LAST MASK CENTER
Christina also runs the Last Mask Center for Shamanic Healing located in Portland, Oregon.
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"I enjoy the intelligence, warmth, strength, and connection you bring. Thank you for doing this work."
Jonathan Horwitz, 2011
Working with spirit is at the heart of what defines shamanism as shamanism. What does “working with spirit” mean? What are shamans talking about when…read more.
The fixed and constant idea of the invisible world ordered in upper, middle, and lower worlds is a fundamental assumption of neoshamanism. However, if the…read more.
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.
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.
There are many different types of spiritual awakenings, from kundalini rising to shamanic initiations and everything in between. This often misunderstood range of human experience…read more.
Gender is a charged issue in the contemporary world and will continue to be as long as we think we understand gender when we don’t…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.
In shamanic cultures around the world it is the Trickster who made the world as we actually find it; not a perfect Eden, but complex,…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.
Little frightens us as parents more than the fear of someone abusing our children. There are predatory people in our current culture. In this reality,…read more.
Shamanism is misunderstood, occasionally maligned, and still considered to be on the fringe even in alternative circles. Yet contemporary practitioners remain undaunted and the range…read more.
“Children arrive animists,” says author and shaman, S. Kelley Harrell. “They learn about life, themselves, and empathy by imagining the liveliness of everything they come…read more.
Sacred space is created for ritual and ceremony, but rarely for conception. For a human there are few actions as sacred as the creation of…read more.
Chronic illness in America is “managed” in our allopathic medical system, not “cured.” Today 75% of our health care dollars go to the management of…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.
“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.
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.
Shamanism is the practice of direct communication with the Divine lifeforce present in all things. The purpose of this communication is to cultivate and maintain…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.
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.
“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.
“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.
“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.
How do we choose a shamanic teacher? And do we choose, or do the teachers select us? What should you look for? What are the…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.
Authenticity emerges from our soul. But that soul message is not always as clear as we would like it to be. Explore the many ways…read more.