• Eleanor O'Hanlon

    The Way of the Animal Powers
    Nature Connection to awaken the Senses and the Soul



    Through her research and fieldwork, she realized what it means to come alive as a human being – awake and present to the immense intelligence of the living planet, as it radiates in splendour within the unity of Being. From this awakening, we can hear, and truly respond to the burning call of this time to love, protect, and companion all life.


    As a writer and teacher, Eleanor’s desire is to share this authentic experience of greater aliveness, creativity, and natural communion with others, through writings, courses and dialogue.

    Eleanor O’Hanlon is a writer and conservationist, with a passion for re-connecting with the inner, spiritual dimension of our relationship with wild animals and the natural world. Her book Eyes of the Wild Journeys of Transformation with the Animal Powers takes the reader on a remarkable journey of close encounters with whales, wolves, polar bears, brown bears, and wild horses, in the company of indigenous guides and field biologists who are renewing ancient ways of finding inner connection with the wild.


    Eyes of the wild was awarded the Nautilus Gold Book Award for Nature Writing and has won praise from leading ecological voices for its innovative blend of personal experience, science, story-telling and spiritual insight.


  • The Way of the Animal Powers
    Nature Connection to re-awaken the Senses and the Soul

    Receiving Wisdom and Guidance through the Wild


    Eleanor O’Hanlon
    award winning writer and conservationist
    with Cécile Masson

    An elephant enjoying a bath in the pristine waterlily pools of the Okavango Delta, Botswana.

    An elephant enjoying a bath in the pristine
    waterlily pools of the Okavango Delta, Botswana.


    This course offers deep connection to the wild animal nature, allowing you to reconnect to your own in a profound way.


    Your emotional well-being, and the natural flow of energy through body and mind are restored, as you find fresh connection with the wisdom of the animal kingdom.


    Eleanor has experienced many intimate encounters with wild animals - gray whales in Arctic waters, blue whales off the Azores, bears and wolves in Russia, elephants in Africa, and wild horses in the Rocky Mountains. Each encounter brought the gift of fresh awakening of the senses and the soul. She will share the magic of these meetings with you, to help restore your own, innate connection with the natural world, and experience more joy and pleasure through the body and the senses.


    When she uses the word “wild” she does not mean anything separate or external from who we really are as human beings. The word’s roots in Old English can be interpreted as “self-determining.” They indicate the inherent freedom, dignity, and flowing aliveness of the natural world and all the wild beings who co-create and shape the great beauty of life on our planet. These qualities are also part of our essential human nature.


    The course lasts 6 weeks, with live online sessions via Zoom


    Each session brings stories, images and sounds from the wild, that allow the animals to become present and close. As we sense the resonance of their being, we connect directly with the essential wisdom they embody.

  • The animals are:

      • The great whales - blue whales, gray whales and orcas
      • The bears - brown bears and polar bears.
      • The wolves
      • The African elephants
      • The wild horses


      Cécile and Eleanor will share simple connection practices that allow us to experience connectivity with the natural world in daily life, in our gardens and parks. These practices awaken the senses and take us out of the worry-mind, so that we experience colours, sounds, scents, textures more vividly.


      This course allows more personal support and guidance for you if you wish to

      • Wake up to a most generous reality 
      • learn about the wisdom of the wild animal communities 
      • (re)open to the power of wild nature in ways you might have forgotten or have never experienced
      • make sense of your senses
      • be fully present with the wisdom of the greater field
      Cécile’s coaching can further integrate this process in one on one sessions.


      Course Dates and Registration will be available soon.


      Email Cécile to be added to the waitlist.


      An Essential Conversation held by Cécile Masson with Eleanor O'Hanlon

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