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
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
“Lots of people talk to animals,” said Pooh.
Not very many listen, though,” he said.
“That’s the problem,” he added.
—from The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff
The Wild Animal Teachers are reaching out to us with a call to action to save our Mother Earth and a personal message in Listening to Wild Animal Voices.
“A very beautiful, …Continue reading
A Walk on the Wild Side attendee Charolette is greeted by timber wolf Cucumber at Earthfire Institute ©2011 www.reikishamanic.com
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
If you dream of deepening your relationship with wild animals…on April 4, 2013 join Susan B. Eirich, Ph.D., Eco-psychologist and Founder of Earthfire Institute Wildlife Sanctuary and Retreat Center, Rose De Dan, Shaman, Wild Reiki and Shamanic Healing, and the Animal Ambassadors in a groundbreaking undertaking that blends the world of science, storytelling, the voices of the animals and the ancient healing energy of a shamanic journey. …Continue reading
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A Walk on the Wild Side: Answering the Call of the Wild 2013
Animals As Healers and Teachers at Silk Purse Farm
Don’t delay, act now to take advantage of savings on two unique and powerful events!
A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE: ANSWERING …Continue reading
Susan Eirich, founder of Earthfire Institute, and I decided that the journey that we had shared needed to be told by both of us, together. Here are our stories of the search for a name for the Little White Buffalo Calf.
Wisdom of the Bison Elders
Have the Softness, Yet Be the Strength
by Rose De Dan, …Continue reading
As readers may recall, I have been receiving guidance from spiritual allies such as Windwalker and his Message for the World, and the Bison elders with Return of the Buffalo: Visions and Ceremonies.
This offering is the result of one of those nudges and it may be a groundbreaking first-ever collaboration. I hope you will join us …Continue reading
Flat Stanley and "Hendrix" by artist Brant Albinosa
I have a nephew who is six-going-on-seven and a niece who is four-going-on-five who have not been to visit me since I live so far away. (My sister Claudine has not yet been brave enough to try spending 6 hours on a plane with them.)
Through the wonders of …Continue reading
The Connection 2010: Cucumber the Timber Wolf and Rose De Dan ©2010
Landmark event brings native wildlife and people together in dialogue and ceremony to co-create a sustainable vision for the future.
A Walk on the Wild Side: Answering the Call of the Wild was created so that people and animals could meet in ceremony with …Continue reading
“O Reiki Tree” photo Rose De Dan©2011
Every year I have had a Christmas tree—the holiday season simply would not feel complete without one. When I was old enough to drive I took over the job of choosing from my father who simply did not enjoy the task as I did. To find it I would …Continue reading
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
While my 2010 and 2011 encounters with Earthfire Institute’s Animal Ambassadors during A Walk on the Wild Side: Answering the Call of the Wild were very powerful, the proof that they were more than very cool experiences came afterward.
I live with a half-bobcat named Cougar, result of an illegal breeding operation. When I first met him, …Continue reading
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