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Sparrow Hart & Christian Pratt on Adults in a Culture of Children on March 18 “Why Shamanism Now?”

On the next episode of "Why Shamanism Now? A Practical Path to Authenticity,” teacher, author and founder of the Last Mask Center for Shamanic Healing Christina Pratt talks to Sparrow Hart, author of "Letters to the River: A Guide to a Dream Worth Living," about our culture of materialism and how we must change to create a better world.

Portland, OR, March 12, 2014 --( Streaming live on the Co-Creator Radio Network on Tuesday, March 18, at 11am Pacific/2pm Eastern on "Why Shamanism Now? A Practical Path to Authenticity,” shaman and founder of the Last Mask Center for Shamanic Healing Christina Pratt asks the question: What will it take for men and women to return from their respective circles, respective retreats on the mountain, and respective “Wisdom Schools” and begin to seriously work together to create a world our descendants will be happy and proud to inherit?

In this week’s episode of “Why Shamanism Now?” titled “Adults in a Culture of Children,” Pratt talks to Sparrow Hart, author of "Letters to the River: A Guide to a Dream Worth Living." Pratt and Hart explore how we can move from a culture of adult children focused on “me” and materialism and gender wars into a culture of adults who are passionate about the gifts they have to give, committed to something larger than themselves, and longing to come together to create a better 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.

Sparrow Hart, the founder of Circles of Air, Circles of Stone, undertook his first wilderness rite of passage in 1971, a five-month solo pilgrimage in the Cascades and Canadian Rockies, and enacted his first vision quest in 1980. Hart has been leading 6 – 8 vision quests per year in Vermont and the American Southwest since 1987 and the completion of his training at the School of Lost Borders with Steven Foster and Meredith Little, authors of The Book of the Vision Quest. Hart is a father, writer, creator of the Mythic Warrior Training, founder of the annual Men's Wisdom Council at the Rowe Conference Center, and a frequent workshop leader around the country. His work is firmly in the tradition of "joining Earth and Sky;" bringing spiritual life out of the heavens and into the nitty-gritty issues we face daily, affirming the sacredness of the emotional, imaginative, and sensual landscapes we travel on our individual soul journeys. He is the author of Letters to the River: A Guide to a Dream Worth Living. Hart’s work comes out of his own experience. His personal journey includes a wide range of shamanic practices; apprenticeship with the Native American teacher, Sun Bear; dream exploration; the twelve steps; psychodrama and inner child work; and a long immersion in the Toltec and Castaneda tradition. Hart aspires to be a simple human being, a man on his journey, a person of the earth. He's recognized as having a unique ability to make the ancient teachings of the connectedness of all life relevant to our modern and personal worlds.

"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 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 Pratt also talks about Shamanic Healing on YouTube.

Upcoming Last Mask Center events include a Shamanic Journey Circle on March 19 in Portland, OR; a Last Mask Community Teleseminar on March 26; and The Basic Shamanic Journey on April 5 in Portland. For more information on these and other events, see the monthly calendar on For more information on Christina Pratt, the Last Mask Center for Shamanic Healing, or to order An Encyclopedia of Shamanism at a special discounted rate, visit For additional information or to arrange an interview with Pratt, please contact Linda Woznicki, 845-417-8811,
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