The Standing Bear - Scarlet Kinney and the Center for Shamanic Studies

Scarlet’s new CD, “Feminist Shamanic Journey Drumming”, is now available for purchase.
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– Scarlet Kinney


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What is Feminist Shamanic Journey Drumming and How Can it Enhance Your Journey Experience?

The practice of shamanism has been profoundly influenced by masculine/patriarchal ways. One of the ways in which that influence is expressed is through the kind of drumming that is generally used for shamanic journeying. Such drumming is more often than not hard and driving, with call-backs that are abrupt and startling.
As I developed feminist shamanism over my many years of shamanic practice and teaching, I realized that this type of journey drumming is not suitable for women. Nor is it suitable for men who wish to journey supported by feminine shamanic energy.
In response to this realization, I created a shamanic journey CD that contains the proper level and intensity of trance-inducing percussion and sound required for those who wish to journey with the support of feminine shamanic energy.
This CD is unique in its genre, and is distinguished from other journey CDs in these ways:

  • It is recorded to sound live.
  • It offers you powerful support for undertaking two very different levels of shamanic journeying.
  • Each of the two tracks begins with original shamanic songs and chants that take you gradually towards shamanic consciousness, segueing into journey drumming.
  • The call-backs are long and gentle, giving you plenty of time to gradually return from your journey.
  • The insert contains phonetic and drumbeat notations for the main chants on each track.
  • It also contains instructions for smudging in the women’s shamanic way, and properly preparing yourself to journey.

Amazon Customer Review
“Playing this CD for the first time, I had expected it would be beautifully conceived and executed, but it far surpassed my expectations in its earthy, authentically shamanic rhythms and songs, and its raw, natural trance-inducing power. Produced, sung and drummed by a true master of her art, I recommend Scarlet Kinney’s CD most highly.” -Jean M.
CD Details
Track One, “Mother Light,” (approx. 30 minutes) is for journeying in alignment with the feminine energy of the earth. It begins with my original shamanic song, “Mother Light,” which is used to call up that energy from deep within the earth. The song is followed by journey drumming with multiple drums. It concludes with a musical call-back.
Track Two, “Five Directions,” (approx. 42 minutes) begins with five original chants for opening the five directions within the Middle Level of shamanic reality for deep journeying, beginning with the East, and concluding with the Center. The chants are followed by journey drumming with multiple drums, rattles and sticks. It concludes with a musical call-back to the Center.

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