In this week’s episode of “Why Shamanism Now?” titled “Visionary Power in Shamanism”, Pratt explores why we keep reaching incessantly for the next bigger vision, abusing this rich resource we could use to transform our lives and the troubles in the world around us. According to Pratt, the regular practice of the most basic shamanic skills— like shamanic journeying —allows us to develop not only our vision, but our intuition, or seeing with all of our senses, our perception, or discerning accurately outside of oneself, and our insight, or seeing accurately within oneself. In this, we realize how our dreams and vision are already changing the world.
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 every third Wednesday of the month in Portland, OR, (next on May 21) and Actual Energy Clearing May 30-June 1, also in Portland, OR. For more information on these and other events, see the monthly calendar on http://www.lastmaskcenter.org/