Christina Pratt Talks to Martha Lucier About “Healing Into Peace” on March 15 “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 welcomes shamanic teacher Martha Lucier as part of series featuring guests from the Society of Shamanic Practitioners. Pratt and Lucier talk about the connections between our planet and ourselves, and how this connection can help promote peace.

Portland, OR, March 12, 2011 --( Streaming live on the Co-Creator Radio Network ( on Tuesday, March 15, 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 welcomes shamanic teacher Martha Lucier, who tells Pratt and listeners: “As I rekindle the indigenous spirit within myself, I connect to my sacred roots listening to the voices of the ancestors while honoring my connection to the web of life. As global citizens we are all one tribe indigenous to the earth. Let us find ourselves together in one circle of deep peace dancing barefoot upon Earth Mother.”

In this episode of “Why Shamanism Now?” titled “Healing into Peace”, Pratt and Lucier explore the relationship between peace and healing, and the way in which Lucier’s nature-based adventures help participants to discover the spiritual connections between our planet and ourselves. Lucier talks to Pratt as part of a series of “Why Shamanism Now?” episodes sponsored by the Society of Shamanic Practitioners (SSP). Throughout this series, Pratt explores how contemporary shamans are meeting the challenge of their world where the relations of things—the living and the dead, the humans and nature, and the technological world and the spirit world—are profoundly out of balance. It is the ancient role of the shaman in all cultures to tend the balance of things, and the question is asked: how are these shamans meeting this extraordinary need today?

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.

Martha Lucier, B.Hk. B. Ed., is co-founder of Northern Edge Algonquin Retreat Centre along with her husband Todd Lucier. Their mission is the promote peace on the planet through providing experiences in nature that help us rediscover ourselves, empower one another and heal the earth. Lucier’s work as a teacher and healer is infused with her deep love of Mother Earth and desire to empower others to discover the gifts they came to the world to manifest. Lucier conducts regular Basic Shamanism Retreats and offers a two-year training in Advanced Shamanism at the Edge. Vision Questing in Algonquin Park is where Lucier feels most alive! Lucier is a practitioner of core shamanism based on the work of Michael Harner and a graduate of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies Three Year Program. She has also completed Sandra Ingerman’s shamanic teacher training. Highlights of Lucier's shamanism training experience include workshop facilitation and orchestrating the closing ceremony for a gathering of over 200 participants at Findhorn, Scotland, in 2002; leading an opening ritual and workshops for Peace in Education Conference in Budapest, Hungary in 2004; and facilitating an ancestor ceremony near Russell Glacier, Greenland at Ice Wisdom, 2009.

"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 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 Upcoming classes with Pratt include “How to Work Effectively with Spirit” March 18-19; a two-weekend program “The First Shaman” taking place April 1-3 and July 29-31; Shamanic Journey Circles the third Tuesday of every month; Wisdom of the Shaman talks every third Friday; and Qigong classes every Wednesday, all in Portland. For additional information or to arrange an interview with Pratt, please contact Linda Woznicki, 845-417-8811,

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