Shamanism and Unconscious Sorcery

The distinction between acts of healing and acts of sorcery is self-control.  In the realm of shamanism a conscious act of sorcery isn’t about good or bad or dark or light, but about the motivation behind the action.  In contemporary America the most common form of sorcery is unconscious, usually unintended, but damaging nonetheless.  We are an immature culture that revels in its right to neglect the inner journey that results in self-control.  Instead we offer ourselves up to addiction, familial dysfunction, and the tyranny of our own wounded child.

Host and shaman, Christina Pratt, explores the everyday manipulations and unconscious abuses of power that are effectively unconscious sorcery.  When we tell a child they are stupid or an MD tells a patient they have 6 weeks to live we are casting a curse and practicing sorcery.  When we engage with others to manipulate a desired outcome, the very essence of co-dependent behavior, we practice sorcery.  When we let our emotions fly, project our stories, and blame others we give up all self-control and practice sorcery.  Unconscious though this sorcery may be, it is still harmful. And since these behaviors usually arise out of our unconscious patterns, the repetition of these actions makes the sorcery powerful.  Join us this week as we discover where self control arise from authentically and how that place within us the birthplace of true freedom.

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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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