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Animal-speak: The Spiritual & Magical Powers of Creatures Great & Smallby Ted Andrews
Synopses & Reviews
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.
Table of Contents
Introduction: On learning animal-speak — PART ONE: SYMBOLS IN THE NATURAL WORLD: The spiritual and magical roles of nature — Awakening to your spirit totems — The mystery and magic of predator and prey — Reading signs and omens in nature — Augury and the meaning of landscapes — PART TWO: WINGED ENCHANTMENT: Bird totems and the initiation of air — Working with bird medicine — The mystery of feathers and flight — Feather magic — Dictionary of bird totems — PART THREE: UNDERSTANDING ANIMAL MEDICINE: Honoring animal totems — Animal rites — Dictionary of animal totems — PART FOUR: THE EXOTIC LANGUAGE OF INSECTS AND REPTILES: Insight into the world of insects — Dictionary of insect totems — The magic of the reptile world — Dictionary of reptile totems — Totems in a civilized world.
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