On her LinkedIn, Souverneva lists “shaman” as her current occupation and indicates that she was a doctoral student at SUNY’s New York College of Environmental Sciences and Forestry.
An attorney for Souverneva told her initial court hearing that she’d made statements to law enforcement that indicated a possible mental health crisis “or something to do with drug abuse.”
As someone that has undergone so much extensive training and personal sacrifice to provide this service, it is disappointing that journalists place the word: “Shaman” in the headline of this unfortunate event. It almost makes me wonder if there is some cynical desire to weaken the concept of Shamanism.
Shamans have helped humanity in so many fundamental ways for millennia; I don’t understand why this quick reaction from popular media. Could it be that everything they sell as “Truth”, is in some way tainted? I mean news tend to have an alarming undertone to them. Shamanism is quite the opposite…