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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 the intention of rebuilding the bridge between species. Personal change has a ripple effect; when it takes place within sacred ceremony what we heal in ourselves can create shifts worldwide.


Last year’s A Walk on the Wild Side: Answering the Call of the Wild event was so powerful that the full story can only be told in book form, something I am working on. However, I can tell you this, everyone who attended left changed, forever.

Here’s what one participant had to say about her experience in 2011:

“If I were to take and try to boil the entire weekend down into just a few words—if possible–I really think that the weekend has shown me that not only can we heal personally, but that we can universally heal that rend—that tear—between animals, plants and humans.

“I received a strong message during A Walk on the Wild Side 2011 that I was worthy, “You have a lot to teach. You have a lot to give. You have a lot to offer,” and that I needed to step up to the plate. That I had the ability now to actually teach others about animals [and herbs], realizing that I could talk to my cats at home, and that animal communication worked when I worked with the cow [after the event].

“That particular issue of worthiness is really, really old and the willingness to let it shift and change in the past has been almost non-existent because it has been so ingrained in my personality. And this time around being able to let it shift and change and let it go is mind-altering, life-altering. Your demeanor changes. The way you see things changes.

“Figuring out who I am right now is challenging and yet it feels so dog-gone good. It does! It feels awesome!”

—2010 and 2011 participant Charolette Anderson, Juneau, AK


Powerful as it was, during the three-day event we did not manage to accomplish all that we wished and that the animals wanted. We had to cut some of our visits with the Animal Ambassadors short, and in the case of Pimpernel the coyote, she is still giving me the cold shoulder about that!

That is why this year’s event has been expanded an additional day. Now participants will be able to spend four days in dialogue and ceremony with the Animal Ambassadors for even greater shift and change!

Two preparatory teleclasses have been added as well, offering participants further support in building community and confidence before we meet with the Animal Ambassadors. Teleclasses include daily practice exercises to help strengthen awareness and the ability to foster connection, and are a requirement for attendance.

And we now offer two options for easier registration: a six-month payment plan or a two-part investment plan. Both have built in cost-savings, but don’t delay, they are only available through January 31, 2012!

Click here to register or learn more.

After the first event in 2010 event one participant asked me, “How are you going to top this next year?” And I can recall replying, “I didn’t have anything to do with all the Holy Wow things. I just held space and listened. It will be whatever it needs to be next year.”

Before the 2011 event those of us who were returning said, “Wow, last year was just so wonderful. How can that possibly be improved on?” And then Spirit and the animals took us all to another level…

From my current perspective it feels like the first year we built the foundation, and last year we framed the structure. This year…well, I guess we’ll just have to see what Spirit and the animals have in mind. I hope to see you there!

Rose De Dan
Wild Reiki and Shamanic Healing

Don’t delay, space is limited and early registration savings are only available through January 31! Register now to secure your spot.

Click here to register or learn more about a Walk on the Wild Side 2012.


More articles about the event and animals at Earthfire Institute:

Return of the Buffalo: Visions and Ceremonies explores the ancient relationship of Bison with the People and the Land and their role in A Walk on the Wild Side.

Answering the Call of Windwalker the Cougar is a true story about one special Animal Teacher.

In Windwalker’s Message for the World mountain lion Windwalker takes me on a visionary shamanic journey.

The Wisdom of the Wild by Earthfire Institute Director Susan B. Eirich, Ph.D. for The Institute of Noetic Sciences Journal, Issue 18, January 2012. “The animals have lifted a veil and made a connection with us in that place where we are all one. The animals are calling us to council.”


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About Wild Reiki and Shamanic Healing:

Rose De Dan, Wild Reiki and Shamanic Healing LLC, is a mesa carrier in the Peruvian shamanic tradition. In addition she is also a Reiki Master Teacher, animal communicator, 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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