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Awakening to the Spirit World: The Shamanic Path of Direct Revelation

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 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 piritual 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 hamanic journeys.

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  1. Kiwi says

    Remember your true origins……. This is a lovely book…..inside and out. I particularly love the crow on the cover; I have a murder of crows which live on my land and I just adore their silly-ness and their sense of humor…. But enough about the cover..Shamanism is an ancient study/awareness of the Universe in my opinion. There are many indigenous peoples who hold these sacred practices from their ancestors, in high esteem. This book helps to allow some of these special ceremonies and magic to surface. It gives us knowledge and ways to communicate with the energy and the spirits who surround us. There is also a drumming CD included, which is a very nice touch.I was drawn to the chapters on Dreaming and Death because these two subjects are pertinent to me. These are such important topics for healing and for release. I believe humans should be more informed with end of life issues and to embrace this time as a special journey, rather than shunning it, out of fear. Everyone should be allowed the dignity of dying with grace. These chapters help greatly in explaining this powerful rite of passage.The Dreaming chapter is just as revealing and should be read by everyone. Our dreams are so important to our *knowing.* Our Spirit Guides are here to help with our questions and they love nothing more than to help us. Learning from them and honouring them should be part of our daily thanks. The paranormal is normal, the supernatural is natural. Nature is the way back to ourselves.I wouldn’t call this book a manual, it’s more of an eye opener or an overview. But it is a journey worth taking and a way to learn how to relax and spend time with the unknown. Highly recommended and I feel it would make a very thoughtful gift.

  2. Kristi G., mom of Sage says

    Should be top of the list for Shamanic Studies Very well written, easy to read book with a lot of thought and insight and research put into it.I was delighted when I saw it – it is a gorgeous book with a really gorgeous cover – I LOVE that art – but I was pleasantly suprised that it came with Shamanic tracts on a CD. I had not realized the book came with a cd! I had no problem finishing this book. I read it in sections, and looked forward to my time alone with it.What I liked might be hard to put into words….as one that’s been on a Shamanic pagan path for many years, this book coincided very well with my beliefs and the ritual elements that it discussed, they are already my own, and I will vouch for their effectiveness. But it wasn’t THAT… There’s tidbits in this book, especially some of the words from the shamans interviewed for this book, that sort of flipped some switches I didn’t know I had. I gathered some very AHA! insights from this book, which are well worth the cost in time and effort put into reading it. I felt PUSHED along on my current path, perhaps saving me unknown amounts of time and meditation on certain things. It’s a bit surreal, it is by it’s nature hard to express.The CD tracks are also very effective – the author(s) have studied beats from many cultures, many Shamans, and have found that they have a lot in common, and that is what the trance drumming is based on.I do think that Wiccans and Neopagans would enjoy this book as well. Some of the ritual elements certainly overlap.This book was recently featured on a Coast to Coast radio show. If you read it, and like it, you might catch that on the web or something. One of the authors talked more about his personal journey and the effort of research that went into this. This book was well researched by a well educated scientist.

  3. L. Maupin "drop-dead-books" says

    Tapping into your own wisdom I really enjoyed this book It is about being who you are , here right now and not going to live in a cave to seek wisdom. Thee are ideas and practices that we can fit into our every day lives.Such chapters asDreamsInstruction for working with your dreams,connecting to your spirit guides, healing yourself and your environmentIt even includes a cd at the back of the book to help achieve the alpha stateVery well done

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