Polar Bear Prayer





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Published on Oct 11, 2010

From Michael Drake's CD "Power Animal Drumming." http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/MichaelD...

"Evocative drum rhythms, rattles, flutes, didgeridoos, animal calls, nature sounds, and synthesizers connect you with the collective strength and wisdom of power animals."

Connect with Polar Bear medicine, which includes introspection, healing, purity, strength, solitude, spirit flight, dreams, death and rebirth, transformation, mystics and visionaries. Inuit peoples regard polar bears as shamans and holy beings.

This poem was read beneath the Tree in the plaza of the holy city of Machu Picchu. It was sent forth as a prayer to the Heart of the World. I wrote this invocation to the Polar Bear after receiving the Polar Bear Beat (the rhythm on the soundtrack) as a gift from the Polar Bear Spirit during a spirit flight at a local shamanic drum circle. Each person in our circle received a unique gift and vision. The number of syllables per line resonates the poem with the Fibonacci series that is based upon the Golden Ratio. This sacred mathematical relationship was used by the ancient Andean people as a calculating device and was known as the Yupana. By utilizing this numerical cadence, the poem harmonizes with the resonating circle of life as a vibratory wave: 3-5-8-5-3-5-8-5 etc. I am grateful!

Michael Drake on Drums
Kerri Lake on Native American Flute
"Haunted Canyon Flute" by Kerri Lake can be found at: http://www.freesound.org/people/kerri...
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

Public Domain photos courtesy of:
Steve Amstrup, Fish & Wildlife Service: Photo 18 (Sow and two cubs)
Alphonso Braggs, U.S. Navy: Photo 13 (Three Polar bears approach the submarine USS Honolulu while surfaced near the North Pole)
Mike Dunn, NOAA: Photo 16 (Polar bear tracks on the ice)
Gregg Gusse, National Park Service: Photos 8
(Chukchi Shaman Dance) and 11 (Kingikmiut Native Dance Festival)
Joshua Strang, U.S. Air Force: Photo 17 (Aurora Borealis)
U.S. government photos are in the public domain and therefore not copyrighted

Creative Commons photos courtesy of:
Floyd Davidson: Photo 9 (Inupiat drummers)
Norwegian Marcus: Photo 5 (Polar Bear walking in Greenland)
Ansgar Walk: Photos 2 (Polar Bear walking on ice), 4 (Polar bear on ice flow),
10 (Polar bear stepping on ice flow), and 14 (Face of a male polar bear)
Alan D. Wilson: Photos 1 (Young Boar), 6 (Young Boar), 7 (Sow & Cub),
12 (Young Boar), and 15 (Two Cubs)
Creative Commons Copyright: Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license

Copyright © 2010 by Michael Drake

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