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Offline spanther

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Puakai Healing/ Maggie Harrsen
« on: May 26, 2015, 04:23:08 pm »
I'm curious about these claims and what is offered in the website. I want to approach this person directly and am wondering what are the most effective questions to ask when dealing with someone who advertises ceremonies and healing sessions. If there are any teachers who stand out as frauds please let me know.

Brief Bio:

Maggie Harrsen is a Shamanic Practitioner (a modern day medicine woman & ceremonialist) inspiring beings to uncover their true nature and supporting them in a lifestyle of harmony and in rhythm with Pachamama, Mother Earth. She was initiated into the Andean Path as a Kuraq Akulleq, a 4th level Andean wisdomkeeper, in the Inka tradition and is a Mesa carrier of the Q'ero lineage of the Andes.   

Since 2008, her path aligned with studying a range of healing practices including shamanism, Andean mysticism, energy medicine, plant-based nourishment, Usui & shamanic reiki and meditation. She currently lives and works in Sag Harbor, New York, offering individual healing sessions for women/men/children, ceremony and teaching intimate classes. Maggie holds the sacred space for healing, working within the luminous energy field to access ones natural state of wellbeing in mind, body and spirit. She is grateful to the wisdom passed onto her by beloved teachers and mentors from around the world:

DON AMÉRICO YÁBAR, JUAN NÚÑEZ DEL PRADO, THE Q'EROS PEOPLE, SANDRA INGERMAN, DR. LINDA LANCASTER OF LIGHT HARMONICS INSTITUTE, CHANDRA SUN EAGLE OF SONCO VIA KAUA'I, LLYN ROBERTS, DON FRANCISCO & DONA JUANITA AND DR. THOMAS RAU OF PARACELSUS KLINIK LUSTMÜHLE.
 

Epiphany

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Re: Puakai Healing/ Maggie Harrsen
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2015, 04:51:02 pm »
Here is the related web site http://puakaihealing.com/

Epiphany

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Re: Puakai Healing/ Maggie Harrsen
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2015, 04:56:57 pm »
Maggie Harrsen's photography web site http://www.maggieharrsen.com/

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PO Box 570, Amagansett, NY 11930
www.puakaihealing.com

http://www.maggieharrsen.com/contact/

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Re: Puakai Healing/ Maggie Harrsen
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2015, 05:10:35 pm »
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$180.00
SHAMANIC ENERGY HEALING

 In an individual session, we focus on the level of the soul and the luminous energy body. We open with an interchange to discover your wellbeing in the present and gently guide you through the healing process. An offering of self healing tools may also be introduced.

90-minute session may include the following shamanic and energy healing practices: Shamanic Journey, Khuya Healing, Hucha Mikuy, Soul Retrieval Ceremony and Sound Healing
60-minute session is available only for a guided Shamanic Journey, The Rite of the Womb or Meditation
30-minute Integration Session is available via telephone for those who would like additional support after a Shamanic Healing Session 
Sessions are available remotely via telephone and in-person in Sag Harbor, NY. I am also available to travel to your home for an additional exchange. Please email me to schedule your session, hello@maggieharrsen.com. Appointments must be rescheduled or cancelled within 24 hours before a session.

Price quoted above is for an "In-person /Remote (90 minutes)" session

http://puakaihealing.com/bookings/shamanic-healing

Spanther, one of the well known frauds is Sandra Ingerman:

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"Maggie, thank you for the beautiful work you are doing!!! Sending much love! (Sandra Ingerman, Santa Fe, NM)

http://puakaihealing.com/testimonials/

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Re: Puakai Healing/ Maggie Harrsen
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2015, 05:56:20 pm »
Thank you Piff, obviously the fact that she is charging for these ceremonies is fraudulent. What are the most effective questions to ask someone like her directly?

Epiphany

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Re: Puakai Healing/ Maggie Harrsen
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2015, 05:46:44 pm »
Thank you Piff, obviously the fact that she is charging for these ceremonies is fraudulent. What are the most effective questions to ask someone like her directly?

Speaking only for myself here, personally I would not ask her any questions. Other than maybe asking why she charges for healing and ceremony. Even then I'd expect her answer to be some version of the usual New Age rhetoric. I suppose asking questions could glean valuable information, in terms of how she responds.

Posting about her here and passing the information on is very helpful. Our work may be more on the consumer education and cultural support level rather than engaging much with her directly.

Do you have ideas on what you would consider "effective questions", what would be your optimal result? I may just be misunderstanding.

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Re: Puakai Healing/ Maggie Harrsen
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2015, 11:26:33 pm »
She is grateful to the wisdom passed onto her by beloved teachers and mentors from around the world:

DON AMÉRICO YÁBAR, JUAN NÚÑEZ DEL PRADO, THE Q'EROS PEOPLE, SANDRA INGERMAN, DR. LINDA LANCASTER OF LIGHT HARMONICS INSTITUTE, CHANDRA SUN EAGLE OF SONCO VIA KAUA'I, LLYN ROBERTS, DON FRANCISCO & DONA JUANITA AND DR. THOMAS RAU OF PARACELSUS KLINIK LUSTMÜHLE.

Piff pointed out our thread about Ingerman/FSS already. All of the so-called teachers I researched are plastic shamans.

Two of them have a similar background as Michael Harner, the founder of FSS. Both Yábar and Nunez del Prado are (or were?) anthropologists who turned plastic shamans. Both have meanwhile introduced their sons – Gayle Yábar and Ivan Nunez del Prado – to the business who are now offering seminars etc with their fathers.

Yábar and Nunez also visit similar countries:
for Yábar, there are sites from Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Slovenia, UK, Slovakia, Czechia, Hungary, the Netherlands promoting events with him,
while for Nunez, I found sites from Germany, UK, Italy, Netherlands, Denmark, Spain, Argentina, and Greece. One Dutch site mentions Nunez was doing regular annual visits to NL since 1999.

Linda Lancaster:
Her site claims she specialises in „Energy Medicines“, and that her „healing system“ was based on Yoga, Ayurveda, Anthroposophy, TCM, Naturopathy, and Homoeopathy.

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Light Harmonics Institute offers introductory classes and certificate programs in various aspects of Energy Medicine. Courses include Homeopathy, Medical Radiesthesia, Radionics, Subtle Anatomy, Nutrition, Crystal, Gem and Flower Healing. Light Harmonics Institute has been in the forefront of the current movement towards the Integration of Medicines.

Further info on some of the methods propagated by Lancaster:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radionics#Radiesthesia
https://www.psiram.com/en/index.php/Homeopathy
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radionics


Chandra Porter:
Her bio gives us well-known pieces of BS (having been drawn to nature since early childhood, finding comfort outdoors, instinctive understanding of nature, ). She claims to have taken courses in Thai Yoga massage, Craniosacral Unwinding (pls see: http://www.newagefraud.org/smf/index.php?topic=3998.0   ), Polarity therapy, and Yoga – plus having visitations from indigenous teachers and spirits, so she has been a „shaman and medicine woman“ in earlier lives.

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She blends sound healing, indigenous teachings, ceremony, bodywork and shamanic energy healing with more modern day healing modalities for individual and group gatherings.

A mix of altmed and Nuage stuff, with some "indigenous teachings" and "shamanic energy healing" thrown in for good measure. Sigh.

http://www.soncovia.com/about-chandra.html


Llyn Roberts:

Roberts seems to mix an education in psychotherapy (although it does not get too clear whether the degree from Naropa „University“ is the only one she obtained – there are several threads here in which Naropa gets mentioned) with various altmed/Nuage methods plus „trainings with diverse indigenous cultures“, shamanic methods, and „spiritual ecology“. She calls herself a „spiritual ecologist“ - a label also chosen by Brooke Edwards aka Medicine Eagle (pls see  http://www.newagefraud.org/smf/index.php?topic=581.0  ).

Robert's bio uses several racist stereotypes – like e.g.:
„she has facilitated indigenous book projects“
„lived for two years at the edge of the wilderness in the Hoh  Rain Forest in the Olympic Mountains of the Pacific Northwest“.

http://llynroberts.com/about-llyn/


Dr Thomas Rau is a medical doctor who turned to alt-medicine and pseudo-science and to fleecing his customers, not only in Switzerland where he operates a hospital (formerly an anthroposophic hospital), but also internationally via websites in English language. He promotes various ideas of causes of disease which do not comply with evidence-based medicine at all, some pseudo-scientific ways of diagnostics, and some pseudo-scientific cures and remedies without proven effectiveness and/or rejected by evidence-based medicine. Still his sites claim he can cure several kinds of tumors, MS, heart diseases, and other serious conditions.
Of course these diagnostics and „treatments“ are not covered by health insurances and customers have to pay out of their own pocket:
http://www.drrausway.com/paracelsus-clinics/patient-treatment-information.aspx

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Although the typical cost is no more than conventional medicine, the treatments at Paracelsus are not covered by insurance. For the average patient, the cost of treatments at Paracelsus is between $8,000 and $9,500 for the first week of your visit and between $5,000 and $6,500 per week for each additional week. But these costs could be considerably higher based on your individual treatment plan. You should note that after your evaluation, we will recommend a treatment plan for you, but ultimately you decide what treatments you will take.

Rau further recommends customers to have all amalgam removed from their teeth, as he sees that material as a source of various diseases. He is also an anti-vaxxer, claiming that vaccines did more harm than good, and e.g. recommends customers not to get any shots preventing influenza. Instead, he propagates a treatment with 3 homoeopathic injections (homeopathy – pls see: https://www.psiram.com/en/index.php/Homeopathy  ).

Rau also recommends a „detox“ treatment to flush out alleged poisonous matters from the body. This is quite popular in the pseudo-scientific altmed scene. He has also done lectures promoting so-called „Germanic New Medicine“ (GNM), invented by former med. doctor and antisemite Ryke Geerd Hamer ( pls see:  https://www.psiram.com/en/index.php/Ryke_Geerd_Hamer , https://www.psiram.com/en/index.php/Germanic_New_Medicine   ).


So as far as we can see, all of Harrsen's 'beloved teachers and mentors' are cultural appropriators and/or quacks, selling their customers BS at extremely high prices.


Piff has already addressed this, and I agree: with people like Harrsen – what do you expect in the way of answers? She will be defending what she does with loads of Nuage BS and claims of initiations into Nuage BS by plastics. I very much doubt that mere questions can convince any of these plastics to stop what they're doing. And please also bear in mind that the giving up fleecing the gullible will mean loss of income, and apparently one can get used to an easy dollar or two. Effin' people over to make them part from their money may beat hard work for making an income... : sarcasm off:

We're not as much concerned about making plastics see the light (although of course they're welcome to) but warn their customers and prospective customers, providing information, and provide support for indigenous persons and nations who do not want to see their cultures and religions exploited, abused, and misrepresented by plastics.

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Re: Puakai Healing/ Maggie Harrsen
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2020, 02:10:10 am »
Two of them have a similar background as Michael Harner, the founder of FSS. Both Yábar and Nunez del Prado are (or were?) anthropologists who turned plastic shamans. Both have meanwhile introduced their sons – Gayle Yábar and Ivan Nunez del Prado – to the business who are now offering seminars etc with their fathers.

Yábar and Nunez also visit similar countries:
for Yábar, there are sites from Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Slovenia, UK, Slovakia, Czechia, Hungary, the Netherlands promoting events with him,
while for Nunez, I found sites from Germany, UK, Italy, Netherlands, Denmark, Spain, Argentina, and Greece. One Dutch site mentions Nunez was doing regular annual visits to NL since 1999.

There is a thread about them:

http://www.newagefraud.org/smf/index.php?topic=1043.0 [Juan Núñez del Prado & Sons]