478. Sandra Ingerman

Sandra IngermanSandra Ingerman, MA, is an award-winning author of twelve books, including:

She is the presenter of eight audio programs produced by Sounds True, and she is the creator of the Transmutation App. Sandra is a world-renowned teacher of shamanism and has been teaching for more than 30 years. She has taught workshops internationally on shamanic journeying, healing, and reversing environmental pollution using spiritual methods. Sandra is recognized for bridging ancient cross-cultural healing methods into our modern culture addressing the needs of our times.

Sandra is known for gathering the global spiritual community together to perform powerful transformative ceremonies as well as inspires us to stand strong in unity so we do our own spiritual and social activism work while keeping a vision of hope and being a light in the world.

She is passionate about helping people to reconnect with nature. Since the 1980’s thousands of people have healed from past and present traumas through the classic cross-cultural shamanic healing method Sandra teaches called Soul Retrieval.

She is a licensed marriage and family therapist and professional mental health counselor. She is also a board-certified expert on traumatic stress. Sandra was chosen as one of the Top 10 Spiritual Leaders of 2013 by Spirituality and Health Magazine.

Sandra has two new books released in 2018. The Hidden Worlds was co-written with Katherine Wood and is a novel written for young adults to help them navigate the changing world. And The Book of Ceremony: Shamanic Wisdom for Invoking the Sacred in Everyday Life was written for a shamanic and general audience on how to bring the sacred into daily life by performing shamanic ceremonies designed for our times and the challenges we are facing.

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YouTube Video Chapters:

  • 00:00:00 – Introduction to Shamanism
  • 00:04:23 – The Evolution of Consciousness and Contact with the Spiritual Realms
  • 00:08:34 – Near-Death Experiences and Unconditional Love
  • 00:12:48 – Appreciating the Beauty and Nurturance of Planet Earth
  • 00:16:56 – Caring for Our Children and Future Generations
  • 00:21:12 – Carrying the Energy into the Future
  • 00:25:18 – Harnessing the Spiritual Heart to Deal with Suffering
  • 00:29:42 – Death and Rebirth in Nature
  • 00:33:58 – The Notion of Balance and Technology’s Role
  • 00:38:03 – Planetary Soul Loss
  • 00:42:15 – Restoring the Soul of the Planet
  • 00:46:19 – Evolution of Shamanism in the 21st Century
  • 00:50:38 – Shamanism and Changing Ceremonies
  • 00:55:11 – Guardian Angels and Spirits
  • 00:59:10 – Poltergeists and Ghosts in Shamanic Journeying
  • 01:03:17 – The Influence of Land Spirits
  • 01:07:21 – The Discipline of Being Present
  • 01:11:00 – Approaching Spirit Work with Respect and Honor
  • 01:15:26 – Protecting Ourselves from Psychic Darts
  • 01:19:04 – The Power of Omens and Connection to Nature
  • 01:23:35 – The Soul’s Decision to Live or Die
  • 01:27:43 – The Spiritual Evolution and Escaping Suffering
  • 01:31:25 – Balancing Sensitivity with Toughness
  • 01:35:15 – Frustration with Interpretation of Visions
  • 01:39:14 – Developing Subtle Senses in Shamanism
  • 01:43:22 – The Development of Sensory Faculties and Soul Songs
  • 01:47:05 – The Healing Power of Presence and Love
  • 01:51:05 – Finding Your Unique Way to Contribute
  • 01:55:02 – Developing Your Own Lexicon for Omens
  • 01:59:02 – The Journey of Learning to Speak
  • 02:02:36 – Wrapping up the Interview series