This track is from the album Power Animal Drumming: Calling the Spirits and is available for purchase on CD Baby here: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/MichaelDrake. Mourning Dove is maternal, gentle, serene, and embodies peace, love, and harmony. It is linked with dawn and dusk when the veil between the seen and unseen worlds is at its thinnest. Dove can help us connect with the spirit world at these times. The mourning dove's song speaks to our heart and stirs our emotions. Its mournful coo soothes our soul and calms our troubled thoughts, allowing us to find renewal in the silence of mind.
Power animal drumming is a shamanic way to evoke and internalize animal archetypes. An animal archetype represents the spirit and attributes of the entire species of that animal. Shamanism is the endeavor to cultivate ongoing relationships with power animals to gain insight, healing methods, and other vital information that can benefit the community. When an animal spirit is invoked, there is often an accompanying rhythm that comes through. Shamans frequently use these unique rhythms to summon their helping spirits for the work at hand. The spirit calling rhythms on this CD evolved over many years through me and fellow shamanic circle drummers as gifts from our animal relations to all who seek the oneness of everything. Evocative drum rhythms, rattles, flutes, didgeridoos, animal calls, nature sounds, and synthesizers connect you with the collective strength and wisdom of power animals. To learn more read Power Animal Drumming here: http://shamanicdrumming.blogspot.com/2011/09/power-animal-drumming.html.
"Well done! Some really nice tracks with excellent stereo field."
--Lawrence M. Barker, Audio Field Recorder
"Sweet Medicine Music! I highly recommend this therapeutic recording. The healing rhythms resonate deep within and stimulate the release of unexpressed feelings and emotions. The music has wonderful transportive qualities; resounding drums and plaintive flutes lull one into a dreamy spirit flight. Many tracks can be looped for continuous play for extended meditation or journeying. I recommend headphones for the richest listening experience. Well done Michael Drake!" 5 Stars.
"A healing shamanic journey reminiscent of David & Steve Gordon's Sacred Earth Drums." 5 Stars.
"Love this music! Thanks for the great packaging and I will play this CD whenever calling my spirits for advice. It is full of powerful drum beats and brings out calm and relaxation." 5.0 out of 5 stars.
--Candy O'Donnell Amazon Reviews
"Listening, "Turtle Shaker" has me 'air shaking/rattling' my empty hands. Spirit-filled, I slowly circle the hearth room of my home. Then come mourning doves calling. Now I am walking through cottonwood leaves among the elder trees beside salmon stream. Eagle beat lifts me up and carries me high above the Earth, soaring, seeing. And on the drum beats go--even as they call in these power animal spirits, these guides and protectors of my spirit, I am transported to other realms where my heart is gladdened and my spirit at peace and enlivened, refreshed. As the drum beats roll on, cultures call to me from around the globe, "We are One;" Michael's gift to all of us. My heart is filled with joy anew, reconnected to my roots. My deepest gratitude goes to you Michael."
--Kathleen Simpson Myron Amazon Reviews