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Learn about Shamanism

and How to Heal the Earth and Ourselves through Spiritual Means

from Sandra Ingerman

Sandra Ingerman, MA,
a world-renowned teacher of shamanism, is recognized for bridging ancient cross-cultural healing methods with modern culture. She’s taught for 40 years, including workshops worldwide on shamanic journeying, healing, and reversing environmental pollution using spiritual methods.

Sandra is a licensed marriage and family therapist, professional mental health counselor, and a board-certified expert on traumatic stress. Watkins Body Mind Spirit magazine honored her by including her in their 100 Most Spiritually Influential People of 2020. She was also chosen as one of the Top 10 Spiritual Leaders of 2013 by Spirituality and Health magazine, and was awarded the 2007 Peace Award from the Global Foundation for Integrative Medicine.

She’s authored 12 books, including Soul Retrieval: Mending the Fragmented Self… Medicine for the Earth… Walking in Light… and The Book of Ceremony: Shamanic Wisdom for Invoking the Sacred in Everyday Life. Sandra and Hank Wesselman’s book, Awakening to the Spirit World: The Shamanic Path of Direct Revelation, won both the 2011 COVR (Coalition of Visionary Resources) Visionary Award and the 2011 IPPY (Independent Publisher Book Award).

Since the 1980s, thousands of people have healed from past and present traumas through Soul Retrieval, the classic cross-cultural shamanic healing method Sandra teaches.

Sandra is recognized for bridging ancient cross-cultural healing methods into 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.

Sandra joined in partnership with Renee Baribeau to create a weekly,  30-minute podcast called The Shamans Cave.

“Her clarity and integrity have given me the courage…”
The gifts of Sandra Ingerman’s teachings and writings have inspired me to continue my own journey of becoming a shamanic healing companion. Her clarity and integrity have given me the courage to bring this healing to my hospitalized patients.

— Alan M. Davis, MD, PhD, President of the Society for Shamanic Practice


Author of 12 books and numerous CDs, Sandra’s works have been published in 16 different languages across the world. A recipient of prestigious literary awards, Sandra has also been named one of the top 100 spiritually influential  people of 2020. Go to Books & CD’s to check out Sandra’s interesting, informative and heart-centered offerings.


Sandra Ingerman has brought her down-to-earth style of teaching Shamanism and Medicine for the Earth to thousands of people for over 40 years. To find out what she is currently offering, go to Workshops. Listed are online recorded courses as well as upcoming live courses. For those new to shamanism, check out Sandra’s Articles about shamanism as well as FAQ from students learning how to journey.

~Inspirational Motivator~

Each month for over 20 years Sandra has published The Transmutation News, offering to the readers some thoughts to reflect on, and exercises to try. Included is a monthly journey or ceremony that uplifts and inspires in Shamans Are Gardeners of Energy,
Sandra also hosts a weekly podcast with Renee Baribeau on where they informally discuss many aspects of life and how to dive deeper into ourselves and the world.

“[Sandra] grabs you by the heart and makes you want to be a better person.”
[Sandra] is one of those great teachers who grabs you by the heart and makes you want to be a better person. Luckily, she also teaches you the methodology in which to engage in doing so and models that methodology powerfully by her own life and work.
 — Cecile Carson, MD, Editor of Spirited Medicine: Shamanism in Contemporary Healthcare

~Ceremonial Leader~

Sandra created and fosters a worldwide ceremony on the full moon each month “Creating a Human Web of Light” where participants help to raise the vibration of the planet and all living beings through transfiguration. Her latest book The Book of Ceremony was a work of heart to make available to others the many ways a ceremony can be performed.

~Guest Speaker~

Sandra is an in-demand presenter for summits and has been a guest speaker on numerous podcasts, educating people about everyday shamanism and how this practice can be integrated into everyday life. Take a look at Resources to view some of her interviews, podcasts and videos.


Healing the Earth and ourselves can be accomplished through Spiritual means. See the results of experiments involving Sandra’s method of transfiguration and Shamanic Healing Methods using a GDV camera to capture change and healing on the spiritual, physical and emotional levels. Also check out the Michigan Heart Study where Sandra used Medicine for the Earth techniques with heart patients.