Oct 25, 2011

The Spirits of October - Giveaway #2


The graveyard I toured last week was set on a rolling hill.  The grouping of graves to the back of this photo above are all much older graves, as are the ones in the photo below.  Many date to the 1940's and earlier.  A small portion at the very back of the graveyard, up on the highest point, was reserved for the oldest graves.  One stone had a date from the late 1880's inscribed on it.

As I walked toward the oldest section of the graveyard, there was a definite feeling of the air becoming thicker.  I'm not sure how else to describe it.  It was like sharing space in a crowded room.  This was one of the few graveyards I've visited where I really felt a palpable energy.


The second book in The Spirits of October Giveaway is "Awakening to the Spirit World - The Shamanic Path of Direct Revelation" by Sandra Ingerman & Hank Wesselman.


From the website:

"Thanks to a modern renaissance of shamanic spirituality, practitioners from all walks of life now use powerful indigenous techniques for healing, insight, and spiritual growth.

With Awakening to the Spirit World, teachers Sandra Ingerman and Hank Wesselman bring together a circle of renowned Western shamanic elders—Tom Cowan, Carol Proudfoot-Edgar, José Stevens, and Alberto Villoldo—to present a comprehensive manual for making these practices accessible and available in our daily lives, including:

-How the original practice of shamanism shaped the world’s spiritual traditions and why it is still relevant today.
-The art of the shamanic journey—a time-tested meditative method for experiencing important spiritual lessons and truths.
-Guidance for avoiding common pitfalls of shamanic practice.
-Instruction for working with your dreams, connecting to your spirit guides, healing yourself and your environment.
-A CD of drumming to facilitate your shamanic journeys."

As always, all you need to do to put your name in the hat for this book is be a follower of the blog or blogger in some capacity (follow the blog, follow on Twitter, find me on FB or subscribe to the RSS feed) and leave a comment.  That's it!
 
The draw for this book will take place in three short days - on Friday, October 28th!
 

20 comments:

rox said...

Oh please drop my name in the hat !!
I can hardly wait to do a cemetary run ☺ I just hope we don't get snow before then !
lov Rox

Linda in New Mexico said...

I would love to have my name in the drawing as well. Thanks for the opportunity. Oma Linda

Sylvanna said...

I know that thick cemetery feeling.

the wild magnolia said...

I had a similar experience, heavy presence, a warning...had I known then, what I know now.........

oakleafwolf said...

RSS subscriber putting her name in! :)

Sounds like a great book!

Barbara F. said...

Count me in! Follow your blog and on Twitter! xo

The StarFire Witch / Bald Girl said...

put my name in the hat as well. I'm a follower as well. This book looks very interesting.

starfirewitch AT gmail.com

Yart said...

I would love to be entered into the drawing.

Danni said...

I know exactly the feeling you're describing; the cemetery by the elementary school I went to gives me the tangible feel of the spirit world as well.

I'd love to put my name in the hat. I think even if I don't win, I may still have to pick this one up. :)

AlphaBetsy said...

I love going walking in cemeteries. But I absolutely know that heavy feeling, some cemeteries just have those places.
This book sounds absolutely amazing. Please count me in.

Betsy

Caroline said...

Please throw my name in for the giveaway too. (I subscribe to the RSS feed)

I've just really started reading about Shamanism and that looks like a fantastic book.

Off of the highway by my house near the train tracks is an old soldiers grave that is protected from being moved by the Daughters of the American Revolution. I always wander that way this time of year and leave something.

Hexe said...

Please put my name in also. Thank you so much. I am a follower.

Ashling said...

That's a beautiful photograph....and an interesting experience. Haven't visited many cemeteries; thanks for sharing!

Lois said...

I love an old cemetary as well. I do find them peaceful places, although I don't want to be in one when I'm dead, for some reason.

Mrs. Oddly said...

I tried to comment last night on my phone, but it wouldn't let me ;( I want to have my name entered in the hat for this give away!!!!!

My lovely Life said...

Put my name in the hat!I would love this book. You have a great blog!

Laurie Brown said...

Oh, this sounds fascinating! I've been a follower via RSS for some time now.

Willow Silverhorse said...

It sounds awesome! Add me to the hat darling!

Birgit said...

Your black and white photos are enchanting -- it almost felt as if I was walking there with you.

Thanks also for the chance to win this very interesting book. Especially the chapter about working with dreams is intriguing. More often than not my dreams are real adventures. Even seasoned Hollywood authors would have difficulties to come up with those ideas... ;)

Hugs,
Birgit

Jeanne said...

I do hope I am not late! But I would love to have my name thrown into the drawing for this book!
And I have been enjoying your photos and thoughts of the graveyards you have visited!