Christina Pratt Explores “The Secret or The Big Dream?” on Jan. 25 “Why Shamanism Now?” Radio Show

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 explores the concept of manifesting reality by exploring our dreams and visions, and how this is an important part of personal shamanic practice.

Portland, OR, January 22, 2011 --( Streaming live on the Co-Creator Radio Network ( on Tuesday, January 25, 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 explains, “Manifesting reality is a somewhat bigger prospect than the book The Secret and all the versions of ‘The Art of Getting What You Want’ would have you think.” According to Pratt, the underlying belief of many ancient shamanic cultures is that reality, as we know it, is the result of the Dream of the Kosmos, or the Dreamtime as it is called in some cultures. From this Great Kosmic Dream comes the thread of life that connects all things and all times. This thread of life flows through your Ancestors into you and through you to the descendants. You and all of your life have been dreamt into existence just as certainly as you are now dreaming reality into manifestation.

Pratt asks listeners: Given the stuff of your life, what are you dreaming? And for the parts you don’t really like, how do you change your dream to change your reality? Pratt tells listeners that the helping spirits in a shamanic practice teach us that one of the many responsibilities of spiritual adulthood is to tend our dreams and to pay attention to all that our dreams are creating. In this episode of “Why Shamanism Now?” titled “The Secret or the Big Dream”, Pratt explores how our dreams become part of the Big Dream and how the nightmares of your life can be released by allowing the Big Dream to dream you.

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 Listeners can ask questions by calling (512) 772-1938 or via Skype. Prior episodes from "Why Shamanism Now" can be downloaded for free from the iTunes library ( Pratt also talks about Shamanic Healing on YouTube (

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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