"Shamanism, Winter Blues and Your Purpose" on December 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 about the winter blues and how, from a shamanic perspective, it's an opportunity to reconnect with one's soul's purpose.
- (1888PressRelease) December 12, 2011 - Streaming live on the Co-Creator Radio Network on Tuesday, December 13, 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 tells listeners that the "Winter Blues" viewed from a shamanic perspective are misdiagnosed. Through the eyes of the shaman, the Winter Blues are not so much about less light, but about the fact that we don't respond to the shorter days by turning off the TV, closing the email, unplugging, and going deeply within. According to Pratt, the Winter Blues aren't so much about depression as they are about the feeling of your soul's purpose refusing to stay pressed down. The Winter Blues are actually your soul's purpose saying, "Renew your connection to me now or the path will grow too dim to find me."
In this episode of "Why Shamanism Now?" titled "Shamanism, Winter Blues and Your Purpose", Pratt explores the winter path to Darkness and the renewal, restoration and rejuvenation of an intimate relationship with your soul's purpose. The activities that restore those parts of our self that move on a soul level -- like dreams, journeys, mediations, and sleep -- all happen in the dark. The increase in darkness each day is an invitation to visit Darkness. It is a time to ask for the threads of connection to the soul that have grown thin through the over activity, imbalance, and stress of the year to be renewed. It is a time to clear the calendar and be simple, in solitude, and renew your commitment to live from the inside out, finding again the voice of your heart and allowing it to move you. Pratt explains that when we surrender our Winter Blues to The Dark, we stoke the fire that will rise again in springtime in the rejuvenation of passion for our soul's purpose.
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.
"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.
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 2012; as well as Shamanic Journey Circles the 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.