Part 2 of “The Shamanic Journey and Direct Revelation” on August 23 “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 Pratt continues her conversation about the shamanic journey and how it allows one to receive direct revelations, and this time focuses on mastering the art of shamanic journeying.

Portland, OR, August 14, 2011 --( Streaming live on the Co-Creator Radio Network ( on Tuesday, August 23, 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 talks about how the shamanic journey allows the journeyer to receive direct revelation from Spirit. According to Pratt, direct connection with spirit is the birthright of every human and the shamanic journey is one of the most ancient and reliable forms of forging this connection. Once connected with Spirit within the journey state of consciousness, the journeyer can find healing, protection, and a continual source of guidance. Pratt tells listeners that the shamanic journey is a paradoxical practice, simultaneously requiring a degree of focused discipline as well as free access to the imagination. At the same time, the journey is purely question driven and occurs within the dreamlike landscape of one’s own symbolic language. There is no ultimate truth there with codified symbols and interpretation. Pratt says that the journeyer must craft the question so that it acts as a key to open the answer. And then the “answer” that may be as inscrutable as last night’s dream must be accurately interpreted. Herein lie the greatest challenges in developing a powerful, passionate, and effective journeying practice.

In Part 2 of “The Shamanic Journey and Direct Revelation” on “Why Shamanism Now? radio show, Pratt continues to explore the common mistakes, misconceptions, and false assumptions made by journeyers and remedies to correct them. She also focuses on the elements of mastering the art of shamanic journeying. (Part 1 of “The Shamanic Journey and Direct Revelation” is archived online and can be listened to by visiting

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 Practical Path to Authenticity", a live internet talk radio with host Christina Pratt, airs Tuesdays at 11 a.m. Pacific time/2 p.m. Eastern time on 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 ( 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 Upcoming classes with Pratt include “Manifesting the Person of Power” on September 16-17; 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, Oregon. For additional information or to arrange an interview with Pratt, please contact Linda Woznicki, 845-417-8811,

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