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



"If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men." — St. Francis of Assisi

Why I bring people to the Zoo

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

Evening Walk on the Wild Side at Woodland Park Zoo Aug. 10

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

Web of Life: Buffalo, Bird and Spider

Photo: Debbie Noyes ©Rose De Dan 2012

On a recent visit to Yellowstone National Park, enroute to this year’s A Walk on the Wild Side event and our ceremonies with the animals, I did what many visitors do—I went browsing in the gift store. I was sure there was nothing I needed, so what harm could …Continue reading

Evening Walk on the Wild Side at the Zoo

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

Stalking the Zebra Pinata

Stalking the Zebra Pinata ©Rose De Dan

On October 15 I attended the Woodland Park Zoo’s first Animal Enrichment class for adults, where we visited some of the enclosures and listened to stories and information on what the zoo does in the form of enrichment for the animals.

Enrichment is a way of breaking up the daily or weekly routine for the animals, offering …Continue reading

Revisiting New Year’s Revolutions

©Rose De Dan 2011

As I prepare for upcoming events such as A Walk on the Wild Side: Answering the Call of the Wild, I  felt called to revisit some of my experiences that contributed to the creation of the workshop series. This article was originally published in 2008 on my old website. The Revolution continues…

New …Continue reading

Breakfast with the Meerkats: Overnight Adventure at the Woodland Park Zoo

Breakfast Anyone? Photo ©Rose De Dan 2011

Guess who’s coming to breakfast?

Join us for Breakfast with the Meerkats, an spiritually-inspired overnight adventure with the animals at the Woodland Park Zoo Aug 19-20. We’ll learn from the animals and the keepers, create an enrichment item for the meerkats, sleep in the Zoomazium, and serve breakfast to the …Continue reading

ReikiShamanic Messages from the Animals: A Juicy Living Tour Interview

“The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than blacks were made for whites, or women for men.” — Alice Walker, author of The Color Purple

My interview Animal Reiki Shamanism – Rose De Dan, Seattle with Lilou Macé of Lilou’s Juicy Living Tour was released today. …Continue reading

What would your animal relatives say about you?

Many of us believe we treat the domestic animals who share our homes well, but do we really see them as they truly are, or do we treat them as extensions of our needs? And what about the rest of our relatives? Imagine how many members of All Our Relations – birds, spiders, bees, squirrels, raccoons, coyotes, fish – have crossed your path, even if only briefly. Did you treat them with respect? …Continue reading

Penguin Reiki: A Walk on the Wild Side

The animals are calling us to ceremony with them, and there is still time to sign-up for A Walk on the Wild Side: 3 Events with the Animals, March 26-27, 2011.

See what one person had to say about her experiences at last year’s event:

“Seeing how the animals responded to the energy of the evening was a …Continue reading

A Walk on the Wild Side: 3 Events with the Animals

Photo ©Rose De Dan 2011

The animals are calling us to ceremony with them!

When the Earth is sick, the animals will begin to disappear, when that happens, The Warriors of the Rainbow will come to save them.— Chief Seattle [Sealth], Suquamish

Join us in Seattle, March 26-27, 2011 for A Walk on the Wild Side, a …Continue reading

Walk on the Wild Side with the Animals

Through Their Eyes, ©Rose De Dan 2008

Would you like to:

• Increase your ability to communicate with, and relate to, all animals and nature?

• Visit with the animals after-hours at Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo? (special focus – the animals at the soon-to-be closed Night House exhibit)

• Participate in a ceremony that will offer healing for …Continue reading

Dance of the Snow Leopard Cubs

Snow Leopard Cub Pause

This past Saturday I attended an Eye to Eye Tour at the Woodland Park Zoo here in Seattle, WA, which fortuitously coincided with the new exhibit of the very cute new snow leopard cubs. The two cubs were born on Memorial Day to first-time parents, 4-year-old Helen and 3-year-old Tom.

The female cub …Continue reading