“Shamanism and the Spiritual Warrior” on May 17 “Why Shamanism Now?” Radio Show with 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 talks about listeners' spiritual warriorship, its importance, and the relationship between humans and helping spirits in supporting this inner warrior.

Portland, OR, May 12, 2011 --(PR.com)-- Streaming live on the Co-Creator Radio Network (www.co-creatornetwork.com) on Tuesday, May 17, 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 says that Spiritual Warriorship is more than a metaphor that a psychotherapist drags out every time one is challenged to take the actions necessary to change. Attitudes and behaviors of self-denial and self-aggrandizement are challenging to change precisely because they have become habits of thought, feeling, and memory. According to Pratt, it is the internal realm of these habits that is the perpetual battleground of the spirit warrior and the insidious enemy within. Everyday actions in the outer world are also potentially actions of the spirit warrior, but they are a direct reflection of one's actions in this inner world. Without change in here, individuals can’t change "out there."

In this episode of “Why Shamanism Now?” titled “Shamanism and the Spiritual Warrior,” Pratt explores how the basic shamanic relationship between human and helping spirit brings precisely the support our spirit warriors needs today. Humanity has offered many paths to support the conscientious dedication and skills need by the spirit warrior, but most of these paths are unreachable by the ordinary contemporary individual. Pratt tells listeners that helping spirits - if engaged regularly and skillfully - offer the flexibility, creativity, and clever persistence in bringing this path to the practicing individual.

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?" is a live internet talk radio with host Christina Pratt that airs Tuesdays at 11 a.m. Pacific time/2 p.m. Eastern time, http://www.co-creatornetwork.com/hosts/shamanism/host_bio.htm. Each week, host Christina Pratt and guests explore the practical application of shamanic skills in our contemporary lives to create robust well-being, strong and clear community connections, and life enriching spiritual maturity. 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 (www.iTunes.com). Pratt also talks about Shamanic Healing on YouTube (www.youtube.com).

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. Upcoming classes with Pratt include “Cultivation of Personal Power” on June 17-18; 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. A new session of Pratt’s Four-Year Cycle of Transformation Training begins July 10. For additional information or to arrange an interview with Pratt, please contact Linda Woznicki, 845-417-8811, lwoz@frontiernet.net.

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