"Shamanic Journeying: Tricks of the Trade" on April 24 "Why Shamanism Now?" with Christina Pratt
Submitted by: Renaissance Resources
(OPENPRESS) April 21, 2012 -- Streaming live on the Co-Creator Radio Network (www.co-creatornetwork.com) on Tuesday, April 24, at 11 a.m. Pacific time/2 p.m. Eastern time, on her show "Why Shamanism Now?: A Practical Path to Authenticity," shaman and founder of the Last Mask Center for Shamanic Healing Christina Pratt notes that literally thousands of people around the world have been taught to use the shamanic journey practice to connect with their spirit help and guides since the 1960s. And yet, even with the ease, direct access, and humor inherent in the technique, few people are able to step from the basics into a more dynamic practice in which spiritual input becomes part of their everyday problem solving. Many are left wondering: How does one make that leap?
In this episode of "Why Shamanism Now?" titled "Shamanic Journeying: Tricks of the Trade", Pratt shares some tricks of the trade when working with helping spirits. According to Pratt, balance is key as with all practices that engage power. We must balance the inspiration and practicality, the life plan with the unknown, and the hero's journey that we didn't even know we were on with the relationships we have chosen to show up for in our life. The next steps require learning to craft questions that truly work as keys to unlock the wisdom and inspiration of the spirit world. They require accessing one's symbolic language without the distortion of knowledge, fear, and emptiness. And, says Pratt, they require a willingness to risk who you are and what you know for who you could be if you were to trust the guidance of spirit in your life.
Christina Pratt is an authentic, non-traditional contemporary shaman. In practice since 1990, she specializes in mending the soul and transforming the parts of life that feel impossible. A teacher of exceptional clarity, humor, and inspiration, Pratt brings the power of shamanism into the practical grasp of anyone willing to take responsibility for improving the quality of their life. Her well-received book, An Encyclopedia of Shamanism (Rosen), is an 800-page, two-volume set with over 750 in-depth entries that clearly discuss the basic concepts of shamanism, methods, and traditions of over 50 different shamanic peoples. Pratt is the founder of the Last Mask Center for Shamanic Healing in Portland, OR, and New York, NY, creator of the original Foundations of Shamanism and Shamanic Healing course at the University of Minnesota, and a frequent and honored speaker for the American Holistic Medical Association.
"Why Shamanism Now? A Practical Path to Authenticity", a live internet talk radio with host Christina Pratt, airs Tuesdays at 11 a.m. Pacific time/2 p.m. Eastern time on www.co-creatornetwork.com/hosts/shamanism/host_bio.htm. Each week host Christina Pratt and guests explore the practical application of shamanic skills in our contemporary lives to create robust well-being, strong and clear community connections, and life enriching spiritual maturity. Listeners can ask questions by calling 512-772-1938 or via Skype. Prior episodes from "Why Shamanism Now" can be downloaded for free by visiting www.whyshamanismnow.com. Pratt also talks about Shamanic Healing on YouTube (www.youtube.com).
For more information on Christina Pratt, the Last Mask Center for Shamanic Healing, and workshops and classes with Pratt, or to order An Encyclopedia of Shamanism at a special discounted rate, visit www.lastmaskcenter.org. Upcoming classes with Pratt include: Four Year Cycle of Transformation non-residential training beginning April 26; advanced classes in shamanic practice including an Advanced Healing Training on June 22-24; Shamanic Journey Circles third Tuesday of every month; Wisdom of the Shaman talks every third Friday; and Qigong classes every Wednesday, all in Portland, Oregon. For additional information or to arrange an interview with Pratt, please contact Linda Woznicki, 845-417-8811, firstname.lastname@example.org.