"Art and Living Shamanism with Mark Wagner" on August 13 "Why Shamanism Now?" 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 to artist Mark Wagner the transformational power of engaging in the creative process and making art.
In this episode of “Why Shamanism Now?” titled “Art an Living Shamanism with Mark Wagner,” the final episode of the “Why Shamanism Now?” series, “Art and Shamanism,” Pratt and Wagner tell listeners that there isn’t a reason in the world to stop making art because it grounds our creativity in our bodies where it can then change the world. Instead, it feeds our souls, takes us on a journey, and connects us to the sacred. Pratt and Wagner note that the job and the power of art to move the people and in that act to shape a new story for the new world.
Christina Pratt is a contemporary shaman specializing 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 book An Encyclopedia of Shamanism clearly discusses 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, 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.
Mark Wagner is a digital and traditional artist and teacher. He has worked as a Concept Artist in the film and game industry, creating art through Pixar for the Disney feature film – John Carter, and for fantasy and sci-fi films including Terminator 3 and Hallmark Entertainment’s DreamKeeper. He has also worked as Art Director, Production Designer, Creativity Consultant, and Matte Painter. With a Masters Degree in “Arts and Consciousness,” Wagner specializes in visionary art, and has an in-depth understanding in the psychology of visual arts, symbolism, mythology, shamanism, and storytelling. Recent clients include the Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History. Wagner is an internationally known street painter/chalk drawing artist. He created the nonprofit organization Drawing on Earth, which inspires art and creativity in youth and communities around the world. Their first event set a Guinness World Record for the largest pavement art in the world. Recent clients include Genentech, SpaceX, and CBS Interactive. He lectures at the University of San Francisco (LAZER) and Stanford University. More recently Wagner has worked as a scenic painter and designer at DaVinci Fusion, an events production company in Northern California. www.heartsandbones.com, www.drawingonearth.org.
"Why Shamanism Now? A Practical Path to Authenticity," a live internet talk radio show with host Christina Pratt, airs Tuesdays at 11am Pacific/2pm Eastern time on 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 whyshamanismnow.com. Pratt also talks about Shamanic Healing on YouTube.
Upcoming Last Mask Center programs with Christina Pratt in Portland, OR, include Shamanic Journey Circles the third Wednesday of every month, monthly Wisdom of the Shaman talks and a monthly “Becoming a Person of Power” teleseminar series. Pratt will also be offering Actual Energy Clearing in Arizona September 13-15. 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. For additional information or to arrange an interview with Pratt, please contact Linda Woznicki, 845-417-8811, firstname.lastname@example.org.