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Rosemarie Ceraso left her lucrative career as V.P. Media Sales and Marketing in a NYC corporation to pursue her creative endeavors and life-long passion for drum & dance. Stepping into a position as managing editor of a new age magazine catapulted her into alternative communities and she has been teaching and creating in the fields of music and the arts, ritual and spiritual healing ever since.



A natural intuit, she has been a student of anthropology and shamanism for over 30 years; her teachers include Michael Harner, Sandra Ingermann, John Perkins, Archie Lame Deer, and Paulo Sebastian. She has studied ancient rituals and ceremonies with medicine and bush people in their native lands of Jamaica, Trinidad, The Amazon, Rio De Janeiro, Arizona and New Mexico. State licensed in eastern and western healing modalities, she is also a certified hypnotherapist. Rosemarie combines and utilizes her skills to work with individuals and groups through her private practice EARTH SPIRIT, in addition to offering ritual and rites of passage workshops, mystery teachings, life path card readings, and life coaching.

As a student of the drum for over 25 years she has studied percussion and dance with renown masters of their art, including Baba Olatunji, Ladji Camara, Sanga Of-The-Valley, Epizo Bangoura, Madou Dembele, Yousoff Kumbassa, Julio Jean and Richard Gonzalez. In 1992 she founded the cultural arts organization Earth Beat which has produced and promoted drum and dance workshops, retreats and various cultural and drum venues and concerts internationally. Earth Beat has been instrumental in creating and marketing broad-based drum community awareness, as well as sponsoring and facilitating the largest longest-running regional monthly community drum and dance jam. She is a founding member of the percussion ensemble Drumbalaya, and has recorded on several artists projects, has drummed in Sweat Lodges and Healing Centers, and has performed internationally at festivals and private and community venues. Through Earth Beat's travel division she has led trips to exotic lands worldwide, introducing many to the teachings and rhythms of ancient communities.

Rosemarie presently resides in Costa Rica and New York and continues to travel extensively facilitating others on their spiritual paths. Her innate ability to integrate ancient & contemporary knowledge into practical application and her determination to facilitate individuals to self empowerment while building spiritual community, has inspired thousands on their paths to self healing and personal & global evolution. Currently she is producing a CD of original shamanic trance compositions, and is publishing her book of her own personal journeys and initiations.


This site is dedicated to the memory of my Bro
Lawrence Leonard Izzo,Col. U.S.Army (Ret.)

whose presence, guidance and support helped create the foundation of
Earth Beat
and all that has come through this portal since

ro & bro dedicate

Larry Izzo
"The Colonel"
8/9/45 - 10/25/03
together forever
in thanks and praise.

Peace and Love



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