"The Power of Gratitude" on "Why Shamanism Now?" Radio Show with Christina Pratt on November 25

On her radio show "Why Shamanism Now? A Practical Path to Authenticityā€¯, teacher, author, and founder of the Last Mask Center for Shamanic Healing, Christina Pratt, explores the benefits of making gratitude a part of every facet of out lives, and the benefits this practice brings.

Portland, OR, November 18, 2009 --(PR.com)-- Streaming live on the Voice America Network (www.voiceamerica.com) on Wednesday, November 25 at 2 p.m. Pacific time/5 p.m. Eastern time, on her show "Why Shamanism Now?: A Practical Path to Authenticity,” shaman and founder of the Last Mask Center for Shamanic Healing Christina Pratt says “Gratitude is a function in life that makes things work out.” According to Pratt, when we are without gratitude, we are without perspective. The visionary capacity of the heart slips into doubt, and we fixate on what is not working. Living from a stance of gratitude is a choice that allows us to shift into the realm of energies where the coincidences of things come together for us.

In this episode of “Why Shamanism Now?” titled “The Power of Gratitude,” host Christina Pratt discusses the power of gratitude to bring the blessings of life to us. For the Qechua, an ancient Peruvian shamanic people, gratitude is not only something that we need to feel. Gratitude must take form -- it must be part of the labor, love and wisdom of a society. It is not enough to say “thank you”; gratitude must be made concrete through action and intent. The power engages when we show gratitude at all times, making every gesture of our lives a labor of love and retribution for the gifts we receive and will receive. Pratt suggests that listeners give thanks for all of it: it is the miracle of life.

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 pm Pacific time/5–6 pm 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). Christina also talks about Shamanic Healing on You Tube: Part 1 — What It Is, How It Works, What It Will Do or You: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXihz047CVc Part 2 — Discussion with the participant after a healing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjowXTpxIio.
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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