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
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.
Advertising seduces through free-floating anxiety. Hatred seduces through cowardice of the heart and the fear of risking acceptance of the Other. Greed seduces through the…read more.
How do we find the eye in an intensifying storm of disorder, unrest, and fear? Shamanic people, traditional and contemporary, know that Trickster had a…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.
This week host and shaman, Christina Pratt, shares case studies of shamanic healing with people who found a path to health and freedom by engaging…read more.
The Mental Wisdom Body is largely locked away in our inability to distinguish our self from our mind. We are more than our mind and…read more.
You have a vision that you love and the wisdom to live it, but where does the power come from to make it real? The…read more.
The Emotional Wisdom Body is a world unto itself. It is every bit is vast, complex, and intricately interconnected as the mental wisdom body but…read more.
When we live far from our true nature the voice of our physical wisdom body becomes hard to hear. The guidance that could bring us…read more.
Shamanic skills allow us to engage with the world around us, each other, and ourselves in a nonordinary way that integrates intelligence and intimacy, vision…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.
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.
Grief itself offers us great compassion. It comes and goes, tailoring itself to each heart that is experiencing loss and bereavement. It takes its time,…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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A spiritual life is nothing but dogma and deception without the heart’s active presence. The heart’s active presence will soon wander, bored to death with…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.
Why are we afraid to feel? Why do we fear the emotional intelligence of the heart? The heart affects mental clarity, creativity, emotional balance, and…read more.
The choice to love again precedes the healing. This is the confusion most share. The heart doesn’t heal so that it can love again. The…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.
Now more than ever we must bridge the heart-centered, earth honoring, and interconnection-based practices of shamanism with the contemporary mind and depth psychologies—and we must…read more.
The Wild Heart Hypothesis states: “If we are to survive and thrive as humans on planet Earth, we will need to dive deeply into 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.
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 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.
Courageous Heart Series—Part 4 of 4: The Vision of the Seer Shamanism as a spiritual practice allows us to gather and cultivate the powers of…read more.
Courageous Heart Series—Part 3 of 4: The Power of the Teacher You have the gathered the love of your path (Healer) and the wisdom to…read more.
Courageous Heart Series—Part 2 of 4: The Wisdom of the Warrior So what does it take to live your life with a courageous heart? To…read more.
Courageous Heart Series—Part 1 of 4: The Love of the Healer So what does it take to truly and fully live a life of Authenticity…read more.