“A Shamanic View of Mental Illness - Tacey” on August 26 “Why Shamanism Now?” with Christina Pratt

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 about the work of David Tacey, author of Gods and Diseases, in which he talks about looking at mental illness as a disease of the spirit.

Portland, OR, August 22, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Streaming live on the Co-Creator Radio Network on Tuesday, August 26, 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 notes that what we diagnose as “mental illness” today grows ever more resistant to reason, logic, pharmaceuticals, or medicine, and asks the question: What if these are not illnesses of the mind, but diseases of the spirit? Pratt talks about author and scholar, David Tacey, who explores how we would understand and treat mental illness if we understood that by shutting spirit out of our lives with our beliefs, we have forced spirit to enter through the side door of illness. According to Tacey, when we understand how spirit is trying to work with us through disease, we can see that our suffering can be resolved or transformed only when we introduce the dimension of our soul into the healing equation.

In this week’s episode of “Why Shamanism Now?” titled “A Shamanic View of Mental Illness - Tacey”, Pratt shares Tacey’s work from his book, Gods and Diseases, which offers a powerful example of the way in which looking at mental illness through a different lens opens up new possible paths to health and well-being.

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.

"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 events include a Last Mask Community Teleseminar on August 27, The Basic Shamanic Journey on September 13 at Whole Being Health in Portland, OR, and a Shamanic Journey Circle on September 27. For more information on these and other events, see the monthly calendar on http://www.lastmaskcenter.org/calendar/. 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 www.lastmaskcenter.org. For additional information or to arrange an interview with Pratt, please contact Linda Woznicki, 845-417-8811, marketing@lastmaskcenter.org
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