Why Shamanism Now is a weekly live Internet radio show hosted by Christina Pratt and featuring guest interviews and live email and phone questions and answers. The show airs every Tuesday morning at 11:00 am PST on Co-Creator Network. To participate in the live call, go to http://www.co-creatornetwork.com/hosts/shamanism/host_bio.htm .
Christina is an authentic, non-traditional contemporary shaman. In practice since 1990, she specializes in mending the soul and transforming the parts of life that feel impossible. She is the director of the Last Mask Center for Shamanic Healing in Portland, OR.
Why Shamanism Now? Answers for Challenging Times
What was shamanism and what is it today?
Join host Christina Pratt in an exploration of what shamanism is and what it isn’t. What answers do the ancients offer us for these challenging times we live in?
Pratt suggests that they don’t have the answers, but the means by which we could get answers that will—if acted on—change our lives. At the core of true, authentic shamanism is a live, direct, working relationship with spirit. This two-way communication characterizes a shamanic relationship with spirit and it is your birthright. You can draw comfort, guidance, clarity, inspiration, and healing directly from this relationship. And most importantly shamanism helps us to make better quality decisions—decisions that actually solve the problem at hand without creating three more, decisions that move beyond divisive politics and self-service, and finally decisions that will serve the next seven generations.
Co-Creating With Your Shadow: Part Two
When we co-create our lives with Spirit and our Shadow together, we end up following the path of crazy logic. If you can use your shamanic skills to stay on that track—without panic and doubt—you will begin to unfold your inner self in ways you never expected or believed possible. With the help of your Shadow you begin to see what you have denied in yourself and with the help of spirit used skillfully, you can welcome that aspect of your true self home. Join host and shaman, Christina Pratt, for this final section in the Co-Creation Series where we explore how to use shamanic skills to co-create your life today so that you bring the needed medicine of your gifts to the world tomorrow.
Co-Creating With Your Shadow
What if our Shadow is actually trying to save us from a successful and safe but un-soul-satisfying life? What if our Shadow was actually trying, in it’s messed up, self-destructive, terribly resource wasteful and energy expensive way to get us to actually co-create a life that is true to us and our soul’s purpose? If this were so—and it is—then how do we co-create our lives with Spirit and our Shadow? Join host and shaman, Christina Pratt, as she explores how to use shamanic skills to use the shadow patterns that arise along the path of co-creating your life as precisely the detour to take you directly to your truer self. There is no calling worth living that will not demand that you change yourself. That’s the adventure, the discovery, and the creation of a life worth living.
And the world out there, so deeply in need of medicine and gifts, will change if you have the courage and creativity to give them.
Crazy Logic and Shadow Transformation
Effective shadow transformation requires a specialist who knows the terrain of the darkest reaches of the human heart. This specialist must be more than human, fiercely loving all that is vast, ugly, and twisted within us while remaining a centered, curious, and creative guide. The Specialist is the archetype of Crazy Woman. She has inspired many wondrous and powerful destroyer goddesses in humanity’s diverse religions. But like the Tao, the destroyer goddess who can be named is not the eternal Crazy Woman. Join us this week as host and shaman, Christina Pratt, shares the essence of working effectively with Crazy Woman when our modern minds are stuffed full of Western bias, false beliefs about our own shadow, and fundamental misunderstanding of the human heart.
Shadow Transformation Protocol with Christina Pratt
The fundamental assumption about shadow work that blinds us to its true nature is the idea that shadow work is a psychological or spiritual issue. It is neither; it is an issue of the heart. Once we understand that, contemporary assumptions unravel for anyone, and the transformational fun begins. Join us this week as host and shaman, Christina Pratt, shared the commons beliefs that actually lead us away from the real work we can do. She explores what we can do when we have the right tool for the job and a specialist to guide us. There is an art to engaging in transformation that flies under the radar of the mind and is deeply rooted in changing your real life choices. Mastering that art is the secret to renewing your heart’s sacred contract with your soul.
Tools for Reclaiming Wholeness in a Culture of Trauma - Part Three
The Deep Liberation Process is time tested over 30 years and fine-tuned online with 950+ people. The core of its uniqueness is a fractal clearing process that allows you to navigate to the root of stuck patterns, stories and beliefs that uproot your healthy grounding and boundaries and reclaim your freedom to act in alignment with your authenticity and purpose. They also prepare you to step into the Shadow Transformation Process and completely transform what feels impossible to change. Join us for the final part of our series as we look at what we need to learn and do together to co-create a sustainable, just, and free way of life together? Author and practitioner, Langston Kahn, and host, Christina Pratt, explore the potential of the Deep Liberation Process skillset to support us in shadow transformation and ancestral healing. Together we can step into the fierce, unyielding heart of transformative love and restorative justice with anyone who will step into it with us.
I agree with a previous reviewer Christine cuts thru the BULL. She is not into herself like others she is in it because she believes and knows what the shamanic journey is about being at peace with ourselves Mother Earth father sky and loving and appreciating all of life and life’s pleasures. She cuts to the chase of peace and harmony. Like what we surfers do when we are at peace with mother ocean. Being centered with one’s self
Cuts thru the bull
I love how Christine tells like it is, no sugar coating. She’s authentic and makes you face the hard stuff along with the good. Warning-If you don’t want to feel a bit annoyed or overwhelmed, don’t listen! ;) It’s all part of the work and Christine is blunt but right.
Love her practical advice, insightful information, and great interviews. I’ve enjoyed this show for over 2 years and I haven’t found another shamanic show quite as useful and interesting.
Christina's podcast moves my heart into a space of gratitude.
I am so grateful to have discovered this podcast and Christina. I discovered it around 2011 and when I did I felt as if I had found gold and yet, at the same time, I felt as if I had found what I didn't know I wanted. Every episode inspires me to take action in some way and to find courage to face whatever I am shying away from in myself and in my life. I found this podcast at a time when I was suffering from major soul loss, though at the time I did not know what I was experiencing had a name or was recognized as something that is possible. When I listened to the episodes about soul loss I was blown away that what I was experiencing not only was recognized as something real but that I could heal from it. Simply put, finding this podcast and Christina was a prayer answered for me, a miracle. No other show has moved or inspired me more deeply than this one. Christina is one beautiful and powerful spirit!