I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Sandra Ingerman the author of “Awakening to the Spirit World‘. In the three years that I have been conducting interviews for the Inside Personal Growth podcast series this is only the second interview on shamanism, and I was very impressed with Sandra’s depth of knowledge and wisdom about the practices of shamanism.
As Sandra states in the book the word “shaman” refers to one who sees in the dark. To practice shamanism is to open vision to a world that is hidden from normal view and to enter the deeper reality of the unseen universe. The core of shamanism is the experience of direct revelation–to communicate firsthand with your spiritual allies and discover your own power.
In my interview with Sandra we discuss the wayS and practices associated with helping one to open up to this spirit world. Anyone can make the spiritual journey to access their spiritual allies, but their are practices to prepare you for this journey.
Sandra points out that the shamanistic practice can assist one in thriving in challenging and changing times. In our modern-day technological world we have been lead to believe that what we see, touch, hear, smell and taste with our ordinary senses connects us only to the world that is visible around us. Shamanism teaches that there are doorways into other realms of reality where healing spirits reside who can share guidance, insights and healing not just for ourselves but also for the world in which we live.
Shamanism teaches that we are part of Nature and on with all of life. Since we are part of Nature, Nature itself become a helping spirit that has much to share with us about how to bring our live back into harmony and balance. In the fast paced world that we are living in today, the practice of shamanism and getting in touch with our spiritual allies would certainly be a good thing. Just maybe we would learn more about our soul’s journey and our role in the grander scheme of things.
If you would like to learn more about Shamanism then I would certainly recommend that you read ” Awakening to the Spirit World“. Sandra’s book will open up your eyes and and your senses to a world that will be quite revealing, and will help you explore at a deeper level many of those important questions you would like to have answers too.
Please visit Sandra’s website by clicking here for it has a wealth of information and articles on the topic of shamanism. Enjoy this wonder interview with a very wise woman, who can guide you into worlds you may have not see yet.