Shamanism and Cancer

peace-with-cancer-coverShamanic practices can have an affect on cancer and the healing process.  This week host and shaman, Christina Pratt, explores a variety of ways shamanic healing has been part of successful recoveries from a cancer diagnosis.  In any discussion of cancer it is important to remember that there are many different forms of cancer and that shamanism is part of—not instead of—other paths of treatment.

At the most basic level people diagnosed with cancer visit a shaman to determine the true diagnosis and answer the question, “Why specifically do I have this cancer at this time and what do I do about it?”  Others may approach a shaman, particularly “sucking doctors,” to draw the malignant energy out of the body and allow the body to heal.  Others, who know how to journey them selves have work with their own helping spirits in a wide array of creative and successful journeys to healing.  Tying all of these approaches together is the idea that one is not at war with cancer or the body.  But that illness is an opportunity to look deeply at what we need to do to come into balance with our whole self and harmony with our life and the world around us.

For those dealing with cancer, I recommend the book Peace with Cancer by Myron Eshowsky.

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About Christina Pratt…

Shamanic teacher and author, Christina is a skilled shamanic healer who weaves her authentic shamanic experience, extensive training, and experience with shamans from Ecuador, Nepal, Tibet, and Africa into her contemporary practice. She has been in practice for 20 years, specializing in soul retrieval healings, soul part integration, and ancestral healing. She is the director of the Last Mask Center for Shamanic Healing in Portland, Oregon.

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