In this week’s episode of “Why Shamanism Now?” titled “The True Root of Illness— Maté”, Pratt explores how looking at illness through a different lens opens up new possible paths to health and well-being. Given the message in Maté’s work, an aspect of our path to health and well-being must be to learn to express our emotional life in timely, honest, and healthy ways. Since contemporary people have no idea what healthy emotional lives feel like, Pratt offers listeners’ Maté’s template to investigate our emotional life and a standard for the emotional competence and honesty needed to support vital health and well-being.
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 August 20 and a Last Mask Community Teleseminar on August 27. A new session of Pratt’s four-year training – Masks of Illusion and the Authentic Self – begins on August 20 in Portland, OR. For more information on these and other events, see the monthly calendar on http://www.lastmaskcenter.org/