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Awakening to the Spirit World

The Shamanic Path of Direct Revelation

Sandra Ingerman, MA, Hank Wesselman, Ph.D.


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Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (6/27/2019)
Paperback, Large Print (11/5/2010)
MP3 CD (6/28/2019)
Compact Disc (6/28/2019)


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
• Drumming tracks to facilitate your shamanic journeys

Sounds True, 9781591797500, 360pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2010

About the Author

Sandra Ingerman, MA, is an award-winning author of 12 books, including Soul Retrieval: Mending the Fragmented Self, Medicine for the Earth: How to Transform Personal and Environmental Toxins, Walking in Light: The Everyday Empowerment of a Shamanic Life, and The Book of Ceremony: Shamanic Wisdom for Invoking the Sacred in Everyday Life. She is the presenter of eight audio programs produced by Sounds True. Sandra is a world-renowned teacher of shamanism and has been teaching for close to 40 years. She has taught workshops internationally on shamanic journeying, healing, and reversing environmental pollution using spiritual methods. Sandra is recognized for bridging ancient cross-cultural healing methods to our modern culture, addressing the needs of our times.

Sandra is known for gathering the global spiritual community together to perform powerful transformative ceremonies, as well as inspiring us to stand strong in unity so we do our own spiritual and social activism work while keeping a vision of hope and being a light in the world.

She is passionate about helping people to reconnect with nature. Since the 1980s, thousands of people have healed from past and present traumas through the classic cross-cultural shamanic healing method Sandra teaches called Soul Retrieval.

She is a licensed marriage and family therapist and professional mental health counselor. She is also a board-certified expert on traumatic stress. Watkins Mind Body Spirit magazine honored Sandra by including her on its 100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People of 2020.

She was awarded the 2007 Peace Award from the Global Foundation for Integrative Medicines. Sandra was chosen as one of the Top 10 Spiritual Leaders of 2013 by Spirituality & Health magazine.

Sandra joined in partnership with Renee Baribeau to do a weekly 30-minute podcast, The Shamans Cave. For more information, visit

Hank Wesselman, PhD (1941–2021), was a paleoanthropologist and shamanic teacher who worked with noted anthropologists investigating the mysteries of human origins in Africa. His many books include Spiritwalker, Visionseeker, and Spirit Medicine. For more, see