Jan 14, 2020

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What Does "shaman" Mean?

Stanley Krippner respectfully defined shamans as "community-assigned magico-religious professionals who deliberately alter their consciousness in order to obtain information from the 'spirit world.' They use this knowledge and power to help and to heal members of their community, as well as the community as a whole." This week host and shaman, Christina Pratt, explores how we could use the word "shaman" well as responsible, shamanically informed global citizens. Who gets to use the word "shaman"? And how could it be used with respect, intelligence, and some reasonable hope for the future?

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 11:00 AM Pacific

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Jan 7, 2020

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Power and Shamanism

Where do we learn the right use of power with examples of abuse, misuse, and squandering of power everywhere? As we enter the new year and look at our world leaders and their decisions, the relationship between power and responsibility clearly continues to erode on many fronts. And what do we see when we look at ourselves? How is the alignment between power and the responsibility to wield it well doing in our own home? Join host and shaman, Christina Pratt, as she explores our responsibility as shamanically informed global citizens. When we reach to our helping spirits for power, what is our responsibility? When the spirit world reaches out to us, how to we cultivate the balance and wholeness necessary for right action in the world?

Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 11:00 AM Pacific

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Jan 6, 2020

Esoterica



How Nicole Kidman Almost Got Tom Cruise to Leave Scientology

[A]fter marrying Cruise, Kidman played the role of the dutiful wife, working her way up the Scientology ladder. In Scientology, once one achieves full control over one's thoughts, thereby reaching the level of “Clear,” they may work their way up “The Bridge to Total Freedom,” or the spiritual ranks of the practice (each level will run you many thousands of dollars). These are called Operating Thetan (OT) levels. OT members are believed to have achieved a state of godliness, able to exercise full control over both their mind and their surrounding environment. Kidman is said to have reached OT II, wherein one’s confronted their past “incarnations” and released the accompanying negative energy.

. . .

But by late 1992, Kidman had become fed up with [David] Miscavige, in particular, and left Scientology. Cruise followed shortly thereafter, and by the time filming began on Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut across the pond in November 1996, the two had been separated from the practice for a few years. But Miscavige had his ways of remaining in the picture.

“Miscavige used all of Cruise’s household employees, including his assistant Michael Doven, who spied on him for 10 years on behalf of the Church of Scientology, to give Miscavige daily reports of what Cruise was up to,” says [Tony] Ortega.

“They were all Scientologists,” adds [Mike] Rinder, “so everything that went on in Tom’s life was reported to either Shelly or David Miscavige, and when they went to the U.K. for Eyes Wide Shut, they were sequestered.”

Dec 31, 2019

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The Return or Filling the Well

How do you fill the well of your well being, especially when you feel tired, cold and exhausted? Join host and shaman, Christina Pratt, as we explore how to restore your link to life. As adults we struggle in a dynamic between feeling the desire for experience and the need to return to touch the root of our essence, to replenish and restore.

Culturally, the desire for experience wins most of the time. We tend not to take the time to reach the Source unless we are forced to by illness, exhaustion, or breakdown. Even then, we rarely spend enough time there to fill the well and remember why we are here. Winter is the season of return. It is the time to rest and slow down. For most just slowing down is the challenge. We think all we need is to catch up on some sleep or restart our daily meditation practice. But we miss the point. These are not the return. They only hold the space for it. To return and replenish we must touch the Void and go into the source of our deepest dreaming.

**This show last aired December 2009.**

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at 11:00 AM Pacific

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Dec 24, 2019

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Stripping Away the Old: A "how to" Show

"How do I let go?" is the most frequently asked question of host, Christina Pratt, when she facilitates clients in the release of the old self and the awakening of the new. Winter is the time of stripping away the old and resting in the long, dark nights.

This fall we discussed moving beyond good and evil, looking past sin to focus on destiny, and the Essence energies of Gratitude, Faith, and the Return-all to stir up the comfortable patterns of the self-so now what? Now we need to strip away all we have found within our selves that no longer serves us and surrender that energy to the winter fire. But, how?

This week we will discuss how we can allow these little deaths, and with the gifts of self revealed within, to lay the path to rejuvenating an authentic life. In this way we can find the pleasure in our imperfect lives, the lost gifts of self that awaken the heart, and joy in the cultivation of a deepening relationship with our self.

**This show last aired December 2009.**

Tuesday, December 24, 2019 at 11:00 AM Pacific

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Dec 17, 2019

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Empowerment and Sovereignty: 2017 Solstice Fire, Part Three

In preparation for this upcoming Solstice Fire Ritual, we create two arrows, Life and Death. The Trickster's alchemy and wisdom about true sacrifice helped us to discern what must go into the Death Arrow and into the fire. The Visionary inspired our vision and the creative stages of transformation that must go into our Life Arrow at dawn on the first day of our New Story. This week we receive our final guidance, write our story, and create the seed that must be planted to tend our inner fire in a new way. With the solstice upon us, we continue to work together with hearts open to our global connection, clearly visualizing that web of human light, and using this ritual as a gateway to leave our old stories behind. Together we step into the empowered sovereignty that is at the heart of humanity.

**This show last aired December 2017.**

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 11:00 AM Pacific

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Dec 10, 2019

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Empowerment and Sovereignty: 2017 Solstice Fire, Part Three

In preparation for this upcoming Winter or Summer Solstice the Healer asked us to stir our old stories. The Warrior guided us to sort through these stories with curiosity and compassion to find what needs to change to tend our inner fires. The Teacher Trickster now asks us to identify the Judges, Controllers, and Righteous Zealots that keep our strong hearts in the shadow. Through the Trickster's alchemy and wisdom about true sacrifice, we discover what must go into the fire. This week we continue to work together with hearts open to our global connection, clearly visualizing that web of human light, and using this ritual as a gateway to leave our old stories behind. Together we step into the empowered sovereignty that is at the heart of humanity.

**This show last aired December 2017.**

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 11:00 AM Pacific

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Dec 6, 2019

Esoterica



Report: Former Tallahassee priest misused power to sexually abuse men

A founder of St. Peter's Anglican Cathedral in Tallahassee has been removed from the priesthood after a report revealed new details surrounding allegations of him subjecting men at the church to sexual harassment.

. . .

In 2003, leadership of the Episcopal Church approved the election of an openly gay man to the position of bishop and moved closer towards acceptance of same-sex marriage. The decision led many leaders and churches, including Dudley, to leave the Episcopal Church.

In 2005, Dudley resigned from St. John's due to “deeply unrepentant heresies” in the Episcopal Church and announced he was starting a new church.

. . .

In late August, Dudley suddenly resigned, something the report notes may have been prompted by a bishop making a formal accusation after received multiple reports about Dudley's misconduct.

Dec 3, 2019

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Empowerment and Sovereignty: 2017 Solstice Fire, Part Two

What will you do differently and how will you make the desire for change in your heart real in your world today? This week we move on to Part 2 of the preparation for this upcoming Winter or Summer Solstice. The Healer asked us to stir our old stories. Now the Warrior guides us to sort through them carefully, with curiosity and compassion, to find what need to change to tend our inner fires. With Why Shamanism Now listeners are spread around the globe we hope to unite and empower each other’s ritual work. Let’s open our hearts to that global connection, clearly visualize that web of human light, and use this ritual as a gateway to leave our old stories behind. Together we step into the empowered sovereignty that is at the heart of humanity.

**This show last aired December 2017.**

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 11:00 AM Pacific

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Nov 26, 2019

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Empowerment and Sovereignty: 2017 Solstice Fire, Part One

The depth of the systemic political, financial, and social misuse and abuse of power at the core of the old story is revealed more fully each day. Now what? What will you do differently and how will you make the desire for change in your heart real in your world today? The old stories can be changed when they are changed within you and me, and only then. So, let’s step up. Why Shamanism Now listeners are spread around the globe. This part one of a four-part series is offered not only as a way to prepare for your winter, or summer, solstice fire ritual, but to unite and empower each other’s ritual work. By opening your heart to that global connection and clearly visualizing that web of human light, you can use this ritual as a gateway to leave your old ways behind and step into the empowered sovereignty that is at the heart of your humanity.

**This show last aired November 2017.**

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 11:00 AM Pacific

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Nov 19, 2019

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Soul's Purpose: The Core of Well-Being

One of the highest values held in shamanic cultures is the fact that each individual brings to this world a unique soul's purpose. The gift of that soul's purpose has never been seen before and will never be seen again if you do not live it. This isn't karma and there are no second chances. This is the one moment to live that unique genius.

This value was held in various ways by pre-contact shamanic peoples around the world. To live one's purpose was believed to be at the core of one's well-being. "I see this, or more precisely the lack of it, to be true today," says host and shaman, Christina Pratt. "When we are living far from our right work, spending 8-10 hours a day in a job that is not meaningful to us, ignoring the body's cries for balance, and making sure that our sleep is so short or shallow that we never touch into the call of the soul then it's no wonder we are unwell."

Join us this week as we explore how to catch the scent of your soul's purpose and bring your life back on track with your passion. By changing this one thing- your relationship with your unique purpose-you can restore well-being in all aspects of your life.

**This show last aired June 2010.**

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 11:00 AM Pacific

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