Ingerman, Sandra

Ingerman, Sandra – Neo-shamanic practitioner and author. Ingerman’s most well-known book is Soul Retrieval: Mending the Fragmented Self (1991), outlining the practice of soul retrieval as taught by Michael Harner’s Foundation for Shamanic Studies, of which she was educational director. She has also written the sequel, Welcome Home: Following Your Soul’s Journey Home, and is the author of a number of other volumes and CDs on neo-shamanic practices, including Shamanic Journeying: A Beginner’s Guide. Soul retrieval, as it is presented by Ingerman and the foundation, involves visualization, guided meditation, and the healing of psychological ills more than the actual (perceived or otherwise) retrieval of lost souls as in indigenous shamanic contexts—for example, the Greenlandic angakkoq. Ingerman holds an M.A. in counseling psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies and teaches workshops on shamanism worldwide.

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Historical Dictionary of Shamanism by Graham Harvey and Robert J. Wallis 2007

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