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"Why Shamanism Now?" with Christina Pratt
How Spiritual Emergency Becomes Awakening
"In spiritual emergency, our process of awakening becomes difficult and destabilizing," explains our guest, Kevin Sachs PhD of Safe Journeys Home. "These states can be confusing and frightening and can be misdiagnosed as mental illness, but they are truly healing states of consciousness." Join host and shaman, Christina Pratt, as she explores what Spiritual Emergency is, how to recognize it and how to work with it as a deeply transformational process with Kevin Sachs. Many people are introduced to non-ordinary states of consciousness through practices like shamanic journeying, trance dancing, vision quests, sweat lodges, breathwork, kundalini practices, meditation and yogic breathwork without being taught how to safely and productively use these states. However, if recognized and worked with skillfully and compassionately these challenging alternate states can become a spiritual practice, a personal healing form or an initiation into your true self. Kevin joins us for the next show in the Society of Shamanic Practitioners sponsored interview series where 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 cross-culturally to tend the balance of things. How are these shamans meeting this extraordinary need today?
This week's Guest:
Kevin Sachs, PhD, is the director of Safe Journeys Home, LLC which specializes in the facilitation of, support for, and education about transformational processes, events and crises. Kevin offers ongoing personal and emotional support to clients on their journeys of awakening. He offers support in preparing for and integrating deep, transformative inner experiences. He offers support during psycho-spiritual crises, kundalini crises, shamanic initiatory illnesses and other spiritual emergencies. He designs and facilitates rites of passage to support people going through difficult transitions. He also offers shamanic healing and workshops.
Kevin is an advanced student in Grof Transpersonal Training and offers Holotropic Breathwork™ with certified facilitators. He is studying to certify as a Focusing Professional with Ann Weiser Cornell and Jane Bell through the Focusing Institute. He also studies shamanism with Jan Edl Stein and Kenn Day. He has previously studied shamanism with Parashakti and Carla Meeske. Kevin also spent many years studying Siddha Yoga Meditation with Swami Muktananda and Gurumayi Chidvilasananda. He has been on a spiritual path for 38 years.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at 11:00 AM Pacific
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Stanton Friedman / Kathleen Marden: UFOs & Aliens: Exposed
UFOs & Aliens: Exposed, Uncovered, and Declassified
Stanton Friedman received his B Sc . and MSc . degrees in physics from the University of Chicago and was employed for 14 years as a nuclear physicist. He became interested in UFOs in 1958, and since 1967 has lectured about them at more than 600 colleges and 100 professional groups in 50 U . S . states, 9 Canadian provinces and 16 other countries in addition to various nuclear consulting efforts . He has appeared on hundreds of radio and TV programs and has published more than 90 UFO papers.
Trained as a social scientist and educator, Kathleen Marden, for the past twenty years has been engaged in UFO research and investigation. She written numerous articles pertaining to UFO abduction phenomena. Kathy was a primary witness to the evidence of her aunt and uncle, Betty and Barney Hills' 1961 UFO encounter and the aftermath.
Fri, Aug 19, 2011 3:00PM ET/2:00PM CT
Awake: Now What?
Meet Richard Harvey, Psychospiritual Psychotherapist, Author
I am a psycho-spiritual psychotherapist, author and spiritual teacher. In my early twenties I became part of the Human Potential Movement and studied with some of the leading figures of Western psychology and meditation masters.
After years of study and inward searching, I had a personal breakthrough which I experienced as a transformation into authenticity. I worked hard to integrate these new insights and stabilize in the deeper understanding that I received from my years of personal work. Out of this rich experience my practice developed and I began working with individuals, couples and groups.
I am the author of The Flight of Consciousness: A Contemporary Map for the Spiritual Journey (Ashgrove, 2002), which has inspired many people on their inner journey.
My work spans over 30 years. During that time I have worked with individuals, couples, groups and communities, both psychologically and spiritually. I have helped hundreds of people to find greater peace and fulfillment in their lives. My approach is to encourage, empower and enable people to clarify, heal, and liberate themselves from the restrictive conditioning that compromises their relationships, family and working lives.
I have led groups, workshops, seminars and training courses throughout Europe, as well as maintaining a private practice. I act as a consultant to training courses, work with staff groups and communities, run supervision groups and act as a supervisor to psychotherapists.
At the heart of my work is the awakening of individual consciousness, within the wider context of collective spiritual awakening, through a threefold process of work on the personality, the transformation into authenticity, and the realization of our true nature.
For more information go to http://www.therapyandspirituality.com/
Sun, Aug 21, 2011 6:00PM ET