Deer dance premonition dream
In my deer dance premonition dream I was with the head instructor of a wilderness school. I participated in their Basic Skills week, held in the deep forests of central Maine. In the dream we worked on a more difficult tracking exercise, at least for me.
As I looked into the forest clearing I saw deer that shifted into a group of people—several men and one woman—doing a specific toe-walk. They would put the ball of the foot down and then lift the heel quickly and gently from the ground. They were wearing moccasins. The woman wore black leotards and a black skirt like a dancer, with hair tied in a bun like a ballerina. Men surrounded her on three sides. They toe-walked in unison.
A message and a gift from the deer people
The deer people gave me a message and a gift. They were showing me a specific walk that would help to camouflage a group walking in the woods if everyone did this together.
When I awoke, I felt elated, light-hearted, and thought seeing deer shift into human form was pretty cool.
I did not know this form of walking in the woods, and when I went for walk, I did not experience any contact with deer.
I wrote to the wilderness school. They confirmed that yes, in fact, there is a deer walk used to stalk and track in the forest. The wilderness school encouraged me to practice the walk as given in the dream.
Deer dance dream proved true
Later on, in the fall of that year, I attended a workshop for dreamers given by a dream shaman. One of the participants was a member of an ensemble that performed a deer dance that dates back to the 1100s in Europe.
- A group of men acting as the deer re-enact the deer dance.
- They walk using the ball of the foot and gently lifting their heels.
- There is only one woman involved.
I love the detail and how it actually played out in real life.