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Gift of the Animals: New 4-part Teleseminar Series

The Gift of the Animals: Stories, Perceptions, Shamanic Journeys is a unique 4-part teleseminar series hosted by three humans and the wild animals of Earthfire Institute (living and in spirit). The animals would like to help us shift back into connection with them. In order for that to happen we need to view the world through their eyes for a moment—to shift to their way of perceiving.
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Messages from Watoto the Elephant

That morning the keepers at the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle had found her collapsed in her outdoor exhibit. Efforts to try to get her back on her feet failed. Her condition worsened, and the humane decision was made to euthanize her. I was saddened when I heard the news that day, and I knew that many others would be as well, including Chai and Bamboo—her elephant companions. But Watoto's passing brought up more than just sadness in others—it re-ignited the touchy issue of whether elephants should be kept in captivity at the Woodland Park Zoo (or in captivity at all, anywhere). But Watoto had her own message to share.
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Wolf Messages

We were just speaking of the relationship of the wolves with the bison in Yellowstone and the very important balance that is maintained in the ecosystem by predators when suddenly all the wolves and the two coyotes began to howl. I had a very strong sense that they were singing that message of balance as well as adding their prayers to ceremony. It was a very sacred moment.
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