To dream that you are playing the drums indicate that you progress through life by your own terms. You are strong willed and stick by the decisions you make. The dream may also be a metaphor to indicate you are “drumming up” business. You need to be more aggressive with your new ideas.
To hear a drum in your dream symbolizes the rhythm of life and the need to keep a steady pace in the pursuit of your goals.
To see a drum, foretells amiability of character and a great aversion to quarrels and dissensions.
It is an omen of prosperity to the sailor, the farmer and the tradesman alike.
If you are playing the drums, you are living life on your own terms.
The kind of drums you play
or hear shows the emotional state, and thus the overall
tone of your life: it might be jazzy and exciting, militant, wild
, or like jungle
To hear a drum symbolizes the rhythm of life, your heartbeat
, and the need to keep a steady pace in the pursuit of your goals. There might also be a message
in the drumbeat, or someone is calling for help
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of primordial sound, and a vehicle for the word
, for tradition and for magic
(60). With the aid of drums, shamans
can induce a state of ecstasy
. It is not only the rhythm and the timbre which are important in the symbolism of the primitive drum, but, since it is made of the wood
of ‘the Tree
of the World’, the mystic sense of the latter also adheres to it (18). In the most primitive cultures, as in the most advanced, it is equated with the sacrificial altar
and hence it acts as a mediator between heaven
. However, given
and its skin
, it corresponds more properly to the symbolism of the Element of earth.