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"Why Shamanism Now?" with Christina Pratt
Right of Passage with Annie Spencer
"Making Ceremony is a way of reminding ourselves that in fact all that we do is sacred," explains Annie Spencer, founder of Hartwell Centre for Shamanic & Ceremonial Ways in the UK. And our guest this week. Join host and shaman Christina Pratt as we explore with Annie the art and power of creating Ceremony in our contemporary lives. Annie is a frequent presenter at the UK Society of Shamanic Practitioners Conference and an elder and guide in the practice of ceremonial shamanism the worldwide. She explains, "perhaps it is precisely because we are so barraged by advertising hype, political spin and journalistic license that we need (ceremony) now more than ever... Getting lost in a delusional, fragmented post-modern world of virtual reality, we become addicted to adrenalin, throw ourselves out of balance and then are terrified to discover that one in three of us will contract cancer and need psychiatric help during our lifetimes. Ceremony, and particularly the ceremonies that are rooted in an earth-based spiritual tradition, help us regain our balance, our sense of purpose, and a deep feeling of belonging in the natural world that brings with it a strong sense of joy." Annie is our next guest the Society of Shamanic Practitioners sponsored interview series. In this series we explore how contemporary shamans are meeting the challenge of their world where the relations of things are profoundly out of balance. It is the ancient role of the shaman in all cultures to tend the balance of things. How are these shamans meeting this extraordinary need today?
This week's guest:
Annie Spencer, founder of Hartwell Centre for Shamanic & Ceremonial Ways in the UK. She is a ceremonialist and workshop leader with an Oxford MA and a diploma in Humanistic Psychology. Annie has been running groups and trainings for over 20 years including the groundbreaking Women's Mysteries courses; and was a co-founder of the Shamanka School of Shamanic Studies for Women and of Openings, the Bath based centre for therapies and group work. Her writing on earth mysteries, women's mysteries and ceremony can be regularly found in many major magazines.
She is currently involved in the establishment of Circle of Life Rediscovery, which is devoted to bringing earth based spiritual traditions to young people. Annie has worked in many spiritual traditions across the Americas over the past 30 years. In addition to studying Guatemalan Mayan teachings for the past five years she has built up an intimate relationship with the sacred sites of her Cornish ancestors. Her primary interest is the renewal of ancient ceremonial forms for creating a path of beauty upon Grandmother Earth.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at 11:00 AM Pacific
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Awakenings with Michele Meiche
Peter Amato - Soul Silence: A Unique Approach to Mastering the 11th Step
12pm PST --- One on One with Michele ---MICHELE MEICHE shares her weekly 2012 & beyond update, answers your questions, and does channeled readings--- 12:45pm PST ---Welcome our Awakened Guest: PETER AMATO - Peter Amato’s life has been one of transformation, growth and change. His initial career operating a family chain of automotive companies created an astute business acumen and subsequent wealth at an early age. But, money and material luxuries were not ultimately sustaining and Peter’s inner desire to answer life’s bigger questions led him to study with some of the biggest names in the consciousness movement including: Deepak Chopra, Andrew Weil and Zen master and Nobel Peace prize nominee, Thich Nhat Hanh – to name just a few. Inspired by his own personal growth and the realization that the North America needed a new model for healthcare, Peter became founder and president of three distinct companies: Inner Harmony Wellness Centers, Inner Harmony Group and Harmony Mountain Spa and Retreat. He has opened an international yoga school, certified by Yoga Alliance called The Inner Harmony Yoga Institute. His first graduating class (stateside) was in Nov of 2010. He is currently teaching another group of students in St Marteen; He is a partner and co-founder of an intensive outpatient rehab center in Nashville, TN, called ILC- Integrative Life Center; he has published his first solo book, Soul Silence by HCI Books. It was released November 2010; he is currently seeking a PhD in mind-body-medicine through Saybrook University (California). www.innerharmonywellness.com/meet-peter
2/16/2011 3:00PM ET
Just Energy Radio
Marc Allen: Creating The Life Of Your Dreams & Len Kasten: Len Kasten
First Hour Guest
Creating The Life Of Your Dreams
Marc Allen is an internationally renowned seminar leader, entrepreneur, author, and composer. He co-founded New World Library (with Shakti Gawain) and has guided the company, as president and publisher, from a small start-up to its current position as a major player in the independent publishing world. He leads seminars in northern California and gives monthly free teleseminars that reach people all over the world. He has written several books, including The Type-Z Guide to Success , The Millionaire Course , Visionary Business , and others.
Second Hour Guest
The Secret History of Extraterrestrials
Len Kasten is a UFO researcher and freelance writer. While in the Air Force he experienced a UFO encounter that had a transformative effect on his life. He intensively studied the Edgar Cayce Readings at the A.R.E. in Virginia Beach and has been a lifelong devotee of astrology and theosophy. He is a former member of the National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena (NICAP) and the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON), and he is the president of the American Philosopher Society. He has been a feature writer, with more than 50 published articles, for Atlantis Rising magazine.
Friday 2/18/2011 3:00PM EST/2:00PM CST
Awake: Now What?
Meet Loree Smith-Pope, Counselor
Loree Smith-Pope, founder and director of Changing Lives Counseling Service, was born in Pittsburgh. She brings clients more than 25 years of combined educational, clinical and supervisory experience. Ms. Smith-Pope attended Adrian College, in Adrian, Michigan, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and sociology. She subsequently served as a VISTA volunteer in Decatur, Alabama, and then worked in various programs throughout Pennsylvania involving at-risk, dual-diagnosed and substance-abuse adolescents. Later she graduated from Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia, earning a Master of Science degree with a concentration in marriage and family. Loree has held positions ranging from director of an outpatient mental health clinic, head of an intensive case-management program, to various clinical and supervisory positions working with the chronic mentally ill and substance-abuse populations. In addition, as a human resources manager, Loree designed specialized programs for staff development -- helping people realize and improve their own unique talents and skills, no matter what challenges they faced. Among other professional credentials, Loree holds the following certifications: -- Board-Certified Professional Counselor -- Pennsylvania-Licensed Professional Counselor -- Pennsylvania-Certified Addiction Counselor -- Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor -- National-Certified Counselor -- Virginia-Licensed Professional Counselor -- Virginia-licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Practitioner -- Distance Certified Counselor -- Certified Professional Coach For more information go to http://changinglifecounseling.com/home.html
2/20/2011 6:00PM ET