Play the Buffalo Spirit Drum and you will hear the thunder across the sky and feel the rumble of the herd beneath your feet. This is a powerful drum to honor a mighty animal spirit which lives in the hearts of healers everywhere.
A sun-dappled Buffalo Spirit Drum
Four decorated hand-crafted inserts (see images, above and left) are placed individually "Around The Sacred Circle," the four sacred directions, and feature images of buffaloes painted by Thunder Valley Drums artist Glenn Lewis. Each buffalo represents certain qualities associated with its direction and is painted to resemble traditional Lakota Sioux colors generally attributed to each direction.
Once the drum is broken in and the bindings holding the buffaloes stretch a bit and relax, the buffaloes will "dance" a little up and down with each beat of the drum. That's because they are attached at a pivot point into the stand.
Facing the Great Mysterious, a place of passage. Know no fear, be brave. Pierce the darkness.
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A glimpse of the bottom of the drum.
A fresh start, a new journey, taking action! Follow the good red road with power and humility.
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The place of cold clarity amid duress. Often calls for rest, candid self-reflection / contemplation.
Abundance, music, joy, dancing, love and honor. Be giving here, be gracious, be thankful.
This beautiful stone Buffalo Totem was gifted to the spirit of the drum and is included when you purchase the Buffalo Spirit Drum.
THE DRUM'S NAMEPLATE (Above)
All of my drums are intended to honor various indigenous cultures, so the nameplate for the Buffalo Spirit Drum carries the Celtic letters suggesting the Thunder Valley Drums motto, "Live Free" on a triangle of lightning wood.
Other symbols include the great spiral of life (African), a hollowed-out stone (aboriginal), colorful beads (South American), turquoise glass beads (Native American), Tibetan silver beads (East Asia), and brass bells (European / Mediterranean). Holding it all together is white lacing to honor White Buffalo Calf Woman in the Lakota-Sioux tradition.
Four carved womb-shaped spaces at the cardinal points inside the drum can be used to hold offerings from the drummers .
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