LAST MASK CENTER
Christina also runs the Last Mask Center for Shamanic Healing located in Portland, Oregon.
Contact:email@example.com ext 02586
"I enjoy the intelligence, warmth, strength, and connection you bring. Thank you for doing this work."
Jonathan Horwitz, 2011
The ability to face the impossible and do it anyway is at the core of what it means to be human. At their best humans…read more.
The solstice of 2016 gives us the opportunity to step off the wheel of the Old World whether we are enjoying winter or summer. A…read more.
The Psychedelic Marine is a vivid portrait of both the anguish of war and the power of entheogens and shamanic ritual to help combat veterans…read more.
Timespirits exist in the shared field and can motivate the actions of individuals in the collective. The more unaware you are of your self and…read more.
Can contemporary American’s transform their consciousness—and unconsciousness— in their engagement with systemic racism? Shamanic practice offers tangible ways we can approach the transformation of our…read more.
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.
Feeling fear—whether real or imagined— initiates a variety of chemical responses in the body that support the needed physical response, either fight, flight, freeze, or…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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Human Potential Movement arose out of the fertile soil of political unrest and a deep desire for meaning and truth in life…and the vague…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.
Lessons in Courage, by Don Oscar Miro-Quesada, is a guide for changing our lives and bringing much needed healing to ourselves and our planet through…read more.
If we are to write a truly new story for the people in the new world we must transform the communal shadow behaviors that shaped…read more.
Most of us are aware of the Shadow thanks to the genius of Karl Jung. However knowing and doing are two different things and, let’s…read more.
The most direct path to living your soul’s true purpose is both individual and communal. As individuals, people often feel lost, fragmented, or unknown to…read more.
When we are not aware of our soul’s true purpose or simply not aligned in our actions, contemporary life can fill quickly with dis-eases of…read more.
For those of you interested in shamanism you can experience a shaman finding her shaman legs, reshaping the workings of her mind, and awakening her…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 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.
“As we move along our path of continuous evolution,” explain Sarah Finlay and Peter Clark of Shaman’s Flame, “we often go through cycles of heightened…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.
True Transformation delivers us to a new state of being from which there is no going back. “Today most people are aware of transformation through…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.
What does “transformation” really mean and why should we bother? “In the simplest sense true transformation is an internal change,” explains host and shaman, Christina…read more.
“How do I let go?” is the most frequently asked question of host, Christina Pratt, when she facilitates clients in the release of the old…read more.
Shamanism offers us direct relationship with spirit and through that ongoing relationship guidance and direction. With the help of spirit, every individual can find his…read more.
Healing is transformation. Shamans don’t see healing as fixing what broke, eradicating a bug, or going back to a state of health before the illness.…read more.
“Shamanic Transformation is not magic—it just seems that it is,” reports a student of The Cycle of Transformation at Last Mask Center. “It restores me…read more.
There are certain life experiences and traumas that contemporary medicine says people can’t or won’t heal from. Shamanism suggests that people can’t heal from these…read more.