This 18″ Shamanic Drum was made at the time of Beltane. Beltane is the ancient Celtic fire festival that marks the beginning of summer, when the force of nature is at its most powerful. The drum is made from Reindeer hide, the hoop is English Ash waxed with beeswax from rescued bees, and we have set a Malachite crystal in the handle. The tension ring is wrapped in a suede and the fluffy fabric finishes off the handle so that it is really comfortable to hold.
The energy of Beltane
At Beltane, the earth energies are at their strongest and most active. Having arrived here at the festival of fertility, nature is going full pelt. The birds are singing their loudest, and many of the trees have shown their leaves. The hawthorn has blossomed, an aroma of bluebell perfume fills the woods, and the ferns are beginning to unfurl. In just a few weeks a green canopy will cloak the landscape.
The energy of Malachite
Malachite instills confidence and self-responsibility to ‘step up to the plate’, helping us take action in the world and follow the course of actions to realise our dreams. As we walk our path, Malachite can help us overcome difficulties along the way and support a person in being able to see what their challenging patterns are to avoid them. It also helps with our willpower and is an important protection stone.
The energy of Reindeer
The Reindeer has an incredible ability to preserve in difficult environments, and across great distances too, some travelling as far as 3000 miles in one season. Their energy teaches us that great things are possible in our lives. In their surefootedness they can support us to utilize our internal gifts so that we can be as equally sure-footed in any situation, enabling us to easily walk through any challenges which may come our way as we walk our path to realize our dreams.
Guidance for choosing your drum
The 14″ drums are the most portable and tend to have a higher pitch than the larger ones. Our 16″ is often seen as a great compromise between transportability and depth of voice. The larger 18″ drum is a little heavier but usually has a deeper voice. However, each drum is very much an individual and can vary from what is expected.
Your drum beater
Your suede drum beater is included within the price.
Postage & Packaging
This item comes with free postage and packaging to the UK. If you are buying from overseas, the postage cost will be applied at the checkout page.
This is a special note for European drum buyers. As the UK is no longer part of the EU, Value Added Tax (VAT) is added to the cost of this product. This charge is in addition to what you pay here in our shop. You will be asked to pay this via the courier once we have dispatched your parcel. The amount will vary from country to country, so please check before purchasing so you understand what the additional customs charge will be. You can check what percentage VAT is charged by your country via this link or this link. It will be a minimum of 15%, and in some countries, it is 25%.
This drum comes with a 7-day trial period, so if you aren’t quite perfect for each other you can return your drum and receive a full refund.
Our guidance video
We have a video with guidance to help you choose your drum. Here is the link. (Scroll down the page to see the guidance video.)
About the making of this drum
We make our drums from our home on the edge of the West Pennine Moors in the northwest of England. We create the drums in sacred space and awakening them in ceremony over incense.
We also take great care in the sourcing of our materials. The Red Deer hides used to make our drums come from Scotland and the Reindeer hides come from Finland. The timber for the Ash hoop is sourced from UK ash and is crafted by a local carpenter in Wigan. The wood has a layer of beeswax to bring out its natural grain. The wax is from bees which have been rescued.