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Monday, November 17, 2014

{Book Reviews} How to Find Your Spirit Animals by David Carson

How to Find Your Spirit Animals
by David Carson
Publisher: Watkins Publishing
Release: October 21st 2014
Genre: Non-Fiction- Adult: Animals, 
How I got it: NetGalley

Early humans recognized a profound and spiritual kinship with other species. Hunters gave thanks and even apologies to their prey. And when shamans made their inner journeys between human and spirit realms to bring back healing wisdom they applied on behalf of the tribe, animals often served as their guides and their companions. In more recent times the idea of the animal daemon has been popularized by Philip Pullman in his internationally bestselling trilogy of novels, His Dark Materials. This illuminating book explains how to connect with and channel the unique powers of 50 different spirit animals - a menagerie of creatures, from the wise owl and crafty fox to the tranquil turtle and bold lion. Each entry provides a detailed description of the animal's personality, mythology and innate powers. Helpful text provides readers with clues and meditations for discovering their own spirit animal, as well as information on how other animals can be called on to help with specific aims - from overcoming fear to finding your true destiny. This book is the perfect primer for those seeking access to the wisdom of the animal kingdom.

Review:This is a great book for anyone interested in working with animal spirits or guide but isn't sure where to start. I always liked the idea of working with animal spirits, but thought it was primarily for Native America and Shamanistic religions. I couldn't have been more wrong.
This book is full of advice and guidance on finding your own spirit animal as well as how to call on others to help with specific goals. The book offers meditations for unlocking your animal guide, as well as how to locate it in your dreams. There are descriptions of 50 animals, the meanings, some mythology, how to channel each one's innate power. Now the animals are fairly general like fox, dog, turtle, so if you think your spirit animal is a kookaburra you might need to do some additional research.
I feel this is a great beginners book, it'll start you down the right path to discovering more about working with animals.

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