Monday, 21 November 2016

NEW ALBUM THE MANTRA EXPERIMENTS Musicians Gallery



                                             Many Thanks to Gareth Davies on Sitar

Great News Folks! My wonderful collaborative new album The Mantra Experiments is now available to order. 

I am so grateful to all the wonderful musicians that volunteered with me to give our time and make this beautiful gift of love, so that you can immerse yourself in Mother Nature and the blissful journey of Mantra.



                                                    Many Thanks to Tim Shaw in Didgeridoo


The Mantra Experiments Album is a limited Edition Green Vinyl Effect CD with the covers being made at a Residential Home for Older People. The sales generate funds for Sound Memories Radio, a dementia friendly project that enables older people to share their life stories and listen to their local environment even if they can no longer go outside.




                                               Many Thanks to Shey Edlington on Handpan

Musicians that kindly joined me for The Mantra Experiments include Gareth Davies on Sitar, Tim Shaw on Didge, Shey Edlington on Handpan and Susan Berry on Welsh Harp.


                                              Many Thanks to Susan Berry on Welsh Harp

And off course me, chanting mantra and playing Gong, Tibetan Singing Bowls, Bamboo Flute, Ocarina, Djembe, Shaman Drum, Ting Sha, Shruti Box, shakers and Sansula. 




Mother Nature joins us too through her rain, rivers, sea and thunder.

To order, paypal £10 leaving your address or alternatively you can contact me directly to arrange a different payment like cheque or pick up in person: cherylbeermusic@gmail.com

Many thanks for your support.



Saturday, 12 November 2016

The Stargate to a Vegan Friendly Drum Journey




As a life long vegetarian myself, and someone who walks an eco- aware journey, it has been quite a difficult choice working with shaman drums. 

Yes, I honour the spirit of the animal, Yes, the drum in itself is bio- degradable, but after 32 years without eating the earth's creatures, I have been researching different ways of creating a Stargate that honours the breath and warmth of our totem and spirit animals, as well as their skin.

I was very pleased when Deirdra Barr asked me about making Vegan friendly drums. It was that bit of motivation to push me into experimenting further. 

The current birthing is  with fibre skin. 

You can see in the picture above that although the paints work differently to the animal skins, they are still very beautiful. 

Now to live and breathe the drums to see how they adjust to their new sacred Flower of Life. 

As soon as I put this picture on facebook, a dear friend purchased this drum in the picture and then that evening Deirdra and I were chatting again on facebook and between us devised her new commission: Sister Drums

I love this idea. That she is buying a drum for herself and one for a dear friend. The drums will journey together at the same time through the same creative and spiritual process. The Sisters will journey in meditation when they are together and thus, stay together even when they are apart.

So, what started at the beginning of the week as a creative experiment is now opening into a flower of so many possibilities. Who knows where it will lead. I will trust each footstep across the little stepping stones from my cottage to my Mantra Shack, which now looks like a beautiful Drum Birthing Womb.



Flower of Life: The Sacred Geometry of Drums




Hello Friends,

This week I have started a new R&D process, creating very beautiful, Flower of Life Reiki Chakra Drums & it's been so lovely to have such wonderful feedback from you all via facebook. Thank you so much, it means the world to me.

As a reiki practitioner and Sound Therapist, I have spent a great deal of time setting the intentions with the drums before decorating then, setting the intentions with the drums before decorating them, honouring the loving light whilst chanting in the woods opposite my cottage and also by the fresh water stream, where i perform gratitude for water ceremonies to acknowledge and respect a stargate to the ancestors. 


The Flower of life is a very important symbol to me. It comes from what is known as a Sacred Geometry and is said to contain ancient values depicting the fundamental forms of space and time. 

In this sense The Flower of Life is a visual expression of the connections life weaves through us all, believed to contain the very basis for all living things. 

Passed onto us in designs created by the ancestors in sacred spaces throughout the world, the ancients call to us today through nature's geometric. 

The Flower of Life is a stargate that continues through the heartbeat of time. 

I have found it very powerful in meditation to visualise the Flower of Life at the heart of my Reiki Drumming in cleansing chakra. 

It is this that has been the inspiration for my new Flower of Life Drums. 

This beautiful pair below are entitled Mother & Daughter. And as I shared the journey of their creation on facebook, so commissions came in before the paint had even dried. 


Flower of life Drums are certainly my creative calling in the now and as I live and breathe the beginnings of their sacred journey, I gaze in wonder at nature's beauty through the flower of her eye.