Ecstatic Sound Circles
In 2014 a small group of us started a study group to explore Sandra Ingerman's book: Medicine for the Earth. The process of weaving our way through the material was deeply moving, and it soon became clear that being comfortable with each other in ritual/ceremonial space would be key to any work we might hope to do together. We started meeting regularly in a beautiful tipi in one of our circle brother's urban back yard to drum, rattle, and share voice together; a simple, mostly nonverbal practice that allowed us to deeply listen to each other, move energy in our own bodies with vibration and sound, and focus our intention to offer healing and care to the land where we sat and beyond.
Later incarnations of these circles saw the additions of singing bowls, didgeridoo, flutes, and more. Every gathering was different. During some sessions it felt like it took a long time to even find each other, and others we would sync up and fly.
There are so many ways to facilitate healing with sound. It is innate, simple, and profound. Helping hold these spaces is a joy.