This unique Shamanic Reindeer Drum was birthed in Ceremony on The Willow New Moon in Aries on 12th April 2021.
Reindeer Hide laced on a green stained 16″ Willow frame and a yellow leather bound ring.
Finished with a pale green leather wrapped Bridget’s Cross handle inset with a gorgeous Kambaba Jasper or Crocodile Jasper Crystal.
This drum comes with a matching green and yellow 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.
This striking shamanic reindeer drum has a powerful tone to its song, deeply resonant it would make a wonderful ceremonial or journeying drum.
A recording of Unfolding Dream will be uploaded here soon – use headphones or speakers to hear the full range of tones.
Ros Simons has been creating sacred shamanic drums for over 15 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.
The Reindeer carries a powerful matriarchal energy, yet is a gentle spirit and a great healer. Here in these lands, the Reindeer is connected with the Goddess Elen. In Mongolia Reindeer feature prominently on ancient Mongolian megaliths carved with symbols. Little is known about their meaning or function; these “deer stones” garner their name from the stylised depictions of flying deer carved into the stone.
Reindeer as a totem animal symbolises wisdom, resourcefulness, cleverness, knowledge, creativity, inventiveness and cleverness.
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 Norther 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. 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 every year.