“Colleen Deatsman and a Field Guide to Shamanism” on March 20 “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 welcomes guest Colleen Deatsman, author of The Hollow Bone: A Field Guide to Shamanism. They talk about self-healing from a shamanic perspective.
In this episode of “Why Shamanism Now?” titled “Colleen Deatsman and a Field Guide to Shamanism,” Pratt and Deatsman explore self-healing, the unintentional things we do to disempower it, and how we can better support others in their own self-healing. Deatsman has explored health, wellbeing and shamanic practice for 25 years and is the author of five books.
Deatsman talks to Pratt as part of a series of “Why Shamanism Now?” interviews 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.
Colleen Deatsman has been exploring health and wellness, self-healing, personal growth, spiritual development, and shamanic practice for over 25 years, earning a wide array of degrees, certifications, and licenses for numerous healing forms. She is the author of five books including The Hollow Bone: A Field Guide to Shamanism and Seeing in the Dark: Claim Your Own Shamanic Power Now and in the Coming Age. She offers trainings, workshops, and online classes in shamanism which can all be found through her website. As a healer, Deatsman knows from personal experience what it is like to be devastatingly ill, fatigued, depressed, frustrated, and lost. For ten years, Deatsman was one of the hopeless who suffered from a chronic illness that traditional medicine could not effectively treat. Determined to live life fully again, she embarked on a journey of self-healing and spiritual awakening that led to complete recovery and a comprehensive program that benefits all who follow it. www.colleendeatsman.com/index.html
"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 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 by visiting www.whyshamanismnow.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: Four Year Cycle of Transformation non-residential training beginning April 26; advanced classes in shamanic practice including an Advanced Healing Training on June 22-24; Shamanic Journey Circles 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, firstname.lastname@example.org.