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  • The Book of Ceremony

  • Shamanic Wisdom for Invoking the Sacred in Everyday Life
  • Written by: Sandra Ingerman
  • Narrated by: Laural Merlington
  • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (20 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

We perform ceremonies to mark important events and celebrate holidays - yet our modern approach to ceremony only scratches the surface of its true potential. With The Book of Ceremony, shamanic teacher Sandra Ingerman presents a rich and practical resource for creating ceremonies filled with joy, purpose, and magic.

Weaving shamanic teachings together with stories, examples, and guiding insights, The Book of Ceremony explores the elements of a powerful ceremony - including setting strong intentions, choosing your space, preparing ceremonial items, and dealing gracefully with the unexpected. It also discusses key practices for leaving behind your everyday concerns and creating a space where magic can happen; the power of working with the elements, the natural world, ancestor spirits, and the creative energy of the divine; and much more.

The Book of Ceremony is more than a "how-to" guide - it will inspire you to create original ceremonies tailored to your own needs and the needs of your community. When you invoke the sacred power of ceremony, you tap into one of the oldest and most effective tools for transforming both yourself and the world. As Sandra writes, "If you perform one powerful and successful ceremony for yourself, the principle of oneness ensures that all of life heals and evolves."

©2018 Sandra Ingerman (P)2018 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

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didn't get far

i couldn't even really begin this book and i was requesting a refund before the first chapter finished. the narration, there was zero feeling or flow to it. it was rigid, and there were robotic like pauses between words. i felt myself contracting more and more with each sentence. i am not sure how there are so mnay books narrated by this narrator, but good on her for making a career of it?

there was also the issue in of the bloated, self-aggrandizement that seemed to go beyond just listing her experiences. i get that she has carved herself a nice niche as a self styled "shaman" in the white middle class world, but let your work speak for itself, rather than an intro chapter of how great you are. bblaaaah.

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Pour un acconpagnement de l'âme, excellent livre!

this author is so good in what she is doing! Her writings are precious! A delicacy for the soul.

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Highly Relevant Teaching

I found this book quite powerful. The approach to ceremony, the adaptation of shamanic practices to modern applications, and the warmth of the writing was excellent. I've been quite skeptical of Sandra Ingerman's work in the past, but this book really changed my mind. She's a really skilled teacher and offers some really fresh insight, advice, and wisdom in this book. Very much enjoyed it, and will listen to it again.

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  • 2019-02-24

I wish the author would have narrated it.

I really enjoyed the content. Having listened to several other of this author's books read by the author it was a little off-putting to have a different narrator. That detracted a little throughout as the narration felt a little flat, but other than that I would recommend it.

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  • Mandy Wegmann
  • 2019-03-15

Inspiring and useful

Sandra has a way of expressing deep, powerful, and esoteric knowledge and practices in a simple manner that anyone can apply. Her writing is humble and profound. I will turn to this book for reference for years to come.

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  • Zondra
  • 2019-06-04

loved it

this book gave me confidence to move forward with my shamanism! i loved it so much

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  • Chip's Insight
  • 2019-05-23

Extremely well done

Professional, practical and user friendly. I highly recommend this book for the sacred in all of us.

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  • Celeste Joy
  • 2019-03-05

superb Foundation

if you're looking for an introductory book about shamanic ceremonies this is it.

it gives examples of a full variety of ceremonies and also gives you room for your own interpretation to create your own shamanic experience.

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  • Magda Santos
  • 2021-02-08

Excellent.

Ceremony is full of compassion, knowledge and wisdom. It opens doors for beginners and initiates.

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  • J_Diddy
  • 2022-08-30

Highly Recommend

Captivating, informative, thorough, entertaining, and easily understood. This book offers concepts, methods, and suggestions to ways in which shamanic practices can be readily integrated into anyone's busy day to day life.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2022-04-22

Truly interesting

An amazing work. Anyone who has spent time in Santa Fe NM knows the local mystique. So very well written and spoken. For anyone who needs some natural thrill and mystery. Thank you Sandra. Awesome.

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  • FatBob
  • 2021-12-31

Great info

Enjoyed all the ceromial ideas and info. I plan to practice a few of these

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  • Charles A. Burton, PhD
  • 2021-10-12

Fantastic resource for crafting ceremonies!!

Really great book. I loved it so much that halfway thru, I ordered a print copy.