Shaman Names a Buffalo

A tele-call with Rose De Dan of Wild Reiki and Shamanic Healing; Susan Eirich of Earthfire Institute; and Mia Schiff, Pipe Carrier for the Lakota Sioux tradition.

Earthfire Institute has been gifted a white buffalo calf by a Native American retreat participant. The White Buffalo Calf Woman came to the Lakota people at a time they were in conflict and she brought unity – teaching people the correct way of interacting with each other and with the land – how to walk on Mother Earth in a sacred manner.

Earthfire’s vision is one of teaching people how to come back into circle through animals, enlarging our sense of community to include all living beings. Rose De Dan’s vision is one of bringing people back into relationship with wildlife; gathering Peoples of all nations (including the animal nation) together in ceremony to restore peace, harmony and balance to the Earth.

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Because of her mixed heritage (98.5% bison, 1.5% domestic cow) our little calf is uniquely suited to Earthfire’s work of bringing people together into community. Though not 100% genetically pure we still consider her to be a messenger and want to treat her accordingly.

We are being guided to find a name for her – and because the white buffalo calf represents bringing together people from different paths – to open the search for her name to the community.

To achieve this Rose De Dan and Mia Schiff will take participants on a shamanic journey during the one-hour telecall to see what guidance can be obtained about the white buffalo calf’s name and purpose. This virtual gathering will bring together North and South American shamanism, people and animals, domestic and wild. The guidance and energy obtained during this call will then be included in ceremonies led by Rose at the upcoming event A Walk on the Wild Side at Earthfire Institute 2012 in late September.

After the call concludes you are invited to share what you experienced and the messages you received. Comments can be made at the Earthfire Institute community message board or emailed to
All proceeds from this call go to support the animals of Earthfire.

To learn more about Rose De Dan, please visit

by Susan Eirich, Ph.D.

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