“Heart Centered Shamanic Healing” is the Focus of Why Shamanism Now? Radio Show on June 3

In an episode titled “Heart Centered Shamanic Healing” teacher, author, and founder of the Last Mask Center for Shamanic Healing Christina Pratt talks to shaman Betsy Bergstrom on Pratt’s show "Why Shamanism Now? A Practical Path to Authenticity."

Portland, OR, May 31, 2009 --(PR.com)-- Streaming live on the Voice America Network (www.voiceamerica.com) on Wednesday, June 3 at 2 p.m. Pacific time/5 p.m. Eastern time, on the show "Why Shamanism Now?", Last Mask Center for Shamanic Healing founder Christina Pratt and shaman Betsy Bergstrom – who practices Heart Centered Shamanic Depossession -- explore the shamanic work of clearing and deposession.

According to Bergstrom: “Modern shamanism is alive and thriving… There is a wonderful blending of ancestral and ancient knowledge with new experience.” Bergstrom’s practice of Heart Centered Shamanic Depossession defuses much of the fear that people feel around the shamanic work of clearing and depossession. She specializes in “unraveling thought-forms and curses” -- a way to draw the energy and power from things that have previously bound us and utilize that energy to revitalize our choices and our future. Pratt and Bergstrom talk about how clearing, extraction, and depossession comprise a sorely misunderstood aspect of shamanic healing.

In this episode of “Why Shamanism Now?”, Bergstrom, a truly inspired and gifted healer, helps us to understand how to compassionately clear what isn’t ours, allowing us to come out from under the shadows and connect with our most powerful Ally—ourselves. Bergstrom will also discuss her path and the unique gifts she brings to her students and clients.

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.

Betsy Bergstrom is a full-time Shamanic Teacher and Practitioner who has studied with shamans and healers from many cultures. She is a graduate of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies 3-Year Program. She has been trained by a number of indigenous shamans and healers who have encouraged her and shared with her their wonderful teachings. She has worked in various fields of Alternative Healing for nearly 20 years. Her calling is to work in partnership with the Helping Spirits, to help the living and with the dead.

"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" 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, lwoz@frontiernet.net.

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