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Power Animals, Totem Animals and Spirit Animals

By Patti Wigington — 2018

The use of a totem animal is not part of traditional Wiccan practice. However, as Wicca and other modern Pagan practices evolve and blend together, many people who follow non-mainstream spiritual paths find themselves working with a mix of many different belief systems. Because of this, someone following a Native American or Indo-European shamanic path might find themselves working with totem animals.

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A Guide to Spirit Animals

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Spirit Animals