Last month we built a earth cob oven here at Archaic Roots during the Mystic Arts Immersion. This was one of the most influential workshops of the event, which required many hands and feet to complete throughout the weekend. Colíbrí … Continued
The slit drum is indigenous to many cultures around the world. Though in this article we will be examining the mesoamerican (includes much of modern Mexico and Central America) slit drum specific to the Americas (pre and post contact). These … Continued
The bullroarer, turndun, or rhombus is an archaic instrument used for thousands of years into the past. It seems the whole world utilized this instrument at some point, and it may be one of the oldest in our history. These … Continued
By James Kennedy Published Aquarius Atlanta Magazine, August 1994- republished with permission from Don Martin (Editor) 2018 At first, the visitor may get the impression they’ve fallen through a time-warp. And in a way, they may be right. The rural … Continued
Throughout history, many ancient musical instruments were more than just a means of producing pleasing sounds for someone to hear. They often had a deeper cultural or spiritual significance that was expressed through their construction, materials and uses. Flutes of various kinds have been in use around the world for at least 50,000 years.
During the last few hundred years the loss of the sacred perspective has been more pronounced. Things have fallen into mundane perspectives, people have forgotten the old path of recognizing power. What has attributed to this, we won’t discuss in … Continued