Pratt talks to renowned author and leading edge thinker, Will Taegel, who calls us to open our wild hearts and take the next step, to establish a new relationship with the Earth and our local environments. In his new book, The Mother Tongue: Intimacy in the Eco-field, Taegel lays out the necessary path of return to the Earth’s primordial wisdom.
In this episode of “Why Shamanism Now?” titled “Return to the Mother Tongue with Will Taegel”, Pratt encourages Taegel to challenge listeners to enter into deep reflection and question our current beliefs. Taegel shows us how today’s science reveals that all life communicates, and that our intimate relationship with nature can guide us through these turbulent times. Taegel shares tools to communicate with and learn from the more-than-human world so that we are able to step up and participate in the fullness of our role in the manifestation of a new era: “The Era of Natural Birth”. Pratt and Taegel explore the Mother Tongue Hypothesis and Taegel’s intimate path for successfully navigating our shared global crisis.
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.
Will Taegel, D. Min, M. Div, LPC, LMFT grew up on the Llano Estacado in Texas where he began his lifelong and intimate relationship with Nature. Choosing an integrative approach early in his career, Taegel received his formal education at Emory University gaining a Masters degree, and at the University of California Berkeley where he earned a Doctorate from the San Francisco Theological Seminary. Concurrent with his formal education, he explored his Native American heritage and received traditional training in the ways of the shaman. Taegel conducted a successful psychotherapy practice for 35 years, which evolved into his current role as a sought-after Eco-Spiritual Mentor. He has written nine books weaving together nature, spirituality, psychology, and relationship, and is Vice President of Community Leadership for Wisdom University (http://www.wisdomuniversity.org/
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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 Last Mask Center programs include Basic Shamanic Journey on December 1, part of the “Basic Shamanic Skills for Everyone” series, as well as Shamanic Journey Circles third Tuesday of every month; Wisdom of the Shaman talks every third Friday; and Qigong classes every Wednesday, all in Portland, OR. For additional information or to arrange an interview with Pratt, please contact Linda Woznicki, 845-417-8811, firstname.lastname@example.org.