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
A mythical beast is a beast that we believe never existed in physical form, like dragons, the basilisk, and the phoenix in the Harry Potter…read more.
Elemental Spirits are often ignored as we reach for helping spirits in the vast range of land spirits, from the smallest garden sprite to the…read more.
“Nature communicates through energy, not words. It communicates with us through signs, symbols, omens, and feelings,” explains our guest Ana Larramendi of thehollowbone. Ana joins…read more.
Deities have a long history of engaging as helping spirits with people in shamanic altered states. What does it mean when a deity enters your…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.
Direct communication with our helping spirits is one of the greatest gifts in the reintroduction of shamanism into contemporary life. Yet in this age of…read more.
Right relationship with the elements allows their energy to flow into our lives, creating well-being by balancing our own excesses and deficiencies. Learning to work…read more.
What can we do to address climate change and other big challenges to the balance of life on earth? We can do a lot when…read more.
Many questions arise as humans open their awareness to the possibility of a world larger than the here and now. “How do I know I’m…read more.
Personal transformation efforts often fail because all that is really needed is change. And often our personal efforts to change fail because what is required…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.
What are the ethics for receiving shamanic healing? Much is written about ethics for practitioners, but is it really ethical to drop all the issues…read more.
Pablo Picasso said“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.” The practice of art allows our soul’s to talk…read more.
“Healing into death” sounds reasonable until the terminal diagnosis has been handed to someone we love, especially when that someone is young with a whole…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.
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, is an issue of the soul, not the mind. To define PTSD as a psychiatric disorder is to miss the…read more.
There is nothing quite as powerful as making your own power objects and shamanic tools. Artist and shamanic teacher, Evelyn C. Rysdyk, joins us this…read more.
Soul loss can occur quite naturally through sudden fright or situations where one fears they will die. Soul theft is an unnatural cause of soul…read more.
A life hack enables us to manage our time or daily activities in a more efficient way. While there are no short cuts to gaining…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.
Those who engage in life and live it to its fullest, die many, many small deaths. When we live fully, learning, healing, and expressing who…read more.
Are your visions just illusions? Are your dreams really just fantasies? How do we know that our connection with spirit is authentic? Regardless of type…read more.
“This is a good time to settle into yourself and go beyond the surface of your spiritual practices,” advises our next guest, Sandra Ingerman MA,…read more.
Shamanic Journeying is not an “out of body experience.” When this particular alternate state is achieved the journeyer has “a foot in both worlds.” The…read more.
How can we acknowledge the existence of evil, work effectively with it and still live our lives from a deep experiential knowing that we are…read more.
“There is a lot to understand about the results of bridging the powerful and ancient method of Soul Retrieval into a modern day psychologically sophisticated…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 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.
Shamanic healing allows us to get to the source of a problem or disease when that source lies outside of the purely physical or mental…read more.
How do we know that the messages we receive are true? With the direct revelation offered us through a broad range of shamanic altered states…read more.
Traditional cultures have systems or cosmologies that explain the universe. These shamanic cosmologies explain for the people where the world came from, what we are,…read more.
The invisible world speaks to each of us through our own unique symbolic language. Learning to accurately interpret that language is essential to understanding your…read more.
Mastering the art of shamanic journeying requires that you first learn to craft a good question that, like key in a lock, opens a realm…read more.
Shamanic journeying is an art that requires crafting good questions. A good question provokes an answer that addresses your problem effectively without creating new problems.…read more.
The power of dance goes largely untapped in the contemporary world. When we dance we can access the power to reconcile inner conflict, to transform…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.
Literally thousands of people around the world have been taught to use the shamanic journey practice to connect with their spirit help and guides since…read more.
If helping spirits are present for all of us then why are they so hard to talk to? From a shamanic perspective everyone from child…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.
“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.
2012 is here. What do we need to focus on? “Many of us have been moving forward to wake up, but we are still in…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.
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…read more.
Space is inherently sacred, as are all things, as are you. When we act to “create sacred space” we are acknowledging that fact of the…read more.
The shamanic journey allows the journeyer to receive direct revelation from Spirit. A direct connection with spirit is the birth right of every human and…read more.
“The spirits want you to be a human being, in right relationship with all persons, both human and other-then-human,” explains our guest, Stephan Beyer, professor,…read more.
“It is your commitment to be in your highest level of integrity, to teach what you are and not what you want to be.” So…read more.
“With great power comes great responsibility.” What will come of contemporary shamanism if we only focus on learning new skills to access greater and greater…read more.
“We are passionate about using shamanic skills and practices to become fully human, about approaching and manifesting those potentials that human beings represent,” say Nan…read more.
“The shaman works by asking for help,” explains Jonathan Horwitz, co-founder of the Scandinavian Centre for Shamanic Studies with Annette Høst. “We never get anywhere…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.
This week host and shaman, Christina Pratt, answers listener’s questions about working effectively with spirit. At the core of shamanism is the individual’s direct relationship…read more.
Your Shadow Self is an important aspect of who you are. Engage it well and it will show you your greatest assets and deepest passions.…read more.
How do you protect yourself, even on your really bad days? How do you protect the energy of your life, so that it is not…read more.
This week shaman, Betsy Bergstrom, returns to continue our discussion of shamanism and Heart Centered Shamanic Depossession. Bergstrom specializes in unraveling thoughtforms and curses to…read more.
“Modern shamanism is alive and thriving,” says shaman, Betsy Bergstrom, our guest this week. “There is a wonderful blending of ancestral and ancient knowledge with…read more.