Do you know what your power animals are?
This book was my very first step into intuitive guidance using Native American spirituality. I had read one other book on animal medicine, but wanted something a little more structured.
Medicine Cards comes with a pack of oracle cards and offers several ways to use the cards to figure out what your totem animals are. They offer what they call spreads or patterns for the cards and then you choose the cards and place them in those layouts, or spreads, and that helps you understand what they mean in your life. One of the spreads identifies who your totem animals are.
The remainder of the book explains each animal's medicine, or what its power is for you if you have chosen that card. It offers questions for reflection on what that animal might be saying about your life at that moment. And finally, there are suggestions about how to use the information, how it can help you grow and heal.
"When you call upon the power of an animal, you are asking to be drawn into complete harmony with the strength of that creature’s essence. Gaining understanding from these brothers and sisters of the animal kingdom is a healing process, and must be approached with humility and intuitiveness." --Jamie Sams and David Carson, Medicine Cards
Great way to deepen your spirituality and learn more about who you are & who you could become
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Jamie Sams' official website
- Jamie Sams: Native American Wisdom
Jamie Sams is a writer and artist of Seneca, Cherokee, and French decent. Ms. Sams' books are in fourteen languages world-wide and over a million are in print in English, all editions. The Medicines of the new animals teach us the evolving life-lesso
David Carson's official website
- Card Readings by David Carson - Medicine Cards
David Carson is a novelist who has written for newspapers, films and social reform publications. Raised in Oklahoma Indian country, David learned from many tribal elders and medicine carriers. He is of Choctaw descent and has lived on various reserva
Check out this book, too - (a journal to go with)
"Making Medicine is a guided journal specifically designed to offer guidance and insight to users seeking answers and a tool for furthering one’s understanding of the cards. The book provides a space for users to concentrate on any or all of the animals featured in Medicine Cards and record their own emotions and experiences with those animals. Fully illustrated and including special medicine ceremonies, Making Medicine is the perfect compliment to the cards themselves. ~~Amazon editorial review