A four holed flute made from a femur bone of a bear was found in a cave in France. Flutes have been found in tombs in Egypt and depicted on their walls. Clay flutes and whistles have been dug up in the cornfields of the Mayan peoples of Guatemala. From Africa to Asia the flute has left its mark. Recently, flutes made from the wingbone of ancient cranes were discovered in China. Clay pan pipes in the Andes and double flutes seen on ancient Greek vases.
Political activist, kidnapped for three years, lived with Indians, bitten by snake, slept in cave, chicken coops and jungles as he traveled North, Central and South America. Vegetarian for six years, delivered his first born, walked with a staff and white clothes seeking answers from the guru maze of eastern philosophies.
A Spiritual Application of Flutemaking
Warning! This may impact your life and be a great blessing
I have been known to say, that the art of Bamboo Flutemaking boils down to where the holes should go and how big they should be. There is much more to flute making of course and it even has a wonderful spiritual message.Thus, dear reader, the Parable of the Flutemaker.