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Guest Name
Susan Grimaldi
Guest Occupation
Shaman, Artist, Field Associate, Audio and Video Producer, Educator, Columnist
Guest Biography

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.
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  • "Healing Rituals of Tuvan Shamans" (Video) This 45 minute video shows a divination, several healing rituals, and an explanation of Tuvan healing techniques.

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  • "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.

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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"