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Brannon Howse
Brannon Howse
Aired Wednesday, February 10
Brannon Howse: February 10, 2016
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A church in Wisconsin has advertised on their Facebook page a drumming circle. Are you familiar with this? Is this the next trend coming into evangelicalism? First it was transcendental meditation camouflaged under the term contemplative prayer and then was Christian yoga that is not Christian at all. Now it is drumming circles. Drumming circles are also known as shamanic drumming coming from the word shamanism. Brannon reads from the writings a drumming expert and author. Native Americans practice drumming circles and have reported the manifestations of spirit images. The goal of a drumming circle is to enter the spirit world or what practitioners also call tapping into a energy vortex. The drumming includes prayers to Father Sky and Mother Earth. Topic: One of the experts of drumming circles was raised in a conservative baptist church and claims to had his first ecstatic experience as a student at a church revival. He claims to have experienced a trancelike elation that inspired his spiritual quest. What kind of activities and methods have been promoted over the years within evangelicalism that could have encouraged this and the belief that truth or spirituality is obtained by emotional and subjective experiences? Topic: We take your calls.

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