In this episode of “Why Shamanism Now?” titled “Chronic Illness and Shamanism”, Pratt explores the application of shamanic healing practices to chronic illness of the physical body and the energy body. A shamanic approach to healing begins by viewing health and well-being through a different lens. Health is seen as the result of the quality of the relationship cultivated between the body/mind and the soul and, through that lens, both root cause of chronic illness and the remedies available are transformed.
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.
"Why Shamanism Now? A Practical Path to Authenticity"
Upcoming Last Mask Center events include a Shamanic Journey Circle on February 19 at Whole Being Health in Portland, OR; and a Last Mask Community Teleseminar on February 26; and Awakening the Courageous Heart, a two-part program starting on February 28 in Tuscon, AZ. For more information on these and other events, see the monthly calendar on http://www.lastmaskcenter.org/