LAST MASK CENTER
Christina also runs the Last Mask Center for Shamanic Healing located in Portland, Oregon.
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"BTW...your show is fantastic. I often send my clients to episodes to help them understand certain pieces. Especially the "Gifts" episode."
Bill, Shaman's Well, 2010
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.
Blessings are the way to give life to that which you value, to give it strength and help it to survive and to thrive. Through…read more.
Faith does not require religion and is often stronger without it. Faith is the power to stand in the Unknown with uncertainty and discomfort and…read more.
Gratitude is a choice to see beyond the surface of instant gratification. Gratitude is not a luxury for people who get what they want, but…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.
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.
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.
The strength of the earth element is seen in our relationships with our selves, our intimate partners, and our community. It speaks to what it…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.
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.
Do you find yourself in mid-summer grumpy about the weather, bored, and facing a life empty of joy, purpose, and the radiance of your true…read more.
Dying is part of life; it is that simple. When death is accepted as a natural part of our journey, an extraordinary amount of energy…read more.
Shamans are made by spirit, through initiation and training, to become the answer to the prayers of the people. What could the world community of…read more.
What are the next steps that the world community of shamanic practitioners and healers needs to take in order effect cultural transformation on the global…read more.
Each season has its own spirit and they all have profound influence on us, regardless of our ignorance to their presence. Modern people who live…read more.
Self-love is fundamental, but remains a Sisyphusian task for many. What would it take for you to respect, honor, and deeply value yourself? This is…read more.
We are not actually entitled to anything, not the water we drink or the air we breathe. Everything is a gift. For the gifts to…read more.
Everything has a heart, even fear. In our chronic, cultural avoidance of fear we miss the heart of the matter and in that miss the…read more.
Grace in transition does not come easily to modern people who live in the climate controlled illusion that they have mastered nature, wilderness, and the…read more.
What does it mean to have strong moral principles and to be whole and undivided in our spiritual life? Many people feel that the fact…read more.
What is Shadow Work, really? Psychologically speaking the Shadow is an unconscious aspect of one’s personality that the conscious ego judges, fears or rejects to…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.
Any spiritual practice can be misused as a “spiritual bypass,” or the means by which one jumps to spirit prematurely in an effort to avoid…read more.
Every individual has gifts to bring to the world, though many will live their lives precisely running away from those gifts. Every individual has gifts…read more.
Short days and long, dark nights lend themselves to unpacking squashed impulses of authenticity, assumptions that diminish passion, and denied feelings. Winter is the time…read more.
“For millennia, people have entered the wilderness to encounter the Spirit, to seek their direction, purpose, or medicine,” explains our guest Sparrow Hart, author of…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.
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.
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.
How do we walk the line between the Old Story Rules and the New System we are creating? Once you have found the path to…read more.
Who will guide us as we stand together with new allies: The Unknown, The Wild Heart, and The Tao, at the dawning of the New…read more.
If the New World is to be different than the one before then we must learn to ally our minds with paradox. We must see…read more.
There has been a great domestication of the heart in America, numbing and dumbing down the voice that should guide us. It is the rare…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.
Not all shamans are great visionaries; not all understand the universe at the same depth. However, they all apply the knowledge they have and that…read more.
If we live in our comfort zone the “to do” list gets done, all the bills get paid on time, and you never have your…read more.
The summer solstice is a time of fullness, expression, and manifestation in the physical world. And yet, in the frenzy of summer vacations, weekend get-aways,…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.
Winter is the season of The Return. It is the time to rest and slow down. For most just slowing down is the challenge. We…read more.
The “Winter Blues” viewed from a shamanic perspective are misdiagnosed. Through the eyes of the shaman the Winter Blues are not so much about less…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.
Shamanic practices involve the intentional movement between the visible physical realm and the invisible mental/emotional/spiritual/mythic/archetypal/Unknown realm. They also involve the inner journeys between the realm…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.
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.
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.
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.
At the core of well-being is the cultivation of right relationship with your self. Shaman and host, Christina Pratt explains that, from a shamanic perspective,…read more.
The shaman’s heart is an awakened heart. The path the shaman walks to free the heart offers a metaphor for each of us to find…read more.
The fall is a time of rich harvest in the northern hemisphere. It is also a time that people begin to feel lonely and depressed.…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.
“That which is sacred possesses within it The Mystery,” explains host and shaman, Christina Pratt. While what we find sacred in a religious sense varies,…read more.
“The shamanic path is not a path traditionally intended to achieve enlightenment,” explains Michael Harner of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies. “It has been a…read more.
How do you fill the well of your well being, especially when you feel tired, cold and exhausted? Join host and shaman, Christina Pratt, as…read more.
If you say, “I love that show” and “I love my car”, what does it mean when you say, “I love my child” or “I…read more.
The point of our practice whether spiritual or shamanic is the Celebration of Life. What is a shamanic view of life if it is not…read more.
Life is exquisite in its generosity. Every day is filled with gifts. Yet people go through the day unknowingly judging and rejecting the continuous stream…read more.