This is a shamanic beater-rattle made from red deer rawhide and hazelwood. We made it at the time of the November Full Moon. We have placed moonstone crystal chips inside and finished off the handle with a layer of bee’s wax produced from rescued bees and some goose feathers.
Our beater-rattles perform two functions, allowing you to beat your drum and play a rattle at the same time, creating a really special sound.
About the making of this rattle
Our rattles are carefully crafted from materials sourced from the UK. The hazel handles are harvested from traditional coppiced woodlands in Lancashire and polished with wax from bees that have been rescued. The hides used to create the rattle heads are from red deer and horses that have roamed British meadows and moorlands. We decorate each rattle with feathers from birds we find out on our walks or lying by the side of roads. Our rabbit fur comes from the southwest of England from rabbits that have been culled through a wildlife conservation programme.
The energy of Red deer
When we encounter the Red Deer in the wild, our breath catches and we are transfixed by their graceful features and delicate movements. We can draw on their energy to give us the power to deal with challenges with grace. As Red Deer holds a real gentleness, we can be sensitive and intuitive was we walk our path. We can also hold onto vigilance and also adaptability, with the ability to change direction quickly should we need to. Just as the deer has an uncanny sense of where to find the green freshness earth provides, we can ask the deer within ourselves to seek out our inner treasures.
The energy of Goose
The overarching energy of Goose is altruism. Goose positions itself for the greater good of its community. Goose has a willingness to do things that bring advantages to others, even if it results in a disadvantage for itself. Take the flight formation of geese as an example. They take it in turns to fly in front, meaning the lead goose has to work harder and therefore at greater cost to itself so that the rest of the gaggle do not need to work as hard.
All of our rattles come with a “7-day trial period”, to allow you time to hold it in your hands, ensuring that you are right for each other.
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.
Please note that if you are purchasing this product outside of the UK, custom charges may be applied. 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.