Today, practicing shamanism doesn’t mean you have to live in a rain forest or a desert. Thanks to a modern renaissance of shamanic spirituality, practitioners from all walks of life now use powerful indigenous techniques for healing, insight, and spiritual growth.
With Awakening to the Spirit World, teachers Sandra Ingerman and Hank Wesselman bring together a circle of renowned Western shamanic elders—Tom Cowan, Carol Proudfoot-Edgar, José Stevens, and Alberto Villoldo—to present a comprehensive manual for making these practices accessible and available in our daily lives, including:
- How the original practice of shamanism shaped the world’s spiritual traditions and why it is still relevant today
- The art of the shamanic journey—a time-tested meditative method for experiencing important spiritual lessons and truths
- Guidance for avoiding common pitfalls of shamanic practice
- Instruction for working with your dreams, connecting to your spirit guides, healing yourself and your environment
- A CD of drumming to facilitate your shamanic journeys
Sandra Ingerman is a psychotherapist and shamanic practitioner who teaches workshops on shamanism around the world. She is the educational director for the Foundation for Shamanic Studies. Ingerman received her M.A. in counseling psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies and is a licensed therapist and counselor in the state of New Mexico. Sandra Ingerman is the author of Soul Retrieval: Mending the Fragmented Self and Welcome Home: Following Your Soul's Journey Home Hank Wesselman, PhD, is a paleoanthropologist and shamanic teacher who has worked with noted anthropologists investigating the mysteries of human origins in Africa. His books include Visionseeker (Hay House,2002), Spiritwalker(Bantam, 1996) and Journey to the Sacred Garden(Hay House, 2003). He lives in Hawaii.