Portland, OR, May 17, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Streaming live on the Voice America Network (www.voiceamerica.com) on Wednesday, May 20 at 2 p.m. Pacific time/5 p.m. Eastern time, Dr. Edward Tick, author of War of the Soul, shares his inspired work in Vietnam where indigenous shamans are using shamanic techniques to assist in the location of MIAs (soldiers missing in action), and the creation of peace for the spirits of the dead. These indigenous practices also create a way for families to finally grieve and heal the loss of their loved ones still MIA. Dr. Tick specializes in using psycho-spiritual, cross-cultural, and international reconciliation practices to bring healing to veterans, communities and nations recovering from the traumas of war and violence.
In this episode of “Why Shamanism Now?” titled “War and the Soul: Healing Grief and Loss”, Tick and Pratt discuss what shamanism brings to the healing of people and the land where the bodies of the MIAs of both sides lie hidden, and explore the challenges of this particularly frustrating wounding of war and the amazing ways closure, release, and peace can be found with the aid of the shaman.
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 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.
Dr. Edward Tick is Founding Director and Senior Clinician of Soldier’s Heart: Veterans’ Safe Return Programs. Honored for his groundbreaking work in the holistic and community-based healing of veterans and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Dr. Tick has been a psychotherapist for 33 years, specializing in working with veterans since the 1970s. He is the author of Sacred Mountain, The Practice Of Dream Healing, The Golden Tortoise, and the award-winning book War And The Soul. As an internationally recognized expert on veterans, PTSD, and the psychology of military-related issues, Dr. Tick has conducted trainings at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and other Department of Defense facilities. He lectures throughout the world and leads semi-annual international educational, healing and reconciliation journeys to Vietnam and Greece. Dr. Tick specializes in using psycho-spiritual, cross-cultural, and international reconciliation practices to bring healing to veterans, communities and nations recovering from the traumas of war and violence.
"Why Shamanism Now?", a live internet talk radio with host Christina Pratt, airs every Wednesday afternoon at 2-3:00 pm Pacific time/ 5 – 6 p.m. Eastern time on http://www.modavox.com/7thwavenetwork/. Prior episodes from "Why Shamanism Now?" – including the first part of the “War and the Soul” series titled “Healing the Warrior’s Wounds” -- can be downloaded for free from the iTunes library (www.iTunes.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. For additional information or to arrange an interview with Pratt, please contact Linda Woznicki, 845-417-8811, email@example.com.