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
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
It’s Thanksgiving Eve, and the aroma of the old-fashioned pumpkin pie as it bakes is heavenly.
As we all know, Thanksgiving is a holiday that traditionally involves physically gathering with friends and family, and the celebration of abundance in the form of good things to eat.
Earlier in the day, as I completed tasks in preparation for tomorrow’s …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
Nothing would make me happier than to report that the viral story circulating about the buffalo showing up on their own to support the water protectors at Standing Rock was true—especially since what I teach is that animals have opinions about what we are doing in this world, want to be heard, and are patiently waiting …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
On October 2nd my shamanic allies, shamanic buddy and driver Charolette Anderson 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 beginning journey.
Day …Continue reading
While dining outside earlier this week enjoying my bagel with smoked salmon, capers and cream cheese, a yellow jacket landed on my thumb. Apparently he had invited himself to breakfast.
Bracing himself against my thumb he began to carve off a piece of the smoked salmon for takeout. Once he had his takeout tucked safely underneath, he …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
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
It was October 6, 2015, and we were leaving the north end of the park as twilight approached, at the end of our first incredible day of carrying the Buffalo Blanket in ceremony to all the wildlife in Yellowstone.
When we saw the elk we pulled over to the opposite side of the road. I was captivated …Continue reading
In December 2014 a unique 4-part teleseminar series was hosted by people and the wild animals of Earthfire Institute. The series concluded on Christmas Eve with the animals offering each listener a very special gift.
I am delighted to report that The Gift of the Animals: Shamanic Stories, Perceptions, Journeys series was recorded and is now available …Continue reading
In honor of tragically killed wild African lion Cecil, Lion Animal Ambassadors at Woodland Park Zoo and the People came together in ceremony August 22, 2015. What happened next was magical. …Continue reading
The path to healing is not an easy one—shamanic insights on the killing of Cecil the lion from animal communicator and healer Rose De Dan. …Continue reading
What was it like to meet the Whale Teachers in shamanic ceremony? imagine watching a National Geographic documentary narrated by the Orcas while you are completely surrounded by deeply loving spiritual energy… …Continue reading