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The Courageous Heart, Part 2: The Wisdom of the Warrior

Courageous Heart Series-Part 2 of 4: The Wisdom of the Warrior So what does it take to live your life with a courageous heart? To choose to live fully and completely, to disconnect yourself from the seductions of the day, and to surrender to the call of your soul is nothing short of an act of spiritual warriorship. And not one act, but the ongoing actions of a person oriented in life to face his/her fears willingly and then do whatever it takes to walk the path.
The path of the Spiritual Warrior moves in the Emotional Body and cultivates mastery of self through the willingness to look honestly at what lies in the Shadow. Shamanic skills allow us to transform the enemies we find there into an ally. These allies return to us bringing our humor, sensuality, innate gifts, sexuality, and other passionate aspect s of the self we have judged harshly. "What would you do today if you knew you would die tomorrow?" If the answer is "nothing," your courageous heart awaits.

**This show originally aired March 11, 2009.**

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 11:00 AM Pacific

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Nov 11, 2018

James Arthur Ray and His Business of Death

Crossposted from Reflections Journal.




"The fact that he would do this suggests to me he hasn't learned all that much -- the idea of trying to turn what he did into somehow generating money by the redemption book or whatever.... I think this is just rubbing salt right back in the wounds for all of them and the people who are either financially ruined or mentally damaged by that entire event..." ~ Connie Joy, author of Tragedy in Sedona


It appears that James Arthur Ray has a new book coming out, and I say "appears" because I can find no record of it anywhere but on his website. Yet Ray has already kicked promotion of this book into gear, pitching The Business of Redemption on his local FOX, CBS, and ABC affiliates. As a former book publicist, I find this whole thing very odd. Normally, media appearances would not be scheduled until the pub date, when finished books are in stores and available for purchase. This book doesn't even have a pub date, only vague allusions to "next year."

I looked at Amazon and Barnes & Noble and found no listings or pre-order options for this book. That is something that is generally set up well in advance by publishers. But that's the other piece of information that seems to be missing. There is no mention of a publisher. My back-of-the-envelope calculation tells me that this is a self-published book and a poorly coordinated one at that. I am speculating somewhat, but unless I miss my guess, Ray is counting on pre-orders through his website to fund the production of finished books, hence the vague pub date, which is probably contingent on how many orders come in and when.

This leads us to the most disturbing aspect of this venture. Why start promotion of this project in October, the very month that three people died on his watch? Not for the first time, Ray's attachment to this tragedy seems more ghoulish than respectful, let alone repentant. I mean... what did that press release look like?! Did he send it out on October 8th? I would not put it past him.

Nov 6, 2018

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The Courageous Heart, Part 1: The Love of the Healer

Courageous Heart Series-Part 1 of 4: The Love of the Healer So what does it take to truly and fully live a life of Authenticity and Purpose? It isn't enough to start focusing your intention now and using your mind to make a new life happen. There is a place for the mind and its clarity. However the much more powerful organ of manifestation is the Heart.
This week we begin a four part series exploring the four aspects of the self that must work together for you to discover your soul's true purpose and life it. The heart offers powers to clear out of addictive patterns. This gives us access to shamanic skills to work with Life-Death-Rebirth intentionally to clear the way and create energy for the new. As we manifest the new, fear, resistance and Shadow always arise. We will explore the many ways that looking at fear and shadow from a shamanic, not a psychological perspective, can make the path through that scary place obvious, probably challenging, but ultimately joyful.

**This show originally aired March 4, 2009.**

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at 11:00 AM Pacific

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Oct 30, 2018

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Teens, Shamanism, and Hidden Worlds with Sandra Ingerman

Our children are inherriting vast challenges to their future played out in the environment, the ecomomy, family dysfuction, and heightening social devisiveness. What if we taught our children the basics of shamanic life: that we can co-create our life with spirit and that spirit help can guide us to do what feels impossible. What world would they co-create? This week much loved, shamanic teacher and author, Sandra Ingerman, joins host, Christina Pratt, to share her new young adult, novel, "The Hidden Worlds" co-authored by Katherine Wood. In this story the middle school protagonists deal with their self doubt, insecurity, and puberty while the navigate hidden worlds and finding the help and magic needed to deal with a toxic disaster in the middle of their lives. This story is seamlessly packed with lessons about everyday, practical shamanism in the real world of contemporary teens.

This week's guest:
Sandra Ingerman


Sandra Ingerman Sandra Ingerman, MA, is a licensed therapist and the author of numerous books including How to Heal Toxic Thoughts, Soul Retrieval, and Medicine for the Earth: How to Transform Personal and Environmental Toxins. She is also the author of several lecture programs produced by Sounds True. Sandra lives in New Mexico and can be found online at www.sandraingerman.com.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at 11:00 AM Pacific

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Oct 23, 2018

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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.

**This show originally aired on May 27, 2014**

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 11:00 AM Pacific

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Oct 21, 2018

Each Zodiac Sign’s Secret Ambition

It has long been said that opposites attract, and many astrologers believe that a sign’s “secret ambition” can be uncovered by looking directly across the zodiac wheel. Then there’s the saying, “the grass is always greener on the other side.” Do the zodiac signs imagine their opposite signs leading the life they themselves can only dream of? Let’s find out…

ARIES (March 21 – April 19)

Secret Ambition: to link arms with a significant other and bring about reconciliation and justice on a global scale, while singing “Let There Be Peace on Earth” in 2-part harmony

Actual Job: enforcer for The Mob in Hell’s Kitchen, New York, while moonlighting as an insult comic

TAURUS (April 20-May 21)

Secret ambition: to be a sex therapist turned private investigator who operates an embalming parlour in what used to be Amityville House

Actual Job: wardrobe stylist for UPS

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)

Secret ambition: to be a freelance animal trainer and bungee jumping coach working aboard a cruise ship travelling to all seven continents during the course of each year

Actual Job: computer programmer working in the basement of a nondescript building in Manhattan, Kansas

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

Secret Ambition: to be a ruthless, over-achieving real estate developer who stops at nothing to ensure his rise to the top and works in a high rise that makes Trump Tower look like a pre-fab storage building

Actual Job: nursing assistant working with disadvantaged children in Liberia

LEO (July 23-August 22)

Secret Ambition: to be a radical, eccentric and utterly mad scientist and inventor working behind the scenes to overthrow the status quo

Actual Job: personal trainer for people who would rather be at a fine restaurant eating brownie sundae cheesecake

VIRGO (August 23 to September 22)

Secret Ambition: to be a psychic ghost-whisperer gypsy traveller in a billowing silk caftan who teaches lucid dreaming in a parallel universe.

Actual Job: professional copy editor in Gothenburg, Nebraska

LIBRA (September 23-October 22)

Secret Ambition: to rule the world as the leader of a military dictatorship in a country where bullying is a much sought-after degree at national universities

Actual Job: guidance counsellor at a middle school who works as a referee on weekends

SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21)

Secret Ambition: to be a salt-of-the-earth farmer who operates a seed-and-feed store and teaches 4-H participants how to raise longhorn cattle in Tyler, Texas

Actual Job: research assistant to a mortician named Miss Cleo

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21)

Secret Ambition: to be a best-selling author and Grammy-winning songwriter with multiple personality disorder

Actual Job: church secretary

CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19)

Secret Ambition: to be a stay-at-home parent, home-schooling ten children plus a couple of neighbour kids, while filling orders for baked goods sold through an Etsy shop

Actual job: know-it-all IT manager

AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18)

Secret Ambition: to be a cardiologist and reality-show personality, with a side job as emperor of a small country

Actual Job: social worker with responsibility for 100 cases

PISCES (February 19 to March 20)

Secret Ambition: to be a Nobel-prize-winning scientist in the highly specialized field of taxonomy while operating a home-based data processing company

Actual Job: psychic ghost-whisperer gypsy traveller in a billowing silk caftan who teaches lucid dreaming in a parallel universe

Sources: Tell My Tarot, Karen Black

Oct 16, 2018

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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.

**This show originally aired on November 11, 2014**

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Oct 9, 2018

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Critical Acts of Celebration

The point of our practice whether spiritual or shamanic is the Celebration of Life. What is a shamanic view of life if it is not about the interconnectedness of all life and the celebration of the sacredness and beauty in that energetic reality? Whether it is an ancient hunting practice that celebrates the power and attributes of the bear after the kill or a contemporary Hmong shaman in Minneapolis celebrating the passing of a soul from the realm of the living, celebration is used to communicate with the spirit realm. It is the means by which we communicate completion or reconnection. Celebration is also used to mark, ground, and integrate a significant life transition or initiation. Without celebration of "the journey" it is as if the story never happened and we cannot harvest the gifs gained or the story never ended and we cannot move onto the next great adventure. Celebration is critical in the dialogue between humans and spirit that honors the sacred miracle of all life.

**This show originally aired on August 12, 2009.**

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 11:00 AM Pacific

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Oct 2, 2018

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The Book of Ceremony with Sandra Ingerman

Ceremony allows us to bring the sacred into ordinary life. Ceremony has been used by cultures around the world for tens of thousands of years to help people navigate change and help communities welcome new cycles of life in, even as they release the old. Ceremony, skillfully designed and performed, creates a bridge between the ordinary everyday of life and the world of the unseen power of the universe. In short, it's a way to get help. World-renowned shamanic teacher and author, Sandra Ingerman, joins host, Christina Pratt, to share her new book, "The Book of Ceremony: Shamanic Wisdom for Invoking the Sacred in Everyday Life." Join us to explore how we can use ceremony in our time to manifest our passions and to grow beyond the limiting beliefs at the heart of many of our shared cultural systems.

This week's guest:
Sandra Ingerman
Sandra Ingerman Sandra Ingerman, MA, is a licensed therapist and the author of numerous books including How to Heal Toxic Thoughts, Soul Retrieval, and Medicine for the Earth: How to Transform Personal and Environmental Toxins. She is also the author of several lecture programs produced by Sounds True. Sandra lives in New Mexico and can be found online at www.sandraingerman.com.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 11:00 AM Pacific

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Sep 25, 2018

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Getting Unstuck Part Four: The Lies We Tell

We all experience stuckness at some point in life and there is an art to getting out of it. You can become the person who accesses the latent power in your mess and effectively redirects it into living your deeper purpose. But not if you persist in lying to yourself. There is an, unconscious lie being propagated in our inner narrative about our capacity for healing and transformation. In part four of the "Getting Unstuck" series, host and shaman, Christina Pratt, draws on 30 years of successful trauma healing and deep-state transformation to exposes the lies that are alive and well and growing in the contemporary healing dialogue. She shares how the crazy logic of Trickster thinking teaches us to hear our own lies as messages from our fragmented self.

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Sep 18, 2018

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Moving into the Deep Water: Update

We all need to learn to swim in the black water. It is the deep water of life where we are no longer in control. We must surrender ourselves to life on its own terms and learn to swim. The blue water is the shallow water of life, where our actions simply maintain our status quo. So if we are to create change in ourselves, we must actively gain those skills and learn to apply them. What then is required of us if we are to change our world? In the spring of 2018, host and shaman, Christina Pratt, asked this question and begin a new series of online courses designed to be an answer. Where are we in this exploration into the deep water of what it means to be human in this time of constant change, great challenge, and infinite opportunity?

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