I spent an entire weekend immersed in research and planning for a new summer healing arts program – body, mind and spirit. My co-worker, Summer, encouraged me to revisit my ancestors and cultural history. .
One of the first articles I found (on genetics): Irish DNA originated in the Middle East and Eastern Europe and it’s probably more interesting to me because of my Irish father and Polish/Bohemian mother. Reverence for the sun is the most ancient and widespread spiritual practice. The sun is said to be the most healing medicine, so I’m starting with the ancient sun and spiral petroglyphs I’ll end the series with workshops and demonstrations on the Spirituality of Ancient Eastern European and Middle Eastern Frame Drum.
In my workshop, I’ll demonstrate calming meditative and lively performance rhythms, taught to me by Layne Redmond (RIP) who also wrote the book “When the Drummers Were Women: A Spiritual History of Rhythm.