Shamans Keep, December 7, 2012
Susan Grimaldi, internationally renowned for producing documentaries on Manchu and Mongol Shamanism, will be my guest this week. She is a member of the Choctaw Nation, and has been practicing Shamanism for over 35 years. She is noted for her work with communities in Northern China, Inner Mongolia, and the Tuvan Republic, and has traveled throughout those regions, sometimes for days on horseback to reach remote tribes like the Reindeer People. She has many exciting stories to tell about her adventures filming and interviewing Asian Shamans, and we will have the opportunity to get a close up account of Shamans still practicing Shamanism in the ancient traditions of their ancestors.
I am a member of the Choctaw Nation and have been practicing the Shamanic Art for 40 years.
I am available for both in-person and long-distance healing sessions.
I am an artist. You are cordially invited to visit Pastels by Susan to see some examples of my work
I am a Field Associate for the Foundation for Shamanic Studies, specializing in audio/visual documentation, and I have produced two videos and one audio CD:
(Video) A remarkable documentary filmed in North China and Inner Mongolia allowing you to experience the living traditions of the Manchu and Mongol people. The 37 minute film includes an ancient harvest ritual, a ceremony for healing and interviews with shamans.
"Healing Rituals of Tuvan Shamans" (Video) This 45 minute video shows a divination, several healing rituals, and an explanation of Tuvan healing techniques.
"Tuvan Shamanic Healing" (audio CD) Tuvan Shaman Ai-Churek Oiun learned the ancient art of throat singing directly through her relationship with the drum and the spirits. The drumming style used by Ai-Churek is not typical of Tuvan shamanism and is distinctive to her. This healing ritual was recorded in California during a workshop sponsored by the Foundation for Shamanic Studies. A circle of healing, rich in vibratory overtones, is woven by this one female voice, her drum and her dream.
I recently retired as the Vice President of the non-profit foundation, Native Cultural Alliance, which provides educational programs and health supplies to a district in the Brazilian Amazon Rain Forrest.
My various articles include, "Healing and Trance Dancing in Grenada", "In the Words of the Shaman", and "Shamanic Response to an Allergic Reaction".
My work was featured in an article in September, 2003 issue of SELF magazine, titled "A New Prescription for Happiness" by Deb Abramson. The section about my practice is called "Shamanic Healing - The Chanting Cure"
Shaman's Keep offers a glimpse into the mysterious world of the Shaman. What do they really do and how do they do it? What are Power Animals? Why do people need Soul Retrievals? And what in the world is a Psychopomp? Each week Caroline will discuss some of these topics and interview famous people in the world of Shamanism. You'll hear exciting stories about journeys out of body and into the Spirit Worlds, and amazing healings of body, mind, and spirit.
Shamanism is the oldest belief system in the world dating back more than 40,000 years, and it is just as viable today as it was in ancient times.
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