Shamanic drumming is an ancient approach that uses rhythm as a vehicle for healing, consciousness expansion, and community building. Trained in the Mongolian shamanic tradition, Michael presents the first practical guide to applying this ancient healing art to our modern lives. Included are step-by-step exercises and chapters on sacred drumming, journeying, power practice, and healing the earth. Whether you are an accomplished percussionist or a total beginner, this user-friendly book will help you utilize the healing power of drumming. Recent studies demonstrate that drumming is a valuable treatment for stress, chronic pain, cancer, stroke, trauma, addictions, mental illness, emotional disorders and a wide range of physical disabilities. The therapeutic effects include relaxation, healing, more energy, greater mental clarity, enhanced creativity and deeper self-awareness.