Recommended Reading & Listening

We are fortunate to live in a time when resources about shamanism, Reiki, life coaching and other healing methods are readily available. I’ve included my own recommendations below, including links to those resources on Amazon.

I particularly recommend Sandra Ingerman’s work to my soul retrieval clients. I have been very fortunate to have studied shamanic techniques with Sandra, and am grateful for the depth of her trainings and knowledge. Her books and tapes explore what the practice means, and work you can do to follow up a soul retrieval and gain the highest benefit from your experience. I recommend her books Soul Retrieval and Welcome Home and the CDs The Soul Retrieval Journey and Shamanic Meditations.


Soul Retrieval: Mending The Fragmented Self by Sandra IngermanSoul Retrieval: Mending the Fragmented Self
Sandra Ingerman
In this book, Sandra Ingerman describes the dramatic results of combining soul retrieval with contemporary psychological concepts in this visionary work that revives the ancient shamanic tradition of soul retrieval for healing emotional and physical illness. This revised and updated edition includes a new afterword by the author.
Awakening to the Spirit World by Ingerman/WesselmanAwakening to the Spirit World: The Shamanic Path of Direct Revelation
Sandra Ingerman and Hank Wesselman
This lovely book broadly explores many aspects of shamanism and its practices. It includes text from both authors, as well as material from Tom Cowan, Jose Stevens and other respected shamanic practitioners. It also contains a lovely journeying CD.
Welcome Home: Following Your Soul's Journey Home by Sandra IngermanWelcome Home: Following Your Soul’s Journey Home
Sandra Ingerman
In this volume Sandra explores how to open your life to new possibilities after healing the past through shamanic healing.
A Story Waiting to Pierce You by KingsleyA Story Waiting to Pierce You: Mongolia, Tibet and the Destiny of the Western World
Peter Kingsley
This small, beautiful and lyrical volume explores the common spiritual heritage of all civilizations, both in the East and the West. Kingsley joins myth, history and philosophy, transforming it into a brilliant new reality and vision for our future.
Total I Ching by Stephen KarcherTotal I Ching: Myths for Change
Stephen Karcher
I’ve read through many translations of the I Ching, but Karcher’s is by far the most brilliant. It unveils layer after layer of meaning as I read it, deepening and evolving into something truly magnificent in my life as I consult it.
The Way of the Shaman by Michael HarnerThe Way of the Shaman
Michael Harner
The classic work that presents the concept of “core shamanism” around which most current shamanic work is built.
Shamanic Journeying by Sandra IngermanShamanic Journeying: A Beginner’s Guide
Sandra Ingerman
A book for those just setting out on the path of shamanic journeying, Sandra eases the listener into the practice beautifully. It includes a lovely CD to support journeying.

MORE recommended reading….


Shamanic Journey Solo and Double Drumming
Michael Harner
This CD offers four drumming tracks ideal for shamanic journeyers. I use this recording for my own journeying when it’s not practical to rattle or drum. There are two 15-minute and two 30-minute tracks, each ending with a call-back beat.

The Soul Retrieval Journey
Sandra Ingerman
On this CD, Sandra shares her understanding and experiences with soul retrieval. She explores ritual, dance and other ways to welcome home returning soul parts and to optimize the healing that results.
Shamanic Meditations: Guided Journeys for Insight, Vision, and Healing
Sandra Ingerman
This set of 7 guided shamanic meditations help guide the beginning shamanic journeyer in ways to find wisdom and guidance from Spirit.