PLEASE NOTE – Rattles will vary slightly to the picture as each one is unique , like the crystal itself, so will not be completely identical to the images seen on product listed.
Used by shaman for journeying, ceremony and ritual they are hand made in a local tradition using local native products.
Rattles can be used easily while dancing, chanting and invoking power, while moving about or sitting down and are also used for cleansing energy fields.
Shamans use sound to enter trance states for healing and accessing the Otherworlds, and for causing shifts and changes in their own and other peoples’ energy fields.
Sound has powerful effects on the body, the brain and the mind, and the sounds made by rattles are said by native peoples around the world to attract the attention of helpful Spirits.
The seeds within the rattle scatter the illusions of the conscious mind, planting seeds of pure and clear mind.
In South America, the shaman’s rattle is a most sacred instrument.
The rattle is believed to embody the sacred forces of the cosmos through its sounds, structural features, contents, and connection to shamanic trance.
The various parts of the rattle also symbolize the structures of the world.
The handle is the vertical axis that ascends into the Celestial Realm.
The Upper World is represented by the rattle’s great head-gourd, which contains spirits.
so joining the head of the rattle to the handle symbolise the joining of masculine and feminine elements in the universe, an act of fertiliser that bestows the sound of the instruments creative shamanic power.
From a shamanic perspective, care-taking the rattle and playing it properly during ritual, fulfilling the destiny of the human spirit – to sustain the order of existence.
Because the repetitive sound of the rattle, like that of the drum, helps induce trance states.
The shaking of rattles creates high-pitched frequencies that complement the low frequencies of drumbeats.
The high tones of rattles resonate in the upper parts of the body and head.
The low tones of drums act primarily on the abdomen, chest, and organs of balance while stimulating an impulse toward movement.
Rattles stimulate higher frequency nerve pathways in the cerebral cortex than do drums.
This higher frequency input supplements the low-frequency drumbeats, thereby boosting the total sonic effect.
Try a rattle and drum shamanic journey.