Preseli Blue Stone, picture Christiana Aro-Harle
Preseli Blue Stone, picture Christiana Aro-Harle


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In the Land of Drum and Song and the Drum: Receiving Inspiration from Tuvan Shamans”, ©️Sacred Hoop magazine, Issue 25 1999. Additional link, p. 10-15 (password: dancer)

In the Land of Drum and Song and the Drum: Receiving Inspiration from Tuvan Shamans pdf (downloadable)

Songs to a Faraway Sky – The use of blessings in Tuvan shamanism ©️, Sacred Hoop magazine, Issue 64 (pdf, 400 kb)

Pregnant With The Drum” in ©️ Sacred Hoop magazine, Issue 105 2019

Amos Darkwa Asare, Sibelius Academy “Indigenous Music in Healing Rituals: A Comparative study of the Twelve Apostles Church in Ghana and Shamanism in Finland.” (pdf, 7MB)

Christiana Aro-Harle, “Shamanism, Shamanic Healing and Jouneying and Breathwork” ©️, Christiana Harle: Shamanism, Shamanic Healing and Jouneying and Breathwork -lopputyö

Christiana Aro-Harle, “There is a Hive in Every Female”©️, Christiana Harle: There is a Hive in Every Female

The Staff and the Song: Using the Old Nordic Seiđr in Modern Shamanism ©️, by Annette Høst

Christiana Aro-Harle: Luonto kumppanina (only in Finnish),

Annie Spencer, UK,

Raila Mar (in Finnish and English),

“Sielunmenetys ja -palautus nykyshamanismissa” (in Finnish), Hanna Metsähinen, Syventävä tutkielma, Helsingin yliopisto, Metsahinen_Hanne_Pro_gradu_2020

Rhythm, Drumming, and Shamanism – In the Beginning, there was the Beat, by Dr. Steven Farmer, Nov 21, 2018:

Immune and affect response to shamanic drumming, Sandra Dickey Harner, Fordham University:

Brain changes during a shamanic trance: Altered modes of consciousness, hemispheric laterality, and systemic psychobiology, Pierre Flor-Henry, Yakov Shapiro and Corine Sombrun, 2017:

Complementary Therapy for Addiction: “Drumming Out Drugs”, Michael Winkelman, PhD, MPH, 2003:

Effects of Group Drumming Interventions on Anxiety, Depression, Social Resilience and Inflammatory Immune Response among Mental Health Service Users; Daisy Fancourt, Rosie Perkins, Sara Ascenso, Livia A. Carvalho, Andrew Steptoe, Aaron Williamon; 2016:

Altered States During Shamanic Drumming: A Phenomenological Study; Anette Kjellgren & Anders Eriksson, University of Karlstad; 2010:

Drum birthing workshop video

 Christiana Harle ‘Birthing a Drum’ Workshop.mp4

Preseli BlueStone

This is driving, hypnotic journeying music played on bluestone mixed with spirit voice singing. Recorded in the Preseli mountains of Wales in 2017 with the assistance of grandfather and grandmother bluestones and voice added in Nick’s studio. Assisted by Martin Wilford and Nicholas Breeze Wood. There are many stones on that hill that resonant. No damage was done to this National Treasure.

Shamanic journeying drumming:

Shamanic voice and stone journeying: see Preseli Blue Stone
Voice journeying: coming soon.

Other links

Scandinavian Center for Shamanic Studies with Annette Høst, Jonathan Horwitz & Zara Waldebäck,

Shamanic Centre of Finland Association – Shamaaniseura ry,