"Leading by Council, Community by Heart" with Phillip Scott on January 17 "Why Shamanism Now?"
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 Ancestral Voice founder Phillip Scott about leadership through the council process and creating contemporary community based on indigenous wisdom.
- (1888PressRelease) January 12, 2012 - Streaming live on the Co-Creator Radio Network (www.co-creatornetwork.com) on Tuesday, January 17, at 11 a.m. Pacific time/2 p.m. Eastern time, on her show "Why Shamanism Now?: A Practical Path to Authenticity," shaman and founder of the Last Mask Center for Shamanic Healing Christina Pratt notes that people around the world are calling out for new forms of leadership, economic exchange, and community. According to Pratt, if we can tap the wisdom of our long-ago ancestors, we will find the wisdom of leadership by council, the energetic exchange based on a love for the future, and community built on engaging with the reality of the interconnectedness of all living things.
In this episode of "Why Shamanism Now?" titled "Leading by Council, Community by Heart," Pratt talks to Phillip Scott about his experiences as a sitting Chief leading through council and creating contemporary community based on indigenous wisdom. Scott is the founder/director of Ancestral Voice, a center of healing and learning devoted to the preservation, application, and respectful dissemination of shamanic and Indigenous lifeways. Scott and Pratt explore these ancient teachings and what they have to offer as we strive together as the human family to create systems of sacred economics and communities based on the exchange of the heart.
Scott 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.
Philip Scott is a ceremonial Chief in the Lakota tradition, entrusted with sharing Indigenous wisdom and traditional healing practices with the contemporary world - including the arenas of education, modern medicine, religion and business. In addition to directing and teaching programs at Ancestral Voice - Center for Indigenous Lifeways in Northern California, which he founded in 1994, he maintains a private healing practice, conducts ceremonies, lectures, teaches intensives and leads pilgrimages worldwide. Scott, also known as Tsunka Wakan Sapa, is of Western Band Tsalagi (Cherokee) ancestry. He has walked the Native Path for over thirty years, learning from traditional medicine/holy people, tribal spiritual leaders, shamans and elders from various cultures. Scott has been sundancing for the past twenty consecutive years. His life and wisdom are featured in journals and books. www.ancestralvoice.org
"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 http://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 "The Basics of Living Well" series open to all levels starting in January 20-21; a Shamanic Journey Circle on January 17 (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, marketing ( @ ) lastmaskcenter dot org.