Portland, OR, October 03, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Streaming live on the Voice America Network (www.voiceamerica.com) on Wednesday, October 7 at 2 p.m. Pacific time/5 p.m. Eastern time, William Horden talks with host Christina Pratt about the Toltec I Ching on her show “Why Shamanism Now? A Practical Path to Authenticity.” The I Ching, or “Book of Changes”, of ancient China has been used for over 5000 years as a source of advice and inspiration. According to Horden, the Toltec I Ching recasts the I Ching in the symbology of ancient, native Mexico, and focuses us on an ethic, desperately needed today, of cooperation in the emerging world culture. Horden refers to the Toltec I Ching as “The Oracle”, and explains to listeners why we should bother with a new divination tool at this time. Horden is the co-creator, along with Martha Ramirez-Oropeza, of The Toltec I Ching: 64 Keys to Inspired Action in the New World, newly released by Larson Publications. According to Toltec Master Allan Hardman, "The Toltec I Ching does an incredible job of engaging the collective human experience of psychological defeat and the Spirit Warrior's task of restoring personal power and transforming that dream. It will help many people move away from the Old World of force and competition toward the New World of ethics and cooperation...”
Horden notes in this episode of “Why Shamanism Now?” that divination tools can guide us into our own spiritual warriorship and its expression in our daily actions. In the Toltec I Ching, Ramirez-Oropeza’s stunning artwork illuminates the wisdom of the ancients while Horden’s lucid text unlocks the divinatory power of these two world traditions. Horden says that The Oracle” “inspires us to see more clearly, live more creatively, and love more fully.” Pratt and Horden” ask The Oracle “What do people need to know today to transform from wherever they are into people of courageous hearts?” and explore the answer.
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.
William Douglas Horden has been an independent researcher of the indigenous divinatory systems of ancient China and Mexico for the past forty years. He lived in the Copper Canyon of Mexico with the Tarahumara Indians for two years and numerous other indigenous communities over the past few decades, allowing him to become steeped in the shamanic world view. Horden was initially trained by I Ching Master Khigh Alx Dhiegh. He is currently a writer, photographer, and lecturer living in Roseburg, Oregon and Coatepec, Mexico. More information on the Toltec I Ching can be found at www.tolteciching.com.
"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). Some of Pratt’s teachings and interviews are also posted on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXEjkOzkkTo, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4MxA4Pb3Gw, and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKSfs3dj_QM.
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.