by Sandra Ingerman MA & Hank Wesselman Ph.D.
**Winner of the Gold Independent Publishers Award in 2011**
**Winner of the 2011 COVR Visionary Award in Shamanic Books**
The word “shaman” means “the one who sees in the dark.” To practice shamanism is to open your vision to a world that is hidden from normal view so that you may enter the deeper reality of the unseen universe. With Awakening to the Spirit World, teachers Sandra Ingerman and Hank Wesselman join a circle of renowned Western shamanic elders to present a comprehensive manual on the oldest and most reliable human technology for accessing the realms of spirit.
The core of shamanism is the experience of direct revelation—to communicate first-hand with your spiritual allies and discover your own power. Awakening to the Spirit World takes you through each step of developing a personal connection to your helping spirits to receive wisdom, insight, and healing energy. From an overview of shamanism, to your first journeys and encounters with your power animals, to expanding your skills and insight through long-term practice, here is an in-depth resource for the shamanic arts that includes:
• Creating rituals and ceremonies for healing and transformation
• Reconnecting with nature to heal ourselves and the planet
• Working with your dreams, songs, and artistic vision to strengthen your practice
• Traditional wisdom for children—healthy rites of passage for each phase of a child’s journey to adulthood
• Honoring the cycle of life and death—shamanic practices to prepare for and celebrate our final transition in this life
• Building a shamanic community based on support and shared purpose
• Insights and practices from renowned shamanic teachers Sandra Ingerman, Hank Wesselman, Tom Cowan, Carol Proudfoot-Edgar, José Stevens, and Alberto Villoldo
• A CD of drumming and other shamanic instruments is included in the book. Please note however, that Kindle or e-book versions do not include the CD.
This book has been translated into the following languages. Please order from your local bookstore:
German: “Die Schamanische Erfahrung: Ein Weg in die Tiefe der Seele”, published by Goldman Arkana.
French: “S’eveiller au monde de l’esprit” published by Editions Vega.
Japanese: 神霊の世界に覚醒して [単行本] 出版社: 道出版 (2012/5/11)
Czech: “Probuzení do duchovního světa” Nakladatel: Synergie
Italian: “Segreti Degli Sciamani: Il Risveglio Al Mondo Degli Spiriti” published by Macro
Turkish: “Ruhsal Dunyaya Uyanis: Dagruden Bilgiye Giden Samanik Yol” published by Meta Basim Yayin