“Why We Work with the Elements” on April 7 “Why Shamanism Now?” Radio Show with Host Christina Pratt

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 explores the value of working with the elements -- earth, air, fire and water -- in our daily life and creative ways to do so effectively.

Portland, OR, April 03, 2010 --(PR.com)-- Streaming live on the Voice America Network (www.voiceamerica.com) on Wednesday, April 7, 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 the elements—earth, air, fire and water—are true nourishment for our spirit. According to Pratt, this is equally true for three-element and five-element systems also found in shamanic cultures around the globe. When we open up to relationship with the elements that nourishes spirit, spirit grows strong within us. The “voice” of a strong spirit can actually be heard over all of the noise in the cacophonous conversation of life.

In this episode of “Why Shamanism Now?” titled “Why We Work with the Elements”, Pratt explores the value of working with the elements in our daily lives and creative ways to do that effectively. Right relationship with the elements allows their energy to flow into our lives, creating balance by smoothing out our own excesses and scarcities. As essence energies, the elements offer gifts we can access through relationship with them. Pratt tells listeners that we gain courage and flow, the ability to change as needed without losing our true selves, presence and breath, and the reminder that it is always possible to release and begin anew.

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 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, lwoz@frontiernet.net.

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