My name is Axel, and I am a 34 year old family man from Skien, Norway. Since early childhood, nature, indigenous peoples and their knowledge have been something that has interested me to a great extent. This path has taken me deep into the Amazon, where I have learn about and experienced traditional medicine and healing first hand. The highly respected shaman Gino Chaka Runa has become a mentor, partner and friend, and strengthened my practical spiritual tools. I have been involved in music, also on a professional level, for 22 years, and own my own company in lifestyle coaching.
We humans have a very close and deep relationship with music, and I have come to know it as the original language of the soul. Tens of thousands of years ago, people from different cultures, spread across different continents, began to realize that certain instruments had a deeper function. This applied to instruments such as the rattle, flute, mouth harp and perhaps especially, the drum.
By learning to master the drum, it could open the veil between our world, and provide insight into what lies beyond. Today, the drum and the rattle are widely used in many different practices for healing, drum circles and personal insight and growth. In our family, the drums hang high on the wall and they are used almost daily. The same goes for the rattles.
The discoveries of our ancestors, their wisdom and my personal experiences have given me great respect for these instruments. When I make drums and rattles, I am always very present in the process with a clear intention that this will be a meaningful and powerful tool for those who end up owning it.