Animal-Speak: The Spiritual & Magical Powers of Creatures Great & Small

Animal-Speak: The Spiritual & Magical Powers of Creatures Great & Small

Ted Andrews, Winston Allen, Margaret K. Andrews

Language: English

Pages: 356


Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Author note:Winston Allen (Illustrator), Margaret K. Andrews (Photographer)

Open your heart and mind to the wisdom of the animal world.

Animal Speak provides techniques for recognizing and interpreting the signs and omens of nature. Meet and work with animals as totems and spirit guides by learning the language of their behaviors within the physical world.

Animal Speak shows you how to: identify, meet, and attune to your spirit animals; discover the power and spiritual significance of more than 100 different animals, birds, insects, and reptiles; call upon the protective powers of your animal totem; and create and use five magical animal rites, including shapeshifting and sacred dance.

This beloved, bestselling guide has become a classic reference for anyone wishing to forge a spiritual connection with the majesty and mystery of the animal world.

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you work with spirit animals and totems, this mystery will become more defined. You will begin to see the little deaths and rebirths in your life on a daily basis. You will begin to see them in the same rhythms and patterns of your totem. You will begin to see how you can use the life and death process to end aspects of your life and to create new ones. Predation in the natural world can teach us how to develop no fear of death while maintaining a high regard for life. Those in the natural

the promise of light and love to lead us back. When the panther enters your life, the path leading back is about to begin. Dionysus had to overcome many years of wandering, plundering, madness, destruction, and suffering before he could take his place within the heavens. His is the lesson of overcoming negative tendencies and sufferings inflicted upon ourselves by ourselves, or by others to attain to our divinity. His story is that “we are gods and goddesses in the making.” Usually, in

What time of year does it show up? What has been going on in your own life within the previous 72 hours that might be connected in some way to the energies of this insect? Also, no Cycle of Power is given for them as it will vary according to the season, the lifespan (which can be relatively short in many insects), and the stage of metamorphosis. Most insects become most active in the spring and summer, with activity declining as autumn and winter approach, with winter usually bringing some

Decorate your staff the same way you would your prayer stick or wand. Attach appropriate feathers. If you are using the staff to represent your life’s journey, you may wish to attach feathers painted to represent feathers of birds that are migratory. You will want to have the feathers of your individual bird totem as well. Paint it with colors symbolic and significant to your purpose. You may wish to use some of the ancient alphabets and carve names and words important to you and your life

in and the times of your life that interest was piqued. Use the following questionnaire to help you determine which animals are probably totems to you in your life.) 1. Which animal or bird has always fascinated you? (We are drawn to that which most resonates with us. Those animals which fascinate us have something to teach us.) 2. When you visit the zoo, which animal do you wish to visit the most or first? (As a child, this is especially important. Children are more naturally open and

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