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Come Back to Your Heartbeat
Before history was recorded with the written word, women celebrated with drums. Whether it was during our moon cycle, with the cries of giving birth, or with our final silence in death, women carried the beat of life.
Layne Redmond explains in her book "When the Drummers Were Women: A Spiritual History of Rhythm" that (among many other societies) “The Egyptians also believed that the mother’s menstrual blood descended from her heart to her womb to create the child’s new life. The mother’s heartbeat was the power behind the child’s new life as the goddess’s heartbeat was the power behind creation. This is why the frame drum was often painted red, for it represented the pulse of creation.”
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