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Upcoming Sacred Drum Circles & Ceremonies...

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• Next Ceremony Events coming up...

Ceremonial Healing & Sacred Drum-Birthing (making) Workshop/Retreat dates - Vancouver/Sorrento >>
- Also, see weaver's calendar >>

About weaver's Sacred Drum Circle Ceremony >>
Where to Buy Drums in Vancouver, BC >>

Check out weaver's shamanic music & meditation CDs >>

Our Ayllu Sacred Drum Project, Windwalker's birthing & journey >>
The Shamanic Journey by weaver - Some tips on how to Journey >>

Feedback (below) - What others have said about weaver's music & work >>
Also, feedback from those who birthed their own spirit drum with weaver >>


weaver's sacred drum services...

...the voice of the drum is the bridge to the spirit realm
...the pulse connecting us to our earth mother's heartbeat
...and the circular shape is that of the hoop of life

Events - carol weaver is available for sacred drum circle workshops (2 weeks notice please), ceremonial drumming and music for celebrations, ceremonies, weddings, conferences or special events... See some feedback on weaver's diverse work below >>

• weaver is also a graphic designer and visual artist >>

 

 

• Below, a sample sounding/journey of an Ocean Drum created by weaver...

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about weaver's sacred drum circle...

weaver honouring laughing wolf......to all who are called to the spirit of the drum

...come drum for peace
...come drum for healing
...come drum for our blessed earth mother

you are invited to come share & learn
about the spirit of the drum in sacred space...

facilitated by carol weaver, local vancouver musician & artist
weaver has been a drummer for as long as she can remember
she holds a third-level degree in the healing art of Reiki & has been initiated into the shamanic lineage of the Q'ero nation in Peru through the Four Winds Society & is a mesa carrier - including the ongoing study of her own Celtic heritage, shamanic healing traditions & art

she is honoured to carry and caretake a powerful Qilaut frame (wind) drum

in sacred circle, weaver shares her intuitive essence of the drum, with topics such as...

free drumming from a healing, spiritual & shamanic perspective
how to connect & get acquainted with your drum which is energetically, a living, breathing being and extension of who you are
how to care for & feed your drum including how to journey with your drum
creating dialogue about why we drum & the approach to rhythm
paying attention to the voice of the sacred drum & awareness of our intention when we drum
exploring the differences of how we drum - ie. the pulse versus the beat
explore forms of movement & rhythm including vocal rhythms & language
provide a safe space for us as a drum community to explore ways of healing, meditation & sacred intent for ourselves & our blessed mother earth, pachamama & of course, have fun!

the sacred drum circle is open
to all who are called to the spirit of the drum
regardless of what skill level or type of drum
...this circle is not about "performance" or "ability"
but about connection - from a spiritual perspective...


Gathering to drum together in sacred ceremony...

 

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Catch weaver on YouTube playing drums... for Westcoast Harmony Chorus - the most wonderful a ccapella chorus in the whole-wide world! ...more about Westcoast here at www.westcoastsings.com.

Subscribe to weaver's Youtube Channel
by clicking here >>

 

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Upcoming sacred drum circles & workshops with weaver...
...mixed ongoing groups - open to women & men

 

Next Sacred Circle Date(s):

• Planning is in motion for a 'drumming for prosperity + abundance circle' soon... let me know if you'd like to be on the list for date/time...

Next Sacred Drum-Birthing workshop/retreat dates are...

- July 26 + 27, 2014 in Vancouver, BC
- September 19 + 20, 2014 in Sorrento, BC

- more info/registration below...


 

healing drum Ceremonial Healing & Sacred Drum-Birthing (making) Workshop/Retreats with weaver...

- Is the heart-voice of our blessed earth mother calling you?
- Are you called to birth & care-take your own sacred spirit drum?
- Would you like to deepen your soul connection with a beautiful gift from Pachamama, our blessed earth mother?...
...then come answer that call and please join us...

...the voice of the drum 
is the bridge to the spirit realm...

...the pulse connecting us to our 
blessed earth mother's heart-pulse...

...and the circular shape 
is that of the hoop of life...

A bit about this special workshop... We will come together within sacred space to explore earth-honouring ceremony to dream into being and birth our own spirit drums... During our time together, we will journey through the sacred elements, earth, air, fire and water..... through meditations, shamanic journey, ceremony, calling the spirit of your drum, preparing the hoop, pulling the hides and creating your mallet.

- Click here for some participant feedback
who have attended this workshop >>

 

Pricing includes all drum-kit materials + workshop fees - 3 drum hoop sizes + 2 hide options to choose from (see the 'register here' form below for details)

••• Ceremonial Healing & Sacred Drum-Birthing Workshop/Retreats are now offered for Vancouver and the Kamloops/Sorrento areas...

If you have been called to caretake and carry a sacred drum and are interested in attending weaver's upcoming events, please subscribe to one of the lists below.
- paypal option now available - see below...

• UPCOMING Ceremonial Healing: Sacred Drum-Birthing Retreats confirmed...


*VANCOUVER - July 26 and 27 (Sat eve/Sun day)
Ceremonial Healing & Sacred Drum-Birthing
(making) Workshop with weaver
 - @ Inspiral Community, Vancouver, BC, a beautiful sacred space in south Kerrisdale (address will be forwarded upon registration) - 18 spaces
- Please Register here >>


Can't make this date? Get on the mailing list to receive next dates - Vancouver area List >>

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*SORRENTO - September 19 and 20, 2014 (Fri eve/Sat full day)
Ceremonial Healing & Sacred Drum-Birthing
(making) Retreat with weaver - Sorrento Centre, Sorrento, BC - 20 spaces
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Please Register here >>

Can't make this date? Get on the mailing list to receive next dates - Sorrento/Kamloops area List >>

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New Option! Want to pay your drum-supply kit and/or plus workshop fee via paypal? (minimal service charges apply)
Click here to do that now >>

You can also choose to pay via cheque or money order by mail
Please register above and weaver will contact you where to send. Note: to pay balance of workshop fee at workshop by cash/cheque/mo only, thank you! - See fees in registration form

 

...Also FYI, a mini-workshop series will be added later to deepen your sacred relationship to your own spirit drum...

Below... a short slide-show of our most recent Ceremonial Healing - Sacred Drum-Birthing in Sorrento, BC, April, 2013 - what a beautiful time we shared together.......enjoy!

 

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UPCOMING Sacred Circles...

 

Spring Equinox Let's Drum Up the Sun Gathering + Ceremony
- with weaver...

Equinox morning, 6:50 am
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Trout Lake, Vancouver
- directions + to register below...
photo by weaver (c) 2012

Greeting to the Spring Equinox...

Glad Bringer of Brightness, hail!
Maiden of Grace, Lad of Laughter...
Gifts of vigor are returning...
Spring's surprise, rainbow's embrace...
Quickened be the heart within us...
Opened be our souls to grace...
May the blessing be abiding...
Welcome sit in every face!

-Caitlin Matthews

In 2012, i was honoured to be a part of the Victoria Ayllu Spring Equinox "Drum up the Sun" Ceremony that was held at Island View Beach... and what a stunningly sacred, powerful and beautiful time we shared together (see photo) - a ceremony and moment i shall never forget... i was sooo inspired that we wish to offer a morning 'let's drum up the sun' morning ceremony last year here in Vancouver... sooooo, i'm inviting you to gather again.....

Please Join Us...
to welcome a brand new day + welcome the Spring Equinox!
Thursday morning, March 20, 2014 - gather @ 6:50 am
...yup - you read that right 6:50 am in the morning as father sun will rise at officially at 7:15 am...
@ Trout Lake, Vancouver, BC

Please register below, by donation
- so i know how many are attending, with gratitude...

Rain or shine, we will gather at 6:50 am to prepare our space at the water's edge near the 'journey tree' on the west side of Trout Lake facing east toward the rising sun (straight across from the parking lot) - we will open sacred space and begin drumming and chanting at about 7 am... (sunrise is at 7:15 am this year)...
- Directions to Trout Lake/accessible by bus: google map >>

What to bring: your beautiful souls and self... your own drums and rattles (i'll bring some extra rattles), your mesa or sacred bundle if you carry one. ...also bring a small stone and some colourful flowers to offer a personal gratitude despacho prayer/intention to the sacred water goddess of the lake...
- if it's raining/chilly please dress prepared, umbrellas, etc...
- Please register here, by donation...
- if you need it, my cell is 778-855-9957 if you can't find where we are the morning of...

After the ceremony, maybe we'll go warm up with coffee/breakfast at Cafe Deux Soleils on the Drive - yum!...

Trout Lake Vancouver BC
Above... Drumming Up the Sun 2013 @ Trout Lake

Above video.... The Lake of Many Faces...
Spring Equinox beauty at Trout Lake, 2012...
Watch closely, can you see the many 'faces' in the water?...

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-- No one is ever turned away because of lack of funds - we are thrilled you are called to join us - depending on the event, 1 or 2 volunteer opps are available to help us with set up and closing (please arrive early to help carry carry drums/gear and set up with also staying later to help pack/clean up) - contact weaver directly if you wish to volunteer...

We are welcoming your drums or rattles to events, if you have them. If you haven’t drummed before and you’d like to experience the call of the drum, there are a limited number of drums available (by donation) if you let us know in advance.

(Please know that all types of drum and skill levels are welcome as we drum together in the free & open style within sacred space). Having a drum or rattle is not required to participate in the ceremony. As they assist us in our connection with earth and spirit, we don’t want folks to feel shy to bring their beautiful voices and sacred sound makers...

We look forward to being in sacred circle with you!


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a time to reflect...Outdoor Mabon Sacred Full Moon Sacred Healing Circle
with weaver...

Fall Equinox
- Thursday, September 19th
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6:30 pm
- Outdoors @ Trout Lake
- by suggested donation $5-$10

- WEATHER PERMITTING!
- If it rains we will NOT meet...

- UPDATE... it looks as tho the day is going to get nicer and nicer - we are planning to gather - come join us! :o)

To acknowledge the Fall Equinox full-moon time of Mabon, (weather permitting), we will gather together in sacred circle as a healing circle.... Mabon is a time of reflection during this 3/4 time of the year of 2013...of equal balance between the light and dark....we will offer space to all by passing a talking stone to allow time for each to share what needs to be shared...

Let's co-create our own Mabon altar - we welcome you to bring items from home or found near the lake to set upon on the theme of fall, the changing season, colours of fall, from warm to cool, reflections, the 2nd harvest foods, tools, balance of light and dark, etc.....

- weaver will also offer each attending a sacred drum clearing... plus offer some songs to chant and drum...

WHAT TO BRING... please wear suitable clothing as it can be cool in the fall evening by the water, something to sit on - plastic on ground/cushion or your own chair, water to drink, your drums, rattles, voices and your dear hearts.... also something for the altar, and a small stone to offer a water prayer to the lake of many faces...

WHERE?.... we will meet at the area of the 'journeying' willow tree just ahead of the Trout Lake parking lot off of Victoria Drive at 15th - we will be on the west side of the lake facing east, there, we will create a sacred circle close to the water's edge... we will smudge and open space promptly at 6:30 pm... we welcome all to come and celebrate...

- if it rains that night, we will NOT meet - where i invite you to celebrate on your own or together indoors wherever you are........

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Come drum for Winter Solstice in Vancouver, BC...Samhain Sacred Drum Circle & Full Moon Ceremony with weaver...

- TBA, 2014 - 7 pm
Dandelion Healing Centre, Vancouver, BC
- Pre-Register below >>

- facilitated by weaver
- Vancouver - Open to all
- 7 pm start - Doors open @ 6:45 pm
• subscribe to weaver's sacred drum circle email list for updates & future, related events >>

Let us gather together in community to celebrate & honour the Celtic New Year and the time of Samhain - This time of the year is a time when the veils are thinnest - the most sacred time of the year to acknowledge and honour our elders, ancestors and those who have recently passed... including a naming celebration for our newly born!

The winter quarter of Samhain brings the gifts of restoration and renewal, as the cold weather closes in and our blessed earth mother is coming to rest, so the soul is led to more reflective depths. It is traditionally associated with the remembrance of the ancestors, with the coming of death and the conception of new life.

In the human growth cycle, Samhain corresponds to the period of old age when wisdom, freedom of spirit and clarity are experienced.

Samhain is a good time to celebrate the lives of all wise elders, all those whose actions and ideas have brought resolution and peace, all holy ones whose sacrifice have brought new life and opened spiritual thresholds to all.

Song of Samhain

I am the hallow-tide of all souls passing...
I am the bright releaser of all pain...
I am the quickener of of the fallen seed-case...
I am the glance of the winter twilight....
I am the hearth-fire and the welcome bread...
I am the curtained awning of the pillow...
I am the unending wisdom's golden thread.

Caitlin Matthews

***We also welcome and honour our elders this night... those 65+ at no charge. Please pre-register with weaver personally by email here please...

NOTE: We also welcome those who don't drum to come and celebrate with us and to hold space - all are welcome to come celebrate...

- 7 pm • doors open @ 6:45 pm

@ Dandelion Healing Centre
#202-1651 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
(at 1st Avenue) google map >>
- located on the 2nd floor in the Il Mercato Mall (Heartquest)

- IMPORTANT... The outside doors on Commercial Drive are shut at 7:15 pm so, please arrive in time to join us.

By suggested Donation:
(a donation will be made to the DTES Women's Centre)

- $15 pre-registration early-bird via paypal
- $20 suggested donation @ the door...


Early-bird Registration with paypal $15 by noon Oct 15th:
Please bring your PayPal receipt as that is your ticket in, thx...

* Note: Re paypal Registration payments: Please be sure you can attend after purchasing. Please bring your paypal receipt to event as that is your ticket in, thx. There will be NO refunds after 60 days of purchase. If you can't attend after purchasing and we need to give you a refund, note you will be refunded back your payment minus 2.9% (+.30 ¢) service charge from paypal. (service charges subject to change without notice)


-- No one is ever turned away because of lack of funds - we are thrilled you are called to join us - a couple of volunteer opps are available to help us with set up and closing (coming early to set up and staying later to help clean up) - contact weaver directly if you wish to volunteer...

Note: we will begin smudging & opening sacred space @ 7 pm sharp!

...We appreciate it for you to please arrive for 6:45 pm to sign-in & get set up...thank you!

This circle drums in the free & open style within sacred space... we welcome ALL skill levels... beginner to advanced and non!

What to bring to circle (optional)...

- your beautiful self, your drums & rattles - we welcome all types
- some water to drink & some finger-food to share feast after
- your mesa (or sacred bundle/pouch) if you carry one
- a small sacred stone (from nature) to use for drum prayers
- also, feel free to bring a small photo or something that represents your dear ancestor(s) or those who have recently passed to share on the central altar if you wish - we welcome them this night!...

We look forward to being in circle with you!

Also, a limited number of drums will be available for rent @ $5 each... Payable on the night of the event. Please register for a drum by emailing Heathir here prior to event so weaver knows how many to bring...(let Heathir know), thanks! ...There will also be available some shakers & rattles, etc., if you don't wish to drum...

IMPORTANT: The space will be prepared with smudging of cedar and white sage and/or palo santos incense prior to the beginning, not during... we will smudge for each other with dry cedar boughs - no smoke...

...more info about weaver's sacred drum circle ceremonies, above >>

...want more info? email weaver here >>

Subscribe to weaver's sacred drum circle list here >>

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weaver singing at a summer wedding... Laughing Wolf Full Moon Singing & Chanting Circle with weaver...

- Monday, November 18 - 7 pm
• subscribe to weaver's sacred drum circle email list for updates & future, related events...

- Vancouver - Open to all
- 7 pm start
- (Doors open @ 6:30
pm)
- please Register or for early-bird, click here...

It'll be a laughing wolf full moon and so... i'm pulling out the ol' songbook, my guitar and dulcitar and probably a couple of drums too - for a singing and chanting sacred circle and a bit of a concert all at the same time.... i hope you'll come join me...

Let's get together to sing and chant within sacred space - Singing together is one of most oldest and ancient practices which can also be very healing... I invite you come and have some healing fun raising our voices together...

@ The Dandelion Healing Centre
#202-1651 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
(at 1st Avenue) google map >>
- located on the 2nd floor in the Il Mercato Mall (Heartquest)

- IMPORTANT... The outside doors on Commercial Drive are shut at 7:15 pm so, please arrive in time to join us.

Note: we will begin smudging & opening sacred space @ 7 pm sharp!

• What to bring... your beautiful heart-selves, your voices, some water to drink and something to share on the central altar if you wish...

Please register in 1 of 2 ways:
- $15 early-bird pre-register by Nov 15th or... $20 @ door - see below...


***This circle is a go - $20 at the door - see you there! - Because space is limited at Dandelion, if you plan to pay at the door, please pre-Register here and/or register by paypal below to secure your space...


Early-bird registration with paypal $15:
Please bring your PayPal receipt as that is your ticket in, thx...

* Note: Re paypal Registration payments: Please be sure you can attend after purchasing. Please bring your paypal receipt to event as that is your ticket in, thx. There will be NO refunds after 60 days of purchase. If you can't attend after purchasing and we need to give you a refund, note you will be refunded back your payment minus 2.9% (+.30 ¢) service charge from paypal. (service charges subject to change without notice)


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windwalker - our ayllu community drum (((o))) Winter Solstice Sacred Drum Circle & Ceremony...

- Monday, December 16, 2013
• subscribe to weaver's sacred drum circle email list for updates & future, related events...

- facilitated by weaver
- Vancouver - Open to all
- 7 pm start
- (Doors open @ 6:30
pm)
- Pre-registration is required because of limited space....
- please Register + for early-bird, click here...

Let us gather together to warm our hands and our hearts within community to celebrate & honour the Winter Solstice - offering our love and prayers for our blessed earth mother and all her children...

We will also offer our dreamings of that what we wish to 'see' and dream into into becoming as we mindfully move through to 2014... we live in exciting times...

On the wave-pulse of the sacred drum we will also journey to the Seven Sisters of the Pleiades constellation to welcome the returning of the rainbow light - to connect with our inner-stars that will guide us... to touch and embrace loving peace that resides within our violet heart-flames...where, together we choose to shine this light out to all riding the wave of the sacred drum..........

This night we honour and acknowledge the direction of the white crystal north and all her crystal beings - to honour our mother... this cycle of winter-time when our blessed earth mother heals while she gently sleeps... the wise white wolf song... the honking snow geese... the grand silent snowy owl... the crystal grandmothers and our luminous ancestors... the silver-haired crone... tall white feather... white abundant buffalo...the shifting aurora borealis... and that tiny bundle of joy, iridescent hummingbird, who shows us how to drink directly from the divine nectar of life - teaching us to zoom into every present moment...... welcoming our own souls to be in our humble joy in all-ways....

We welcome you to join us....!

Greeting to the Winter Solstice...

Brightner of Darkness, hail!
Keeper of Clearness, Opener of the Depths.
Gifts of plenty are arising...
Winter wonders, white snows' fall.
Joyful be the heart within us...
Open wide the guesting door...
Wisdom waken in abundance...
Warm our beings to the core...
--Caitlin Matthews

NOTE: We also welcome those who don't drum, to come and celebrate with us - to hold space within the sacred circle - ALL are welcome to come celebrate together...

@ The Dandelion Healing Centre
#202-1651 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
(at 1st Avenue) google map >>
- located on the 2nd floor in the Il Mercato Mall (Heartquest)

- IMPORTANT... The outside doors on Commercial Drive are shut at 7:15 pm so, please arrive in time to join us.

Please register in 1 of 2 ways:
- Early-bird pre-register $15 by Dec 13th or... $20 @ door, see below...
(a donation will be made to the DTES Women's Centre)


***Because seating is limited at Dandelion, if you plan to pay at the door, please pre-Register here and/or register by paypal (by Dec 15th) below to secure your seat...


Early-bird pre-Registration with paypal $15 by Dec 15th:
Please bring your PayPal receipt as that is your ticket in, thx...

- if you prefer to pay @ door ($20) - to secure your seat, please pre-Register here...

Name(s) Attending
Contact Telephone

* Note: Re paypal Registration payments: Please be sure you can attend after purchasing. Please bring your paypal receipt to event as that is your ticket in, thx. There will be NO refunds after 60 days of purchase. If you can't attend after purchasing and we need to give you a refund, note you will be refunded back your payment minus 2.9% (+.30 ¢) service charge from paypal. (service charges subject to change without notice)


-- No one is ever turned away because of lack of funds - we are thrilled you are called to join us - two volunteer opps are available to help us with set up and closing (coming early to set up and staying later to help clean up) - contact weaver directly if you wish to volunteer...

Note: we will begin smudging & opening sacred space @ 7 pm sharp!

...We appreciate it for you to please arrive early to sign-in + get set settled - doors open at 6:30 pm...thank you!

What to bring to circle (suggested & optional)...

- your beautiful self, drums (any type) and/or rattles/percussion
- 3 small leaves (from nature - all similar size) for prayer/intentions for a despacho ceremony
- a red or white flower (carnation or rose or...) for despacho ceremony
- one small stone for drum prayers
- your mesa (or sacred bundle/pouch) if you carry one
- water to drink + layered clothing (as temp can change during ceremony)
- something sacred or special to you to place on the central altar if you wish...
- also, we plan to gather after circle for a bit to visit together and share some treats to feast together - so, please feel free to bring something yummy to share - some finger food, a small appetizer...


This circle drums in the free & open style within sacred space... we welcome ALL skill levels and any type of drum... beginner to advanced!

We look forward to being in sacred circle with you!

A limited number of drums will be available for rent @ $5 each...Payable on the night of the event. Please register for a drum by emailing Heathir here prior to event so weaver knows how many to bring...(let Heathir know), thanks! ...There will also be available some shakers & rattles, etc., if you don't wish to drum...

NOTE: The space will be prepared with smudging of cedar and white sage and/or palos santo incense prior to the beginning, not during... we will smudge for each other with dry cedar boughs - no smoke...

....above photo of windwalker's dedication by joan p. wright

...more info about weaver's sacred drum circle ceremonies, above >>

...want more info email weaver here >>

Join weaver's sacred drum circle list by email here >>

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SPECIAL NOTE: Ongoing sacred drum circle work is very focused on the spiritual relationship between you and your own drum & it is highly recommended that you caretake your own drum to work and play with... we welcome any type & size of drum & any skill level to join us...

 


weaver suggests...

...where to purchase your own drum in Vancouver, there are a few good stores to buy from that weaver recommends:

Prussin Music, 3607 West Broadway - 604-736-3036 - one of weaver's favourite stores...

Paranada Trading, 1505 Commercial Drive - 604-255-3600 - great djembe drum co-op that support drum-makers (carvers) in indonesia! + great clothes, jewelry and other cool percussion instruments, etc

Gandharva Loka World Music Store - 1650 Johnson Street, Granville Island, Vancouver - 604-683-7733 - amazing wonderful store with many types of sacred drums that may choose you!

• or... have your own custom shamanic frame drum created within sacred space and blessed by weaver, more up here >>

more info about how to become a caretaker of your own drum... coming...

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8000 Sacred Drums Annual Global Ceremony
- Every Spring Equinox on March 20th - sunrise to sunset
- For Vancouver Events - see below >>


"When 8000 sacred drums sound together,
an intense healing of Mother Earth will commence."
- 500 year-old Otomi Prophecy

more updates here...Again, the Otomi elders of Mexico will be holding annual ceremonies to gather as many sacred drummers together all around the globe to continue the fulfillment of their 500-year old prophecy with the powerful intention to open healing of our blessed earth mother - please join us by gathering together and/or drumming wherever you are at this time!

Let us join together with all indigenous nations around the world in calling for justice - for healing.

** According to a Sacred Prophecy revealed at the Otomi Ceremonial Center by Otomi Elder Sages, the day when the sounds of 8000 Sacred Drums join together is the beginning of the healing of Mother Earth. It is time to unify ourselves to rediscover the seeds of the Four Directions - to reactivate cosmic energy, heal historical wounds. It's time to respect life, liberty and the dignity of Our Peoples.

The first great ceremony was held March 21, 2004 in Temoaya, Mexico. Drum circles joined around the world on the Spring Equinox. This will continue each year until 2012.

Sacred Principles:
- Seal and heal the wounded vertices of Mother Earth.
- Identify and activate the Indigenous energy centers at sacred places, this is our duty.
- Plant and strengthen consciousness of love and respect for our Mother Earth. This is everyone's work.
- The Indigenous ancestral recommendation to create and practice our cullture of Peace and Life is fundamental.
- Recognition of the use of the energy and healing are the properties of our sacred instruments.

• Some info on our community ayllu's participation and the story of windwalker, our sacred community drum... @ www.drum4mum.blogspot.com

** REGISTER YOUR DRUMS... More info about the 8000 Drums Global Ceremony at the International Indigenous University, visit here >>

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8000 Sacred Drums...8000 Sacred Drums VANCOUVER, BC Event... Salish Territory

Honouring the 8000 Sacred Drums Global Ceremony...
8000 Drums around the world.. we will drum & sing sacred songs on this day!

March 21, 2013 - TBA
First Nations community-led... all welcome

2012 was @ Oppenheimer Park, 488 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC Google map to the Park here >>

More Info about the Vancouver event...

The 8000 Drums Sacred Ceremony is more important this year... We all know what is happening to our earth, water, animals, environment. This event is open to ALL drums, all cultures, all races, as this is a gathering of people to pray for our earth, environment.

••• Signs, banners re: Mining actions, Clear-cutting/ Deforestation, Conservation, Fish Farms, Pollution.... etc are welcome.

Family friendly, peaceful action and ceremony combined. A, last stand, as it were for our earth, environment, people, our children, grandchildren and their/our future on this planet.

Bring your drums, rattles as we will gather together to drum prayer songs for our people, our earth... our environment... for all that is going on with our blessed earth mother... We will pray for peace for indigenous people around the world, suffering from war. We will pray for our children, our youth and families. We will share ceremony for our earth, for our people, and all people around the world.

According to a Sacred Prophecy revealed at the Otomi Ceremonial Centre by the Otomi Elder Sages as a Vision of our Venerable Ancestors, the day when the sounds of 8000 Sacred Drums join together will be the beginning of the healing of Mother Earth, of all the species and the human family in order to be able to live together on the road to Sacred Peace.

Ceremony of 8000 Sacred Drums... It is time to unify ourselves and rediscover all the seeds of the Four Directions in order to reactivate cosmic energy, heal historical wounds and heal Mother Earth by respecting life, liberty and the dignity of our Peoples.

The first great ceremony was held March 21, 2004 in Temoaya, Mexico and there will be drum circles joined around the world on the Spring Equinox continuing every year until 2012.

** REGISTER YOUR DRUMS... More info about the 8000 Drums Global Ceremony at the International Indigenous University, visit here >>

Also... www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkgHIpn0fPE - Vancouver's very first 8000 Drums Ceremony - as captured by local elder/artist/musician David Campbell on his youtube channel.

• A little more about the 8000 Sacred Drums Global Ceremony above >>

• A blog post by weaver: "8000 Sacred Drums "Feeling" Our Vision to Peace with Finally Some Hope"... read here >>

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Organize in YOUR Area! It doesn't take much... Register your drums and then just pick a spot to meet and invite people to bring their drums or drum wherever you are on your own... and after creating sacred space (calling in the sacred directions) offer a prayer and a smudge:

1) Sing a prayer song, honour song for all peoples, our earth mother, our environment, our children...
2) or, if there's just a few of you, each person can share a prayer and a song - make your own event sacred with mindfullness and respect...
3) or, on your own? Offer a prayer and then drum that prayer within your heart - holding the vision of a present "healed-state" for our earth mother and all her children...
4) At pow wows, organizers can pick a time for all drums to come together. You can use sweetgrass, sage, juniper, tobacco, cedar, water, incense, light a candle - be mindful within sacred space asking for the helper spirits for protection...

Our blessed earth mother is calling us to return to remember her!

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What others have said about weaver's music, work and facilitation...

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. . . . . "Thank you for sharing your 'talking hands' with us." -- Lynne, Vancouver BC

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. . . . ." Thank you so much for lending us your voice and your wonderful, cool, powerful, just really freakin' awesome drumming. Samhain would definately not have been the same with out it! Thanks again and again... Powerful, Deep, Dark. Blessings to you this New Year from the whole planning team."
-- Vancouver, BC Wiccan Spiritual Community

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. . . . ."From its inception in 1992, I have been a participant and planning team member who is assigned to conceive, plan and execute the multi-faith worship and ritual part of the Women's Spirituality Celebration annual conferences (Vancouver). The music person creates and executes the entire flow, energy and movement of this celebration.

I was blessed to be able to work with carol, a wonderful, compassionate and gifted woman who brought her sacred sound from within to mingle with the ancient and power generating powers of the drums.

In 2006 our theme for the conference was Creating Sacred Space and in 2008 it was Nurturing Spirit: Self-Community-Earth. Carol taught and sang songs and chants from diverse faith and spiritual traditions which was inspirational, soul searching, compassionate and celebratory!!!!

Carol has the gift of rising to the occasion and tailors the music to fit the occasion. I wish the Divine to bless her as she continues to be a joy to all who are touched by her love and music."
-- Shirin Theophilus BSc (Hon.), MEd
Member, Planning team: Womens Spirituality Celebration

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. . . . ."Hi weaver, Just to let you know how grateful I am to have participated in your drum circle. It was so beautiful - tears well up in my eyes when you first sang to the East and my whole body was filled with vibration of the drum. I was touched by your caring words and the gentle soul you are - Your love for our Mother Earth was felt deeply in my heart. I hope everybody on our planet will one day experience a drum circle like yours - the world will be such a beautiful place to be in, don't you think?" -- Om shanti, Tran Tran

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. . . . ."Thank you for sharing your gift and love for music during these sacred events. Your music is inspirational and has always grounded me in spirit. I have appreciated your humour and teachings and healing assistance in the group. May you always be sing and be filled with the music of love, laughter and healing - may you walk in grace and beauty."
-- with much respect, JMR, Vancouver, BC

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also, weaver on YouTube chanting Om Namah Shivaya (Christaya) on dulcitar @ the Terry Fox Theatre, 2008.... enjoy!

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. . . . . . . . "carol weaver's voice and drum are one with her heart. I have been transformed by her playing. Her strong voice calms, quiets, and stirs me. She is a light. The planet seems to resonate as she chants. The rhythms she channels are the heart beat of the mother. Her sacred drums' sing and bring blessings to many."
-- E. R. Goetz, Shamanic Energy worker & Artist Falmouth, Maine, USA

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weaver singing at a summer wedding.... . . . . "I can surely vouch for carol as a musician, artist and healer. I recommend her to all my friends. Not only is she talented, reliable and dependable, she is intuitive in her art, her music and her healing ...a very rare combination of qualities.

She sang and played guitar at my son's wedding and moved everyone to tears. Her art work hangs proudly on my walls, and we are sisters in Reiki as well. Give her a call."
-- Karen Young, Vancouver, BC, Extreme Bartending, Inc.

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. . . . ."Hi weaver, Just a quick note to say thank you for all the wonderful words support drumming music laughter wisdom and joy. You are a remarkable talent and I sit totally enthralled when you are making music. I also want you to know how safe I feel in the group because of your energy. I feel protected and at peace when you do any of the ceremonial rites. I have learned a great deal... walk in beauty."
-- W.R., Kamloops, BC

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. . . . . "The drumming was wonderful... the weekend was my first exposure to the Inka Shamanic healing traditions.... Yet thank you, I deeply appreciated Grandmother Wolfs' lesson and song."
-- Alannah J., North Vancouver, BC

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. . . . . "Dear weaver, thank you for sharing your beautiful voice and the healing wisdom of music with me, us. Your gifts added a whole other dimension to this training (Inca Medicine Wheel). I honour your gifts and thank you for sharing them with us. Blessings.
-- Peggy, Washington, USA

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. . . . . "Hi weaver, I have been listening to your CDs at least ten times now since yesterday... they were just absolutely divine and blissful - I entered into another realm, a realm of pure love, surrendering and eternity - i love the drumming and the lyrics. thanks so much for bringing such beautiful creation to this world. I have been around with lots of environmental activists and earth lovers, but your expression of love is unique - you connect us to our mother in such a gentle, empowering, respectful, direct and ancient way - i felt like I traveled through ancient time and space... with much gratitude.
-- N.T., Vancouver, BC

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. . . . . "Weaver... Thank you for channelling the whale... and ancient ancestors, and David Campbell and John Denver and beings of light and angels. And, thank you for empowering myself and others to find our voices... your music adds an amazing dimension to this path."
-- CL, Kamloops, BC

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. . . . . ."Last nights drumming session was very powerful and it was so very enjoyable and rejuvinating as always."
-- Joyce, Vancouver, BC

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. . . . . ."Your gift of holy harmonies amplifies all our light... love and honour."
-- Sue, Kamloops, BC

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. . . . . ."Thanks for your voice and for encouraging mine..."
. . . . . ."We see that your music comes from the soul."
-- ME & LE, Kamloops, BC

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. . . . . "Thank you again for the drumming circle. I enjoyed meeting you and to experience the heartbeat and the journeying. It felt good to the soul to experience so much vibration... I look forward to more."
-- Susan R., Vancouver, BC

connecting with the spirit of the lake....

What others have said about their experience birthing their own sacred drum...

".........I enjoyed each sacred ceremony during this workshop. All were pretty profound."

".........Weaver carries the genuine medicine of the Sacred Drum and sound from deep within her heart!! She shares so humbly and has such power and wisdom to offer, i am full!!!!"

'.........I had a very powerful journey that connected me to my drum, understanding follows so I know that the respect and honor that was show to me during the journey will unfold."

".........My heart is filled with gratitude. We were all blessed to have the ancestors watching over us. The angels were surrounding the room."

".........I would recommend this workshop very highly! Well done!"

".........Weaver was open to all questions and assisted when I had concerns with my drum making. Thank you...Weaver... a lot of patience was shown to all…"

".........You have a very special gift weaver. Thanks for sharing your knowledge and skills. More importantly thanks for sharing your heart felt wisdom and voices of the spirit within. I went away far richer than I came."

".........Like I said before, I have had 4 natural childbirths and this made those look like a piece of cake, however I wouldn't chance the experience in any way. For me it was a totally amazing experience and I love my drum!!"

".........THANK YOU, I THINK THE DRUM WORK SHOP WAS SPECIAL And I am so happy to have been part of it."

".........I was very surprised how emotional the making of the drum became."

".........My journey was very good, so I was satisfied with the messages I received during the journeys. I was given clarity of what kind of medicine my drum holds. YIPPEEE!!"

".........I loved being with the tree to hear my drum for the first time."

".........You provided humble technical, emotional and spiritual support, without any airs. It was a very safe and loving environment."

".........I loved the ceremonial aspect - Very powerful!"

".........Making my own drum was very meaningful and expanded the roots deeply Thank you."

".........Being at the lake (ceremony) in the morning was lovely. The loon and the lady of the lake was waiting for us. It was a magical moment and very respectful."

".........I loved that our community came together in assisting each other as we birthed our sacred drums. Good, good good!!!"

".........I really liked the choice and information about what the different hides meant that made a big difference to me."

".........Carol, it was a pleasure to meet you and 'work' beside you at the table while I birthed my drum. You have very nice energy and I appreciate the effort you put into the weekend. I thank you for your patience and words to help me feel at ease. "

".........I loved meeting the other women (in the workshop) and feeling a sense of community."

".........The ceremonies were wonderful. I've learned through experience that sharing in ceremony is important even if I don't understand all the significance at the time of doing. Understanding follows...sometimes years down the road."

".........It was a fabulous experience! I would highly recommend this workshop for others."

".........Would love to hear Weaver sing more during the workshop... Loved the energy and sharing of the group…"

".........Thanks so much for all of your energy and effort brought forth for us. And just for being who you are, Weaver. You are beautiful!"

".........Considering my husband was not going to come because he is very shy and does not speak in front of people it really moved him to be so receptive to the feelings of contentment and trust among everyone."

".........I thought that the ceremonies were very meaningful. It was my first time doing something like this in a group - so it was very interesting and surprisingly meaningful."

".........I feel this type of experience is very important in helping us feel connected to each other and to the earth."

".........I liked your honesty and humility as a facilitator. You share what you know but don't pretend to know everything. You encourage us to trust our choices and artistic/spiritual processes, but provide balanced direction and support to help us find out what we don't know we know. I hope that makes sense :) "

".........During the workshop, I loved the connections with others, the Spiritual focus and the rituals for allowing us to bond with our creation."

".........Absolutely. Your choice of methods and words in all that you shared served as reminders of our connectedness to each other and the All and the living Spirits in everything around us - the drums, trees, water, stones, air, etc... Well done!"

".........I LOVED every bit of the drum making retreat, the sharing, the caring, the help from whoever I asked! That is why I will be taking another one…."

 

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when the drummers were women by Layne Redmond...
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