Between the beats of a drum refers to the dynamic area where magic occurs. I have come to learn that we are attracted to things like flower essences, drumming, the use of sacred bells or the use of certain crystals because at a soul level we are responding to that items particular and individual vibration. Like vibration attracts like vibration. I am attracted to drumming and the sound of the drum since I was a very young child. The space between the drum beat is the sound vibration and is where the sacred geometry that is held by the sound of the drum. This space of sacred geometry is where our prayers and intentions ride as they flow out into the Universe. In Celtic tradition, this is may be the betwixt and between where magic occurs. I also believe this is the “gap” that Dr. Wayne Dyer writes about.
The sound of a drum beat is sacred because of the sacred geometry between the beats. When we combine prayer and drumming we are creating an energy field that is a blend of the vibration of the words used in the prayer, the sacred geometry of the drum beat, the medicine or vibration of the animal hide (elk, buffalo or deer), the wood of the drum frame and also our emotion, such as love.
Sacred sound is found in many places amongst many cultures. Being consciously aware of how sound is sacred and why it is sacred adds to the power of the ceremony or prayer. We are fully awake to our actions as we blend the “medicine” or spirit of sound and vibration. I consider this big medicine.