“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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A despacho is a shamanic ceremony that includes prayers and gifts offered to the Spirit World in gratitude for what we have received in our lives as well as gratitude in advance for what we would like to receive.
This year I am once again inviting those of you who would like to celebrate New Year’s the …Continue reading
A prayer is blown into the kintu during the ceremony. Photo by Rhonda Hanley
You are invited to a beautiful and powerful energetic ceremony from Peru called an Ayni Despacho, conducted by Rose De Dan, Wild Reiki and Shamanic Healing.
This ceremony is particularly appropriate as we approach celebration of Thanksgiving, a traditional holiday for gathering in …Continue reading
Answering the Call of the Wild ©Rose De Dan 2011
Many years ago I answered a call from the zoo animals. They asked me to gather the people and bring them, so that we could work together on reconnecting people and animals.
Evening Walk on the Wild Side at the Woodland Park Zoo was one of the …Continue reading
Rose De Dan and Puma, Schmitz Park Photo by Rhonda Hanley©2011
It’s been a long and winding road, but the new Wild Reiki and Shamanic Healing website is finally here!
I was amazed to discover how fond many people were of the old site. When I would happily announce (overly optimistically as it turned out) at various …Continue reading
Shamanism, the world’s oldest form of healing, is founded on the belief that the universe is one in spirit—a universe in which animals, birds, stones, rivers, mountains are messengers and allies. …Continue reading
Spending three days in shaman time usually results in interesting insights and occurrences, but the first session of the year-long training, Spirited Living: A Journey into Self-Healing, was more interesting than most.
Part of the three-day workshop was held at Camp Long. Located in West Seattle, Camp Long is a Seattle park with a focus on education …Continue reading
Well, I did my first ever live radio interview yesterday and thought it went well despite our having computer challenges that did not enable Liana Carbon to communicate to me when the breaks were coming up. At least it made us sound like we are really excited about the conversation we are having! If it was …Continue reading
This week I attended a networking gathering put on by the Port of Seattle. Attending this sort of event is not my usual style, however I went for three major reasons.
First, I went as a member of the Alki Wildlife Habitat Project (AWHP), and unofficial photographer. Our hard-working leader, Dolly Vinal, was presenting a certificate of …Continue reading
Well, I have survived my first book reading, and I am happy to report, I actually had fun!
When I arrived at SoulFood Books in Redmond, and toted in my shamanic gear, I got my first look at where I would be reading, and seriously questioned if I knew what I was doing. For some reason I …Continue reading
Shamanically speaking, everything has a spirit. In which case, you could say that my new book Tails of a Healer: Animals, Reiki and Shamanism is evidencing wild and spirited behavior just like the image on its front cover.
Initially my book managed to make itself invisible online at both Amazon and Barnes and Noble, much to the …Continue reading