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Awakening to the Spirit World by Sandra Ingerman and Hank Wesselman

In Awakening to the Spirit World: The Shamanic Path of Direct Revelation by Sandra Ingerman and Hank Wesselman bring together 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 – Shamanism.

The Shamanic Elder contributors are: Tom Cowan, Carol Proudfoot-Edgar, José Stevens, and Alberto Villoldo.

Awakening to the Spirit World: The Shamanic Path of Direct Revelation by Sandra Ingerman and Hank Wesselman

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Awakening to the Spirit World discusses:

  • 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.

Table of Comtents

Take a looksee at the Table of Contents:

  • Preface from Sandra Ingerman
  • Preface from Hank Wesselman
  • Introduction What Is Shamanism?
  • The Shamanic Journey
  • Reconnecting with Nature
  • Visionary Work with Weather and Environmental Changes
  • The Power of Ceremony and Ritual Dreams
  • Creative Art As a Bridge
  • Working with Sound and Light
  • Death As a Rite of Passage
  • Experiential Work with Death and Dying
  • All Change Involves a Death
  • Our Children Are Our Future
  • Working in Community
  • The Transformational Community
  • The Return of the Shaman
  • Further Resources
  • About The Society for Shamanic Practitioners
  • About the Authors
  • About the Contributors

Shamanism & Shamanic Practice

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Cave and Cosmos by Michael Harner

Cave and Cosmos by Michael Harner is his follow-up book to The Way of the Shaman.

If you are interested in shamanism and Core Shamanism these two books are foundational readings.

Cave and Cosmos by Michael Harner

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Cave and Cosmos is an easy read that draws on Harner’s lifetime of personal shamanic experiences:

  • he presents stories that draw on the reports of more than 2,500 Westerners’ experiences during shamanic ascension (journeying), Harner highlights the striking similarities between their discoveries, indicating that the heavens and spirits they’ve encountered do indeed exist;
  • woven through these stories and experiences Harner provides instructions on his innovative core-shamanism techniques, so that you to can ascend to heavenly realms, seek spirit teachers, and return later at will for additional healing and advice.

Cave and Cosmos Table of Contents

I am presenting the Table of Contents of Cave and Cosmos below so that you can easily see what an adventure is in store for you when you read this book.

  • Cover
  • Other Books by This Author
  • Title Page
  • Copyright
  • Dedication
  • Acknowledgments
  • List of Abbreviations
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • 1. Spirit Power and the Cave
  • 2. We Exist! The Spirits Call for Recognition
  • 3. The Search
  • 4. Our World: Shamans and Spirits
  • 5. The Journey to Other Worlds
  • 6. The Westerners’ First Journeys: The Lower World and Power Animals
  • 7. Shamanic Ascension: History, Folklore, and Knowledge
  • 8. Drumming over the Rainbow: Westerners Ascend to the Upper World
  • 9. Teachers—Compassionate Spirits Who Advise
  • 10. Teachers—Compassionate Spirits Who Heal
  • 11. Cosmic Dismemberment, Union, and Healing Power
  • 12. Spirits, Heavens, and Spiritual Freedom
  • Afterword: The Cave Again
  • Appendix A: Ascending to the Upper World to Compare Experiences
  • Appendix B: Descending to the Lower World to Compare Experiences
  • Appendix C: Resources for Training
  • Appendix D: Core Shamanism and Healing: Information for Physicians and Health Professionals (written with Sandra Harner, PhD)
  • Contributors to the Celestia Study
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • About the Author
  • Picture Insert

Before reading Cave and Cosmos it is important to read The Way of the Shaman.

Books by Michael Harner

The Way of the Shaman by Michael Harner

The Way of the Shaman by Michael Harner is the classic book on shamanism and Core Shamanism, that has helped to pioneer the modern day shamanic renaissance.

The Way of the Shaman by Michael Harner

“Wonderful, fascinating…Harner really knows what he’s talking about.”
Carlos Castaneda

Shamanic Resource and Reference

The Way of the Shaman is the foremost resource and reference on understanding shamanism.

The Way of the Shaman is the definitive handbook on practical shamanism. It offers in easy to understand language a guide to current resources and shows you: what it is, where it comes from and how you can participate in shamanism.

“An intimate and practical guide to the art of shamanic healing and the technology of the sacred. Michael Harner is not just an anthropologist who has studied shamanism: he is an authentic white shaman.”
Stanislav Grof, author of The Adventure of Self-Discovery

Contents of The Way of the Shaman:

I am listing the table of contents below so that you can easily see the solid info that Michael Harner presents. It is easy to read and understand.

  • Chapter 1: Discovering the Way
  • Chapter 2: The Shamanic Journey: Introduction
  • Chapter 3: Shamanism and States of Consciousness
  • Chapter 4: Power Animals
  • Chapter 5: The Journey to Restore Power
  • Chapter 6: Power Practice
  • Chapter 7: Extracting Harmful Intrusions
  • Appendix A: Drums, Drumming Cassettes, and Training Workshops
  • Appendix B: The Hand Game of the Flathead Indians

“Harner has impeccable credentials, both as an academic and as a practicing shaman. Without doubt (since the recent death of Mircea Eliade) the world’s leading authority on shamanism.”
Nevill Drury, author of The Shaman’s Quest

Books by Michael Harner