- Jan. 31, 2014 -
Streaming live on the Co-Creator Radio Network on Tuesday, February 4, at 11am Pacific/2pm Eastern on "Why Shamanism Now? A Practical Path to Authenticity,”
shaman and founder of the Last Mask Center for Shamanic Healing Christina Pratt notes that chronic illness in America is “managed” in our allopathic medical system, not “cured.” Today 75% of our health care dollars go to the management of chronic diseases, which are the nation’s leading causes of death and disability. Given that chronic illness is the root cause of deaths that could have been prevented, lifelong disability, compromised quality of life, and burgeoning health care costs, Pratt poses the question: why do we continue to ignore the efficacy of shamanic healing in the treatment and, sometimes the cure, of chronic illnesses?
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"
, a live internet talk radio show with host Christina Pratt, airs Tuesdays at 11am Pacific/2pm Eastern time on co-creatornetwork.com/
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 by visiting whyshamanismnow.com. Pratt also talks about Shamanic Healing on YouTube.
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/calendar/
. For more information on Christina Pratt, the Last Mask Center for Shamanic Healing, or to order An Encyclopedia of Shamanism at a special discounted rate, visit www.lastmaskcenter.org. For additional information or to arrange an interview with Pratt, please contact Linda Woznicki, 845-417-8811, firstname.lastname@example.org