Curious to discover if there was any history of using frame drums in Sweden, my paternal ancestral origin, I quickly dove into this beautiful rabbit hole. 🐰🌌
In ancient times, before the spread of Christianity, women were the Shaman, the community healers, and they were the carriers of their most sacred tool, the frame drum.

Originally known in Sami culture as a Noitarumpu, later known as witches drum, this sacred instrument was primarily used for ecstatic excitation but also divination. Through the rhythm, the shaman could achieve a trance state, free to leave their body, travel other realms and take other forms. Sea Sami recount they may even move mountains. (Which is funny, because I say this in my YouTube bio.) •
It has been learned that all Sami households probably had a drum before persecution brought about by Christianity, when most of the drums were taken and destroyed. Even the Sami flag features a circle, representing the drum as a bridge between worlds. •
And if there wasn’t enough synchronicity, I discovered the mimicking of nature sounds and practice of overtone singing.

#selfdiscovery #deepdiving #downtherabbithole #ancestry #pastlives #traditions #sacred #remembering #shaman #whendrummerswerewomen #framedrum #sweden #sami #indigenous #wisdom #femaledrummer #drumlife #culture #scandinavian #nordic #shamanism #ancienthistory

Author: Jess Bray

Jess Bray is an East Texas native artist, creating from her home studio in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Jess believes in the quantum power of music to change the world, writing songs to inspire and empower the audience to become the artist of their own lives. She is also the Muse + Founder of #ModernMusesOracle & #ModernMusesCommunity, and Mother of three.

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