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  • December 30, 2014: listen (left click), download (right click)

    The Challenge of Love

    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 the challenge of love. To meet it we must choose to return to the Source, to reconnect with our purpose, and remember why we are here apart from our history and story. The challenge of love requires that we spend some time in actually loving actions to free the child from old wounds, to free the adult from the expectations of others, to individuate from parents, and to step out into the world as the someone that you love this elusive challenge of love is and how the challenge of loving your self evolves as you evolve in your own nature. This is a time of falling in love with why you are here, with the feeling of meaning and purpose that nourishes your heart and with the engaging mental challenge of bringing your gifts into the world.

  • December 23, 2014: listen (left click), download (right click)

    Clarifying Your True Calling: The Visionary

    “Follow your bliss” is really not enough to go on when we need to clarify a vision of our true calling and engage that path of mastery day by day. For most the vision of their “true calling” is wildly unfocused and impractical or it falls woefully short of the individual’s true capabilities. However, consistent work with the Visionary in shamanic journeys encourages us to develop our visionary capacities: our perception, or seeing our external patterns; our insight, or internal viewing; and in engaging our imagination which encourages our intuition. Ultimately the Visionary’s point is to get us to open our scope of seeing to all of our senses so that our sense of what “my vision” actually means expands to the point where we can actually clarify our true calling. Join us this week as host and shaman, Christina Pratt, completes our four part series on using shamanic skills to awaken the true passions that guide you to your calling, clarify your vision, and take real steps toward living it.

  • December 16, 2014: listen (left click), download (right click)

    Your True Calling and Power: The Teacher

    To live your true calling requires you to maintain right relationship with power—your power and the power of others. Like the captain of a ship that get’s the navigation off by half a degree, it is possible to live your life and never arrive at the port of your true calling. Just like that captain, you can’t blame the storms and unexpected seas for never getting your ship to where you need to go. How you deal with other people’s power is as important as learning to accurately and passionately mobilize with your own. With our contemporary focus on fame, fortune, and happiness as the markers for success we are looking the wrong way. Our true calling is a path of mastery, which requires that each of us discover the right use of our will. This week host and shaman, Christina Pratt, continues a four part series on using shamanic skills to find your calling and to use this winter solstice to take real steps toward living it. Join us as we explore what a path of mastery means in our fast and distracted contemporary world

  • December 9, 2014: listen (left click), download (right click)

    Discerning Your True Calling: The Warrior

    Shamanic skills can help us to turn the fears that stop us in life into the ability to discern the deeper truth that resonates with our true calling. There are so many great ideas out there, so many things we are passionate about and such great personal insecurity. Am I really the one to do it? And what of all of that is truly mine to do? And what if your true calling means you will be anonymous for all you have done? These questions are only part of the constant true warriorship needed to live a life shaped by your true calling. This week host and shaman, Christina Pratt, continues a four part series on using shamanic skills to find your calling and—more importantly—to live it. For those who are prepared, this winter provides a unique opportunity for sudden realignment with your path. Join us as we explore the warriorship required to face the fears and do what it takes to seize the moment of change and align with your true calling.

  • December 2, 2014: listen (left click), download (right click)

    Your Calling and Shamanism: The Healer

    When we embark on finding our true calling we are first faced with all we must sacrifice, release, and let die in our current life. For some, losing everything initiates the quest for life’s calling. Either way the fear that all we hold dear will be lost to us forever, stops most people. The fear of losing the familiar comforts that define us stops the rest. Shamanic skills can help us to turn these fears that stop us into the path of discovery. This week host and shaman, Christina Pratt, begins a four part series on using shamanic skills to find your calling and—more importantly—to live it. For those who are prepared, this winter provides a unique opportunity for sudden realignment with your path. Join us as we prepare to release the old stories that distort the guidance, power and teachings of the Healer on your path.

  • November 25, 2014: listen (left click), download (right click)

    Giving Gratitude for the Hard Stuff

    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 flow we must give thanks. Gratitude is not only something that we needed to feel; it must take form. Gratitude must be part of the labor, love and wisdom of your day. It is not enough to say, “thank you”; gratitude must be made concrete through action and intent. How then do we show true gratitude for the gifts that come to us through the door of pain, betrayal, heartbreak, and less than perfect parents. This week host and shaman, Christina Pratt, explores how we give sincere thanks for the hard stuff in life. Gratitude as spiritual bypass sounds suspiciously like “everything is as it should be” and “they did the best they could” and it is still a bypass. How do we give thanks for those people, experiences, and events that show us what we do not want to see within ourselves?

  • November 18, 2014: listen (left click), download (right click)

    What is PTSD?

    Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, is an issue of the soul, not the mind. To define PTSD as a psychiatric disorder is to miss the simplicity of what it is and how we can alleviate the suffering now for those who are trapped in a post-traumatic stress response to everyday. When we understand the soul loss involved in PTSD and include shamanic healing in the modalities prescribed, we can bring healing to those who have been damaged by their experience in terrifying ordeals, situations in which their life was threatened, or sustained situations that involve the constant threat of physical harm. Join host and shaman, Christina Pratt, as she explores what PTSD is, why it isn’t just getting triggered by unresolved issues of the past, and why we as a culture must begin to encourage suffers of PTSD to step beyond the boundaries of psychiatry to heal for themselves and for the next generations.

  • November 11, 2014: listen (left click), download (right click)

    Creating a Crucible of Transformation

    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 when we risk engaging our hearts in the process of changes and allow inspiration to take over our minds. Join host and shaman, Christina Pratt, this week as she explores the elements required to create a crucible of transformation in our hearts and why our vulnerability as our great super power. Straight up, humans hate change… and they really hate transformation. But shamanism, with its robust relationship with the Trickster, offers us skills to be clever in the face of fear, to risk the Unknown when faced with the certainty of repeating patterns, and to be vulnerable so that we can engage the wisdom of our courageous hearts.

  • November 4, 2014: listen (left click), download (right click)

    The Heart of Fear

    Everything has a heart, even fear. In our chronic, cultural avoidance of fear we miss the heart of the matter and in that miss the way through the fear and into a new way of living. Instead we delude ourselves into thinking we have escaped only to find ourselves cycling through our litany of fear-based stories, day after day, relationship after relationship. “With the intelligence that comes through us in shamanic journeying,” explains host and shaman, Christina Pratt, “We can get past the anxiety and panic and touch the heart of the matter. Once at the heart of things all manner of interesting possibilities unfold.” Join us this week as we explore the elemental nature of fear and path rarely taken through the heart of it.

  • October 28, 2014: listen (left click), download (right click)

    Grace in Transition

    Grace in transition does not come easily to modern people who live in the climate controlled illusion that they have mastered nature, wilderness, and the Unknown. In transition we are neither here nor there and as a result we are either losing or gaining energy. This is why in the transitional seasons of spring and fall we often experience erratic emotions, “spring colds”, and fall depressions. How we attend to these transitions determines the quality of energy we bring to our engagement with life. Join host and shaman, Christina Pratt, as she explores working with the seasons to draw the unique richness from each stage of the cycle of a year on earth. Each season is its own spirit. Akin to the spirits of the land, seasonal spirits have profound influence on us, regardless of our ignorance to their presence. To engage with the season spirits openly and honestly is to engage in simple elegance, rich blessings, and the refinement of presence.

  • October 21, 2014: listen (left click), download (right click)

    Hoodoo Rootwork with Khi Armand

    Hoodoo, a wellness modality and system of folk magic draws from many sources. It “is not New Orleans Voodoo, Haitian Vodou, nor Santeria, Palo, or any other religio-magical practices borne from the African diaspora,” explains our guest Khi Armand. “…hoodoo is unique partly because of its lack of religious structure. It is not a religion… It is a powerful tool for creating change, no matter your creed or nationality.” Join us this week as host and shaman, Christina Pratt, explores the roots and history of hoodoo, its contemporary manifestation, and current practices with Conjure in the City’s, Khi Armand, from Brooklyn, NY.

  • October 14, 2014: listen (left click), download (right click)

    Creating Sacred Life: Shamanic Practice 6

    The sacred is inherent in all things. Relationship with the sacred nourishes our deeper self, rekindles our passion for our soul’s purpose, and opens the way for love to enter our lives. Yet we have largely lost the art of being in relationship with the sacred. In everyday life we starve our deeper self of the energies that nourish it, indulge our stories of isolation and separation and justify depression or aggression as appropriate responses to life and its teachings. The sacred, immune to our folly, is patient and present, waiting for us to remember how to tend our relationship with it. Join us this week as host and shaman, Christina Pratt, shares the basics of shamanic practice that retrain our intention, perception, and imagination to engage with the sacred as a natural course of our everyday lives

  • October 7, 2014: listen (left click), download (right click)

    Enliven Your Spirit: Shamanic Practice 5

    Sacrifice enlivens our spirit. It opens the way for miracles or the impossible or that which we truly desire to come into our lives. To enliven the spirit in our shamanic practice we must learn to step out of our comfort zones where we feel the simple exhilaration of surfing the surface wave and step into the deep soul satisfying discomfort of becoming people who will make a significant spiritual contribution to life on earth. Author, therapist, and internationally recognized teacher, Sandra Ingerman, joins host, Christina Pratt, this week to explore how we move our shamanic practices from serving our own visions to surrendering intimately to spirit and serving our part in the larger vision. Join us this week and discover who we need to become to engage in the transformations through love that are the needed medicines for our time.

  • September 30, 2014: listen (left click), download (right click)

    The Shaman’s Mind: Shamanic Practice 4

    We interpret the world and our experience through our mind. Ancient peoples understood this and were sophisticated enough to leave nothing to chance. The ancient mind was trained first by stories and then by ceremonial engagement with the invisible world and education in a cosmology that was as functional as it was accurate. The ancient mind was prepared to become the shaman mind and take on the challenge of interpreting altered states of consciousness. “The contemporary mind is weak and vulnerable to seductions,” explains host and shaman, Christina Pratt, “where the story telling is left to the media and ceremony runs from vapid and self centered to empty and self destructive, there is no coherent cosmology to illuminate the way. The mind is utterly unprepared to accurately interpret life itself much less enter altered states reliably. Join us this week as we explore the shaping of the shaman’s mind.

  • September 23, 2014: listen (left click), download (right click)

    Creating Shamanic Tools with Evelyn Rysdyk

    There is nothing quite as powerful as making your own power objects and shamanic tools. Artist and shamanic teacher, Evelyn C. Rysdyk, joins us this week to share her new book, A Spirit Walker’s Guide to Shamanic Tools. This is a beautifully illustrated guide to creating, decorating, consecrating, and using sacred tools in ritual and healing. Evelyn explores everything from how to use little known tools like shamanic mirror and wind staffs to responsible ways of obtaining your materials to the sacred process for creating your own drums, rattles, bundles and staffs. Join host and shaman, Christina Pratt, as she and her guest explore part three of the Shamanic Practice Series: creating shamanic tools.

  • September 16, 2014: listen (left click), download (right click)

    Igniting the Ecstatic Heart: Shamanic Practice 2

    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 you, if you refuse to engage regularly and intimately with ecstasy. Ecstasy, the falling into the fire naked losing yourself to One surrender ecstasy that comes in union with your helping spirits is one of the great gifts of spiritual life in a shamanic practice. So then why are our shamanic practices so stodgy, precious, (frankly) boring, and ineffective in creating large-scale life change? Join us for part two of a series on creating an effective shamanic practice in your day-to-day life. This week host and shaman, Christina Pratt, explores the necessary terror in igniting the ecstatic heart and how to keep the fire of true love burning at the core of your shamanic practice while you passionately engage the world.

  • September 9, 2014: listen (left click), download (right click)

    Creating a Foundation for Wellness: Shamanic Practice 1

    Knowing where you stand in life—and how to truly stand there—is essential if you want to live a spiritual or enlightened life. This is one of the many paradoxes of living life where the real energy that drives things exists under what is apparent. Those who cannot ground their visions will not live them. Those who invest too much in the physical world and cannot let their visions soar will never know why they are here. Join us for part one of a series on creating a shamanic practice in your day-to-day life. This week host and shaman, Christina Pratt, explores the cornerstones needed to create a foundation that will not crumble under the weight of the real life challenges life throws at you or collapse when you need it the most because your denial, like so many termites, has eaten through the beliefs you think support you.

  • September 2, 2014: listen (left click), download (right click)

    A Shamanic View of Mental Wellness—Tacey: Part Two

    Aboriginal elders warned the religious missionaries they encountered that if the trials of initiation were stopped then an even greater suffering would be unleashed on the uninitiated. We see this greater suffering unfolding today in the epidemics of depression, mental illness, addiction, sexual abuse, and suicide plaguing the contemporary “first world” and those who follow in our developmental and religious footsteps. In Gods and Diseases David Tacey explains what our ego-based society cannot understand, that it is “the task of culture to tell the person who he or she really is.” And that it is through the trials of initiation that the person comes to believe that deeper truth and use it as the foundation for sustainable mental wellness. Join host and shaman, Christina Pratt, as she continues to explore the power in Tacey’s work from his book, Gods and Diseases, which offers a an important way to look at mental illness and the possible new paths toward health and wellbeing that this point of view opens up.

  • August 26, 2014: listen (left click), download (right click)

    A Shamanic View of Mental Illness—Tacey

    What we diagnose as “mental illness” today grows ever more resistant to reason, logic, pharmaceuticals, or medicine. What if these are not illnesses of the mind, but diseases of the spirit? Author and scholar, David Tacey, explores how we would understand and treat mental illness if we understood that by shutting spirit out of our lives with our beliefs we have forced spirit to enter through the side door of illness. When we understand how spirit is trying to work with us through disease we can see that our suffering can be resolved or transformed only when we introduce the dimension of our soul into the healing equation. Join host and shaman, Christina Pratt, as she shares Tacey’s work from his book, Gods and Diseases, which offers a powerful example of the way in which looking at mental illness through a different lens opens up new possible paths to health and well-being.

  • August 19, 2014: listen (left click), download (right click)

    The True Root of Illness—Maté

    One significant root of disease is the chronic stress created in the body by suppression or denial of emotions and the resulting abnormal release of emotions. “Complex unconscious psychological stresses underlie and contribute to all chronic medical conditions, from cancer and addiction to depression and multiple sclerosis,” states Dr. Gabor Maté. . Join host and shaman, Christina Pratt, as she continues to explore how looking at illness through a different lens opens up new possible paths to health and well-being. Given the message in Maté’s work, an aspect of our path to health and well-being must be to learn to express our emotional life in timely, honest, and healthy ways. Since contemporary people have no idea what healthy emotional lives feel like, Maté offers us a template to investigate our emotional life and a standard for the emotional competence and honesty needed to support vital health and well-being.

  • August 12, 2014: listen (left click), download (right click)

    A Shamanic View of Mental Illness—Somé

    When we look at mental illness through a different cultural lens we can see something entirely different than the standard allopathic interpretation of the situation. There are other ways to look at what is actually happening to someone who has been diagnosed as “mentally ill.” Malidoma Patrice Somé is committed to helping contemporary people to see that we can use ritual, albeit adjusted rituals, just as the Dagara people do to relieve the suffering at the core of “mental illness.” Join host and shaman, Christina Pratt, as she explores the current work of Somé that shows that a different perspective opens up very different possibilities. Ritual can open the way for the individual’s healing relationship with helping spirits that supports a cure or definitive movement out of the “mentally ill” state of being and back into the world as an individual better equipped than most to give their gifts to the world.

  • August 5, 2014: listen (left click), download (right click)

    Cultivating the Deep, Wise Heart—Working with Water

    When we focus on the element of water we are focusing on the quality of our relationship with our own emotions. Do they flow or not flow? Old emotions denied or future emotions feared don’t flow. As transformational force water is the warrior who is willing to change form, to do whatever it takes to create freedom of flow and to transform the enemies into allies. Join host and shaman, Christina Pratt, for the new series, Working with the Elements. This week she explores how we can work with the element of water to create the space to open our hearts in life. Only with an open heart can we properly learn from life as the Teacher and gain wisdom from our experiences in life. There is big medicine to be found for those who are willing to do what ever it takes to cultivate a wise heart and become a force for healing, reconciliation, and peacemaking in the world

  • July 29, 2014: listen (left click), download (right click)

    Freedom From False Passions—Working with Fire

    When we focus on the element of fire we are focusing on the quality of the relationship we have with our own spirit. As a transformational force, fire is the healer who is showing us how to engage in the art of release and sacrifice. The fire helps us to free our hearts to love what truly matters to us and free our lives from the patterns of thinking, speaking, and acting that drain our hearts of their natural fullness for all life. Join host and shaman, Christina Pratt, for the new series, Working with the Elements. This week she explores how we can work with the element of Fire to kill our false passions that lead to the arrogance, aggression, and ambition that sickens our world. There is big medicine to be found in the Fire; it brings the blessing of freed energy so that you can feel and follow the true passion of your soul’s longing.

  • July 22, 2014: listen (left click), download (right click)

    Creating Clarity of Heart—Working with Air

    Air is the visionary in transformational processes showing us how to engage the power of our vision through the clarity of our heart. Working with air is a way to cultivate keen perception and insight allowing us to see doubt for what it is and step over it. Working with Air trains us to show up exactly as needed without excess or scarcity. Join host and shaman, Christina Pratt, for the new series, Working with the Elements. This week she explores how we can work with the element of Air to cultivate the qualities of uniqueness, re-visioning, and storytelling. In a world where energy stagnation and suffocation lies at the root of human illness there is big medicine to be found in the working with air to cultivate and speak the truth—that breath of fresh air that clears what suffocating and brings hope and rebirth.

  • July 15, 2014: listen (left click), download (right click)

    Creating Presence and Autonomy—Working with Earth

    Earth is the teacher in transformational processes showing us how to engage the power of the heart through our strength of heart and to make things manifest. Earth is the element of manifestation and without your body you wouldn’t be manifest. Our body is our earth element. Join host and shaman, Christina Pratt, for the new series, Working with the Elements. This week she explores how we can work with the earth element to cultivate the qualities of grounding, place, presence, and sovereignty. In a world where isolation and loneliness fuel depression there is big medicine to be found in the ability to work with the earth to create a sense of belonging, connection within, and interconnection with the larger reality.

  • July 8, 2014: listen (left click), download (right click)

    What is Soul Theft?

    Soul loss can occur quite naturally through sudden fright or situations where one fears they will die. Soul theft is an unnatural cause of soul loss in which one person is responsible for stealing a fragment of another’s soul. Soul theft leaves a person fragmented, as with all soul loss, and often listless and fatigued, losing appetite and strength, feeling restless and inadequate, depressed and helpless, or withdrawn and without motivation. Soul theft is not something of the past in the days of sorcery and superstition. “Today we experience intentional soul theft by skilled individuals or serial criminals as in the past,” explains host and shaman, Christina Pratt, “and unintentional soul theft, by people desperately struggling with their own soul loss, like parents, teachers, healers, and young lovers.” Join us this week and we explore the true nature of soul theft, how to repair it, protect yourself from it, and to make sure you aren’t doing it yourself.

  • July 1, 2014: listen (left click), download (right click)

    What is Spiritual Integrity and How Do I Get It?

    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 that they have what they call a spiritual life by definition means that they have spiritual integrity. However, when we look around at powerful spiritual leaders and respected practitioners and see sexual abuse, pedophilia, and all manor of abuses of power it is clear that integrity is as challenging in spirit as it is in the mundane. “The gift of shamanism,” says host and shaman, Christina Pratt, “is that it gives us the skills to see what is needed and how to cultivate integrity in our physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual lives. In this way we can align our words and our actions, our community life with the values we hold, the truth in our heart with the world we are manifesting.”

  • June 24, 2014: listen (left click), download (right click)

    Why Can’t I Find a Healer?

    Have you been working on yourself and your suffering for 20 years and its still not fixed yet? Wounds, whether physical, emotional, mental, or spiritual, all define the healing that they need by their very nature. You wouldn’t treat a broken leg with cold remedies. Nor should you treat soul loss with talk therapy or a need for healthier boundaries with pharmaceuticals. We need to not only find great practitioners, but to match what the practitioners offer with the true nature of our wounding. “Our wounds tell their own story,” says host and shaman, Christina Pratt, “and that story is also describing the path necessary for healing.” Join us this week as we explore what’s yours to do on your healing journey, where you do need to ask for help, and how you know that your help really isn’t helping

  • June 17, 2014: listen (left click), download (right click)

    The New Age and Spiritual Integrity in the New World

    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 but growing understanding that our more ancient shamanic ancestors lived a way of life in which using their human potential was considered “normal” and expected of adults. The movement inspired good work rooted in the belief that humans have within them the potential to make new choices, learn new skills, and to manifest an exceptional quality of life. And there was a fork in the road of the Human Potential Movement that became what we now call the New Age Movement. Join host and shaman, Christina Pratt, as she explores the ways in which shamanic life is distinctly not new age, how the new age is rooted firmly in the Old World, and why the path of the New Age Movement is not the path to that exceptional future in the New World we live in today.

  • June 10, 2014: listen (left click), download (right click)

    Life Hacks with Shamanic Skills

    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 shamanic life skills, once we have gained them they do offer us “life hacks” or shortcuts to dealing with some of the really challenging aspects of modern life. Nothing sucks time more than repeating patterns of depression and illness that don’t get you what you want. And few things are more inefficient than getting sucked into emotional dramas, yours or others, and trying to deny what is really going on in your heart. “The great wisdom of the shaman in everyday life,” shares host and shaman, Christina Pratt, “is the ability to hack the story that is shaping reality directly and recoding yourself, regardless of the reality of the people around you. Join us this week and we review the basic life hacks offered in June at the Omega Institute for reshaping and aligning a beautiful life.

  • June 3, 2014: listen (left click), download (right click)

    Predatory Energy: Children and Shamanism—Part 4

    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, how do we parent without being crippled by fear and without crippling our children with our fear? How do we raise our children to have both a healthy sense of self-protection and a healthy sense of fearlessness and adventure? Join host and shaman, Christina Pratt, this week as she explores how we, the adults, can be with the presence of pedophiles among us. How can we honor our deep archetypal reactions and still find a way to respond that protects the vulnerable, deepens our understanding of healthy community boundaries, and supports the possibility of healing where none appears to exist?

  • May 27, 2014: listen (left click), download (right click)

    Children and Shamanism: Teens

    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 of resources on shamanic practice continues to grow in books, gatherings, podcasts, and classes. What was a solo path for many only a decade ago, often filled with frustration, doubt, and reinventing the wheel, can now be shared with mentors, peers, and viable community. A new resource for teens has been published by author and shaman, S. Kelley Harrell, called “Teen Spirit Guide to Modern Shamanism: A Beginners Map Charting an Ancient Path”. Join us this week as we continue our exploration of shamanism and children. Kelley shares her book and ways to make learning about shamanism less about acquiring techniques in how to do it and more about learning how to incorporate and deal with the changes it brings to everyday life.

  • May 20, 2014: listen (left click), download (right click)

    Shamanic Life with Kids

    “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 into contact with.” In your efforts to live a shamanic life with your kids you have to remember that they are already there. You are actually playing catch up… and you need to catch up so that you can stay out of the way and support the natural growth of their spiritual life. Join host and shaman, Christina Pratt, as she explores the damage we do to our children by passing on our fears, misunderstandings, and ignorance about what is going on in the energetic reality of the world around us. Luckily there is great benefit in simply learning to journey to support our efforts to raise children who feel spiritually whole and energetically alive. With the challenges that face the next generations what better gift could we give them than a strong and intimate working relationship with their own spirit help?

  • May 13, 2014: listen (left click), download (right click)

    Children and Shamanism: Infants

    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 another human being, yet we rarely consider the creation of sacred space for the miracle of conception. This week host and shaman, Christina Pratt, begins our series on Children and Shamanism at the beginning, exploring the application of shamanic skills during pregnancy and infancy. The principles of shamanism offer countless ways to engage the spirit, power, and being of your child. Shamanic healing can also help you to heal in ways that allow you to stop patterns of abuse handed down to you, freeing you to create a new way of being present, engage, and responsive with your children. There is no better reason than children to sort the unresolved issues out in your ancestral line, open up to singing power songs, and learn to journey yourself.

  • May 6, 2014: listen (left click), download (right click)

    Visionary Power in Shamanism

    The Visionary capacity in shamanism manifests in many forms from the healing visions that come in altered states, to your own capacity for vision in the sense of seeing what is possible, as well as the capacity to see through the impossible and draw out your own uniqueness. Join host and shaman, Christina Pratt, as she explores why we keep reaching incessantly for the next bigger vision abusing this rich resource we could use to transform our lives and the troubles in the world around us. The regular practice of the most basic shamanic skills— like shamanic journeying —allows us to develop not only our vision, but our intuition, or seeing with all of our senses, our perception, or discerning accurately outside of oneself, and our insight, or seeing accurately within oneself. In this we realize how our dreams and vision are already changing the world.

  • April 29, 2014: listen (left click), download (right click)

    Dancing with Anger and Spirit

    The true nature of our emotions can surprise us when they are explored through shamanic skills. They are rarely come from where we think they do, nor are they composed of what they appear to be. One of the richest explorations we can engage in with our helping spirits through journeying is the true nature of our emotional life. “The adult emotional body can be cultivated with the help of spirit,” explains host and shaman, Christina Pratt, “but not by spirit for you.” Cultivation is most often avoided where strong, painful, or socially unacceptable emotions are concerned, yet our helping spirits can show us how these emotions arise in relation to path of knowing our true purpose. Join us this week and you will understand why throwing your “negative emotions” into the fire again and again isn’t working..

  • April 22, 2014: listen (left click), download (right click)

    Shamanic Ritual and Ceremony

    Shamanic ritual and ceremony are the “power tools” used by shamanic practitioners around the world to create change and transformation in their lives. Humans engage in ritual and ceremony to ask for help from the compassionate forces of the invisible world to accomplish what they cannot do themselves or what they are no longer able to expend enough energy and resources to do themselves. Host and shaman, Christina Pratt, is joined by guests this week to share the use of shamanic ritual and ceremony among contemporary practitioners. This week we delve into the Conjure Dance, a very powerful dance ritual that grew out of the confluence of cultures in 18th century New Orleans. It is performed to bring about social healing, like the end of slavery, which was one of its historical uses. Join us as we explore the use of this ritual to create social healing in our time.
    Special guests: Lenore Norrgard and Kent Dorsey

  • April 15, 2014: listen (left click), download (right click)

    How Do I Cultivate Emotional Well-being?—Part Two

    What we are taught about emotions in the “developed, Western world” will make the majority of us sick over time. This is the core teaching from a shamanic point of view. And perhaps more importantly, the second teaching says that emotional well-being is possible for everyone. It simply requires the discipline to break old patterns and the courage to risk trusting new ones. In other words emotional well-being requires warriorship of the heart. It takes great courage to let go of the over extended, empathetic coping mechanism of the child—after all, it saved your life. But the very same orientation in the world leads the adult into chronic poor health, coping addictions, and damaging relationships. Join host and shaman, Christina Pratt and she continues to explore why we are so confused about what emotional well-being is and how we can use shamanic skills to cultivate the emotional health and intelligence needed to live with authenticity and compassion.

  • April 8, 2014: listen (left click), download (right click)

    How Do I Cultivate Emotional Well-being?

    Health in shamanic terms requires the interaction of body and spirit, mind and emotion. There is no physical health in shamanism apart from the dynamic interaction of all four aspects of being a human. A shamanic diagnosis addresses these four aspects of the human simultaneously, while also looking back to past events that could be a cause of dysfunction now. The interaction of the four aspects of being human was understood to be so deeply essential for health that shamanic peoples built the maintenance of all four into the social fabric and ritual structure of their cultures. Nowhere is this more challenging for us to understand accurately than in the realm of our emotions. This week host and shaman, Christina Pratt, explores our twin tendencies to either indulge or deny our emotions and how this distorts our understanding of what it means to be truly sensitive, empathic, or unconditionally accepting. Join us as she shares teachings from the helping spirits for cultivating emotional well-being in support of bringing your gifts to the world.

  • April 1, 2014: listen (left click), download (right click)

    Ancestral Healing and the Spirits of the Land

    Traditionally “the ancestors” are helping spirits that assist the living in creating a world the descendants are honored to inherit. Yet in our immediate past and present are deep ancestral patterns of colonization, slavery, dominance of one group of human over another, and massacre for land and the resources held within the land. Unresolved human patterns repeat again and again until they are reconciled. The presence of this type of unresolved ancestral pattern can cause chronic disease, family patterns of addiction or abuse, or personal issues like chronic depression, hopelessness, and despair. “And these patterns can be held in the land,” explains host and shaman, Christina Pratt, “causing those who live on the land to unconsciously avoid the very things they need to do to heal and to release the illness of the past. Ancestral healing is needed to allow people and the land to heal and grow bountiful for those who are coming.

  • March 25, 2014: listen (left click), download (right click)

    What is Shadow Work?

    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 the degree that it does not identify the Shadow as part of the itself. Shadow work implies not only a shift of consciousness or insight, but also the transformation of the relationship that is dominated by judgment and fear. When people talk about doing shadow work they are largely talking about gaining insight through noticing shadow behaviors. “But shadow behaviors are not the Shadow itself self,” explains host and shaman, Christina Pratt. “The focus is on a symptom and not the source. This means the sincere work of transformation results largely in a spiritual bypass. This relieves the conscious ego, which will not need to change after all, and leaves the Shadow Self largely intact, to undermine our conscious efforts and lay out a seductive path of self-destruction yet again."

  • March 18, 2014: listen (left click), download (right click)

    Adults in a Culture of Children

    What will it take for men and women to return from their respective circles, respective retreats on the mountain, and respective “Wisdom Schools” and begin to seriously work together to create a world our descendants will be happy and proud to inherit? Join us this week when Sparrow Hart, author of Letters to the River—A Guide to a Dream Worth Living, joins host and shaman, Christina Pratt to explore how we move from a culture of adult children focused on “me” and materialism, and gender wars into a culture of adults who are passionate about the gifts they have to give, committed to something larger than their self, and longing to come together to create a better world. Sparrow, a father and author, leads Vision Quests year round, is the founder of Circles of Air, Circles of Stone, creator of the Mythic Warrior Training, and founder of the annual Men's Wisdom Council at the Rowe Conference Center.

  • March 11, 2014: listen (left click), download (right click)

    Life and Death: Authenticity in Shamanism

    Those who engage in life and live it to its fullest, die many, many small deaths. When we live fully, learning, healing, and expressing who we truly are then the person we have been is regularly outmoded by our growth. Death is necessary if we are to move authentically in the world. Nowhere is this more important than in our shamanic practice and our choice of shamans to help us. Join host and shaman, Christina Pratt, as she explores our misconceptions of what makes shamanism “real.” Authenticity in shamanism requires the sacrifice of contemporary sense of entitlement. Authenticity requires sacrifice of the old mind and ideas of individuality and separation for the greater awareness of the interconnectivity of all things. Authenticity requires sacrifice of the old heart and feelings of selfish, need-based love for selfless surrender to the calling to serve the people and the planet and the times we live in.

  • March 4, 2014: listen (left click), download (right click)

    Visions and Illusions: Authenticity in Shamanism

    Are your visions just illusions? Are your dreams really just fantasies? How do we know that our connection with spirit is authentic? Regardless of type of altered state, whether waking or dreaming, light or deep, induced by rhythm or sacred plants, ultimately it will have to be made intelligible through the mind. And the contemporary mind is filled to over-flowing with many things, mostly all entirely not shamanic. The contemporary, Western-trained mind is not prepared for authentic shamanic experience. Join host and shaman, Christina Pratt, as she explores what makes shamanism of any kind “authentic” and how we cultivate the connection with the invisible world necessary for the accurate interpretation of the information found there. Authenticity in shamanism is more than a set of skills with an academic pedigree or a bloodline or being one of the chosen messengers of Aya. Authenticity in shamanism requires sacrifice of self.

  • February 25, 2014: listen (left click), download (right click)

    Awakening the Courageous Heart: Part Two

    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 personal effectiveness. It is no more a simple physical pump than it is simply the source of tepid pop songs and foolish dreams. The Chinese have known for centuries that the heart orchestrates the harmonious interaction of all of the body’s organs maintaining good health. Modern science has known since 1991 that the heart has a functional brain of elaborate circuitry that enables it to learn, remember, feel and sense independently of the cranial brain. And shamans who work in intimate relationship with the invisible world have always known that all true power is mediated through the heart. Join host and shaman, Christina Pratt, as she continues to explore the secret terrain of the heart and what is necessary for contemporary people—with our wounds of isolation, anxiety, alienation, and broken-heartedness—to awaken our courageous hearts

  • February 18, 2014: listen (left click), download (right click)

    Awakening the Courageous Heart

    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 heart chooses to love again and in that choice the heart can begin to heal. This choice to risk without safety or guarantees can only be made by the courageous. Whether you want to heal yourself, heal your clients or heal the world, healing requires courage. Join host and shaman, Christina Pratt, as she explores the terrain of the heart and what is necessary to awaken the latent courage that resides there. Most people operate in the camber of the heart that they feel most comfortable in. But in truth the heart has four chambers, which together nourish and sustain each other. When in balance each chamber gives us access to one of the four powers of the heart. Awakening the Courageous Heart is a shamanic process of transformation that is available to anyone with the ability to journey and a weekend to give to their heart.

  • February 11, 2014: listen (left click), download (right click)

    Shamanic Gathering in BC

    Shamanic people believe that life emerges from a dream that the All-That-Is began dreaming in a time before time. Shamanic people speak of living in Oneness with all things and as contemporary people we are challenged to imagine that dream. But what if we were already living that dream? How would we act? How would we treat each other? How would we treat the earth? This week host and shaman, Christina Pratt, explores the topic of the upcoming Residential BC Shamanic Conference and Gathering this May with Rev. shaman John-Luke Edwards of the Wolven Path Tradition, a shamanic tradition rebirthed from nomadic shamanic traditions of northern Europe. Join us as we explore how we can return to our roots, live our everyday lives in a good way with all living things and allow the possibility of defining our dreams by the way that we live our lives.

  • February 4, 2014: listen (left click), download (right click)

    Chronic Illness and Shamanism

    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 chronic diseases, which are the nation’s leading causes of death and disability. Given that chronic illness is the root cause of deaths that could have been prevented, lifelong disability, compromised quality of life, and burgeoning health care costs, why do we continue to ignore the efficacy of shamanic healing in the treatment and, sometimes the cure, of chronic illnesses? Join host and shaman, Christina Pratt, as she explores the application of shamanic healing practices to chronic illness of the physical body and the energy body. A shamanic approach to healing begins by viewing health and well-being through a different lens. Health is seen as the result of the quality of the relationship cultivated between the body/mind and the soul and, through that lens, both root cause of chronic illness and the remedies available are transformed.

  • January 28, 2014: listen (left click), download (right click)

    Healing in the Amazon: Nihue Rao

    Among the indigenous cultures of the Upper Peruvian Amazon, the Shipibo are one of the few cultural groups which has managed to maintain their language, their art and their ancient plant medicine. Dr. Joe Tafur apprentices under Maestro Ricardo Amaringo, a Shipibo shaman, assisting in ayahuasca ceremony and in all other aspects of treatment. A Colombian-American, integrative family physician, Joe works part-time as a physician in the United States and otherwise assists in management and treatment at Nihue Rao, a traditional healing center in the Amazonian Rainforest, established in 2011 in Iquitos, Peru. Joe joins host and shaman, Christina Pratt, this week to share the work at Nihue Rao, the medicinal power of traditional Shipibo healing with master plants and the ayahuasca healing ceremony. Nihue Rao offers people from all over the world access to the profound healing found in the plants and traditions of the Amazon Rainforest.

  • January 21, 2014: listen (left click), download (right click)

    Spiritual Bypass and Shamanism

    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 the challenges of life in the body, painful emotions, unresolved events from the past, or our responsibility to do what is uniquely ours to do with this life. The world needs our gifts. Our gifts require that we engage our whole life, with its messy emotions and past events that must be reconciled in a new way. Join host and shaman, Christina Pratt as she explores what makes a spiritual practice practical and powerful. The fact that any spiritual practice, including shamanic practice, can be misused as a spiritual bypass is not a valid excuse to dismiss cultivating your spiritual practice. Without a real relationship with spirit the mind will fail to innovate and make the intuitive leaps needed to find the gifts in the past, the practical steps in the present, and a vision to a possible future.

  • January 14, 2014: listen (left click), download (right click)

    The More Beautiful World our Hearts Know is Possible with Charles Eisenstein

    “The fundamental precept of the New Story is that we are inseparate from the universe, and our being partakes in the being of everyone and everything else,” explains our next guest, Charles Eisenstein, writer, speaker, genre-defying social philosopher and countercultural intellectual. A growing number of very diverse people, especially those engaged in a shamanic life, find themselves in service to an emerging Story of the People that is defining the mythology of a New World. Charles calls this the Story of Interbeing and he joins host and shaman, Christina Pratt, to discuss the principles of Interbeing and the more beautiful world our hearts know is possible. Join us as we dive into “a deep wisdom we all innately know: until we get our selves in order, any action we take—no matter how good our intentions—will ultimately be wrongheaded and wronghearted.”

  • January 7, 2014: listen (left click), download (right click)

    What are your Gifts?

    Every individual has gifts to bring to the world, though many will live their lives precisely running away from those gifts. Every individual has gifts to gain in this life, though we need to give ourselves to life to get them. Shamanism offers us both an attitude from which to view life and the skills to engage in it in a way that our gifts can be given to a world in need. Join host and shaman, Christina Pratt, as she explores our gifts and the shamanic path we can walk to cultivate them. First, there are the gifts we bring in to this life and how they can align us with our calling. Then there are the gifts that are here for us to gain if we engage with spirit to use what we came into this life with to become who we could be. We must each take responsibility for the powers we brought into this lifetime and cultivate our unique gifts for our well-being and the nourishment of all life on earth.

 
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