The Mystery of Rain Dances

The Mystery of Rain Dances

By Jill Mattson

Jill Pic 1People performed rain dances all over the globe for thousands of years. Why would people repeat this for millennia if it didn’t work? It worked. What is it about the rain dance, the singing and dancing that helps it to rain?

Fumes affect rain. Traffic and industrial exhaust decreases on weekends, resulting in an increase of rain by 20 % on weekends. Poor weather conditions have been blamed on the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) and the sounds they broadcast. We definitely have the technology to make it rain. Weather can be influenced and altered. That makes sense as everything is energy and it interacts and changes in close proximity!


What do we know about the basics of rain? Air contains water, but near the ground it is usually an invisible gas called water vapor. When warm air rises, it expands and cools. Cool air can’t hold as much water vapor as warm air, so some of the vapor condenses onto tiny pieces of dust in the air and forms droplets around dust particles. When billions of these droplets accumulate they become a visible cloud.
As clouds and their water droplets accumulate, the droplets bind together and form even bigger drops. When the drops get too heavy, they fall because of gravity. Bigger and denser clouds allow the shaman to “wring” precious water droplets out of the cloud.


How did ancient shamans get the water droplets to fall out of the cloud? One way was to make the air rise. A fire in the middle of the rain dance was instrumental – making hot air rise. Long ceremonies of dance and song would also create heat.


The water droplet sticks to a dust particle until it gets too heavy or it is shaken and falls free. Ancient people knew sound waves blended with all physical things – including their environment. Water droplets were vibrated with singing, drumming and dancing. This helped the water droplet overcome cohesion and release from the cloud.


Ancient stories tell us that there were better times for rain dances. How different it feels at various times – dawn versus noon. July feels different than a snowy Christmas morning. Ancient people noticed what it felt like right before it rained. They matched this feeling to create good conditions for rain. For example, it felt more like it might rain prior to a full moon when “watery” forces are strongest. This would be a great time for a rain dance.
Civilizations experimented with types of dances, rhythms, pitches and vowels sounds. What was the most effective in creating rain the fastest? Which musical vibration shook the water droplets the most? Even the color of what they wore as clothes or on their faces would subtly add to the vibrational stew.

Rain dances were certainly not a superstition activity of primitive people. Rain dancing was a practical art that was perfected over of thousands of years by people who observed nature and used the energy of music to enhance their lives!

About the Author

Jill Mattson
Jill Mattson

Jill Mattson is a prolific Artist, Musician and Author. Jill is a four – time author and widely recognized expert and composer in the field of Sound Healing!   She has written four books and produced six CD’s that combine intricate Sound Healing techniques with her original Award winning musical compositions (Deep Wave Beauty CD – Best New Age CD of 2012 – Silver Award).  The CD’s consist of intriguing, magical tracks using ancient & modern techniques – with sound energy & special healing frequencies to achieve profound benefits. Also available on the sites are additional free mp3’s of her Sound Healing compositions, including Solfeggio Tones, Star Energy, Flower Frequencies, Fibonnaci and nature tones. Gallery and music at,,