December 10th, 2020

Episode #2


Modern Day Shamanism with Sandra Ingerman

Laura Dawn speaks with Sandra Ingerman about shamanism within the context of our modern-day world.

Through ceremony and being a gardener of energy, the shaman’s role is to transfer that new healed energy into the ordinary realm, so that now, that replaces the old fabric of reality and we’re constantly weaving a new dream into being.
Sandra Ingerman


About This Episode:

In this conversation with Sandra Ingerman, we dive into the path of shamanism and look at the origins of shamanic wisdom, and the implications of the explosion of interest in shamanic practices within the context of our modern-day world. We talk about what makes a shaman a shaman, what it means to be a gardener of energy, and the difference between a shaman and a shamanic practitioner. We discuss the importance of our words, the emphasis on fine-tuning our intuition and the power of ceremony for cultivating a heightened sense of concentration and focus, and how social media is causing polarity, division, and distracting us from centered presence. We also talk about the shamanic path in terms of tuning into other dimensions of reality and shamanic practices we can cultivate to live our best lives.

Core Themes

Explored in this episode:
  • Shamanism
  • Modern Day Shamanism
  • Importance of Words
  • Intuition
  • ceremony
  • Social Media
  • Multidimensional reality

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Episode Transcript

Episode #2: Sandra Ingerman Psychedelic Leadership Podcast.

Duration: 1:27:43

Sandra Ingerman


Sandra Ingerman, MA, is an award winning author of twelve 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 the presenter of eight audio programs produced by Sounds True. Sandra is a world renowned teacher of shamanism and has been teaching for close to 40 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 inspiring 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. Watkins Body Mind Spirit Magazine honored Sandra by including her on their 100 Most Spiritually Influential People of 2020.

She was awarded the 2007 Peace Award from the Global Foundation for Integrative Medicine. Sandra was chosen as one of the Top 10 Spiritual Leaders of 2013 by Spirituality and Health Magazine.

Sandra joined in partnership with Renee Baribeau to do a weekly 30 minute podcast The Shamans Cave. For more information visit: www/ShamansTV.com.

Featured Music

Episode #2 of the Psychedelic Leadership Podcast features a song called
“Beautiful Bird” by Annie May Willis & Aea Luz


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About Laura Dawn

Through her signature Mastermind Programs and Plant Medicine Retreats, Laura Dawn weaves together science with ancient wisdom. She teaches business and thought-leaders, entrepreneurs, and creative professionals how to mindfully explore psychedelics and sacred plant medicines as powerful visionary tools for inner transformation, fostering emotional resiliency and unlocking new depths to our creative potential.