Jan 12, 2021

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"Why Shamanism Now?" with Christina Pratt


Liberating Our Humanity with Langston Kahn

So often in spiritual circles we are taught to see our humanity as something we have to overcome or deal with. Even when we understand the importance of practices like grounding, we often see them as boring or an unpleasant burden. What if our humanity was one of the most exciting aspects of ourself? What if our humanity was where an ecstatic conversation with the archetypal realms and the Gods was waiting for us? Join shamanic practitioner Langston Kahn as he discusses what might be possible if we were able to fully liberate and rest into one of the most fundamental aspects of our being, our humanity and how we might engage its unique intelligence.

Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 11:00 AM Pacific

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Jan 5, 2021

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Around the Web, Around the World

"Why Shamanism Now?" with Christina Pratt


Liberating Our Humanity with Langston Kahn

So often in spiritual circles we are taught to see our humanity as something we have to overcome or deal with. Even when we understand the importance of practices like grounding, we often see them as boring or an unpleasant burden. What if our humanity was one of the most exciting aspects of ourself? What if our humanity was where an ecstatic conversation with the archetypal realms and the Gods was waiting for us? Join shamanic practitioner Langston Kahn as he discusses what might be possible if we were able to fully liberate and rest into one of the most fundamental aspects of our being, our humanity and how we might engage its unique intelligence.

Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at 11:00 AM Pacific

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Dec 29, 2020

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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 29, 2020 at 11:00 AM Pacific

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Dec 22, 2020

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Shamanism and the Renewal of Spirit

Winter is the season of The 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. For others chronic exhaustion and fatigue is the challenge and we get caught up in the actions of healing. They are each a side of the coin of imbalance that is so common in the lives of contemporary people. Both require the same journey into solitude to remedy the deeper causes of this natural imbalance in our lives. However, to just rest or slow down or try a cleansing diet again are not The Return, explains host and shaman, Christina Pratt. They only hold the space for it. The Return is a Taoist term for the natural turning inward, a natural call to leave the day-to-day patterns, expectations, habits and small addictions and to remember. We are called to remember the path back to our mountain and to connect again to why we are here in this life at this time. And we are called to participate in the kinds of actions that open our hearts, allowing true emotions to flow and fill the lake that lies at the base of the mountain. In this way we go into the source of our deepest dreaming, realign with our heart's path, and restore the resources we will call on throughout the year to come. Join us this week as we explore the renewal of Spirit.

**This show last aired December 2011.**

Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at 11:00 AM Pacific

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Dec 21, 2020

Esoterica



Why The Jupiter And Saturn Conjunction During The 2020 Winter Solstice Is Extra Special

A rare celestial event will help mark the Winter Solstice in the northern hemisphere on Monday, Dec. 21.

Jupiter and Saturn are currently appearing very close together from an earthly vantage point. These two gas giants are in conjunction, an occurrence that happens every 20 years or so.

This one though, is extra special.

“Really, really close conjunctions like this one are quite rare," said Hal Bidlack with the Colorado Springs Astronomical Society. "We haven’t been able to observe Jupiter and Saturn this close since the year 1226. And we won’t see them again this close for decades and decades to come.”

The two planets were last about this close together in the year 1623. But the pairing occurred while the planets were close to the sun from earth's perspective, Bidlack said, and the sight was basically washed out in the sun’s glare.


Dec 15, 2020

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The Challenge of Love

Self-love is fundamental, but remains a Sisyphusian task for many. What would it take for you to respect, honor, and deeply value yourself? This is the challenge of love. To meet it we must choose to return to the Source, to reconnect with our purpose, and remember why we are here apart from our history and story. The challenge of love requires that we spend some time in actually loving actions to free the child from old wounds, to free the adult from the expectations of others, to individuate from parents, and to step out into the world as the someone that you love this elusive challenge of love is and how the challenge of loving your self evolves as you evolve in your own nature. This is a time of falling in love with why you are here, with the feeling of meaning and purpose that nourishes your heart and with the engaging mental challenge of bringing your gifts into the world.

**This show last aired December 2014.**

Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at 11:00 AM Pacific

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Dec 8, 2020

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Rescuing the Heart at the End of the World - Part Three

Centering the heart's wisdom is rare in our plethora of movements, traditions, and modalities that we engage to tend our Body, Mind, and Spirit. Many modalities engage tools of the body, mind, and spirit to bypass our emotional experience and the way of true love. Yet our heart and emotions are wise wild teachers for emotionally mature spiritual adults. Concluding this three part series, Langston interviews Christina on the opportunities we can create for the times we are in when we choose to access the wisdom of our heart and our emotions. Join us this week as they explore how to more fully center the wisdom of the heart in our lives and practices. Discover the ways the heart and our emotions are uniquely suited to guide us towards a more just, connected, and liberated world.

Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at 11:00 AM Pacific

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Dec 1, 2020

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"Why Shamanism Now?" with Christina Pratt


Rescuing the Heart at the End of the World - Part Two

With all of our Body, Mind, and Spirit practices we still rarely address the heart or our emotions. Even when our emotions are mentioned, they are often treated as something we need to regulate, discharge, or pathologize when intense. We are often taught to bypass our emotions rather than allowing our heart and emotions to be the wise wild teachers they are meant to be. With so few references for what a healthy adult relationship with emotions looks like, it can be hard to even imagine what a mature life affirming emotional response might feel like. This week Langston Kahn interviews Christina Pratt to explore "emotional maturity" and expressing our emotions in service of life and the more just world we are striving to create. Join us as they explore how to discern between appropriate emotional intensity or indulgence, true peace or bypassing, and how to liberate and honor our authentic emotional response.

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 11:00 AM Pacific

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Nov 24, 2020

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"Why Shamanism Now?" with Christina Pratt


Rescuing the Heart at the End of the World - Part Two

With all of our Body, Mind, and Spirit practices we still rarely address the heart or our emotions. Even when our emotions are mentioned, they are often treated as something we need to regulate, discharge, or pathologize when intense. We are often taught to bypass our emotions rather than allowing our heart and emotions to be the wise wild teachers they are meant to be. With so few references for what a healthy adult relationship with emotions looks like, it can be hard to even imagine what a mature life affirming emotional response might feel like. This week Langston Kahn interviews Christina Pratt to explore "emotional maturity" and expressing our emotions in service of life and the more just world we are striving to create. Join us as they explore how to discern between appropriate emotional intensity or indulgence, true peace or bypassing, and how to liberate and honor our authentic emotional response.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at 11:00 AM Pacific

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Nov 17, 2020

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"Why Shamanism Now?" with Christina Pratt


Rescuing the Heart at the End of the World

Today there are a plethora of movements, traditions, and modalities that promise to help us tend our Mind, Body, and Spirit. However, rarely is the heart or our emotions addressed. Even when our emotions are mentioned, they are often treated as something we need to regulate, discharge, or transcend. And any experience of emotional intensity is pathologized. Rather than allowing our heart and emotions to be the wise wild teachers they are meant to be, many modalities engage tools of the body, mind, and spirit to bypass our emotional experience and the way of true love. This week Langston Kahn interviews Christina Pratt on the importance of reclaiming our authentic emotional response in times of transition. Join us as they explore this key component of accessing the sacred wisdom of our heart where our mind, body, and spirit can come into true harmony.

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at 11:00 AM Pacific

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Nov 16, 2020

Esoterica


Will a Church Get Away With Making a Teen Listen to Recording of Her Rape?

The victim was 15 years old when she says church elders called her into a room with her mother and stepfather, sat her down, and made her listen to a recording of her own rape. A lifelong Jehovah’s Witness, the girl—who we’ll call Anna—says she was sexually assaulted by an older church member on multiple occasions. But when the church learned of it, they decided to investigate not her assailant, but her—for the crime of having sex outside of marriage. And now it’s down to the Utah Supreme Court to decide if they should get away with it.

The court cases rests on the question of eccleiastical abstention, or whether the court can intervene in matters of religion. The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses of Roy, Utah, claims it was engaging in regular religious practice when it forced the teenager to relive to her own rape. And so far, the courts have agreed. But lawyers for the woman, now in her late 20s, argue that their conduct is so “utterly intolerable” that it transcends this rule.

. . .

In court filings, the church disputes Anna’s factual allegations and denies mistreating her “in any manner,” while at the same time describing her interrogation as a “common and accepted religious practice.” Anna, it claims, “voluntarily associated with the religious organization and chose to participate in the judicial tribunal with her parents”—something that, they argue, “would not ordinarily cause severe unmanageable mental distress.” At a hearing last week, a Supreme Court justice described the practice as akin to “emotional waterboarding.” A lawyer for the church said she would draw the line at anything physical.


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