Dark Moon Drum Birthing
Sun, Dec 05 | Temple of the Rebel Goddess

Dark Moon Drum Birthing

Join Sarah and Sam at the Temple of the Rebel Goddess as they lead you through a day of deep and reverential ceremony in the birth of your own Dark Moon Drum
Registration is Closed

Time & Location

Dec 05, 2021, 9:00 AM – 7:30 PM
Temple of the Rebel Goddess, 400 Linden Ave, Dayton, Ohio 45403 Suite 245

About the Event

The new moon is a time of rest, of reverence, and reflection. We are often told to fear the dark, but it is inside that void where growth and evolution happens. The unknown is something to celebrate, not to fear. 

Join Sarah and Sam as they lead you through a day of deep and reverential ceremony in the birth of your own Dark Moon Drum. We welcome a special guest, the Goddess known as Katie Grace. She is an inspirational creator and the harvester of the wild walnuts that will be used as pigment to create the deep color of our drums. 

In this 10-hour mini retreat, you will make our own 12” maple & elk frame drum with a mallet. This event will also include circle work, ceremony building, meditation, breathworking, pathworking, drum playing, and more. We will learn, share, and co-create sacred instruments together. We will give thanks to the elk and maple, acknowledging the lives they lived and for sharing themselves with us. 

We will dye the hides with the natural pigment sourced from walnuts harvested earlier this year. It will create a beautiful deep black color in the hide. Together we will punch holes in the hide, decorate the frame, and lace the drum, all while sharing wisdom of the Goddess in community together. 

The creation of the drum is a ceremony in itself, an active prayer of the body and mind. As we birth our own drum, may we remember that the heart drum of our ancestors -- of all global ancestors -- is the same one that is beating inside us today. 

“Because drumming was recognized as an ancient source and symbol of the power of female technicians of the sacred, drumming was banned. Henceforth divinity was to be exclusively masculine. The suppression of women was directly linked to the suppression of the goddess.” ― Layne Redmond, When the Drummers Were Women: A Spiritual History of Rhythm

In the book referenced above, Layne Redmond talks about how, even before history was recorded with the written word, women celebrated with drums. During labor, the steady beat, like that of the heart, helped birthing women tap into the primal strength that they inherently possessed. At sacred circles that bleeding women would attend, they could be found pounding away at the drums while gifting their blood back to Mama Earth. And, in transition from this life to the next, women would be there, helping our loved ones find their way home with the beat of their drum. 

Together with the drum, we raise the energy of the Goddess and all humanity. 

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Chair seating is available. Props (bolsters and back jacks) will be available as well. Please bring any props from home that would make you feel the most comfortable. 

A 1-hour lunch is built into the workshop. There are some restaurants local to our gathering space, but you are welcome to bring your own food. A refrigerator and microwave are available on site. 

You do not have to identify as a woman (or Goddess) to attend.

*You will receive an email prior to the event which prepares you further for the day on what to bring with you.

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$234 for one participant or $408 for two participants

(Partnered Pricing = bring a friend, save 13%)

*If the financial investment is prohibitive for you to attend, please reach out to us to split the payment into two installments.

Space is very limited, maximum 12 participants.

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Chair seating is available upon request. Props (bolsters and back jacks) will be available as well. Please bring any props from home that would make you feel the most comfortable.

A 1-hour lunch is built into the workshop. There are many restaurants local to our gathering space, but you are welcome to bring your own food. A refrigerator and microwave are available on site.

You do not have to identify as a woman (or Goddess) to attend.

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Sarah Monroe is the founder and creatrix of The Art of Wild Pleasure. She is a Wild Woman, Spoken Word Artist, and Sunshine Spreader. She wants to help you become rooted and wild. To love any place your feet are planted, yet be whole-heartedly open to all the pleasures that this cosmic existence has to offer…

Sam Spychalla is the creator of MATMoTIVES, vinyl drishti decals. She drops into flow-state whenever teaching breathwork and expressing herself artistically. She is heart bound to the Goddess, in all her forms but especially the Dark archetypes.

Together these women have founded a movement called Temple of the Rebel Goddess, where they witness and teach the celebration of the Goddess in every person. They do this through gatherings, workshops, and circle leader training. Their website is forthcoming but you can follow all of their delicious adventures on Instagram at  www.instagram.com/rebel_goddess_reclamation/

With special guest Katie Grace. Katie is a scavenger, creatrix, & wild woman. As the artist behind Candle & Crow, she works deeply within the wheel of the year, combining elements of both life & death. Whether she’s scavenging the forest floor for feather & bone or turning dandelions into wine, she cannot deny there is wild magick within her fingertips.

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Rawhides and frames are purchased through Tachini Drums, selling traditional Native American drums and raw materials. While our supplies are ethically sourced through the Native community, this workshop is not intended to appropriate Native or Indigenous culture. While drum making is an Indigenous art as well, we are focused on the celebration and ceremonial use of the drum as a divine tool of the Goddess throughout all civilizations.

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