Animal Messages

Interview with
Rose De Dan,
Lilou's Juicy Living Tour

The Pachamama Stakes: Race for the Earth

Tales from A Walk on the Wild Side and Windwalker's Message

What is Reiki? Audio

Reiki Master Rose De Dan answers your questions about Reiki benefits for animals & people.

Two Dogs

A story of animal communication and compassion



“Let a man decide upon his favorite animal and make a study of it, learning its innocent ways. Let him learn to understand its sounds and motions. The animals want to communicate with man, but Wakan-Tanka does not intend they shall do so directly—man must do the greater part in securing an understanding.” — Brave Buffalo (Teton Sioux)

Animals As Healers and Teachers at Harmony Farm with Rose De Dan and Joan Ranquet

“Long ago people and animals had a relationship based on mutual trust and respect and indigenous people celebrated the sacredness and honored the spiritual connection with powerful ceremonies.

“Over time that understanding and connection has been mostly forgotten. And, in losing connection with the spirits of our animal relatives, we have also lost connection with our own.”

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Healing Animal Voices

A Walk on the Wild Side attendee Charolette is greeted by timber wolf Cucumber at Earthfire Institute ©2011

I had a huge epiphany about one hour before co-hosting Listening to Animal Voices with Susan Eirich of Earthfire Institute. It was a moment of intense emotion, a combination of awe, gratitude, and a little bit of …Continue reading

Animals As Healers and Teachers 2013 at Silk Purse Farm

In 2012 Animals As Healers and Teachers became a two-day event for the first time, and the revised format not only met, but exceeded, expectations.

One student shared, “The work we did this weekend has changed my relationships with all beings, but especially with my husband and my animals. I see the world more clearly and feel …Continue reading

Goose Neighbors

Ottamic Pond, Hudson, New Hampshire Photo: Lorraine Cadran ©2011

From time to time I am honored to receive email from people who have enjoyed reading my book Tails of a Healer and want to share their own inspirational animal story. I was contacted recently by Lorraine Cadran, a Reiki Master and empath who had received a …Continue reading

Windwalker’s Message for the World

Windwalker WWS 2011 ©

Mountain Lion Windwalker with A Walk on the Wild Side 2011 attendees

In 2010, at the request of the animals, a group of people gathered at Earthfire Institute Wildlife Sanctuary and Retreat Center for a unique event. Entitled A Wild on the Wild Side: Answering the Call of the Wild, it was where I first met …Continue reading

Shift Happens, the Equine Way – Last call for Horse Teachers Nov. 5

“This experience has forever changed how I see the universe and myself. I honor life around me in a completely different way. It encouraged me to continue to see myself with the same love the horses gifted me with.”—Cyndi Renz

There’s still a little time left to sign up for this unique and very special one-day workshop …Continue reading

Answering the Call of Windwalker the Cougar

Windwalker focuses during Reiki attunement ©2010 Debbie Noyes

This year will be my second visit to Earthfire Institute, and while there are many good friends there, I am especially looking forward to spending more time with Windwalker the cougar.

Windwalker has a powerful presence and a great heart that is both awe-inspiring and humbling. His love for …Continue reading

Animal Mirrors

This wonderful story was written a year ago by Peggy Gilmer, co-teacher of our upcoming Animal Communication, Healing and Horse Teachers workshop and which illustrates the deep healing potential that can be found in working in partnership with animals.


Dewey is six, the baby in the herd—playful puppy and sexy stud, adolescent rock star and cuddly boy—he …Continue reading

ReikiShamanic Messages from the Animals: A Juicy Living Tour Interview

“The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than blacks were made for whites, or women for men.” — Alice Walker, author of The Color Purple

My interview Animal Reiki Shamanism – Rose De Dan, Seattle with Lilou Macé of Lilou’s Juicy Living Tour was released today. …Continue reading

A Walk on the Wild Side 2011 at Earthfire Institute

A Walk on the Wild Side:
Answering the Call of the Wild 2011
at Earthfire Institute

Landmark event brings native wildlife and people together in dialogue and ceremony to co-create a sustainable vision for the future

When: September 30 – October 2, 2011

Where: Earthfire Institute Wildlife Sanctuary and Retreat Center, Driggs, Idaho

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A Walk on the Wild Side: 3 Events with the Animals

Photo ©Rose De Dan 2011

The animals are calling us to ceremony with them!

When the Earth is sick, the animals will begin to disappear, when that happens, The Warriors of the Rainbow will come to save them.— Chief Seattle [Sealth], Suquamish

Join us in Seattle, March 26-27, 2011 for A Walk on the Wild Side, a …Continue reading

A Wild Way to Heal: A Walk on the Wild Side 2010

The Connection ©2010 Donna Safely

The Connection: Cucumber the Timber Wolf and Rose De Dan

In July, following shamanic guidance that reminded me to focus on building bridges between people and animals, I sent a prayer out asking to be shown a place where I could bring people and animals together in dialogue and ceremony to co-create a sustainable vision for …Continue reading

A Walk on the Wild Side: Animal Connections and Ceremony

Rose De Dan and Mr. Pinkerton the Lynx Photo by Donna Safley©2010

A Walk on the Wild Side: Interview with Wendy Garret of Conscious Living

How animals are helping us to remember who we are—and how we have more to learn about who they are.

For this second interview intuitive and communicator Wendy Garrett and I talk about …Continue reading

Animal Ambassadors, Urban Tigers, Yorkies on the Wing: 2011 Calendars with Spirit

Looking for unusual calendars or animal art with more depth and spiritual focus (or just plain fun)? Our Calendars are windows into Spirit, containing inspirational images and quotes that challenge our perceptions of animals and nature.

Our Bones, Stones, Feathers and Fur Calendar contains photographs and shamanic excerpts from Tails of a Healer: Animals, Reiki and Shamanism …Continue reading

Energy Healing Wolf Inspired A Walk on the Wild Side: Answering the Call of the Wild

Spirit works in mysterious and, sometimes, rapid ways. I prayed for a place where I could take the work I had been doing with the zoo animals, building bridges between species, and bring it to the next level. A place where we could work more closely and personally with the animals, and for an extended period …Continue reading

A Walk on the Wild Side: Answering the Call of the Wild

Teton Totem, resident Grizzly Bear at Earthfire Institute

Rose De Dan, Wild Reiki and Shamanic Healing, presents a unique collaborative weekend of dialogue and ceremony with native animals. Together we can rebuild the bridge and strengthen the connections between people, animals and the natural world.

Where: Earthfire Institute, Driggs, Idaho
When: October 1-3, 2010
Time: 2:00 p.m. Oct. 1 …Continue reading

Raccoon and the Great Squirrel Bank Robbery

Raccoon Leaving Scene of the Crime ©Rose De Dan 2010

It’s not every day that you witness a bank robbery in broad daylight, or that the perp gets away with the goods despite photographic evidence of the crime.

Unusually, instead of the crime ending with a chase scene it began with one—from my kitchen window I saw …Continue reading

United, We All Stand: Creating Shift Energetically for the Gulf Oil Spill

Sea Turtle, © Rose De Dan 2010

The recent environmental tragedy that took place on April 20, 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico when BP’s oil rig blew out, pouring oil onto a fragile Louisiana ecosystem at an estimated 210,000 gallons per day, has many people deeply concerned about its effect on the environment and wildlife.

As …Continue reading

Reiki and the Harbor Seal

Harbor Seal with Reiki Face, ©2010 Rose De Dan

Harbor Seal with Reiki Face, ©Rose De Dan 2010

My dog, Puma, and I were out for a Sunday stroll along Alki Beach in West Seattle when I noticed that the area around the steps leading down to the beach and Puget Sound had been cordoned off by yellow tape. Getting closer I saw why—a seal …Continue reading

Home for the Holidays

Panini and Truffles

Thanksgiving is traditionally a time for gathering with families and loved ones, as well as a time for giving thanks for the blessings in our lives. Greeting cards often depict the holiday with images of families gathered around a table laden with delicious food. But for myself, and many of my readers, such …Continue reading

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