Nov 14, 2019

Esoterica



Belgian archeologists discover ancient book at Egyptian burial site

Archaeologists under the direction of Harco Willems at the university of Leuven (KU Leuven) have discovered fragments of a “book” in a burial place dating from 2040 BC in Dayr al-Barsha, Egypt.

According to Campuskrant, the monthly magazine of the university, the fragments of the book are the oldest ever discovered to date.

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They do not necessarily make up a story-line but have a common theme: the journey from darkness to Osiris, god of afterlife and many other things in ancient Egyptian religion.

Two curved sinuous lines run through the book. They are interpreted by some researchers as a representation of the two roads that lead the deceased to safety through the dangers of the underworld to a happy life in the afterlife.

Nov 12, 2019

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"Why Shamanism Now?" with Christina Pratt

Freedom-use it or lose it

In honor of Independence Day we will speak this week of FREEDOM, but all patriotism stops there. We are speaking of freedom because it is essential for love and love is essential for the power to act authentically. Doing what you have always done does not require authenticity, nor does it require much power (which is why it feels easy and comfortable). However your soul's purpose lies out there, beyond comfort and easy, past authenticity and on into the realm of power and passion.

Are you free to express your power? Do you claim the freedom to express your true self mentally, emotionally, physically, spiritually, professionally, and intimately? Where ever you are not fully, passionately and powerfully your true self you are not free. The stories we carry of our past wounding, unmet childhood needs, and chronic fears are our own imprisonment.

This week we discuss freedom and how you can cultivate inner authority, claim your freedom to love and live your true self.

**This show last aired July 2009.**

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 11:00 AM Pacific

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Nov 5, 2019

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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.

**This show last aired November 2014.**

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 11:00 AM Pacific

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Oct 29, 2019

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Grief and the Healing Heart

Grief itself offers us great compassion. It comes and goes, tailoring itself to each heart that is experiencing loss and bereavement. It takes its time, never forcing us to do it all now, for if it did we would surely not survive. Grief has profound importance in the health of the heart. It shows us where we have made a heart connection, even when we didn’t mean to. It shows us where we gave too much and where we regret not really showing up. To grieve fully is to grieve enough for the heart to cleanse, renew, and return to the serious business of intimacy with life. Join host and shaman, Christina Pratt, this week as she explores grief as a part of the fall season, as a process that touches each of our lives, and as a ritual to cleanse and restore the greater capacity of the heart to love, connect, and make meaning in our lives.

**This show last aired November 2017.**

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 11:00 AM Pacific

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Oct 28, 2019

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Paris zoo unveils the "blob", an organism with no brain but 720 sexes

A Paris zoo showcased a mysterious new organism on Wednesday, dubbed the “blob”, a yellowish unicellular small living being which looks like a fungus but acts like an animal.

This newest exhibit of the Paris Zoological Park, which goes on display to the public on Saturday, has no mouth, no stomach, no eyes, yet it can detect food and digest it.

The blob also has almost 720 sexes, can move without legs or wings and heals itself in two minutes if cut in half.

“The blob is a living being which belongs to one of nature’s mysteries”, said Bruno David, director of the Paris Museum of Natural History, of which the Zoological Park is part.

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The blob was named after a 1958 science-fiction horror B-movie, starring a young Steve McQueen, in which an alien life form - The Blob - consumes everything in its path in a small Pennsylvania town.

Oct 22, 2019

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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.

**This show last aired October 2017.**

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 11:00 AM Pacific

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Oct 15, 2019

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Healing the Hard Stuff

There are certain life experiences and traumas that contemporary medicine says people can't or won't heal from. Shamanism suggests that people can't heal from these events using only contemporary medicine. In other words some wounds are taken in at the soul level. It takes soul medicine to heal them and shamanism offers us this medicine.
The hard stuff happens for several reasons: too deep, too pervasive, or too frightening. When events are so intense, fast, or life threatening they cause soul loss and we are left feeling a deep hole, a loss of self, or PTSD. When we weave a web of poor choices, addictions, and too much of the wrong kind of help the problem becomes too pervasive to transform by conventional means. When we must face the Unknown or our fear of Death to cross the gap between where we are and the healing that we need it can be too frightening. Join us as we discuss how shamanism uniquely transforms the hard stuff with ease into soulful healing and great gifts.

**This show originally aired April 2009.**

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 11:00 AM Pacific

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Oct 9, 2019

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North America Has Lost 3 Billion Birds, Scientists Say

Over the past half-century, North America has lost more than a quarter of its entire bird population, or around 3 billion birds.

That's according to a new estimate published in the journal Science by researchers who brought together a variety of information that has been collected on 529 bird species since 1970.

"We saw this tremendous net loss across the entire bird community," says Ken Rosenberg, an applied conservation scientist at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in Ithaca, N.Y. "By our estimates, it's a 30% loss in the total number of breeding birds."

Rosenberg and his colleagues already knew that a number of bird populations had been decreasing.

"But we also knew that other bird populations were increasing," he says. "And what we didn't know is whether there was a net change." Scientists thought there might simply be a shift in the total bird population toward more generalist birds adapted to living around humans.

Oct 8, 2019

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Mental Health, First Responders, & the Nobility of the Soul

The suicide rate for first responders is reported to be 20% higher than the general population. Can we please stop acting like we don't know why? Soul loss is real and devastating and always a part of violence, war, and life threatening emergencies. And people have known for 40,000 years how to deal with soul loss in simple and direct ways, given the right tool for the job. Why are we so afraid to acknowledge the reality of the soul and to deal directly with the need to tend it? Join host and shaman, Christina Pratt, as she confronts the willful, cultural blindness to the wear and tear on the soul that comes with the work of first responders. When we exhibit the skill to engage the soul and the courage to engage the heart we can change the fundamental cause of PTSD induced symptoms like anxiety, depression, and mental illness.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 11:00 AM Pacific

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Oct 1, 2019

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Angry Kids, Ancestral Healing & Climate Changes

There are deeply unresolved ancestral patterns at play in the world today. They keep us from seeing reality accurately and the fullness of possibility. They are at the root of the anger and vitriol spread on social media in reaction to children who simply want what we all have taken for granted-literally: air to breath, water to drink, and solid earth to live on. "What if you could address that unresolved ancestral burden instead of passing it on to your children?" asks host and shaman, Christina Pratt. "You can! And we don't yet know the scope of change that can be created when we assist the unresolved dead in reconciling their lives and clearing their undue influence out of our minds and hearts. Join us this week as we explore how our greatest gift to the future may be to reconcile the past.

Tuesday, October 2, 2019 at 11:00 AM Pacific

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Sep 24, 2019

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The Shamanic Craft of Co-Creation with Alida Birch

There is an art to creating a life you love, one that reflects your deepest values and a future that nourishes all. We all know how very important it is to embody a vision for the future and to be the change we want to see in the world. Our guest, author and shaman, Alida Birch knows that you must have a system for holding a vision and inviting the universal powers to join you in creating a world that nourishes all. Each of us has the ability to manifest a life that is more joyful for us and transformative for the world. Join us this week as Alida extends an invitation to her masterclass, The Shamanic Craft of Co-Creation. She joins host, Christina Pratt, to discuss the principles needed to get started, how to orient your energy and your vision, and how to use shamanic skills to make it all real in the world.

This week's guest:
Alida Birch


Alida Birch is a visionary author, respected shamanic healer, and leader of the Eugene shamanic community. She has helped 1000's of people around the globe recover from trauma, move forward in their lives, and find gentle practical methods to reconnect to the spirit world. In the past 20 years she has initiated over 500 people in her apprenticeship programs, during which she facilitates a yearly vision quest for her students in the mountains of Waldo Lake Wilderness area.

Alida Birch is the author of The Co-Creation Handbook: A Shamanic Guide to Manifesting a Better World and a More Joyful Life Now available through all your favorite bookstores.

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

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