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Blessing Ceremony for the Duwamish River

The Duwamish River—Superfund Site and Wildlife Oasis

Healing with Reiki, Shamanism, Song & Sound

Guided by Spirit, on October 1, 2008 I took part in a boat tour of the Duwamish River put on by the Port of Seattle entitled Duwamish River 101. I went as part of my preparation for a Peruvian ayni despacho ceremony I conducted on October 17, 2008 where the focus was on healing for the waters of the Puget Sound area as well as globally. The tour awakened me to the plight of the waterway and the wildlife that live there (click here to see photos of my tour).

The Duwamish is sacred to local Native American tribes, and has suffered greatly at the hands of industrial interests who have polluted the waterway with PCBs, phthalates and heavy metals. Home to many forms of wildlife and a vital link for migrating salmon, in 2002 the Duwamish was listed as a Superfund site.

On a recent visit to Seattle, Dr. Masuro Emoto, bestselling author of The Hidden Messages in Water, took a sample of the Duwamish, and encouraged Eileen Dey of The Reiki Fellowship to conduct monthly public ceremonies on the 25th of each month to help heal the waters.

After the ceremonies are completed in September Dr. Emoto will take a comparison water sample in hopes of being able to visually demonstrate the power of energetic intention.

This June I am honored to join with Eileen Dey and Sha’ari Garfinkel for one of those very special ceremonies.


On June 25, 7:00-8:00 p.m. you are invited to join in healing ceremonies for the waters of the Duwamish.

Meet with us on the shores of the Duwamish Waterway Park, 7900 10th Avenue S, in the South Park neighborhood of Seattle for an hour of Reiki, Peruvian shamanism, gong, Native American flute and a special crystal singing bowl ritual to bless the waters of the Duwamish River. (Not local? Send your prayers and intentions from a distance, and we’ll include them.)

Eileen Dey, The Reiki Fellowship, will be bringing her gift of Reiki and healing chants to each ceremony.

Rose De Dan, Wild Reiki and Shamanic Healing, will be bringing her gift of storytelling and shamanic blessing to several ceremonies.

Sha’ari Garfinkel, Inner Listening, will be bringing her gift of Native American flute, Bali gong and crystal singing bowl sound healing to several ceremonies.

Suggested donation $5-18. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition.

For directions click here.

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About Wild Reiki and Shamanic Healing:

A pioneer in Reiki and shamanic healing for people and animals, Rose De Dan has seen firsthand the profound healing impact of this work on the lives of others. A Reiki Master Teacher, mesa carrier in the Peruvian Q’ero tradition, and animal communicator, she teaches classes, workshops and teleclasses for those interested in learning more about energy medicine.

Rose is also author of the acclaimed book Tails of a Healer: Animals, Reiki and Shamanism, and creator of Animal and Reiki Art. As an animal shaman, she views her role as a healer as one of building bridges between people and animals, and of empowering them to reconnect with Pachamama, Mother Earth.

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