The Book of Ceremony
“What I love about this book and Sandra Ingerman is that you are invited to go deep—to connect to nature and your deepest essence as a human being and spiritual being through the vehicle of ceremony. This book can be a lifelong and trusted guide to the sacred rituals you create in your life.”
—Judith Orloff, MD, New York Times bestselling author
Ceremony is a central part of human life and spiritual practice, yet in today’s world, many of our ceremonies have become rote or superficial. That’s why shamanic teacher Sandra Ingerman has created The Book of Ceremony—to help us recover the sense of deeper meaning and sacred connection that makes ceremony a powerful tool for transformation and healing. “Ceremonies have always been used to create transformation,” writes Ingerman. “Performing ceremonies creates a bridge between the material world we live in and the world of the unseen, the divine, the power of the universe.”
In this practical guidebook, Ingerman shares essential instruction for ceremonies that combine the power of your intention, the support of family and community, and the aid of the spirit world. Join her for this invaluable guide for adapting traditional wisdom to create ceremonies for modern practitioners—including rites of adulthood, sacred marriages, the “Prayer Tree” ceremony for blessing communities, and many more. Read an Excerpt.
“Sandra Ingerman’s The Book of Ceremony takes the heart of shamanism and brings it into the modern world to help us restore our connection to ourselves, the divine, and each other. This exquisite book is both a detailed map of the territory and a wise guide to show you the way. It’s filled with clear examples and many wonderful stories and practices. If there was a university for shamanism, this book would definitely be on the core mandatory reading list.” —HeatherAsh Amara, author of Warrior Goddess Training and Awaken Your Inner Fire
“In The Book of Ceremony, Sandra Ingerman explains that ceremony directly connects us to the invisible, sacred realms and helps us achieve joy, peace, and transformation. Ingerman stresses the importance of incorporating ceremonies into our everyday lives as individuals but also shows that we can use them to bring ourselves together with others in the community. More experienced shamanic practitioners, as well as beginners at working in the shamanic realms, will find a cornucopia of powerful ideas here for creating and engaging in ceremonies that provide a sense of meaning, healing, and connection.” —Carl Greer, PhD, PsyD, author of the bestselling, award-winning Change Your Story, Change Your Life