A spirit animal, companion, protector, or helper is a guide one connects with while on particular types of shamanic journeys or vision quests. Traditions vary about the way in which animal guides are identified, but all agree that we do not choose our animal guide; it reveals itself to us. However, as with many Indigenous traditions and teachings, the concept of spirit animals has been widely misappropriated, abused, commodified, and divorced from their sacred contexts, especially by those of Caucasian descent. There are many individual traditions involving spirit animals or spirit guides, and they should be respected in their original contexts.
International lecturer and healer Denise Linn is a member of the Cherokee Nation and has gained wisdom from native cultures around the world, including the Zulu in Africa, the Maori in New Zealand, and the Aborigines of Australia, as well as Native American tribes in North America.
In this 10 year anniversary edition of Ted Andrews' best selling and award winning book on animals, Ted expands and revises the entire work. In 1999 it was chosen Best Spirituality Book, Best Non-Fiction Book, Best General Interest Book and BOOK OF THE YEAR.
From ancient Egyptians to modern day witches, King Solomon to Native American shamans, individuals throughout time have possessed the power to work with the spirit world. But it's not necessary to be a Tibetan holy man or ghost hunter to communicate with the other side.
Internationally acclaimed spiritual teacher and best-selling author Colette Baron-Reid delivers a 68-card deck of interactive conversations with Spirit based on the archetypal energies of living beings that share our planet--helping us connect with them as sacred teachers, healers, and allies.