Shamanism and Subtle Activism
There is important action we have to take to create positive change on the planet. How can shamanic practices be applied in a modern context to help bring our world into balance? Can shamanic practices be used to support positive change not only in individuals but also in cities and nations--or even the whole planet? And how might shamanic practices help us to work for change in our world from a place of inner harmony and strength, rather than despair and overwhelm? In this one hour presentation, Sandra Ingerman will share with us her experience of applying shamanic practices to collective healing and how the approach of shamanism can empower the work we do on behalf of the planet and all of life.
Sandra Ingerman, MA, is an award-winning author of 12 books, including Soul Retrieval: Mending the Fragmented Self... Medicine for the Earth... Walking in Light... and The Book of Ceremony: Shamanic Wisdom for Invoking the Sacred in Everyday Life. She is also the presenter of eight audio programs produced by Sounds True. Sandra, a world-renowned teacher of shamanism, has been teaching for close to 40 years. She’s taught workshops internationally on shamanic journeying, healing, and reversing environmental pollution using spiritual methods. She is recognized for bridging ancient cross-cultural healing methods into our modern culture to address the needs of our times. Sandra is known for gathering the global spiritual community together to perform powerful transformative ceremonies — and for inspiring us to stand strong in unity so we do our own spiritual and social activism work while keeping a vision of hope and serving as a light in the world.
She’s also passionate about helping people reconnect with nature. Since the 1980s, thousands of people have healed from past and present traumas through the classic cross-cultural shamanic healing method Sandra teaches called Soul Retrieval. Sandra, a licensed marriage and family therapist and professional mental health counselor, is also a board-certified expert on traumatic stress. Watkins Body Mind Spirit magazine honored her by including her in their 100 Most Spiritually Influential People of 2020. She was also chosen as one of the Top 10 Spiritual Leaders of 2013 by Spirituality and Health magazine, and was awarded the 2007 Peace Award from the Global Foundation for Integrative Medicine. Sandra joined in partnership with Renee Baribeau to create a weekly 30-minute podcast called The Shaman’s Cave.