"Energy Velcro and the Hollow Bone" on June 7 "Why Shamanism Now?" Radio Show with Christina Pratt

Top Quote 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 the concept of becoming a "hollow bone" -- an inner state of consciousness and freedom - by clearing that which keeps you stuck - the "energy velcro". End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) June 05, 2011 - Streaming live on the Co-Creator Radio Network on Tuesday, June 1, 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 explains to listeners that the shamanic altered state of consciousness and being a "hollow bone" are not necessarily the same thing. All over the internet, contemporary practitioners are claiming that the altered state they enter to work with Spirit is, by definition, being a "hollow bone." Becoming the hollow bone is an ancient practice in Zen Buddhism and shamanism, and of many native peoples of North America. It takes years of dedicated and disciplined practice to create this inner state of consciousness and freedom.

    In contrast, Pratt says, entering a shamanic trance state, or journeying, is relatively simple to learn, usually allows immediate and useful access to one's helping spirits, and is basically every human being's birthright now. In our efforts to explain to a contemporary world what shamanism is and how it can help with pretty much all that ails us, Pratt warns us to not get carried way. To become the hollow bone is to dedicate oneself to the tireless discipline of clearing your inner "energy Velcro". According to Pratt, this requires first noticing that you have been hooked by something in life; then looking within at what velcro loop within you has just been snagged; then to move deeper within, for the process has only just begun.

    In this episode of "Why Shamanism Now?" titled "Energy Velcro and the Hollow Bone", Pratt explores the deeper truth of becoming the hollow hone and the freedom that arises from this ancient and worthy discipline.

    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 live internet talk radio with host Christina Pratt, airs Tuesdays at 11 a.m. Pacific time/2 p.m. Eastern time 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. 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 "Cultivation of Personal Power" on June 17-18; 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. A new session of Pratt's Four-Year Cycle of Transformation Training begins July 10. For additional information or to arrange an interview with Pratt, please contact Linda Woznicki, 845-417-8811, lwoz ( @ ) frontiernet dot net.

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