My Book News Teachings

Hallucinating Your Reality

Alin Seth’s Ted Talk explains how your brain is hallucinating your reality.   The brain is explained as a prediction machine.  Thus, brain uses neural stimuli that manifests a view of reality from sensory information.  This sensory input is based the stimulation of neural pathways that transmit electrical signals.  Therefor, from these signals our brain manifests or hallucinates what it predicts reality to be from perception of stimuli.  When we all agree on these predictions we call this reality. 

The Shamanic Journey to Immortality

In Eric Willison’s book, “The Shamanic Journey to Immortality“, reality is like a radio station that our Brain tunes into using stimuli from our seven senses.  In so doing, your view on reality is based on the brains processing potential.  Therefore, our consciousness can only experience this reality trough the processing of  sensory stimulation.  Thus, you brian is manifesting or hallucinating your reality around you based on energy stimulus.

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Drumming Meditation News Teachings

Root Chakra Drum Meditation With 396 Hz Crystal Singing Bowl

Root Charka Drum Meditation
Root Chakra Drum Meditation

396 Hz Root Chakra drum meditation with crystal singing bowl and chakra chanting. For best effect, watch in the dark while wearing headphones. Feel free to drum along with the drone beat and chant the LAM Root Chakra incantation.

Follow the link to learn more about the spiritual concepts behind our Drum Meditations visit the Baltimore Drum Church Drum Meditations page.

Drumming Journeying Meditation News Uncategorized

First Ring of Crystal Singing Bowls

First Ring of the Solfeggio attuned singing bowls.
Solfeggio Frequencies

This video shows the First Ring of my new crystal singing bowls attuned to the Root, Heart and Crown chakras.  Secondly, singing bowls use the Solfeggio frequencies of 396 Hz, 639 Hz, 963 Hz to resonate with the chakra points. 

Follow the link to learn more about the spiritual concepts behind our Drum Meditations visit the Baltimore Drum Church Drum Meditations page.

My Book News

The Shamanic Journey to Immortality on Amazon

I am proud to announce that the paperback version of my book “The Shamanic Journey to Immortality” is now available on Amazon. From this point on, you have the choice to purchase your choice of paperback or ebook, as well as borrow from the Amazon Lending Library.  Furthermore, all profits from the sale of my book goes to support the mission of Baltimore Drum Church.

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Drumhead Designs News Paintings

Etsy Shop Created for Fund Raising

Charm City Shaman has opened an Etsy store entitled “Shaman’s Spirit Shop”. All funds raised from the Etsy shop go to support the mission of Baltimore Drum Church to include communal drum purchases and large venue event planning.

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Drumming News

Painting My Shaman Drum

My shaman drum took some thinking to design.  The octagram design represents the manifestations of the eightfold path of Buddha, the Wiccan eight spoked wheel, and the Hindu Star of Lakshmi.  I painted the octagrams onto my shaman drum as as a talisman to grow Baltimore Drum Church.


Drumhead Designs

These are original freeform drumhead designs on goat skin frame drums.  I am recreating the essence of some of my journeys endow specific journeying intentions into each drumhead design.  There is an intention put into this design is to aid fellow travelers on third eye and crown chakra journeys and meditations.

Journeying News

Surgery Induced Out of Body Experience

I recently had neck surgery due to to some serious spinal cord issues from an accident 30 years ago. My sister asked if I was afraid, I told her I had been walking this path for 30 years and I was resigned to the surgery.  I needed the surgery so I could walk in old age, so it was simple math.

The surgery went very long, actually twice as long as was planned because the surgery had some complications. Nothing serious, bone spurs that had grown to close to the spine needed delicate handling and the surgeon had to work much more slowly than anticipated.

A crazy thing happened as the post-op staff tried to wake me up afterwards. They tried to wake me twice and both times I would wake up, burst into tears from the pain and I splashed backward into to this fluid like abyss with geometric patterns where there was no pain.  The third time they woke me I came back feet first and I sort of slowly surfaced into my hospital bed and stayed in this reality.  Three times was the charm, after all three is a magic number.  Of course I tried to convey this experience to the nursing staff, but they just looked at me like I was crazy.   Obviously they are  numb to the random utterances post-op patients as they return to consciousness.  I am sure they have heard it all.

This was not a Theta wave jump into a meditative state.  This was much deeper waters I submerged into.  I am pretty certain this was a Delta wave experience most likely induced by the general anesthesia.  It was a peaceful place devoid of bright light.  Everything had a greenish-blue hue sort of like scuba diving so deep that I couldn’t see the surface nor the bottom.   It was like being suspended in embryonic fluid.  Which makes me think this was a Delta wave experience because this was deeper than traveling through the Bardos in the Vatas.  This was the silence of the abyss.

Fortunately, upon that the second plunge back into the abyss I had the wherewithal to actually take advantage of this “mother of all altered states” that I had found myself in.  I also knew that waking up was vitally important and I knew I only had mere moments investigate this strange altered state, but do what?   So I told myself to simply be in this moment and remember.  Sometimes just remembering is good enough.  A few moments later I awoke to three nurses fussing over all the post-op minutia and the moment was gone but not forgotten.



Video Collaboration with Nichole Kelly

A video collaboration with Nichole Kelly and Baltimore Drum Church. Eric Willison produced and edited the video and soundscape recordings and Daveed Korup provided all the percussion and throat singing elements used in the recording. This is the first in a larger video series currently in production.


Baltimore Drum Church Video

Documentation of our last Baltimore Drum Church Video, Enjoy!