For Earth Kin's second book discussion series, we are reading Sandra Ingerman & Hank Wesselman's _Awakening to the Spirit World: The Shamanic Path of Direct Revelation_.
We have decided to discuss the book in two, rather than three parts; therefore, this second and final discussion--on Monday, March 26, 2018 in the Library of the Bloomington UU Church--will focus on Chapters 6 through the end of the book. We hope to add a third meeting, however, guided by a shamanic practitioner that puts into practice some of the direct revelation techniques we learned from reading the book (details TBA).
There are many affordable ways to get the book from E-Book to used copies as low as $3.88 on Amazon to library copies. Please contact Brooke Opel at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any issues finding a copy.
Here is a link to the book's Amazon page: https://www.amazon.com/Awakening-Spirit-World-Shamanic-Revelation/dp/1591797500
And the blurb from the back of the book:
Today, practicing shamanism doesn't mean you have to live in a rain forest or a desert. Thanks to a modern renaissance of shamanic spirituality, practitioners from all walks of life now use powerful indigenous techniques for healing, insight, and spiritual growth. With Awakening to the Spirit World, teachers Sandra Ingerman and Hank Wesselman bring together a circle of renowned Western shamanic elders to present a comprehensive manual for making these practices accessible and available in our daily lives, including:
-- 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
The core of shamanism is the experience of direct revelation-- to communicate firsthand with your spiritual allies and discover your own power. Awakening to the Spirit World takes you through each step of developing a personal connection with 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