On the next episode of “Why Shamanism Now? A Practical Path to Authenticity,” teacher, author and founder of the Last Mask Center for Shamanic Healing Christina Pratt talks with returning guest Kate Smith, founder of Journeysmith, about the importance of true shamans and the work that they do.
Portland, OR, April 19, 2015 –(PR.com)– Streaming live on the Co-Creator Radio Network on Tuesday, April 21, at 11am Pacific/2pm Eastern on “Why Shamanism Now? A Practical Path to Authenticity,” shaman and founder of the Last Mask Center for Shamanic Healing Christina Pratt talks with Kate Smith, founder of Journeysmith, note that 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 shamanic practitioners and healers, contemporary and traditional, become if they truly believed they were the medicine for the illnesses of humanity in their time? According to Pratt and Smith, shamans don’t just drink ayahuasca, do ceremony in workshops, and heal individual people one at a time. They restore health in communities, balance and harmony to the earth and remedy the old dream where it has, in reality, become a nightmare.
In this episode of “Why Shamanism Now?” titled “Shamanic Skills for the New World: Part 2,” Pratt continues her conversations with Smith, as they continue their discussion of the transformations we must engage in to become the New People who share the shamanic skills needed for us to create a more beautiful and sustainable New World.
Christina Pratt is a contemporary shaman specializing in mending the soul and transforming the parts of life that feel impossible. A teacher of exceptional clarity, humor, and inspiration, Pratt brings the power of shamanism into the practical grasp of anyone willing to take responsibility for improving the quality of their life. Her book An Encyclopedia of Shamanism clearly discusses the basic concepts of shamanism, methods, and traditions of over 50 different shamanic peoples. Pratt is the founder of the Last Mask Center for Shamanic Healing, creator of the original Foundations of Shamanism and Shamanic Healing course at the University of Minnesota, and a frequent and honored speaker for the American Holistic Medical Association.
Kate Smith has a BA in Chemistry from Princeton University and a PhD in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry from Yale University. For nearly two decades, she worked in academia and the pharmaceutical industry before becoming a ‘smith’ of shamanic power tools under the tutelage and inspiration of Susanne and Eric Humaidan. Smith has studied shamanism since 2006 with Alberto Villoldo, Christina Pratt and Malidoma Somé. In 2012, Smith started Journeysmith, a shamanic art studio devoted to creating finely crafted spiritual power tools – drums, rattles and other instruments that bridge ordinary and non-ordinary reality. Smith offers these tools as a way to help others stay true to themselves, re-discover their connection with the earth and align with all that is authentic in their life’s journey. www.journeysmith.com, https://www.facebook.com/Journeysmithshamanictools
“Why Shamanism Now? A Practical Path to Authenticity,” a live internet talk radio show with host Christina Pratt, airs Tuesdays at 11am Pacific/2pm Eastern time on co-creatornetwork.com/hosts/shamanism/host_bio.htm. Each week host Christina Pratt and guests explore the practical application of shamanic skills in our contemporary lives to create robust well-being, strong and clear community connections, and life enriching spiritual maturity. Listeners can ask questions by calling 512-772-1938 or via Skype. Prior episodes from “Why Shamanism Now” can be downloaded for free by visiting whyshamanismnow.com. Pratt also talks about Shamanic Healing on YouTube.
Upcoming Last Mask Center events include Pratt’s presentation as part the Shamanic Society Residential Shamanic Conference in British Columbia; a Shamanic Journey Circle on May 20; and a Last Mask Community Teleseminar on May 21. For more information on these and other events and trainings, see the monthly calendar on http://www.lastmaskcenter.org/calendar/. For more information on Christina Pratt, the Last Mask Center for Shamanic Healing, or to order An Encyclopedia of Shamanism at a special discounted rate, visit www.lastmaskcenter.org. For additional information or to arrange an interview with Pratt, please contact Linda Woznicki, 845-417-8811, email@example.com