This unique Shamanic Red Deer Drum was birthed in Ceremony at the Winter solstice to celebrate the return of the Sun.
The strikingly marked Red Deer hide is laced onto a golden painted Willow Frame and golden leather wrapped iron ring.
The drum is finished with a golden leather wrapped Bridget’s Cross handle inset with a beautiful Lapis Lazuli palm piece.
This drum comes with a matching golden 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 Yew Wood handle.
This striking drum has a powerful, deep and strong tone to its song, the skin is quite thick and dense in texture, and it would make a wonderful ceremonial or journeying drum.
A recording of Light Bringer 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 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 giant. 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. 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; 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..