Articles About Drums, Drumming
& Other Topics of Interest
Are you aware of the benefits and blessings of Drumming Circles?
This is a phenomena that is growing quickly worldwide. People from
many different backgrounds are participating in these events and finding a
joyful, playful experience which reduces stress and releases natural
bio-chemicals which boost our immunities. In addition, there is
a meditative, trance-like state produced which satisfies our spiritual
natures. We re-learn how to play like children, and just plain
Patrick Pinson, owner of Cedar Mountain Drums, leads
drum-making workshops, drumming circles and play sessions throughout the country. He
holds an M.A. in Counseling and Rehabilitation, and has used Drumming Circles in
drug/alcohol recovery groups, corporations, schools and prisons.
Following are some of his writings on the subject.
For Your Drum"
Medicine Of The Drum (The Meanings of the Hides Used In Our Drums)"
of the Woods Used in Our Drums"
"The Drum and Natural Rhythm"
appeared in PAIA-Earthkeeper magazine #49
"Creating Sacred Space
in Prisons" appeared in a variety of magazines all over the world.
"Teachings of the Sacred
Drum" appeared in Earthkeeper magazine, Summer, 1993.
"Success in Recovery: The
Recovery" appeared in Professional
Counselor magazine Volume 5 Number 4, Jan/Feb 1991.
These articles may not be reprinted for profit without the
permission of the author.
Articles by Other
Steve's "Spinal" Column: The Benefits of Drumming"
by Dr. Steve Koc, Chiropractic Physician, used by permission.
Power of My Cedar Mountain Drum" by Vena Sunland, used by
Making Connections" by Keeley Hope Harding, used by permission.
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the authors of these articles.