Pre-Conference Workshop

Two-day Sacred
Drum Making Workshop

With Adhi Two Owls

September 11-12 from 9:00am-5:00pm 

Participants will create from start to finish a 14" to 16" drum from either elk, deer or horse depending on what is available

at the time of the workshop. 

The drum is one of the oldest instruments. It is found in many forms and shapes all over the earth. The drum is the heart beat of every culture and society. The drum can be used for making music, healing and connecting to the deeper rhythms of the cosmos. Drums are the sound shamans use to journey in and out of the dream time... the first sound we all heard arriving in on this planet is the heart beat of our Mothers in ureteral. That heart beat is birthed in every drum that is made. Some cultures believe a drum is a skin stretched over a frame sounding the rhythms of the universe.... they also believe a human is the same:  a skin stretch over a frame and our heart beats the sounds of the universe.


In this two day pre-conference workshop before the Red Earth Women's Herbal Gathering we will gather to make  frame drums. This form of drum has been played by women for centuries. It is the drum that is used in ceremony to sing sacred songs, the drum that fires the dance... and awakens connections to the plant and animal worlds.


One the first day we will bless the hides, paint and draw on our frames and journey to connect to the spirit of our drum.  On the second day we will pull our drums and they will dry. While they are drying participants will journey and then  we will come together  with our new drums to awaken them in ceremony.


What to bring:


A scissors, towel or blanket to work on, a stick from some place special to use in making your drum mallet, note book, and any intentions, prayers and such to put on your frame


Tuition for this workshop is $250 which includes all the materials to make your drum and other workshop related materials. 

(Adhi ethically acquires her hides from reputable sources and small tanneries. She does her best to support fair trade and cottage industries to resources her materials for creating sacred items.)

Dr. Adhi Moonien Two Owls is a trained Shaman and healer. Her formal background is in fine art. Her area of study was painting, sculpture and eventually moving into Mixed Media. Dr. Adhi studied at the Kansas City Art Institute in Kansas City Missouri.


Adhi received her Doctorate in Philosophy & Therapeutic Counseling From the Open University of Alternative Healing Sri Lanka in 2013 through their affiliate campus in Montreal Canada.


Other areas of study include the earth and natural sciences, Physics and Astronomy. Esoteric studies include: Tibetan Buddhism and its related meditation practices, Western Spiritual practices and the causes of Magick and Alchemy, Qi Gong and meditation and Chinese medicine, Plant Spirit medicine, Sacred Geometry, Egyptian Biogeometry, Radiesthesia (vibrational dowsing), Medical Radiesthesia, and Map Dowsing for water and minerals. Dr. Adhi has spent the last 25 years studying the design, function and uses of Sacred objects as they are found all over the world. She uses these ancient sciences and designs to develop contemporary objects that meet the needs of today’s community and energy challenges.

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