Christina Pratt Talks About "Picking Up Your Medicine Today" on October 11 "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 about that which is most difficult for us - our "medicine" - and how these very things have the potential to offer us our greatest gifts and teachings.
- (1888PressRelease) October 08, 2011 - Streaming live on the Co-Creator Radio Network (www.co-creatornetwork.com) on Tuesday, October 11, 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 one can open the door to a life of meaning and purpose by "picking up your medicine." One's medicine does not come in a dream, from a psychic reading, or a weekend workshop. One's medicine emerges from the transmutation of the "great poisons" of one's life. Like Buddha transforming anger into mirror-like wisdom or desire into discernment, one's medicine is a gift that lies dormant, but potent, in this life. Your spirit help is waiting for you to see the gift in "that-which-brings-you-your-greatest-suffering".
In this episode of "Why Shamanism Now?" titled "Picking Up Your Medicine Today", Pratt tells listeners, "Our medicine is first a poison -- like emotional oversensitivity or a hot, righteous temper that ends relationships and loses jobs. As we mature spiritually and psychologically in response to our suffering, we are actually being transmuted by the poison. In that inner transmutation, we become able then-and only then-to transmute the poison in the outer world and bring it as medicine to others. The anger that once lost you friends, lovers, and jobs can become the medicine that makes you a potent, astute and trusted negotiator on an international stage. What upsets us the most in every day life and drives us to ask for help is the dormant energy of our unique genius and the key to 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 from the iTunes library (www.iTunes.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 advanced shamanism trainings for experienced practitioners starting with "Outlaw Shamanism: Creating Ritual and Ceremony That Works" on November 11-13, 2011; "The Basics of Living Well" series open to all 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, Woznicki.linda ( @ ) gmail dot com.