Children and Shamanism: Teens on May 27 Why Shamanism Now Christina Pratt and Guest Kelley Harrell

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 author Kelley Harrell about how teens can tap into shamanic practices.

Portland, OR, May 26, 2014 --( Streaming live on the Co-Creator Radio Network on Tuesday, May 27, 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 tells listeners that shamanism is misunderstood, occasionally maligned, and still considered to be on the fringe, even in alternative circles. Yet contemporary practitioners remain undaunted, and the range of resources on shamanic practice continues to grow in books, gatherings, podcasts, and classes. According to Pratt, what was a solo path for many only a decade ago, often filled with frustration, doubt, and reinventing the wheel, can now be shared with mentors, peers, and viable community. A new resource for teens has been published Pratt’s guest, shaman S. Kelley Harrell, titled Teen Spirit Guide to Modern Shamanism: A Beginners Map Charting an Ancient Path.

In this week’s episode of “Why Shamanism Now?” titled “Children and Shamanism: Teens,” Pratt continues a topic explored in recent episodes: shamanism and children. Pratt talks to Harrell about her book and ways to make learning about shamanism less about acquiring techniques in how to do it and more about learning how to incorporate and deal with the changes it brings to everyday life.

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.

Kelley Harrell is an author and neoshaman living in North Carolina. Her new book, "Teen Spirit Guide to Modern Shamanism: A Beginners Map Charting an Ancient Path," offers a much needed resource for teens who want to explore what may be a calling. Her memoir, "Gift of the Dreamtime: Awakening to the Divinity of Trauma," chronicles her pivotal step into the role of shaman. Harrell has been on a shamanic path for over 20 years and works locally and with an international client base. She is an Ascension and Usui Ryoho Reiki and Master, an Ordained Priestess by Global Goddess, and she honors the path of the modern Druid in her practices. She incorporates these other trainings, ways of knowing, and modalities into her shamanic practice, Soul Intent Arts, LLC. Harrell writes the syndicated column Intentional Insights - Questions and Answers from Within; is a contributing writer for The Huffington Post; and a contributing book reviewer for SageWoman and The Beltane Pages. She is also the proud founder of The Saferoom Project, a non-profit support network for sexual assault survivors, and their partners, family and friends.,

"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 Shamanic Journey Circles the third Wednesday of every month; a Last Mask Community Teleseminar on May 28; and Actual Energy Clearing May 30-June 1, also in Portland, OR. 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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