"Shamanic Transformation: It’s Not Magic; It Just Seems Like It is" on Why Shamanism Now? On July 8

Teacher, author, and founder of the Last Mask Center for Shamanic Healing Christina Pratt talks about shamanic transformation as a practical path for our times on her radio show "Why Shamanism Now? A Practical Path to Authenticity."

Prtland, OR, July 07, 2009 --(PR.com)-- Streaming live on the Voice America Network (www.voiceamerica.com) on Wednesday, July 8 at 2 p.m. Pacific time/5 p.m. Eastern time, on her show "Why Shamanism Now?", founder of the Last Mask Center for Shamanic Healing Christina Pratt and students from Pratt’s Cycle of Transformation training discuss shamanic transformation for contemporary times, focusing on what it is and why it offers a breadth and depth that other programs do not. As one student says, “Shamanic transformation is not magic—it just seems that it is. It restores me to personal responsibility for my spiritual life—I get what I have the courage to ask for.”

Traditionally the path of the shaman requires both shamanic training and rigorous and ongoing personal work; personal work is constantly required because life is a path of mastery whenever we work in partnership with Spirit. In this episode of “Why Shamanism Now” titled “Shamanic Transformation: It’s Not Magic; It Just Seems Like It Is”, Pratt’s students from this Last Mask Center training will share about their personal work, what the teachings have brought into their lives, and how they got connected to their authenticity and soul’s purpose. They state that this is a system that really works. Says one student: “It is a get ’er done, down and dirty, tell it like it is/was/or has been, and let it go system. It is a process of real change, real growth, and dynamic spiritual adulthood.”

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 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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