We still place extraordinary significance on the use of musical instruments in rituals. There are uncountable drumming circles throughout the world. And where would Celtic or Native American ceremonies be without drums, flutes, and whistles? But none of the species used to create these marvelous instruments, whether plant or animal, was ever chosen randomly. Each has unique ritual properties and those properties would be well known before fashioning a flute or tying up a drum. Please visit Essays for a more in depth discussion about The Flutes and Drums of Antiquity and the Appendix where species are listed. Note that most drums and many flutes and whistles require animal components. While in Essays take a look at an associated article called Animal Allies.
Today’s post in The Compendium for Spirit Handling is about a ritual species called Mayweed or Anthemis. And Monday being the day for posting in the Companion Planting blog you’ll find a new post about plant propagation. Hope you enjoy them both.