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"How to Craft a Good Question: Shamanic Journeying" on October 2 "Why Shamanism Now?" Radio Show.

Portland, OR, October 02, 2012 --( Streaming live on the Co-Creator Radio Network ( on Tuesday, October 2, at 11 a.m. Pacific time/2 p.m. Eastern time, on her show "Why Shamanism Now?: A Practical Path to Authenticity,” shaman and founder of the Last Mask Center for Shamanic Healing Christina Pratt explains to listeners that shamanic journeying is an art that requires crafting good questions. According to Pratt, a good question provokes an answer that addresses your problem effectively without creating new problems. Shamanic journeys are often confusing or lackluster because the practitioner began with a poorly crafted question. To have a crisp, clear, and meaningful shamanic journey requires a focused question and free access to the imagination. The shamanic journey is purely a question-driven state and occurs within the dreamlike landscape of one's own symbolic language. The practitioner must craft the question so that it acts as a key to open the answer, notes Pratt. And then the “answer” that may be as inscrutable as last night's dream must be accurately interpreted. Herein lies the greatest challenge in developing a powerful, passionate, and effective journeying practice.

In this episode of “Why Shamanism Now?” titled “How to Craft a Good Question: Shamanic Journeying,” Pratt continues to explore the common mistakes, misconceptions, and false assumptions made by journeyers, and remedies to correct them. This show is Part 1 in a series called “Mastering the Art of Shamanic Journeying.”

Christina Pratt is an authentic, non-traditional contemporary shaman. In practice since 1990, she specializes in mending the soul and transforming the parts of life that feel impossible. A teacher of exceptional clarity, humor, and inspiration, Pratt brings the power of shamanism into the practical grasp of anyone willing to take responsibility for improving the quality of their life. Her well-received book, An Encyclopedia of Shamanism (Rosen), is an 800-page, two-volume set with over 750 in-depth entries that clearly discuss the basic concepts of shamanism, methods, and traditions of over 50 different shamanic peoples. Pratt is the founder of the Last Mask Center for Shamanic Healing in Portland, OR, and New York, NY, creator of the original Foundations of Shamanism and Shamanic Healing course at the University of Minnesota, and a frequent and honored speaker for the American Holistic Medical Association.

"Why Shamanism Now? A Practical Path to Authenticity," a live internet talk radio with host Christina Pratt, airs Tuesdays at 11 a.m. Pacific time/2 p.m. Eastern time on Each week host Christina Pratt and guests explore the practical application of shamanic skills in our contemporary lives to create robust well-being, strong and clear community connections, and life enriching spiritual maturity. Listeners can ask questions by calling 512-772-1938 or via Skype. Prior episodes from "Why Shamanism Now" can be downloaded for free by visiting Pratt also talks about Shamanic Healing on YouTube (

For more information on Christina Pratt, the Last Mask Center for Shamanic Healing, and workshops and classes with Pratt, or to order An Encyclopedia of Shamanism at a special discounted rate, visit Upcoming Last Mask Center programs include Yewshamanism with Michael Dunning October 19-21 in Portland, OR, and Ancestral Healing Training November 2-4 in Chicago, as well as Shamanic Journey Circles third Tuesday of every month; Wisdom of the Shaman talks every third Friday; and Qigong classes every Wednesday, all in Portland. For additional information or to arrange an interview with Pratt, please contact Linda Woznicki, 845-417-8811,

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