Last weekend, I attended an ‘introduction to Shamanism’ workshop. I did, however, had to run to the music store to buy a rattle and drum to equip myself for the course. Click below:
Without going into too much detail, in essence, if you rattle or drum at 4 to 7 beats per second for about 15 minutes, you are able to create a sound vibration that your brain waves will automatically sync with. In doing so, you are able to create a fertile environment for you to access Consciousness (Spirit/God/Source). Shaking the rattle is more subtle than the drumming as you can see from my brief video clip. You choose your preference. I like to use the rattle as a warm-up first, then drum afterwards with more intensity. I have just started to begin this practice in the morning allowing the beat of the drum or rattle to penetrate my pores, with eyes closed, walking, standing, or sitting down, I simply follow the beat and allow my imagination to run unbridled. At the end of the session, my body tends to feel energized with a lightness in my chest area. I am ready for my day.
Martin Duffy explains the process very clearly with more detail and leads you to a 15-minute drumming journey afterwards.
I hope you find this helpful:-)