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"Why Shamanism Now?" with Christina Pratt

Your own Sacred Story with Jeff Stockton

Where are you in your own Sacred Story? Your story can weave and hold you together or it can unravel your bearings in life and tear you from your true self. Stories have power; they can heal and they can harm. Stories, when be wielded with mastery by the Storyteller, can shape the hearts and souls of a people. "Shamans are and always have been the storytellers, the wisdom keepers," explains our guest, Jeffery Stockton, winner of the prestigious international 2012 Storytelling World award. "It is essential to have stories in the medicine bag and to have relationships with them-the living experiences of stories of power." Join host and shaman, Christina Pratt, and she explores the power of stories to illuminate our deepest sense of self and to shape the narrative of our healing and transformation. Jeff is our next guest for the Society of Shamanic Practitioners sponsored interview series. In this series we explore how contemporary shamans are meeting the challenges of their world. In our world we are "the story species," as Jeff says "All species have memory and insight and instinct and many have complex language, but as far as we know, we are the storytellers.

This week's guest:
Jeff Stockton

Jeff Stockton is an award winning Storyteller and Celtic Harpist. Since 1997 he has been performing nationally and internationally in concert with full ensemble and in intimate settings with solo harp. He weaves stories on the strings of the harp at conferences, storytelling festivals, performance showcases, children's festivals, Celtic festivals, and school audiences.

Jeff has released three recordings of his work. 'Sacred Ground', 'Beneath the Boughs', and 'Wisdom of the Woods', which was awarded the prestigious international '2012 Storytelling World' award naming it one of the best storytelling recordings of the year. He works extensively in the realm of Celtic Shamanism and Spirituality delving into the power of song and story in group retreats and in work with individuals.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at 11:00 AM Pacific

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