Attributes: Middle World rhythm-maker, brings lightness to body space and structure. Sounds like a bouncing ball of bamboo!
Hawaiian Nose Flutes
Attributes: Speaks to Middle World intimacy of Love, authenticity and truth-telling. It is traditionally believed that the air through the nose is more pure–because “you can’t tell a lie through your nose!” Made of cane.
Zapotec Quad Clay
Attributes: Communication between the Divine Masculine and Divine Feminine. Reunification between Heaven and Earth. Tells a story of the dance between Dissonance and Harmony, and highlighting their Oneness. Made of ceramic.
Attributes: Calls to Spirit to open communication with the Heart. Traditionally used for Invocation & Initiation, the conch shell has had many uses: as a communication device, a battle cry, dispersing ”evil spirits”, and for victorious unions and celebration.
Attributes: Ceremonial, sonic-shamanic guidance into Inner World. Can be played with one hand. Made of ceramic.
Condor Bone Flute
Attributes: Calls to Spirit, invocation, clears mental static. Handmade and gifted by mentor and friend, Tito La Rosa. This is a most unique and treasured instrument with the sonic power to laser-cut through stone…hypothetically.
Attributes: The vibrating metal reed “makes one’s mind drift away.” Former bullet casings are made into beautiful mouth harps by the Hmong people of Vietnam. The symbolic transformation from a piece of War into an instrument of Peace is one of many reasons listeners (& players) experience transcendence through its sound.
Dino Bone Ocarina
Attributes: Invocation and calling to Spirit realms (similar to Condor Bone Flute), this partially polished dinosaur bone with opal inlaid eyes is one-of-a-kind, skillfully crafted by the late master gem carver, Whittaker Freegard. A powerful shamanic tool with a piercing, primitive voice.
Peruvian Ritual Flute
Attributes: Addresses the Three Worlds or “Pachas” in Peruvian Cosmology. (also called, ancestor flute). Made of ceramic, the rounded shape merges Air, Fire and Water.elements for sonic opening, clearing and removal.
Attributes: Snake is considered the Wisdom Keeper to the Aztecs. When Spanish conquistadors came, they forbade the use of color for men, so women kept the Wisdom/Knowledge alive by wearing multi-colored Snake in the form of headbands and belts.
Attributes: The Mother Flute who speaks to the Inner World, or ancestral world. Powerful and penetrative Air Element instrument when we need to connect with our ancestors. Made of bamboo by Tito La Rosa.
Attributes: Trance-inducing, rhythmic drone assists us to “lift-off” into higher perspectives. Can bring relief from over-identification of the physical body, and locked mental-emotional patterns. Wind Wands are exceptional accompaniment for standing meditations, singing and chant.
Attributes: Made and gifted by Tito La Rosa, who dreamed this instrument into form. “The dream came from my ancestors.” explained Tito. It is most often played with a condor feather which rhythmically cuts through the air complementing the high soaring runs of the quills. It’s a blessing!
Attributes: Breaks up hardened, stagnant and/or impacted energies. The pod shells can sound as soft as a trickling stream or as fierce as an Amazonian waterfall! And like the former, they can crack through the most solid emotional blocks lodged in the physical body…if needed.
Zapotec Triple Clay
Attributes: Triple clay flutes are replicas inspired by Tenenexpan and Mayan culture with Zapotec decorations. The warm, rounded sound of ceramic sings with both gentleness and power. And though they’re suited well for tenderizing Heart and Mind with Spirit, I’m drawn to driving rhythms.
Shakapas (Bamboo & Indian Corn)
Attributes: A penetrative energetic broom that clears while Inducing an altered-state through entrainment. Brings in the magnetic-dynamic power of the Air and Water elements, like wind and rain through a forest.
Mayan Drone Flutes (Ohm, F# and A)
Attributes: They are often called “love flutes” because of the dual chamber, and were originally made of ceramic. Ohm is the pitch of the Earth. Calls from middle Earth to the Heavens. The Ohm flute is made of aromatic cedar with a turquoise stone inlay. The F# resonates with the “High-Heart” chakra, made of Peruvian oak and is inlaid with a silver Eagle totem and tourmaline bead. ‘Concert A’ is often considered the pitch of the 6th chakra, or third eye, related to higher consciousness or expanded states of awareness. Made of Lacewood. (this was my first Mayan drone–a gift from my dear friend, Ailish. -Bless you!!)