When I am asked what I do for a living most people look at me blankly if I say I am a shaman. Times have changed, gone are the days when everyone knew what shamans were. A long-ago time when every village/tribe respected and relied upon the skills of a medicine person (one of many names …Continue reading
This article was originally written in 2009 and appeared on my old website as the third of a series of three entitled “Answering the Call of the Wild.” It feels like the time is right to publish them again. In Part 1 I struggled to understand what a wolf in the Woodland Park Zoo was trying …Continue reading
This post was originally written in 2009 and appeared on my old website as the second of three articles. It feels like the time is right to publish them again.
In Part 1 of this series I experienced a strong connection with an old wolf at the Woodland Park Zoo. It felt like there was something he …Continue reading
I am delighted to announce that registration is now open for the 8th Annual A Walk on the Wild Side: Answering the Call of the Wild 2017.
When: October 5-8, 2017
Where: Earthfire Institute Wildlife Sanctuary, Driggs, Idaho
This 4-day event offers participants the opportunity to meet highly respected wild Animal Ambassadors and participate in shamanic ceremonies with them.
A …Continue reading
Through Wolf Eyes, ©2009 Rose De Dan
This article was originally written in 2009 and appeared on my old website as a series of three. It feels like the time is right to publish again.
What do wolves, chimpanzees, and trees all have in common?
It is not a riddle, not exactly. It was the challenge presented to …Continue reading
I awoke on this long-dreaded inauguration day of a 45th President of the United States (whose platform I do not support), with the joyful memory of a powerful dream.
I dreamt that I was going horseback riding with a group of people. Somehow I ended up on the lead horse—a mare—who I seem to recall was named …Continue reading
On March 11, 2016 SeaWorld announced that Orca Ambassador Tilikum was dying. The focus of documentary film Blackfish, Tilikum’s story helped raise awareness around the world about the plight of orcas in captivity.
Most Zoo Animal Ambassadors are well cared for and happy to be ambassadors for their species. And they are delighted when they find someone …Continue reading
The Reiki/shamanic elves at Wild Reiki and Shamanic Healing have the perfect spiritual gifts for you, your animals, or loved ones.
Smudging and Smudge Kits
Nothing says how much you care when you offer the gift of smudging!
• Smokeless smudge White Sage or Palo Santo Spray for home, stable, kennel, car
• White Sage or Palo Santo Smudge Kits …Continue reading
Last week I had the honor of being interviewed as an animal expert by Dr. Cara Gubbins. The topic was Animals As Spiritual Beings, and of course I knew that I was going to be telling stories!
When I have an interview scheduled I sit down with my guides and ask: Which are the stories most needed …Continue reading
Last night after teaching class I briefly tuned in to the presidential election results in progress, and I felt guided to write the following words, which I posted on Facebook:
“Who the President of the United States is will not change who I am as a person. I will still believe in compassion, kindness, unity, love and …Continue reading
This summer I had a personal experience involving poisoned water that caused me to be much more aware and grateful for the blessings of water every single day.
There were times that I had no running water (and that was not fun), but the absolute worst was when the water became highly toxic and vile tasting due to chemical leaching. I could not assuage my own thirst, that of my animals, or indoor or outdoor plants using water from the tap. We existed on bottled drinking water for weeks until the water could be tested and declared safe.
So when the protests camps at Standing Rock began coming to my attention I was personally in support of the mission of the water protectors, for in protecting water we protect All Our Relations (which includes us). …Continue reading
On October 2nd my shamanic allies, shamanic buddy/driver Charolette Anderson and I hit the road for 10 days of ceremonies with the land and wildlife of Yellowstone National Park and the Animal Ambassadors and attendees of A Walk on the Wild Side 2016 at Earthfire Institute. Here are some of the highlights of the second part …Continue reading
It is coming up on the two-year anniversary of my introducing Bones, Stones, Feathers and Fur shamanic teleclass series, and I took a moment to revisit my article Manitou and the Shamanic Photoshoot and recalled all the hope I had for what the class might offer students and also my nervousness concerning whether I would be …Continue reading
Sometimes what happens after the shamanic ceremonies conclude can be even more powerful. …Continue reading
In dying, as in living, orca Tilikum is a powerful Ambassador for all species. …Continue reading
On February 13, 2016 I conducted a memorial service for animal rescue Pasado’s newly renovated Remembrance Garden—with guidance from the animals themselves. …Continue reading
Since 2010 I have held A Walk on the Wild Side: Answering the Call of the Wild at Earthfire Institute. Each year my group and I greet old animal friends and make new ones.
In past years, coyote Shaman (who walks on three legs due to an injury to his right leg when he was young) has …Continue reading
It was our second day carrying the Buffalo Blanket in ceremony for all the animals through Yellowstone. We were making our last trip through the park before embarking on the next step of the journey to A Walk on the Wild Side 2015 at Earthfire Institute.
We stayed overnight outside the North entrance, and left early enough …Continue reading
Shamanic ceremonies don’t always go the way you expect, especially when there is a very determined cat named Manitou involved. …Continue reading
The Reiki/shamanic elves at Wild Reiki and Shamanic Healing have the perfect spiritual gifts for you, a loved one or friend.
Created so you can record your holy wow! experiences in greater detail, these journals are also great for special times and events: journeys, loss of a loved one, fire ceremonies, tracking change and transformation, harmony …Continue reading