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Host Christina Pratt Talks About "Working Effectively with Spirit" on May 18 "Why Shamanism Now?"

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 talks about how we can cultivate our skills to connect more effectively with spirit and answers listeners’ questions about this.

Portland, OR, May 17, 2010 --( Streaming live on the Co-Creator Radio Network ( on Tuesday, May 18, at 11 a.m. Pacific time/2 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 answers listeners’ questions about working effectively with spirit. According to Pratt, the skills of the shaman -- journeying, for instance -- that are used to connect more clearly with our helping spirits, are designed to enhance our natural human intuitive skills. While the techniques of shamanic skills are fairly easy to learn, mastery is a life long endeavor.

In this episode of “Why Shamanism Now?” titled “Working Effectively with Spirit”, Pratt tells us that at the core of shamanism is the individual’s direct relationship with his or her own helping spirits. What this relationship offers that meditation and messages from the Higher Self do not is the ability to ask, “where am I lying to myself?” and “how do I get out of my own way?” Pratt explores how we might navigate the interface between traditional practices and our contemporary lives, whether or not we need engage in a battle between dark and light, and the critical importance of working with the spirits of the land where ever we are. Of al the areas that are explored, the right use of shamanic skills keeps coming back to humility and power, and that cultivation of humility and power in equal parts is the hallmark of a mature shamanic practitioner.

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 Tuesdays at 11 a.m. Pacific time/2 p.m. Eastern time Prior episodes from "Why Shamanism Now" can be downloaded for free from the iTunes library ( Christina also talks about Shamanic Healing on You Tube (

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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