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
Orangutan Gaze, ©2013 Rose De Dan
Lend a Hand to an Orangutan
by Guest Blogger Debbie Noyes
The other day I was in the check-out line at the grocery store. The clerk held up the new Truffle Pig candy bar that I had purchased and asked me how I liked it. I told her of course I …Continue reading
On June 23, 2013 a young raven sat on the fence of Gertie Cleary’s Novia Scotia farm and yelled for help for an hour. He made such a fuss that the family finally went to see why and discovered that he had four porcupine quills stuck in him, three in his face and one in his …Continue reading
Harbor Seal Sweetness, Point Defiance Zoo ©Rose De Dan 2012
After announcing one of my events/classes that bring people to the zoo for spiritual encounters with animals I received an email response from one of my readers. She wanted to know why an animal lover such as myself would bring groups to a zoo. And I …Continue reading
Animal Ambassador and Teacher Alpha Wolf Doba at Woodland Park Zoo ©Rose De Dan 2013
For many years I have been answering the call of the zoo Animal Ambassadors (see Why I bring people to the zoo). The annual event A Walk on the Wild Side at the Woodland Park Zoo has been an important part …Continue reading
Gracie the Cat Makes Her Rounds ©2007 Rose De Dan
It’s been five years since I first wrote It’s Their Country, Too on behalf of neighbor cat Gracie, but its message is timeless. Please take a moment during this holiday to read and share this post with others.
And there is one more simple step that you …Continue reading
The annual Wellness Clinic at Serenity Equine Rescue in Maple Valley, WA is scheduled for this Saturday and Sunday, June 1-2.
The Clinic offers attendees the opportunity to learn from some of the Northwest’s best alternative medicine practitioners, and I am honored to announce that I have been asked to make at presentation from 1:00-2:30 p.m. …Continue reading
I was peacefully weeding my garden when I noticed a shift in the energy. Looking up I spied a raccoon attempting to nonchalantly stroll down the sidewalk. I ducked into the house for my camera and when I returned the ‘coon ducked into the shrubbery. …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
January 31, 2013 is the Last Day to Save on Early Registration for
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
A busy sunny morning in the yard outside.
First the pigeons, a squirrel and the crows gathered in the front yard for a rousing game of chase the bread ball, avidly watched by indoor cats Cougar and Sand.
And in the back yard, four squirrels played musical pumpkins while enjoying a feast of seeds.
Enjoy the show!
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Breakfast: Kiya and Crow Friends ©Rose De Dan 2012
Since I live with animal companions I have a somewhat regular morning routine.
It begins with my opening my front door so that we can enjoy some extra light through the storm door, and so my cats can see the world—human and animal—cruise by.
Accompanied by hungry cats who …Continue reading
What messages do the animals have for us?
How can they help us heal?
Join a panel of local animal experts/authors Nov. 18 as we explore the universal connection that exists between humans and animals, and how we are here to help heal each other and help each other evolve. And after the panel discussion the authors …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
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
This month my very good friend Debbie Noyes received the startling and unexpected news that she had an aggressive form of breast cancer.
Since then Debbie has been sharing her journey and experiences on her Facebook page and with fellow attendees of the upcoming and third A Walk on the Wild Side: Answering the Call of the …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