Back Cover Copy
SPIRITUALITY / SHAMANISM
“At this time of global ecological crisis, the Earth is urgently calling us to be awake and reconnect with her ancient wisdom. Speaking with Nature is a beautiful response to that call . . .”
--Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, Ph.D., Sufi teacher and coauthor of Spiritual Ecology
“. . . This book is abundant with practical insights, skill-building, and stories to deepen the readers’ relationships with themselves through nature. I LOVE this book!”
--Nina Simons, cofounder of Bioneers and founder of Everywoman’s Leadership
Nature and the Earth are conscious. They speak to us through our dreams, intuition, and deep longings. By opening our minds, hearts, and senses we can consciously awaken to the magic of the wild, the rhythms of nature, and the profound feminine wisdom of the Earth. We can connect with nature spirits who have deep compassion and love for us, offering their guidance and support as we each make our journey through life.
Renowned shamanic teachers Sandra Ingerman and Llyn Roberts explain how anyone can access the spirit of nature whether through animals, plants, trees, or insects or through other nature beings such as Mist or Sand. They share transformative wisdom teachings from their own conversations with nature spirits, such as Snowy Owl, Snake, Wood Sorrel, Mushroom, and Glacial Silt, revealing powerful lessons about the feminine qualities of nature and about the reader’s role in the healing of the Earth. They provide a wealth of experiential practices that allow each of us to connect with the creative power of nature. Full of rich imagery, these approaches can be used in a backyard, in the wilderness, in a city park, or even purely through imagination, allowing anyone to communicate with and seek guidance from nature beings no matter where they live.
By communing and musing with nature, we learn how to speak to the spirit that lives in all things, bringing balance to us and the planet. By tapping in to the feminine wisdom of the Earth, we evoke a deep sense of belonging with the natural world and cultivate our inner landscape, planting the seeds for harmony and a natural state of joy.
SANDRA INGERMAN, M.A., is a respected shamanic teacher who gives workshops internationally on shamanic journeying, healing, and soul retrieval. The author of 8 books, including Awakening to the Spirit World and Soul Retrieval, she lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. LLYN ROBERTS, M.A., is an acclaimed teacher of healing and shamanism who facilitates sacred journeys to work with indigenous people throughout the world. She teaches at Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, New York, and at Esalen in Big Sur, California. The award-winning author of several books, including Shamanic Reiki and Shapeshifting into Higher Consciousness, she lives near the Hoh Rain Forest in Washington state.