.

The drum comes with a small matching medicine pouch, which 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 striking moon like shamanic reindeer drum has a powerful tone to its song, deeply resonant it would make a wonderful healing or journeying drum.

Listen to a recording of “Heart’s Evolution” here

– use headphones or speakers to hear the full range of tones. Recording coming soon.

Rose Quartz often referred to as the Heart Stone is the crystal of Unconditional Love. It carries a soft feminine energy of powerful compassion, tenderness and healing, bringing peace, nourishment and comfort. This stone easily dissolves emotional wounds, fears and resentments, and circulates a divine loving energy throughout the entire aura radiating out from the Heart Chakra. Rose Quartz reawakens our hearts to their own innate love, it provides us a deep sense of personal fulfilment and contentment, allowing us the capacity to truly give and receive love from others.

The Willow  is the tree most associated with the moon, water, the Goddess and all that is feminine. It is the tree of dreaming, intuition, and deep emotions, and its power is that of helping emotions to come through to the surface and be expressed. The willow facilitates healing on many levels and helps us move through our lives with grace and ease.

Blackthorn this tree moon represents transformation and transcendence and ushers in a time of powerful clearing of patterns and blocks facilitating us to create strong boundaries. Highly protective in its energy, Blackthorn helps us shed our old skin and rebirth ourselves into a new way of being, holding us safely through periods of transition, change and personal evolution.

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.

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 reindeer 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. 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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