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



“Man has responsibility, not power.” — Tuscarora proverb

Blanket for the Buffalo

Bluebell tastes the Buffalo Blanket, Photo ©2014 Andrew Hinton,

Bluebell’s energy was incredibly rich and powerful. One’s body leaned toward her perhaps in awareness, on a deeper level, of the connection that the tribes had with the vast herds that once roamed this land. And the feeling was mutual. Bluebell had adopted humans as her herd. …Continue reading

Crow Messages

Crow Friend, ©2014 Rose De Dan

A little crow wisdom on how to successfully navigate daily life. …Continue reading

Listening to Zoo Animal Ambassadors Field Trips and Teleclasses

Harbor Seal with Neave and Katie ©Rose De Dan

Zoo Animal Ambassadors have invited us to listen to their perceptions and connect with them as spiritual beings through local field trips and worldwide teleclasses. For this unique 5-part class series I will be sharing with you the basic techniques and exercises that I use before, during and after a zoo visit to properly introduce myself, initiate an interaction or conversation with the animals, and create ceremonies. While this class focuses on zoo animals the techniques learned support and facilitate communication and connection with all species—domestic to wild. …Continue reading

Gift of the Animals: New 4-part Teleseminar Series

Lynx Elmo at Earthfire Institute, Photo: ©2014 Andrew Hinton

The Gift of the Animals: Stories, Perceptions, Shamanic Journeys is a unique 4-part teleseminar series hosted by three humans and the wild animals of Earthfire Institute (living and in spirit). The animals would like to help us shift back into connection with them. In order for that to happen we need to view the world through their eyes for a moment—to shift to their way of perceiving. …Continue reading

Wild Reiki and Shamanic Healing Summer in Review

The highlights of an amazing summer teaching Reiki and shamanic healing, and listening and learning from the Animal Teachers. …Continue reading

Whale Watching the Shamanic Way

Grey Whale Baby and Speedboat ©2014 Rose De Dan

This summer I went on a whale watch with Island Adventures.

Before leaving my house I was told to place a copy of the book Sightings: The Grey Whales’ Mysterious Journey under my mesa (shamanic healing bundle). I thought this rather curious since it was not migration season …Continue reading

Manitou and the Shamanic Photoshoot

Manitou Front Porch ©2014 Rose De Dan

It was a hot summer day and the sun was strong. The opened umbrella cast the perfect shadow over the shamanic still life, and to my dismay Manitou stepped up on the garden bench and sat down with an expression of complete contentment. As far as he was concerned I had just supplied him with the perfect shade from the heat of the sun. I fully intended to shoo Manitou away, but for some reason I kept on taking pictures. …Continue reading

The Spirit of Giving

Wild Reiki and Shamanic Healing Paw Print Tile at Woodland Park Zoo

A year or two ago I was reading an email request from the Woodland Park Zoo for donations for their Malayan Tiger exhibit, which was in the planning stages.

Donations would help with building, conservation efforts (there are fewer than 500 in the wild) and education.

Donors would be honored with a name and paw print in the …Continue reading

Interview with Rose De Dan: Wisdom of the Animal Elders, part 2

The Connection: Ambassador Cucumber the timber wolf and Rose De Dan ©Donna Safely

The Connection: Ambassador Cucumber the timber wolf and Rose De Dan ©Donna Safely 2010

I recently gave an interview to podcast host Lisa Aston where we had such a good time chatting it needed to be published in two parts.

In Reiki and Shamanic Animals Teachers, part 1 we discussed animal communication, Reiki, shamanism and the …Continue reading

Interview with Rose De Dan: Reiki and Shamanic Animal Teachers

Rose De Dan and Goat Jake at New Moon Farm ©2013 Annie Marie Musselman

This interview is the first of a two-parts, and the intensity of it surprised Lisa and myself – the animals were definitely wanting to be heard! Listen in as we discuss animal communication, Reiki, shamanism and the healing wisdom of the animal teachers who can show us the way back to who we are. …Continue reading

Photo Documentary: Listening to Animal Ambassadors at Woodland Park Zoo

Komodo Dragon Selat and Prayer Sticks WP Zoo ©2014 Rose De Dan

Komodo Dragon Selat and Prayer Sticks at Woodland Park Zoo ©2014 Rose De Dan

For this month’s final Listening to Zoo Animal Ambassadors field trip I led students to the Woodland Park Zoo. There were so many animals that wished to be seen and heard that we not only opened the zoo, we closed it too!

When …Continue reading

Photo Documentary: Listening to Zoo Animal Ambassadors at Seattle Aquarium

Harbor Seal and Prayer Stick ©2014 Rose De Dan

Harbor Seal and Prayer Stick ©2014 Rose De Dan

In February of 2014 I led students to the Seattle Aquarium for class series Listening to Zoo Animal Ambassadors, where we had many more incredible experiences with the resident animal teachers.

When I first set up this six-month class I asked for guidance as to which order we …Continue reading

Message from the Other Nations on the Death of Marius the Giraffe

Giraffe Detail, ©2012 Jo Christian Oterhals on Flickr, permission by Creative Commons license

Zoo animals are ambassadors for their species, and as such they deserve the respect due a human ambassador. They are representatives of the Other Nations, and they are here to help us heal the broken covenant between mankind, the animals and Mother Earth. …Continue reading

Go, Sea Hawks!

Super Bowl fever has Seattle in its talons. A shamanic perspective on Sea Hawks and Animal Totems. …Continue reading

Thanksgiving with the Animals

SSquirrel on Pumpkin with Cat

This Thanksgiving create a small ceremony to offer gratitude and blessings for your animal companions and local wildlife. …Continue reading

The Buffalo Blanket Blessing, Part 1

Rose De Dan offers Buffalo Blanket at West Yellowstone National Park, Oct. 7, 2013 Photo: ©Debbie Noyes

Rose De Dan offers Buffalo Blanket at West Yellowstone, ©Debbie Noyes

When I first became involved in the practice of shamanism little did I know that one day I would become a blanket carrier for the Buffalo People, nor that doing so would involve travels closely approximating pilgrimages.

On September 29, 2013 sometimes-assistant and friend Debbie Noyes …Continue reading

Video, The Pachamama Stakes: Race for the Earth

Windwalker and Jean Simpson ©Earthfire Institute

Ever wondered how the animals feel about the environmental challenges our modern world is facing and what solutions they might offer for climate change?

The Pachamama Stakes: Race for the Earth was inspired by a shamanic vision and messages from wild and domestic animals. It is their intention to offer us hope, inspiration, and a call to action. Enjoy, and please share their message with others. …Continue reading

Braveheart Calling

In early June, despite suffering from a very heavy cold, I made an appearance at Serenity Equine Rescue and Rehabilitation to give the talk “Animals As Healers and Teachers.” It felt important that I show up no matter what (which in this case meant sounding a bit like a cross between Donald Duck and a trumpeter …Continue reading

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.”

Join …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

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