People tell me of their
I listen closely.
I seek a vision of their healing.
Working with guidance,
I seek a wholeness for their soul.
Who am I?
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
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:
"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
"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"
Click on the cover to
read the entire article