LAST MASK CENTER
Christina also runs the Last Mask Center for Shamanic Healing located in Portland, Oregon.
Contact:email@example.com ext 02586
"I enjoy the intelligence, warmth, strength, and connection you bring. Thank you for doing this work."
Jonathan Horwitz, 2011
Our personal focus and practice must move out from inner work into ever-widening circles of collective work for our personal/spiritual transformation to be truly effective…read more.
John Lockley is one of the first white men in recent history to become a fully initiated Xhosa Sangoma, the traditional healers of South Africa,…read more.
The blood lineage ancestors, who carry the unresolved issues of the family line, can change when met by a skillful person. The dead can finally…read more.
Your blood lineage ancestors, irrespective of religion, race, or culture, include the thousands of women and men whose lives weave a story back to the…read more.
Is there a parallel between our effect on the physical world, like climate change and polluting our elemental resources, and changes in the spirit world?…read more.
The fixed and constant idea of the invisible world ordered in upper, middle, and lower worlds is a fundamental assumption of neoshamanism. However, if the…read more.
Many in shamanic practice seek to deepen their relationship with their own ancestral lines and, in this, to reconnect with the shamanic roots in their…read more.
What are the tangible ways we can engage shamanic skills to approach both systemic racism and our own internalized racism? They begin when we engage…read more.
Can contemporary American’s transform their consciousness—and unconsciousness— in their engagement with systemic racism? Shamanic practice offers tangible ways we can approach the transformation of our…read more.
The poison arrow of racism is a double wound. It is the arrow—the direct injustice inherent in the act that harms the heart and mind.…read more.
The collusive, fearful, racist underbelly of the American culture has been exposed by the hate-filled rhetoric, violence, and lies of the current presidential race. The…read more.
Living with chronic illness is a challenge, a challenge more and more people are being required to navigate daily in an already busy life. How…read more.
Why would I want a working relationship with my ancestors when I can’t stand my own relations? Fair question when so much addiction, depression, social…read more.
Hatred is a luxury we do not have. It costs too much, eventually destroying all that truly matters and leaving the soul lost as collateral…read more.
Feeling fear—whether real or imagined— initiates a variety of chemical responses in the body that support the needed physical response, either fight, flight, freeze, or…read more.
Grief itself offers us great compassion. It comes and goes, tailoring itself to each heart that is experiencing loss and bereavement. It takes its time,…read more.
Little frightens us as parents more than the fear of someone abusing our children. There are predatory people in our current culture. In this reality,…read more.
Shamanism is misunderstood, occasionally maligned, and still considered to be on the fringe even in alternative circles. Yet contemporary practitioners remain undaunted and the range…read more.
“Children arrive animists,” says author and shaman, S. Kelley Harrell. “They learn about life, themselves, and empathy by imagining the liveliness of everything they come…read more.
Sacred space is created for ritual and ceremony, but rarely for conception. For a human there are few actions as sacred as the creation of…read more.
Traditionally “the ancestors” are helping spirits that assist the living in creating a world the descendants are honored to inherit. Yet in our immediate past…read more.
Vietnamese shaman, Nguyen Ngoc Hoai, speaks to the souls of the dead in her country. In this way she and a Society of Shamans have…read more.
How can we focus our spirit work to support the necessary shift during these times of great global transformation? What assumptions about the Sacred must…read more.
When people call out to their ancestors, they call out to a diversity of energies. Some people call out by name to the men and…read more.
“We are the dreams of our Ancestors…” and they are also our nightmares. All that remains unresolved in your ancestral line, the violence, injustice, and…read more.
Death is a point of transition. There is the approach to death, a process we call dying. And there is the departure from death, a…read more.
What does it really mean to heal our ancestral lines? To truly heal what lies unresolved in the ancestral lines, we must go to the…read more.
“Throughout shamanic cultures worldwide there exists a deep respect and understanding of our connectedness and indebtedness to our Ancestors. It is the duty of the…read more.