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The Forked Stick

Aug 25, 2016

Show 24 – Walk On 2


In this show, Jeff Stockton, and

John-Luke Edwards are in conversation with Christina Pratt.


When the tide and storm just never seem to give up in what at times may seem a personal assailment of our senses and sensibilities, that notion of walking on, standing firm in the storm at times, these times catches us in a heartless loop of helplessness.


Continuing with are exploration on how to manage and cope with this continuous assailing of our hearts, minds and souls by the external world, with it seemingly dark journey of current affairs, we ask Christina from her fierce perspective for her insights into how she lives with the world and how she might be able to help and guide us as people of spirit.


Shamanic healer, teacher, and author, Christina Pratt, opened the Last Mask Center for Shamanic Healing in New York in 1990. She has been serving clients on both coasts since then, opening the Center in Portland in 2001. Christina, a teacher of exceptional clarity, humor, and inspiration, has taught at The Omega Institute, Rowe Center, Hollyhock, Breitenbush Hot Springs, and Sleeping Lady Retreat Center in addition to the workshops produced by Last Mask Center. She is a frequent and honored speaker for the American Holistic Medical Association and local salons. Her book, An Encyclopedia of Shamanism, was received with good reviews. It is available in paper back through our website or in hard cover from Rosen Publishing Group.

Christina’s training began in 1986 amid a lifetime of dance. Her shamanic work is a synthesis of studies with Ecuadorian, Tibetan, Tamang, and African shamans, the Foundation for Shamanic Studies, the Center for Intuitive Energy Processing, and personal shamanic experience. Masks of Illusions and the Authentic Self was first offered in Hawaii in 1992. The Cycle of Transformation has continued each year since, providing opportunities for transformation and initiation.




Bridge over Troubled Water’ by Willie Nelson, from the album ‘Always on My Mind’ released in 1982 by Colombia produced by Chips Moman. Willie Hugh Nelson (born April 29, 1933) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, author, poet, actor, and activist. The critical success of the album Shotgun Willie (1973), combined with the critical and commercial success of Red Headed Stranger (1975) and Stardust (1978), made Nelson one of the most recognized artists in country music. He was one of the main figures of outlaw country, a subgenre of country music that developed in the late 1960s as a reaction to the conservative restrictions of the Nashville sound. Nelson has acted in over 30 films, co-authored several books, and has been involved in activism for the use of biofuels and the legalization of marijuana.


Hope in Front of Me’ by Danny Gokey, from the album ‘Hope in front of me, released in 2014, released on the BMG label. Daniel Jay "Danny" Gokey (born April 24, 1980) is an American singer and former church music director from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was the third-place finalist on the eighth season of American Idol. After his placing on the show, Gokey signed to 19 Recordings and RCA Nashville at the beginning of a career in country music, releasing the single "My Best Days Are Ahead of Me". His debut album, My Best Days, was released in March 2010. After leaving RCA Nashville in November 2011, he moved his musical direction toward adult pop/contemporary Christian music genre and made a record/publishing deal with BMG in May 2013. His second full-length album, Hope in Front of Me, was released in June 2014.


Hold my heart’ by 10th Ave North, from the Album ‘Over and Underneath’ released in 2008 by Reunion records. Tenth Avenue North is an American contemporary Christian music (CCM) band from West Palm Beach, Florida that takes its name from an east-west road in Palm Beach County. The group was formed while members attended Palm Beach Atlantic University. It features Mike Donehey on vocals and acoustic guitar, Jeff Owen on electric guitar and backup vocals, Ruben Juarez III on bass guitar and backup vocals, Jason Jamison on drums and Brendon Shirley on keyboard. The band has released four studio albums. Tenth Avenue North sponsors children through Compassion International and encourages other people to do so also. The band are also partners with the organization.