“Shamanism is the most ancient spiritual practice known to humankind.
As a method, it is a form of meditation combined with a focused intention.
As a spiritual practice, shamanism can become a way of life that may
utterly transform the one who practices it.”
Sandra Ingerman, MA, is a renowned teacher of shamanism and a recognized expert in bridging ancient healing methods into the modern world to address the needs of our times. A licensed therapist, she is the author of eight books, including Soul Retrieval, Medicine for the Earth, and Shamanic Journeying. Additional information on her work can be found at www.SandraIngerman.com.
My own formal training in Shamanic practices began in 2008 with one of Sandra Ingerman’s authorized teachers, Roxanne Roberts, at Sacred Hoop Ministry in Woodland Park, CO. Through this work, I have gained a deep appreciation for the spiritual aspects of illness and disease and acquired a special set of tools for use with clients.
Shamanic Journey is a practice common to all indigenous societies throughout history. By listening to a drumbeat or other rhythmic percussion, we can enter an altered state of consciousness that is not bound by the constraints of time and space to access spiritual guidance and healing, assist others and the planet, and reconnect with the cycles and rhythms of nature.
During a journey, you may meet a power animal or receive other information addressing questions in any area of your life—from spirituality and health to work and relationships.
For Shamanic Journey sessions, please bring the following items:
- A drum and/or rattle, if you have one
- A bandana or scarf to put over your eyes to block out the light while journeying
- A blanket or yoga mat to lie on
- A blanket to cover yourself
- A pillow
- A notebook and a pen.