Apr 25, 2017

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"Why Shamanism Now?" with Christina Pratt

Awakening the Courageous Heart: Part One

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 the work in her Awakening the Courageous Heart Retreat. What is necessary to awaken the latent courage of the heart. Most people operate in the chamber 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.

**This show originally aired February 11, 2014.**

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 11:00 AM Pacific

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Apr 18, 2017

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Energy Body Protection in Challenging Times

How do you protect yourself, even on your really bad days? How do you protect the energy of your life, so that it is not drained or used by others? How do you protect the energy of your dreams? Energetic Protection remains one of our most popular topics. This week, shaman and teacher, Betsy Bergstrom returns to explore "how to" protect yourself, with our host, Christina Pratt. Bergstrom passionately and clearly discusses the shamanic concepts related to protection, like mediumship, compassionate beings, and attuning to the energy of your True Self. Join us as we continue that conversation exploring how to protect yourself in challenging situations and how we can feel safe and function well within our world, even as we seek to change it.

**This show originally aired February 24, 2010.**

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 11:00 AM Pacific

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Apr 11, 2017

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Survival Skills for Sensitives With Mary Shutan

Humanity manifests a broad spectrum of sensitivities and psychic abilities and many struggle with how to manage the gifts and awareness they were born with. Unskilled sensitives can suffer a great deal in life. But skilled sensitives accept and learn to work with their abilities, tend to the demands of good energy body hygiene, and learn the proper tools and understanding to function well with their gifts in the world. Join us this week as author and practitioner, Mary Shutan, shares her new book, Managing Psychic Abilities. We will explore how deeper sensitivities and abilities are needed in the world. And how by "...realizing how our individual path can allow our sensitivities to be an asset and allow us to be of service, without feeling as if we are responsible for everything we see or send out there."

This week's guest:
Mary Shutan


Mary Mueller Shutan is a Spiritual Healer who focuses on helping others work with their spiritual awakenings, spiritual callings, and psychic abilities. She is a painter and the author of The Spiritual Awakening Guide: Kundalini, Psychic Abilities, and The Conditioned Layers of Reality from Findhorn Press. Her focus in all of her work is on the understanding that the spiritual is part of our daily lives, that we are meant to have emotions as well as physical bodies, and that we can have deep compassion and love for even the darkest aspects of ourselves.

Since she was a child Mary has been highly sensitive and creative, with the ability to see, sense, and interact with the spiritual realms. Over a ten year period she focused a tremendous amount energy into finding out how to work with her sensitivities and abilities. This led her through four years of Chinese Medicine school and certifications in Upledger-style and Biodynamic CranioSacral therapy, Asian Body Therapy, Massage Therapy, Zero Balancing, Reiki and Energy Work, Rootwork, and Meditation. Mary also has intensive education in different forms of bodywork, energy work, folk magic, occult practices, and shamanic/spiritual healing.

Mary is particularly known for her distance healing work. Her focus is on Dark or Middle World work- trauma and emotional release, spiritual clearing and protection, spirit release, past life and ancestral healing. She also teaches individuals who are called to this type of work to become safe, effective, and powerful practitioners.

Mary runs a personal blog (www.maryshutan.com/blog) that covers a variety of thought-provoking spiritual subjects and offers email based programs and individual consultations worldwide to people experiencing Kundalini, Spiritual Awakenings, Psychic Abilities, Shamanic callings, and other spiritual experiences to learn how to understand and navigate their experiences and abilities.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 11:00 AM Pacific

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Apr 4, 2017

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"Why Shamanism Now?" with Christina Pratt

Your Most Powerful Ally in Challenging Times

How do we protect ourselves in these challenging times as we respond to the need for activism? Effective protection keeps us from scattered and ungrounded energy, fragmentation, and from allowing our energy to be used by others. This week host and shaman, Christina Pratt, returns to Betsy Bergstrom's Heart Centered Shamanic Depossession to explore how we learn to discern what is and what isn't ours in the energies around us, what do and don't want to attune to, and how to can come out from under our own shadow and connect with our most powerful Ally-ourselves. With the help of compassionate beings and our inner Ally can find the focus, power, sense of continuity needed to feel safe and function well within our world, even as we seek to change it.

This show originally aired August 5, 2009.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 11:00 AM Pacific

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Mar 28, 2017

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Heart-Centered Work in Challenging Times

In these times that require sustained action to create change simultaneously in multiple arenas: political, spiritual, social, economic, and cultural, how do we sustain ourselves. How to we sustain ourselves as we engage day after day in our own inner work and the outer work needed in the world? How do we stay in our hearts for the endless clearings, extractions, the unraveling of thoughtforms, and depossessions and out of the very human frustration and rage at those feel entitled to everything at the expense of everyone else and the earth? Join us this week as host and shaman, Christina Pratt, returns to Betsy Bergstrom’s practice of Heart Centered Shamanic Depossession to explore how do we protect ourselves in these challenging times?

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 11:00 AM Pacific

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Mar 21, 2017

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What is a Working Relationship with Spirit?

Working with spirit is at the heart of what defines shamanism as shamanism. What does "working with spirit" mean? What are shamans talking about when they speak of "spirit"? Isn't it all just in their heads? Join us this week as shaman and host, Christina Pratt, explores what a working relationship meant in more ancient shamanic times and how it has transformed today. How do we create a working relationship with spirit? Once we do, how do we nurture and cultivate that relationship over time? And when do we know we have gone off the rails and are just making things up?

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 11:00 AM Pacific

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Mar 14, 2017

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Encounters with Power: Part Two

What is right relationship with power? Once we make a successful bid for power how do we use it? And, perhaps more important, how do we maintain and sustain that relationship with power without turning to control, dominance, or manipulation? “The line between the shaman and the sorcerer exists,” explains host and shaman, Christina Pratt, “but it remains elusive in the contemporary mind that requires black and white definitions and refuses the elegance of paradox and complimentary dualism.” Join us this week as we continue to explore what power means in the realm of the shaman. How can these ancient ways help us to resist the abundant abuses of power we experience around us each day?

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 11:00 AM Pacific

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Mar 12, 2017

Esoterica

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Trove of statues of war goddess Sekhmet found in Luxor

A team of German archaeologists have discovered 66 statues of the lion-headed goddess of war, Sekhmet, in an excavation of a temple near the Egyptian city of Luxor.

The discovery was made during the excavation of the funerary temple of Amenhotep III, located on the western bank of the Nile where Thebes, the ancient capital of the Pharaohs, was located.

The head of the Egyptian antiquities sector, Mahmud Afifi, said the discovery happened as part of a project to restore the temple of Memnon, which commenced in 1998.

The two large statues, representing Pharaoh Amenhotep III, are the only remaining pieces of the temple, which collapsed in an earthquake in the 8th century BC.

Mar 7, 2017

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Encounters with Power with José Luis Stevens

What is power? How do we make a bid for power? And, perhaps more important, how do we recover when our bid for power goes sideways and we are left wondering what just happened and how do I get home from this remote jungle location? Join us this week as José Luis Stevens joins host, Christina Pratt, to share stories from his new book “Encounters with Power: Adventures and Misadventures on the Shamanic Path of Healing.” José is the president and cofounder with his wife Lena Stevens of Power Path Seminars, dedicated to bringing the indigenous wisdom from shamans around the globe into business and everyday life.

This week's guest:
José Luis Stevens


José Stevens PhD is an international lecturer, corporate team builder and organizational coach, consultant and trainer. José is a psychologist, licensed clinical social worker and author of numerous articles and more than twenty books, including “Praying with Power” and “The Secrets of Shamanism”. His new book is “Encounters with Power: Adventures and Misadventures on the Shamanic Path of Healing”.

José is a co-editor for A Journal of Contemporary Shamanism and a board member of the Society for Shamanic Practitioners. He is the founder, with his wife Lena, of the Power Path School of Shamanism and The Center for Shamanic Education and Exchange, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating youth in indigenous cultures. He has completed a ten-year apprenticeship with a Huichol Maracame in Mexico and has studied with the Shipibos of the Amazon and the Paqos of the Andes for the last thirty years.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 11:00 AM Pacific

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Feb 28, 2017

Is Pope Francis Too Soft on Pedophile Priests?

Crossposted from Reflections Journal.

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Over the weekend, I read that Pope Francis is backtracking on pedophile priests, trimming their sentences and showing them "mercy." I was saddened. I am not Catholic. I have never particularly "liked" a pope, but there is much about this one that I admire. I like that he takes his vows of poverty seriously. I like his compassion for the poor and disenfranchised. I like that, although he has not significantly changed Church policy on LGBT issues, he has urged compassion and lack of judgment. I have not cared for his stance on women in the priesthood and I have not been impressed with the pace or tenor of his approach to the sex abuse crisis. So when I saw these words, my heart sank.

Pope Francis has quietly reduced sanctions against a handful of pedophile priests, applying his vision of a merciful church even to its worst offenders in ways that survivors of abuse and the pope’s own advisers question.

Worse, his leniency has already backfired, according to the article.

One case has come back to haunt him: An Italian priest who received the pope’s clemency was later convicted by an Italian criminal court for his sex crimes against children as young as 12. The Rev. Mauro Inzoli is now facing a second church trial after new evidence emerged against him, The Associated Press has learned.

But the more I read, and I read several articles, the less substantive this story seemed to be. The new charges against Rev. Inzoli appeared to come from new information, not from re-offense. In fact, there is no evidence that these changes have put any children at risk.

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Living your Soul's Purpose

How do we walk the line between the Old Story Rules and the New System we are creating? Once you have found the path to your soul's purpose, how do you stay the course? Our lives are often a great web of responsibilities, expectations, addictions, and distractions that create conflict in our hearts and rob the clarity in our minds. In that tension between who you have been and who you are becoming one hesitates to act and loses confidence that there was ever true guidance at all. Join host and shaman, Christina Pratt, as she answers listeners' questions about the day-to-day effort and art of living your soul's purpose. The secret is remembering that we have only one true responsibility, which is to live our soul's purpose. And no matter the situation that arises on that journey, we have the most power to create change on ourselves in the moment.

*This show originally aired February 12, 2013.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 11:00 AM Pacific

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