In this episode of “Why Shamanism Now?” titled “The Tribe of the Modern Mystic,” neoshaman and author of Gift of the Dreamtime: Awakening to the Divinity of Trauma, Kelley Harrell joins Pratt for an exploration of the ins and outs and ups and downs of tending our non-local, shamanic communities. Harrell has served her local community in North Carolina and an international client base since 2000 through Soul Intent Arts.
Harrell talks to Pratt as part of a series of “Why Shamanism Now?” interviews sponsored by the Society of Shamanic Practitioners. Throughout this series, Pratt explores how contemporary shamans are meeting the challenge of their world where the relations of things—the living and the dead, the humans and nature, and the technological world and the spirit world—are profoundly out of balance. It is the ancient role of the shaman in all cultures to tend the balance of things, and the question is asked: how are these shamans meeting this extraordinary need today?
Christina Pratt is a contemporary shaman specializing 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 book An Encyclopedia of Shamanism clearly discusses 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, 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.
Kelley Harrell is an author and neoshaman living in North Carolina. Her memoir, Gift of the Dreamtime: Awakening to the Divinity of Trauma,chronicles her pivotal step into the role of shaman. She has been on a shamanic path for over 20 years, works locally and with an international client base. Harrell is an Ascension and Usui Ryoho Reiki Master, an Ordained Priestess by Global Goddess, and she honors the path of the modern Druid in her practices. Harrell incorporates these other trainings, ways of knowing, and modalities into her shamanic practice, Soul Intent Arts, LLC. Harrell also writes the syndicated column International Insightes - Questions and Answers from Within, is a contributing writer for The Huffington Post, and a contributing book reviewer for SageWoman and The Beltane Pages. She is also the proud founder of The Saferoom Project, a non-profit support network for sexual assault survivors, and their partners, family and friends. Soulintentarts.com, kelleyharrell.com
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Upcoming Last Mask Center programs with Christina Pratt in Portland, OR, include Shamanic Journey Circles the third Wednesday of every month, monthly Wisdom of the Shaman talks and a monthly “Becoming a Person of Power” teleseminar series. Pratt will also be offering Actual Energy Clearing in Rowe, MA, January 10-12. 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 lastmaskcenter.org. For additional information or to arrange an interview with Pratt, please contact Linda Woznicki, 845-417-8811, email@example.com