FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is unique about your practice?
My practice is centered on making: artists make art works, curators make exhibitions, and healers make solutions to address their client’s specific needs. I focus on the whole person in his/her contemporary state by investigating their real time circumstances, their short and long-term goals, beliefs, emotions, health challenges, and spiritual awareness. All these factors inform the way in which I advocate and partner with our clients to meet their needs. My practice utilizes a number of healing modalities and leverages accumulated art world professional experience and networks.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Please see the timelines below:
2014 - present:
Daily, self-directed study about contemporary art with a focus on and interest in the practices and oeuvre of African and African diasporic, Native American and First Nations, South Asian (and its diaspora) artists;
Regular practice of contemporary art through production of independent scholarship, long- and short-form essays, and occasional curation; and
Daily museum practice in my role as Manager of Public Programs at the Frye Art Museum.
study and practice of Espiritismo Cruzado and Palo Mayombe; and
initiation into Palo Mayombe (Brama con Brama lineage, Munanso Centele Nkele Campo Nfinda)
MA International Relations & Diplomacy, Leiden University
2005 - present:
study and practice of Lukumi (Pimienta lineage, Ile Osun Odo Femi)
BA Latin American, Latino, & Caribbean Studies, Dartmouth College
Do you offer classes?
Not at this time.
Do you offer mental health counseling?
I do not offer mental health counseling. We are not licensed medical professionals.
Can you recommend a healer in my area?
Please reference the Resources page and review the healers listed there.
Do you sell spiritual products?
Yes. Currently, I sell spiritual soaps. Click this link to purchase: negarraakudumu.com/buy-soap
What is your typical process for working with a new client?
All potential clients, regardless of their area of interest, are encouraged to schedule a free, 30-minute information session by telephone in order to learn more about our business. Please be prepared to discuss your needs and goals or the scope of your project in detail.
Do you sell art work?
No. Please click on Services in the left-hand navigation to review our offerings.
In which areas of contemporary art do you specialize?
African, South Asian, and their respective diasporas.
I am interested in your divination services but i don't know which one to choose.
Please review the healing modalities page, which explains in detail the divination services I offer. To learn more about divination generally, please review these blog posts: What is Divination Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV.
I am interested in using herbal remedies to resolve my medical conditions. Can you help me?
Please be clear, I do not diagnose, prescribe, treat, or cure disease. I draw on my repository of herbalism training, centered within Palo Mayombe, and your health history to offer you informed recommendations and courses of action. Always consult your primary licensed health care provider before taking any herbal remedies, especially while pregnant, lactating, and/or if you have a chronic health condition.
Shouldn’t healing services be cheap, if not free?
Professional healers invest significant time, money, and in-kind resources to acquire and maintain the knowledge and training they offer to their clientele. Any healer who is actively advocating for and assisting in the healing of others, must consistently take care of their own spiritual, physical, and emotional well-being. This too costs time and money. The quality of service a healer offers his or her clients, is reflected in the pricing. Each client case is treated as singular and accorded the highest level of attention, care, and discretion.
What if i don't live in or near Seattle?
Most services can be performed regardless of location. Arrangements can be made - at the client’s expense - for healing services that must be performed at the client’s location.
What do your clients have to say about you?
Please see the Press and Praise page.