The shamanic practitioner is a healer of both the living and the dead. The practitioner can help someone who is dying to learn how to leave the body at the time of death and where to go after death. It helps the dying person to not have to hold on to the body, fearing and delaying death, and also gives them a roadmap of where to go after death. In addition, the shamanic practitioner can also help people who have died. Oftentimes people do not know that they have died. The practitioner can escort the deceased to the Light. In doing psychopomp work the practitioner can also help unfinished business to be resolved between the deceased and their family. This is accomplished by bringing messages from the deceased to the family and from the family to the deceased.