LAST MASK CENTER
Christina also runs the Last Mask Center for Shamanic Healing located in Portland, Oregon.
Contact:email@example.com ext 02586
"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
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.
We need shamanism now for the same reason we needed it in the beginning. The “first shaman” came in many forms to many different peoples…read more.
We are spirit incarnate. The first decision that we make in life, when we are very smart and still part of the Oneness, is to…read more.
“We all suffer. We are all sacred. We are all bound together. We are all fallible. We are all capable of redemption.” And we are…read more.
In this time of profound ignorance justified as American politics, escalating racial violence, homicidal cyber bullying, and ever-present aggression against women, it is easy to…read more.
Appropriation is theft; it is to take something without the owner’s permission. Cultural appropriation almost always involves members of the dominant culture taking from cultures…read more.
The shamanic healing form, soul retrieval, can result in the direct and immediate return of our personal power and our sense of purpose in life.…read more.
“God lives in the heart while trickster dwells in the mind,” is a teaching of the Kalahari Bushmen. When trickster is in the head it…read more.
The teachings of the Kalahari Bushmen or San are the oldest spiritual, shamanic, and healing practices in our world. The San do not believe that…read more.
Humans are messy. And love is one of the messiest bits of human life. So what do we really mean when we strive to rise…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.
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.
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.
Where people gather in community there is Shadow, even in spiritual communities. Where there is unacknowledged Shadow there is sex, often good and exciting, and…read more.
If you want to live a creative life, look at the quality of your relationship with Creativity as a spirit, not a process. For most,…read more.
Sovereignty is the supreme power to self govern and it is the core of a life lived well. What does sovereignty mean in a time…read more.
At the core of initiatory illness are the spirits who are looking for a pure heart. They can teach you all you need to know…read more.
Humans have an amazing capacity for change if they choose to access it. Even transformation, which is change we cannot go back from, is accessible…read more.
Where does the shaman’s power come from? In cultures all over the world shamans heal what our medical system can’t heal and transform decades of…read more.
Indigenous shamans share a quality of connection with the world that allows them to simultaneously sizzle with spiritual power, remain entirely grounded, and express a…read more.
What is the relationship between our internal richness and monetary wealth? Money gives us a place to project all of our unresolved issues about our…read more.
How do we cultivate the internal richness needed to sustain the true power of action? Where do we find the integrity to face our darkest…read more.
We have lost the true power of action in the habits, expectations, and excess fire of the Old World and its story. The Warrior warns…read more.
The spirits teach us about love, one way or another, in each and every contact with them in journeys and out in nature, in dreams…read more.
What are power animals and why do they help us? Power animals are one of the many ways that shamanic peoples, ancient and contemporary alike…read more.
What does it take to live a legendary life? A human is born to live a legendary life because we are all born of the…read more.
In a culture that can barely sort out the distinction between wants, needs, desires, addictions and obsessions, the power of Joy remains strong, but largely…read more.
Spiritual Warriorship is more than a metaphor that your therapist drags out every time you are challenged to take the actions necessary to change. Our…read more.
“There is great power in our True Nature and great healing in letting go of all that no longer resonates with it. When we allow…read more.
“The spirits are teachers, not therapists. They are here to teach us to be better humans,” explains host and shaman, Christina Pratt. The helping spirits…read more.
The right use of power requires that you are willing to do whatever it takes. The person of mature spirituality understands that this will mean…read more.
Facing our fear is the first hurdle to get over when we take action to create the life we are dreaming of and it is…read more.
Tom Cowan joins host, Christina Pratt, to explore the art of “standing in the conflux of power.” This traditional role of the shaman involved moving…read more.
Shamanically speaking, what is happening in our country is the dismantling of our shared False Self, explains host and shaman, Christina Pratt. Do you want…read more.
A person of power is effective, joyful, and creative in life, regardless of the circumstances, while enjoying radiant health and well-being. Anyone can become a…read more.
The Toltec I Ching: 64 Keys to Inspired Action in the New World by Martha Ramirez-Oropeza and William Douglas Horden has just been released by…read more.