Part 2 of “Listening to Voices” on “Why Shamanism Now?” with Shaman Christina Pratt on February 10

On her radio show "Why Shamanism Now? A Practical Path to Authenticity”, teacher, author, and founder of the Last Mask Center for Shamanic Healing Christina Pratt answers questions about how to cultivate the ability to listen to our inner “voices”, and how to discern the true revelations from the usual cacophony of voices that go on in our heads.

Portland, OR, February 08, 2010 --( Streaming live on the Voice America Network ( on Wednesday, February 10, 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 that we all listen to voices, but for many, the voice of Spirit gets lost in the distractions, seductions, and the cacophony of voices in the head. Nonetheless the most essential gift shamanism offers each of us is direct revelation, which comes as visions, voices, or experiences with our own helping spirits.

In this episode of “Why Shamanism Now?” titled “Listening to Voices – Part 2”, Pratt answers the frequently asked question, “How do we cultivate that personal, direct relationship with our helping spirits?”, as well as other questions listeners posed from Part 1. Pratt shares ideas for teaching children to cultivate truth cords and inner alignment so that they never lose the ability to know how to listen, and explores questions like, “If my mind is a sneaky weasel, how can I trust what I am hearing? This all seems smoke and mirrors. Help!” and “Aren’t I just making up these voices in the first place?” “The answer is simple,” says Pratt, “It comes from the heart and begins with our willingness to feel.” “But how do we do that?” was the resounding response from listeners. In this episode, Pratt will tell listeners how.

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 Prior episodes from "Why Shamanism Now" can be downloaded for free from the iTunes library ( Christina also talks about Shamanic Healing on You Tube: Part 1 — What It Is, How It Works, What It Will Do or You: Part 2 — Discussion with the participant after a healing:

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 For additional information or to arrange an interview with Pratt, please contact Linda Woznicki, 845-417-8811,

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