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The Journey to the Sacred Garden [Kindle Edition]

Hank Wesselman
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Book Description

At the heart of spiritual awakening lies the discovery that each of us can achieve the direct, transformative connection with the sacred realms—a connection that defines the mystic. The Journey to the Sacred Garden guides us along a well-traveled path into this extraordinary experience and includes an experiential audio download of shamanic drumming and rattling, providing us with an effective, easily learned technique for expanding awareness and shifting consciousness safely. The first goal: to find our Sacred Garden, a place for personal empowerment; as well as physical, psychological, emotional, and spiritual restoration. Once there, we learn through direct experience that the garden can be used as a gateway into the other levels of the inner worlds.

Anthropologist Hank Wesselman, Ph.D., reveals that our garden operates by four primary rules:

  • Everything in the garden is symbolic of some aspect of ourselves or our life experience.
  • Everything in the garden can be communicated with, enhancing understanding.
  • The garden can be changed by doing work.
  • When you change your garden, some part of you or your life will change in response.


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About the Author

Anthropologist Hank Wesselman, Ph.D., received his doctoral degree from the University of California at Berkeley and has worked with an international group of scientists for much of the past 30 years, exploring Eastern Africa's Great Rift Valley in search of answers to the mystery of human origins. Born in New York, Dr. Wesselman served in the U.S. Peace Corps and has taught for Kiriji Memorial College and Adeola Odutola College in Nigeria; the University of California at San Diego; the West Hawai'i branch of the University of Hawai'i at Hilo; and California State University at Sacramento. He currently resides in Northern California, where he teaches at American River College and Sierra College and offers experiential workshops and presentations in core shamanism worldwide. He is the author of Spiritwalker, Medicinemaker, and Visionseeker.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3090 KB
  • Print Length: 142 pages
  • Publisher: Hay House; 1st edition (1 Jan. 2003)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008YV8M5C
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #358,093 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A little book with great affect. 26 Oct. 2009
By johno
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I bought this book along with Dr hank wesselmans book,Medicine maker.
Journey to the sacred garden is one of the better books on spirit journeying by a guy who has huge experience in shamanism.
The book is written with the beginner in mind, it is simple to follow, each chapter leads you gently on to the next without being over complicated,with just the right amount of information, so not creating mind overload.
Of course one should always seek an experienced teacher to guide you through spirit work,at times it is not an easy path,and can be quite disturbing if you don't know what to expect. But this is a great little book to start you on the road,with the added bonus of a drumming,and rattling CD to guide you on your meditation/journey.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing book 22 April 2011
Although I live in the UK I have for many years had a passion for Native American spirituality and Shamanism. I have just completed this book, journey to the secret garden. I would just like to say it is the most profound book I have read on the subject of journeying. It is "down to earth" easy to follow and not full of useless information that leads you away from the subject. I didn't want the book to end as it felt as though Hank Wesselman was voicing all I have come to feel and believe in my years of searching. His words make you feel safe to follow your bliss and to travel in the other realms. As I read the last pages I was moved to tears at its ending. Words can not express how grateful I am to have found this work. I look forward to reading more from this author
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2.0 out of 5 stars Okay for Absolute Beginners 29 Mar. 2014
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This tiny book does NOT represent good value for money. I bought it at reduced price and still think it's a rip-off. Its few pages are almost half-filled with uninteresting and unnecessary images and every time what little text there is gets interesting the author fails to provide enough information and promptly changes topic. No definitions for 'soul' or 'spirit' are provided and assumptions about reincarnation aren't explained. Perhaps the author wants me to buy his other books to find out more about his beliefs but I shan't. Virtually everything in this book can be found for free online.

Also, there are numerous errors in the Kindle formatting and, for some unknown reason, the author uses four dots to trail off at the end of a sentence instead of three....

Two Stars. Poor effort. Not recommended!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 21 Feb. 2015
By Pi
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Top seller. A+++. Thanks Pi
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5.0 out of 5 stars You can't help but succeed with this book 13 May 2003
By Anthony's Mom - Published on
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This is a well-written, beautiful little book written in peaceful yet eloquent language. Having had little success with meditation, I have been very excited about the consciousness states I have been able to achieve using the experiental CD included with the book. I also find that in addition to being relaxing and instructive (and incredibly entertaining), the shamanic state is indeed a real point of power. I have had almost instant "life feedback" or "results" - to use an informercial term - after visiting and learning in my own garden space. Read this book, and use the CD. It may prove to be invaluable for you as it has for me.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Journey to the Sacred Garden 13 Oct. 2005
By Ms. Marilee A. Ryan - Published on
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This is a great book and cd for a practical application in the direction of mediation and shamanism. It is more than an explanation of things and more of an experiential event. I recommend this book and the one that follows it for those who are looking to do work and have not yet found a group or teacher to help them with the real work.
49 of 55 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Working your garden brings growth. 22 Feb. 2003
By C. Rose - Published on
The premise is advancement of course, however the emphasis here is a direct look into the work one needs to perform in order to advance. I found the direction given to be highly sensible and realistic, no matter what your faith foundations are. The entire scope of this book actually fits what most consider acceptable genres, nothing leaps out as being extreme. In all my past readings I have found very few books to be applicable and truly functional, this has worked for me, I believe this is mostly true as I accept the down to Earth reality implied. I suggest another great book to help guide and advance in the spiritual realm, SB 1 or God by Karl Mark Maddox
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent introduction 19 Jan. 2008
By Ariel Stone - Published on
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This is an excellent introduction to shamanic journeying. Your own experience and mileage may vary, but you will have a better idea of how to go about journeying, and what you might expect. It's a short read - I was done in an hour or so.

The included CD is worth the price of the book - 2 sessions, 30 minutes each, of either drumming or rattling. There are no vocals in the recordings; it's just pure drum or rattle. I have worked with journey CDs in which the author counts you down, takes you into the journey, etc etc. It's refreshing to have just the sounds and be able to control it myself.
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exquisite little book 10 Nov. 2006
By Shelley Jakobsen Trumbo - Published on
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This lovely little book makes it easy for the beginner or delightful for the experienced "traveler" to visit their own personal garden or sacred space deeply. The accompanying CD adds immensely to the process and is part of the reason I purchased the book. Having recently attended one of Hank Wesselman's workshops, I found that this book an CD are like being at the workshop!
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