Portland, OR, June 06, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Streaming live on the Voice America Network (www.voiceamerica.com) on Wednesday, June 10 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 shamanic practitioner Martin Brennan talk about how we all experience soul loss throughout our lives.
According to Pratt and Brennan, soul loss is caused by physical or emotional trauma, and it is a natural way for us to survive the pain of that trauma. In shamanic cultures, when soul loss is recognized, the shaman is called on to enter the invisible world, find the lost soul parts and to retrieve them. However today, the integration of retrieved soul parts doesn’t just happen by itself.
Guest Martin Brennan has integrated numerous soul parts retrieved by our host, shaman Christina Pratt, over the past 10 year. Pratt and Brennan discuss the personal healing issues that integration of soul parts address, ranging from attempted suicide, to chronic issues with intimacy, to a separation from God, and much more. They ask the questions: How do you address issues today that amount to the most painful, frightening moments of your life? Why is it that addressing these moments brings you into Wholeness and Oneness-with-all-Things? On this episode of “Why Shamanism Now?”, Pratt and Brennan explore with humor and awe the healing work of soul integration.
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.
Martin Brennan Martin possesses a deep commitment to helping people (including himself) remember how to feed their love, starve their fears, and live boldly, and has studied spirituality and leadership for over 20 years. These dual passions have lead him to serve as a Peace Corps volunteer, work with street children in the developing world, earn an MA in Creation Spirituality form Naropa University, work as a Diversity and Leadership Trainer in corporate America, and travel to over 40 countries on six continents. Martin has also studied, practiced and instructed the principles of shamanism for the past 12 years. For the past nine years, Martin has assisted at numerous week-long summer workshops offered by the Last Mask Center for Shamanic Healing. Martin believes firmly that each and every one of us brings a unique gift to this world, and the responsibility to cultivate it, hone it, and share it openly.
"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, firstname.lastname@example.org.