LAST MASK CENTER
Christina also runs the Last Mask Center for Shamanic Healing located in Portland, Oregon.
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"I am very grateful that Christina Pratt is making her pod-casts. She is making sense in a lot of ways. She is very good at sorting out much of the modern confusion that we all fall into."
Anonymous, Sweden, 2011
Whose life do you want to be living? And how do you live the life that is an expression of your unique genius? To have…read more.
Conserving and protecting your energy resources are essential to live well. Healthy energetic boundaries are necessary to respond flexibly to what the day offers while…read more.
Grounding is a choice. It isn’t something you heal, its something you do. Good healthy, daily grounding can change the patterns of both stagnant, depressed…read more.
To live well in your human body you must think of it as an energy body and a physical body. The world looks physical and…read more.
Sleep is profoundly peaceful. In this time of escalating racial violence, cyber bullying, and aggression against women, we have no frame of reference for the…read more.
We feel natural shame when we fall short of our own inner standards, especially when others get hurt. It is a natural response of the…read more.
Abandonment by a caretaker breaks the heart of the child who is ignored, dismissed, or truly left behind. The desire to assuage this once-broken heart…read more.
Fear of abandonment is often at the root of the poor quality decisions made by otherwise mentally healthy people. The cycle of abandonment, betrayal, and…read more.
There are many ways to look at the symptoms that the dominant, contemporary culture diagnoses as mental illness. Illnesses of the spirit or the soul…read more.
Rebuilding a new life from the rubble of your old one is at once an exciting and a scary prospect. Whether you tore your life…read more.
There are many different types of spiritual awakenings, from kundalini rising to shamanic initiations and everything in between. This often misunderstood range of human experience…read more.
How do you rise up when you have lost more than you thought you had to lose? How do you avoid the contemporary pitfalls of…read more.
How can we use our shamanic skills to respond to suicide? From a shamanic perspective there is tending needed for the soul of the dead…read more.
There are times that we simply need to fall apart. …not having a bad day, call in sick, fall apart, but losing more than you…read more.
Shamanic possession is not actually possession at all, but the intentional embodiment of spirit help with whom the shaman has already developed a working relationship.…read more.
Aboriginal elders warned the religious missionaries they encountered that if the trials of initiation were stopped then an even greater suffering would be unleashed on…read more.
What we diagnose as “mental illness” today grows ever more resistant to reason, logic, pharmaceuticals, or medicine. What if these are not illnesses of the…read more.
One significant root of disease is the chronic stress created in the body by suppression or denial of emotions and the resulting abnormal release of…read more.
When we look at mental illness through a different cultural lens we can see something entirely different than the standard allopathic interpretation of the situation.…read more.
Have you been working on yourself and your suffering for 20 years and its still not fixed yet? Wounds, whether physical, emotional, mental, or spiritual,…read more.
The true nature of our emotions can surprise us when they are explored through shamanic skills. They are rarely come from where we think they…read more.
What we are taught about emotions in the “developed, Western world” will make the majority of us sick over time. This is the core teaching…read more.
Health in shamanic terms requires the interaction of body and spirit, mind and emotion. There is no physical health in shamanism apart from the dynamic…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.
How do we live a sane life in an insane world? First we need to question Old World definitions of “reality” and “sanity” without throwing…read more.
Being shamanic is not a pass card from the responsibility of living a grounded and sane life. Shamanic skills are actually a means by which…read more.
Indigenous people have been tracking a psychic virus for many centuries called “wetiko” in Cree and similar names in other languages. A wetiko is a…read more.
Dr. Seth Farber is a writer, social critic, dissident psychologist, visionary, and activist on many fronts. He joins us this week to discuss his new…read more.
Loneliness and isolation have risen sharply in America over the past couple of decades, a trend exacerbated by the time and energy we spend cultivating…read more.
The ancients understood that soul loss could occur as a result of trauma, warfare, sorcery, accidents, or abuse. So simple and deep was this understanding…read more.
Where there are blessings there can also be curses. The ability to send a blessing or a curse has been with humankind in almost every…read more.
We may be able to measure the ways in which depression alters our brain chemistry. However, that does not prove that brain chemistry causes depression.…read more.
Fear of abandonment, separation, or banishment is one of the great life hobblers, never quite stopping us from moving toward health, vitality, and our soul’s…read more.
“In spiritual emergency, our process of awakening becomes difficult and destabilizing,” explains our guest, Kevin Sachs PhD of Safe Journeys Home. “These states can be…read more.
Shamanism offers several tiers for engagement for anyone committed to the process of their own recovery. Shamanism is first the working relationship with spirit. At…read more.
“The Trickster cannot be trusted,” writes author Lewis Hyde, “It is a contact that puts us slightly at risk; we open ourselves to disruption whenever…read more.
Join us this week as we explore the application of shamanic skills to transform pain, whether it is physical, emotional, mental, or spiritual. “In the…read more.
Addiction touches every one of us, particularly in America. If you aren’t an addict yourself you love someone who is. Addictions come in all shapes…read more.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is the aftermath of a healthy, normal response to threatening, unpredictable, out of control situations. Within the complex inner world of…read more.
We all listen to voices, but for many the voice of Spirit gets lost in the distractions, seductions, and the cacophony of voices in the…read more.
We all listen to voices in our heads. Some voices offer wise counsel or gut knowing while others are just an inner critic or frightened…read more.
Persistent depression, a disease of the heart and soul, is one of the most common problems motivating people to seek help. And shamanism is an…read more.
In shamanic cultures mental illness is a community illness that is caused when the community’s many shadow projections overwhelm the collective benevolent intent. When we…read more.
Addictions abound in our lives. Whether persistent, problematic substance abuse patterns, the simple inability to wind down after along day without a glass of wine,…read more.
“We know we have a Warrior in our Heart when we start to seek for the truth, and desire to open our hearts to ourselves…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.