LAST MASK CENTER
Christina also runs the Last Mask Center for Shamanic Healing located in Portland, Oregon.
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“…everything in the Podcast seemed to reach deeper and deeper into some knowing that I always had. So, thank for that. And thank you for the incredibly moving blessing at the end of the podcast.”
Sun Kim, USA
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.
One of the great challenges and ongoing questions in contemporary shamanic practice is “what is initiation?” or more accurately “am I initiated?” It is messy…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.
To bring our mature courageous hearts into action in the world we must be resilient. But resiliency is the first casualty in a culture that…read more.
The highly skilled wounded child arises when an adult learns an assortment of excellent skills to move out of the pain caused today by their…read more.
We need initiation into adulthood desperately, as individuals and as a culture. At this time the lack of initiation is at the root of much…read more.
Initiation is not graduation. Initiation is not the formal certification of the successful completion of a course of shamanic training, nor is it the ritual…read more.
Shamanic initiatory experiences often involve a break with reality and a time of madness, which is perceived of as a kind of test or challenge…read more.
We must first change what we want if we are to release our fears of living well. We must decide that we want the path…read more.
One of the biggest challenges for us to understand in the New World is sovereignty or the supreme power to govern yourself. The sense that…read more.
We stand at the dawning of the New World envisioning the journey ahead, the co-creation of a world different than before. Who are our allies…read more.
For those of you interested in shamanism you can experience a shaman finding her shaman legs, reshaping the workings of her mind, and awakening her…read more.
We all have the ability to create art, make love, and offer healing. And some people have the gift. Part of the art of life…read more.
“Shamans cannot undertake personal healing, action in the world, and service to the community using only their personal life-fore energy; they must harness the more…read more.
“Shaman’s sickness,” refers to the specific, physical and/or mental illness that results when spirit chooses a new shamanic candidate and possesses the candidate or takes…read more.
You can open the door to a life of meaning and purpose by “picking up your medicine.” Your medicine does not come to you in…read more.
The shamanic altered state of consciousness and being a “hollow bone” are not necessarily the same thing. All over the Internet contemporary practitioners are claiming…read more.
Today being “the wounded healer” has become the excuse for poor discernment in contemporary practitioners around boundaries, responsibility, and personal healing. In western thought the…read more.
How does someone become a shamanic healer in the 21st Century? What is the first step? What do you do if shamanic healing has been…read more.
“Recognition Rites is a ceremonial rite of passage which honors and celebrates Elderhood,” explains our guest, author and shaman, Tom Pinkson, PhD. Join host Christina…read more.
“Making Ceremony is a way of reminding ourselves that in fact all that we do is sacred,” explains Annie Spencer, founder of Hartwell Centre for…read more.
In the opening of Curing our Cultural Sickness: The Initiation Series on June 8th, shaman and host, Christina Pratt, presented the hypothesis that the lack…read more.
This week we resume our Initiation Series: Curing our Cultural Sickness with out final guest, Reverend Shaman John-Luke Edwards, MA, PhD. It is our hope…read more.
Sangoma (shaman), Gretchen Crilly McKay is our guest this week in our Initiation Series: Curing our Cultural Sickness. She joins us to discuss her traditional…read more.
Shaman-healer, Michael Dunning is our guest this week in our Initiation Series: Curing our Cultural Sickness. He joins us to discuss his exceptional initiation experiences…read more.
Healer, Desiree DeMars is our first guest in our Initiation Series: Curing our Cultural Sickness. She will join us to discuss her own initiation experiences…read more.
This week begins a series exploring initiation and spiritual maturity. “It is my hypothesis,” says host and shaman Christina Pratt, “that the lack of meaningful…read more.
Initiation is the thing we most need from shamanism and are least willing to receive. Much has been written about initiation in psychology, shamanism, and…read more.