Journey to the Lower World CD (MP3)
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The shamanic journey is a meditative practice done to the rhythm of drums, rattles, or other percussive instruments. It is a cooperative interplay among the imagination and observation of the journeyer, with the inspiration of spirit.
The drum, known in some traditions as the Spirit Horse because of its ability to assist in connecting with Spirit, is used most often. Drumming has been shown by research into altered states to generate theta brainwave patterns and induce a light trance state ideal for the journey.
Of the Three Worlds of the shamanic journey experience, the intention of this CD is to focus on the Lower World. The first two tracks provide guided imagery to assist in relaxation and to lead the journeyer to the traditional entrance to the Lower World: an opening in the earth.
A 30 minute journey with the didjeridoo and drums, plus call-back, then follows. A 20 minute journey with drums alone is also included. The tracks can be programmed to provide your choice of journey experience. A description of "How to Use This CD" is included in the package.
In this CD, we use two drums, combined with the drone of the didjeridoo. The didj offers a powerful enhancement of the traditional practice. Though digitally recorded, the CD was created live with the public invited to participate in a journey. This provides the unique experience of being present at the event. The CD is lightly produced to retain its "live" feel. Headphones or a good stereo system are recommended.
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