Portland, OR, March 20, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Streaming live on the Voice America Network (www.voiceamerica.com) on Wednesday, March 24, 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 our Shadow Self is an important aspect of who we are. Engage it well and it will show us our greatest assets and deepest passions. However, if left unexplored the Shadow Self can generate physical, mental and emotional unwellness, leaving life flat, disappointing, and depressing.
In this episode of “Why Shamanism Now?” titled “Your Shadow Self and the Divine”, Pratt explores shamanic ways to engage your Shadow Self effectively. Shadow work is messy and it defies all logic—emotional, mental, and physical logic. “Anything goes” in the Shadow realms, which frightens and challenges the order-loving beings that we are. However, by engaging our direct relationship with spirit through shamanic skills, according to Pratt, we can learn to follow the crazy logic of the Shadow realm. We can meet the juicy, but frustrated parts of our self we have stuff in the Shadow Closet and negotiate their return. In this way we reengage with our passion, sensuality, creativity, sexuality, sense of humor, and overall joy for 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.voiceamerica.com/voiceAmerica/vshow.aspx?sid=1457. 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, email@example.com.