In this episode of “Why Shamanism Now?” titled “Loneliness and Solitude”, Pratt tells listeners that when we have the courage of heart to turn inward, into the loneliness, solitude and the inner self we have isolated, we can change the fundamental conditions of our psychological state. If we restore an intimate connection with that inner self, one can restore one’s appetite for intimacy and authentic connection with others in the world. According to Pratt, shamanic healing -- which bypasses the psychology and moves from the heart -- allows us to find the stamina to move through our loneliness and to create the fruitful solitude necessary to develop soul satisfying connections in our inner and outer flesh and blood worlds.
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"
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: Awakening the Courageous Heart June 8-10 at the Rowe Center in Rowe Massachusetts and Intro to Awakening the Courageous Heart at East West Books in Seattle; advanced classes in shamanic practice including an Advanced Healing Training on June 22-24; Shamanic Journey Circles 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, firstname.lastname@example.org.