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Desert Rose

Frame Drum

Ahava and Blessings!

Welcome to the exploration of the Desert Rose Frame Drum, a rhythmic portal that takes you on a journey through layers of history, sacred traditions, and ceremony.


The Frame Drum, a symbol of reverence and resonance, is deeply rooted in the cultural tapestry of the Middle East, playing a pivotal role in biblical times. Used primarily by women and priestesses, it was a ceremonial companion, embodying the sacred cadences of prayer, celebration, and communal gatherings. It thrummed in the hands of the Essenes, a Jewish mystical group renowned for their spiritual purity and devotion, filling their sacred spaces with a palpable, rhythmic energy.

As time progressed, the Frame Drum was played in the Mediterranean and the pure desert essence of the story of the Frame Drum interwove with the vibrant era of Al-Andalus in Spain. In this diverse epoch, Jews, Muslims, and Christians lived in a unique symbiosis, their distinct cultures unified through the universal language of music. The Frame Drum resounded through this cultural blend, reverberating the prayers and celebrations of these diverse communities.


In this multicultural crucible, the Raqisiyat emerged, the priestesses of Sacred Sound, Dance, and Drumming. Within their grasp, the Frame Drum came alive, embodying a divine rhythm that danced between the earthly and the spiritual, the sensual and the sacred.

Our Desert Rose Frame Drum holds a respectful space for these rich traditions. Its rhythm resonates with the echoes of the Tof Miriam style, a rhythm named after the prophetess Miriam known for her frame drum playing. It's not just a beat, but a sacred pulsation, a bridge that connects us to our ancestry and the primordial heartbeat of the universe.

To experience the Desert Rose Frame Drumming is to step into a living rhythm of history and spirituality. Ana Otero offers workshops and trainings, creating immersive experiences into the depths of this sacred drumming practice. For those who wish to delve deeper, The Desert Rose Bee Mentorship and DMT Ritual Movement provide an extensive exploration, allowing you to truly embody the rhythm and spirit of the Desert Rose Frame Drum.

By playing the Desert Rose Frame Drum, you're joining a timeless symphony of devotion, transcending boundaries, and resonating with the heartbeat of history.

I am thrilled to embark on this transformative journey with you and look forward to witnessing the further expansion of this work through your unique expression.

Join me in the specially Curated Program THE MAGDALENE PULSE if you would like to receive Frame Drum Instruction, Sacred Voice Awakening in alignment with the Teachings of Mary Magdalene. This is an IN-BODY experience of The Magdalene Consciousness.

If you would like to join a self paced Introduction to Frame Drumming Program

Ahava and Blessings to you all,
Ana Otero

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