"Tails of a Healer is jam-packed with animal stories that delight the senses, tickle the imagination, and transcend the mundane into the realm of mystery. Author Rose De Dan is not only a gifted healer, shamanic practitioner, and Reiki Master; she is also a master storyteller. The true-life tales in her book will make you laugh and sometimes cry. They'll make you think and they'll fill you with wonder. Most of all, De Dan's stories will teach you about the fine art of bridging worlds¿between animals and humans, between heart and mind, between body and soul, and between consensus reality and the deeper levels of reality that nurture and sustain us all. Tails of Healer is a gem!"
¿Cat Saunders, Ph.D., author of Dr. Cat's Helping Handbook, www.drcat.org
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Rose brings us on along on her journey of growing as a healer. This glimpse into reconnection with animals and the world around us brings tears of laughter, sadness and understanding. She reminds us to go back to childhood basics where anything is possible and we can appreciate all of the life that continues around us, no matter how busy we may be. This book is not just for those interested in reiki or healing, or even just animal lovers, although if you fall into one of those categories then it is a must read. I congratulate Rose on this, her first, and guaranteed successful book! Her stories and photos are awesome! -Christiane A. Mikles, CVA, RMT, future veterinarian.
I was delighted to find that 'Tails of a Healer' is even more than I was expecting based on the outside cover, which in itself made obvious that the book was something I'd not only enjoy but also learn from. It works on several levels: Most obviously, it's a fascinating linear biographical account of a most interesting woman who's had some even more interesting 'to say the least!' experiences, most with animals as the 'cat'alyst. That said, each short chapter stands alone brilliantly, and you can flip through the book at random to find inspirational material for your meditation practice 'for that matter, you'll be inspired even if you don't meditate'. Through Rose's eyes, I feel like I have a better sense than ever about the inner lives of our critter friends. Finally, time and time again, it's an uplifting and refreshing look at the timeless cycles of birth and death. The writing is self-aware but not self-absorbed, wry and engaging while unflinchingly direct, and always grounded in wisdom and compassion. Whether or not you've had experiences parallel to De Dan's 'and few people have', you'll find the lessons she's learned from hers useful as you continue on your own journey through this wild ride called life.