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I Like Drum Circles

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    Pagan/wiccan Drums

    Drums are as old as our species.   Drums were as common to our European ancestors as they were in Africa -- before being outlawed as "too pagan" by the new Christians.  But the drums still live in our bodies and souls, and in the far hidden places remained hidden.   Recently...
    DozerDan DozerDan 66-70, M 2 Responses Aug 8, 2012

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    Winter Drum...

      I think this will be a good place to share my drums.... Drum circles are important because they bring unity and harmony to the people. This is Snow Drum, it has been played by many people. It is an 18 inch drum with sparkling snowflakes painted on it. I...
    PeaceOnEarth PeaceOnEarth 46-50, F 3 Responses Dec 23, 2007

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    Power Instrument

    The drums are the first instrument connected to humanity. On the most basic level, drums have been used to warn, to protect, to call, and to talk to others. I had the luxury of being a part of a drum circle, once a week for a couple hours or so, for about a month. It truly was...
    verkozigan verkozigan 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 28, 2008

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    I Love The Rainbow

    As far back as I can remember, I started my painting sessions as a young child, with making a rainbow, from making all the colors wet, and ready to go. I have had this deep connection to rainbows for a long time now, rainbow pics, in the sky, and things in rainbow colors, like...
    chakrasista chakrasista 31-35, F May 8, 2012

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    I Was a Little Wowed

     So I was at this Autism Family Fun Day. It was an event for families with Autistic children. There were vendors and games and music. I did not have my daughter with me as I was just there helping a friend advertise her Therapy Center. It was actually pretty tedious...
    deleted deleted 26-30 19 Responses Mar 16, 2009

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    Naked Drumming

    It was a Wiccan festival.  There was a dome shelter with a firepit and a row of drummers.  Smoke filled the air and drumming filled the soul.  It wasn't a nude event exactly, but being Wiccan, Skyclad was tolerated.  In truth it...
    IndyNudist IndyNudist 46-50, M 18 Responses Jun 18, 2008

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    Me Too

    In San Diego there's a lot of tribes and reservations and i was invited by an indian friend of mine to attend his aa/na meetings at the Viejas Tribe. I was like okay cool. It was cool too, I have 2 dui's so i have been to a lot of freaking meetings and never liked them and never...
    frosti frosti 31-35, F Mar 17, 2009

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    Good Vibrations!!

    so, i was welcomed into a drum circle last night.  it was my first time.  i gotta tell ya, it was AMAZING!!!  i was invited by my reiki instructor, and our intention with the circle was to raise energy.  my energy was raised soooo high, i really felt almost...
    usetheforceluke usetheforceluke 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 22, 2010

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    A Very Cool Place!

    At one of the music festivals that I went to a few years ago some of the organizers built a giant dreamcatcher-like structure out of deadfall trees and rope.  It must have been at least 50 feet or more in diameter and at least 10 to 12 feet high in the center.  Every...
    ShewhoisEvolving ShewhoisEvolving 51-55, F 3 Responses Dec 19, 2007

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    My Introduction...

    Though I've been a kit drummer since the age of 10, I first became involved with drum circles in the 90's. What fascinated me was that some of the people who participated were having a 'spiritual' experience; some were having a strictly creative musical experience; and some were...
    musicbook musicbook 56-60, M 3 Responses Aug 13, 2010

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    The Freestyle Drum Circle

    On one of the many Yahoo drum circle groups I belong to someone posted an opinion about how drum circle novices should take lessons before participating in drum circles and not consider themselves "drummers". Here was my response:   "...I think that this issue depends on...
    musicbook musicbook 56-60, M 2 Responses Jun 28, 2012

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    Squirrel Drum

      This is a favorite of mine because my mother named me "Squirrel" when I was a baby. This is a 16 inch drum....and is one of my first drums.
    PeaceOnEarth PeaceOnEarth 46-50, F 3 Responses Dec 23, 2007

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    Fire Drum

    This is FireGoddess. She is a large drum suitable for several drummers to play at once. She is special to my heart because I made her as a tribute to the art of firedancing.You can go to www.sundoor.com and find my firewalking teacher Peggy Dylan.There is firewalking video here...
    PeaceOnEarth PeaceOnEarth 46-50, F 6 Responses Dec 23, 2007

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    Being a Drummer

    I play the Bodhran and love to attend drum circles both Druidic and non-Druidic. For the drum is the heartbeat of the Earth and can be directed to healing the Planet and bringing harmony in the universe. Just as a person wiht a weak heart has no energy when we neglect the Earth...
    Raibeart Raibeart 51-55, M 3 Responses May 1, 2008

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    Never Enough Drums!

    One of the greatest things my mom told me was that when I was a baby, I loved to beat on pots and pans. Then I got a little bigger and would place them in the floor, in a circle. Sometimes I'd beat them and sometimes I's run around them. Lol. This is but a part of the "memories...
    FellidayaFiresong FellidayaFiresong 31-35, F Oct 14, 2012

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    There Is Something So Powerful About Drumming...

    I love to drum. It is always hit and miss trying to find a drum circle, so I decided one day (four years ago) that I was just going to start a drum circle. I set it up on the internet and posted flyers locally. I made it an open format, without structure, requiring nor...
    lisalynne lisalynne 36-40, F 10 Responses Feb 10, 2008

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    single bodymind, the hunter/killer functionwithout waste, a force in focus.pure,no fear or anger,only the clear-eyed passionless action of muscle-memory,reflex to an aim.Knifedance...
    sumnerkagan sumnerkagan 46-50, M 1 Response Feb 5

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    I just got these really dark raccoon circles like about 6-8 months ago. I've been going through a lot lately... a divorce, financial problems, overworked and just plain depressed...
    LadyReni22 LadyReni22 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    When John Lennon was asked if Ringo Starr was the best drummer in the world he replied: "In the world? He's not even the best drummer in The Beatles!" :D
    gingerplum gingerplum 18-21, F 7 Responses 3 days ago

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    Can u recommend some songs for me to play on drums. Any genre is ok. I'll do my best to video record as well.
    BenDrummer45 BenDrummer45 13-15, M Feb 1

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    I love drummers!! I think there so smexy!!
    themagijudal themagijudal 22-25, F Feb 11

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    want to learn how to play the drums but i got no timeee
    wolflover514 wolflover514 16-17, F Feb 18

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    C'MON ALONG my mind is running all over tonight, for richer, for poorer, from bite to delight. as long as it's coming I'll keep right on drumming my fingers on paper to get it...
    paulie138 paulie138 66-70, M Feb 9

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    10 reasons why: 10. Jennifer Aniston never ranks No. 1. Best cast member from Friends? Best romantic interest of Brad Pitt? Best Actress in a feature film? Poor Jennifer. 9. The...
    SammySamps SammySamps 51-55, M 2 Responses Jan 28

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    I don't hang out much with my friends in the uni. I mean, I'm with them when I'm there like when waiting for the next class or lunch but I don't go out having fun with them much. I...
    ellen023 ellen023 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 1

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    The ships in a dusty harbor, black out of the slave sweat have lowered their sails Woman walking barefoot carry a secret burden of bullets on their heads in baskets, with pepper...
    Vrime Vrime 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 2

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    I'm tire; I should go to bed, but the rhymes keep flying around in my head. it may be that way 'til my final day, so, I'll sing them long after I'm dead. they'll call it the...
    paulie138 paulie138 66-70, M 4 days ago

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    this world seems so finite to some, while eternity's beating the drum. the message they send, beware of the end. I just don't believe it'll come. (Jan.27, 2015)
    paulie138 paulie138 66-70, M Jan 28

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    subtlety's just not my suit. you won't catch me here playing a flute. give me a drum, that's where I come from. I don't want any trying to get cute. (Feb.4, 2015)
    paulie138 paulie138 66-70, M Feb 5

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    RUNNING FREE well, here it is twelve-twenty-one, with six limericks already done. I need to slow down before I can drown in the ink as I just let it run. my fingers just keep...
    paulie138 paulie138 66-70, M Feb 9

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    I went to a therapy session with a woman specializing in essential oils. Basically they just put oils on your body in certain places and it's supposed to make you feel better. I...
    Exhibitz007 Exhibitz007 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 10

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    I fine them forever enticing. They're like a wonderful decoration upon the objects of my endless desires.The ultimate for me would to meet a woman that has big naturals with...
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 11

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    when I was a kid I practised the drums. when I first started out I was nothing but thumbs. they told me the teen years were the best that I'd see, and I thought, "my god, then what...
    paulie138 paulie138 66-70, M Feb 17

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    MUNCHIES I've had a lot of coffee, so I'm feeling the buzz. I smoked a lot of pot to clear away all the fuzz. now, I'm making a midnight snack. I'm hungry too, but I'm feeling...
    paulie138 paulie138 66-70, M Feb 17

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    Who has heard of the band Black Veil Brides? I've listened to them since late 2005/early 2007 and they are amazing live. I met the band quite a few times, and I know their ex...
    Christain94 Christain94 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    WAITING FOR SPRING the alarm clock just marked twelve oh-three; it's now the twenty-fourth for me. don't know about you, but I made it through another day of feeling free...
    paulie138 paulie138 66-70, M 2 days ago

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    My teacher said i had to draw circles or squares on the antilope to make it look 3D, but what do i now do with the weird circle lines?
    ThinkingCat ThinkingCat 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 10

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    I think its the contrast as I'm a tall overweight woman. I like how in control I am. I also like how heavy and lazy I can be and how small and fit she is.. At dinner I buldge out...
    kelr14 kelr14 22-25, F 4 hrs ago

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    Actually I don't like history. In fact a lot of it sickens me. Here's some of my countries history.Germany was slow to win a place in the sun but quick to turn it into a hell on...
    YBlah YBlah 41-45 3 hrs ago

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    I found ‘I don’t like to be praised’, but not the above :) I do like to be praised. It means I did something right. It doesn’t necessarily have to be about looks, although...
    graciousindifference29 graciousindifference29 26-30, F 1 hr ago

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    I suddenly realized that all people-all women are not like me.they are able to feel ,while I am not.
    calibaybay calibaybay 22-25, F 4 hrs ago

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    THE BARTENDER I met a bartender from Greece, who said, "these challenges must cease; I can build a screwdriver with less than McGyver, while writing a note to police. "my niece...
    paulie138 paulie138 66-70, M 4 hrs ago

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    I remember going to Spain and I was sitting on a nudist beach like a washed up whale pale large and fat and three Spanish girls can towards me they were tanned tiny and so pretty...
    kelr14 kelr14 22-25, F 3 hrs ago

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    TWERKING she said she wanted to twerk one day when we were at work. she did it with sass, with a "hey! kiss my a**." and she told me that I was a jerk. I said, "but you did it so...
    paulie138 paulie138 66-70, M 3 hrs ago

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    Oddly enough I like the world building and fleshing out the characters more than writing the actual main plot.
    Felicity3110 Felicity3110 22-25, F 2 hrs ago

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    I can't draw or design but I've got it figured out pretty well. I still haven't figured out where to place my stuffed animals though. It will never come true but it's nice...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 hr ago

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    GET THE CHAIR!! I need a computer desk chair; my neck hurts, and so does my hair, my back, and especially my a**, are hurting like Joe Sassafras. I gotta get one somewhere...
    paulie138 paulie138 66-70, M 1 hr ago

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