~The term Power Animal has it's origins in shamanism. This is a specialized animal spirit guide that shamans acguire early in their iniation into their practice, these animals travel with them whenever they go on a shamanic journey, which is an altered state of awareness which sends their soul or conciousness into a non-ordinary reality, to recieve teachings, guidence, and healings..you can have a relationship with a power animal even if you are not a shaman. They may come to you in meditations, visions, dreams, or shamanic journeys. The particular power animal that you are attracted to is typically reflective of your own personality and characteristics. There are two mythological animals.. Dragon and Unicorn that are included in this book as spirit guides.
~Animal Spirit Guides~
Source: Shadow of the Wolf & Native Wisdom
& Poems of the Heart
Loved this article I also like the one about shaman women. i Hope you had a blessed holiday
Hi Dwight, glad you enjoyed the Shamanic discussions.
I have had a very pleasant festive season ~ mind you, with New Year's Eve and New Year's Day on the horizon, it will be 2nd January before I feel back to normal ...
Carla ~ it must be great to know your own Power Animal. This is for you!
Coyote (2) - 1994 or a few times before
(ill. for Buffalo Gals, Won't You
Come Out Tonight )
ARTIST Susan Seddon Boulet
GREETINGS to everyone!