Aug 4, 2020

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Liberating Our Imagination with Langston Kahn

As we navigate times of great uncertainty and opportunity it is more important than ever to be intentional about how we use our energy. The vast unknown of the future is shaped by how we individually and collectively choose to respond to our current moment. However, until we free ourselves from the harmful stories and energetic patterning of white supremacy and settler-colonialism we carry within us, we will continue to create new versions of the problems we face today. This week guest host Langston Kahn, senior teacher at the Last Mask Center, offers a new podcast exploring how we can engage our skills to liberate our imagination from the confines of oppressive paradigms and put our energy in service of birthing a more loving world.

Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 11:00 AM Pacific

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Jul 28, 2020

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"Why Shamanism Now?" with Christina Pratt

How Do I Cultivate Emotional Well-being? Part One

Health in shamanic terms requires the interaction of body and spirit, mind and emotion. There is no physical health in shamanism apart from the dynamic interaction of all four aspects of being a human. A shamanic diagnosis addresses these four aspects of the human simultaneously, while also looking back to past events that could be a cause of dysfunction now. The interaction of the four aspects of being human was understood to be so deeply essential for health that shamanic peoples built the maintenance of all four into the social fabric and ritual structure of their cultures. Nowhere is this more challenging for us to understand accurately than in the realm of our emotions. This week host and shaman, Christina Pratt, explores our twin tendencies to either indulge or deny our emotions and how this distorts our understanding of what it means to be truly sensitive, empathic, or unconditionally accepting. Join us as she shares teachings from the helping spirits for cultivating emotional well-being in support of bringing your gifts to the world.

**This show last aired April 2014.**

Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at 11:00 AM Pacific

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Jul 21, 2020

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"Why Shamanism Now?" with Christina Pratt

Ancestral Healing: Transforming Persistent Patterns - Part Two

We all come from the first man and the first woman. Yet we created "race," a historical story to justify the concept of "white supremacy." The same blood flows through our veins and all of our well ancestors are hanging out in the same place. Yet we created "separation from God," a historical story to justify the dominance by a chosen few. We are tired of this story. It is unsustainable and it always dead ends, again and again. Join teacher and practitioner, Langston Kahn, and host, Christina Pratt, in Part Two of transforming persistent patterns in ancestral healing. They explore how to begin where you are, why we-the Living-are needed to truly transform the old ancestral patterns, and how doing so gives us the foundation to create the world our hearts know is possible.

Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 11:00 AM Pacific

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Jul 20, 2020

Esoterica



Vatican publishes manual on dealing with sex abuse claims

The Vatican has released guidelines for bishops and other senior church officials on how to deal with clerical child sex abuse claims after Pope Francis called for the procedures to be laid out step-by-step.

. . .

It contains some of the clearest language on reporting sexual abuse ever in a Vatican document.

Previous Vatican documents required clerics to report any cases of abuse to church superiors but said they should follow local law on whether they are obliged to report alleged sexual abuse to civil authorities.

"Even in cases where there is no explicit legal obligation to do so, the ecclesiastical authorities should make a report to the competent civil authorities if this is considered necessary to protect the person involved or other minors from the danger of further criminal acts," the handbook says.

Jul 14, 2020

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"Why Shamanism Now?" with Christina Pratt

Ancestral Healing: Transforming Persistent Patterns - Part One

Healing our ancestral lines can bring us face to face with some really complex patterns, woven and interwoven by generations of people before us. Often we do good work for ourselves, the ancestors, and the descendants... and then find ourselves stuck in a new version of the same pattern in our life. Or worse, in trying to do this healing service for our people, we end up dug in even deeper or amplifying the pattern for ourselves. Join teacher and practitioner, Langston Kahn, and host, Christina Pratt, as they explore persistent patterns in ancestral healing. They share their thoughts on the distinction between past lives and ancestors, the perspective we need to maintain to be the solutions our ancestors need, and why dismantling these ancestral patterns is an essential part of creating lasting social change.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 11:00 AM Pacific

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Jul 7, 2020

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Racism, the Double Wounding, and Shamanism with Langston Kahn: Part Four

What are the tangible ways we can engage shamanic skills to approach both systemic racism and our own internalized racism? They begin when we engage the Visionary to access the power of shared dreaming and the Ancestral Helping Spirits to learn from those who have gone before us. Those who colonized North America dreamed of religious freedom, but hypocritically took action, perpetrating genocide and slavery, to ensure freedom only for themselves. Today we live in that hypocrisy, not in that dream. Join host, Christina Pratt and her guest, Langston Kahn, as they explore what is necessary to step out of the shadows of our unresolved past and weave a new vision. How can we use our shamanic skills together to go beyond the limited imagination of our ancestors and make the medicine we need from the great diversity of our time.

**This show last aired October 2016.**

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 11:00 AM Pacific

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Jul 5, 2020

Is James Arthur Ray Losin' It?

Crossposted from Reflections Journal.



I don't check James Ray's social media often, but when I do, I totally spin out on the colossal arrogance, the indulgent self-pity, the insensitivity -- nay, cruelty -- of his posts. That's probably why I don't check it often. But my darling husband keeps sticking these posts under my nose and insisting I register the sheer insanity of them.

Ray's post-prison marketing has long been either tone deaf or deliberately twisted (my money's on the latter), but in recent months, it's taken a turn for the worse. He seems to be having some sort of meltdown. His "motivational" messages have gotten really angry and seem more like an excuse to vent his personal grudges. The weirdest part is that he seems to be really proud of these petulant rants disguised as advice and keeps putting them out across all of his platforms. In a recent set of postings, Ray set out to illustrate the common axiom "only hurt people hurt people," by whining about non-paying clients and how betrayed he was by friends who testified against him in the sweat lodge trial. It can be found on his Instagram and Facebook pages, as well as in this podcast on his site. Note that he keeps moving from the general ("you") to the specific (his personal gripes and grudges).

Has any client made financial promises they don't keep?
Have they ever gotten angry WITH YOU when you ask them to pay and keep the commitment THAT THEY made?
Have they ever thought about the fact that YOU have expenses (both personally and professionally) that you have committed to, based upon THEIR commitment to you?
Probably not.
If you're in business I'm sure you KNOW what I mean.
Here's a good one: Has anyone ever told you they love you and then turned around and stabbed you in the back hard?
Like telling you "You've changed my life and I'll stand with you forever" and then testifying UNDER OATH in trial against you, telling absolute lies, when the state is attempting to send you to prison for 30 years?

I mean... haven't we all been prosecuted for killing people and had our friends testify against us? That's relatable, right? We've ALL been there!


Jun 30, 2020

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"Why Shamanism Now?" with Christina Pratt

Racism, the Double Wounding, and Shamanism with Langston Kahn: Part Three

Can contemporary American's transform their consciousness-and unconsciousness- in their engagement with systemic racism? Shamanic practice offers tangible ways we can approach the transformation of our own internalized racism. When we choose to engage powerfully and skillfully on our selves in this moment we become the people who can then transform the system itself. Join host Christina Pratt and her guest Langston Kahn as they continue their exploration of how we can effectively engage the double wounding of racism and the roots of this cultural disease from a shamanic perspective. There are ways to use our shamanic skills to make new medicine for this ancient illness and step up, together as humanity, to shape a social fabric our descendants would be honored to inherit.

**This show last aired September 2016.**

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 11:00 AM Pacific

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Jun 25, 2020

Retrogrades and the Atrological "Perfect Storm"

Crossposted from Reflections Journal.



I don't think I'm exactly breaking news when I say that everything sucks right now. But, according to a number of astrological reports I've seen, our no good, very bad year is about to get worse. And this past weekend -- with the juxtaposition of the solstice and the solar eclipse, followed by more planets going retrograde for a total of six -- is not the greatest kick-off for summer... or the rest of the year.

I'm not an astrologer, so I can't speak with any authority on what this all means. So I'm posting the best such report I've seen thus far. Steve Judd has described this set of astronomical events as an astrological "perfect storm." On the retrogrades alone, he posits that "there's not going to be a lot of clarity and forward thinking." As the week has unfolded in my own little corner of the world, I would have to agree.

Judd says the problems do not stop there. He is describing 2020 as a real "stinker of a year." And, amazingly, it seems like the worst is yet to come. Highlights include major seismic activity around mid-July. In August Mars will be squaring Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto, which will likely bring significant conflict. October is also likely to bring global unrest. On the plus side, he doesn't foresee a global extinction event, but he does predict major economic fallout. He does not recommend playing the stock market or making home purchases over the next year and a half. The detailed report is below the fold.

Jun 23, 2020

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"Why Shamanism Now?" with Christina Pratt

Ancestral Healing: Where to Begin

We all have ancestors. Some are the source of great blessings and protection. Others repel us with their legacy of injustice, abuse, and suffering. Either way, they carry the roots to today's patterns of social injustice, but we don't know what to do with our ancestors. Join us this week as host and shaman, Christina Pratt, answers the question, "Where do I begin when I have no traditions to draw on to heal my ancestral lines?" She shares new forms to work with ancient skills, like prayer and shrine tending, to move past the unwell dead and bring the Luminous Ones in to forge strong relationships with our well Ancestors. With their help and clear protocol we can begin to assist the unwell dead in reconciling their mistakes and clearing their toxic legacy.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 11:00 AM Pacific

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Jun 18, 2020

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Stonehenge will livestream its summer solstice celebration for the first time ever

The ancient, mystical site typically hosts one of the world’s most popular summer solstice celebrations, attracting thousands of people, including the druid and pagan community, on the longest day of the year to watch the sun rise behind the Heel Stone.

This year, however, the usual celebration won’t be possible. The English Heritage organization, which manages Stonehenge, is asking people not to visit the site, and is instead offering a livestream of the sunrise.

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The summer solstice at Stonehenge will stream live on Sunday morning, June 21 (local time), on English Heritage’s social media accounts.

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