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Animal Speak: The spiritual and magical powers of creatures great & small
If you have ever been fascinated by animal legends and lore, or felt an affinity for a particular creature or species, or believed that somewhere in your past lives you danced with wolves, frolicked with the dolphins, or soared with the Eagles, you will enjoy Animal Speak.
Author Ted Andrews shares his personal story of waking as a child to find a woman and a wolf in his room. He was too young to differentiate then between the spirit world and our brick and mortar domain, so to him, they were as real as his mother, who came running at his frightened screams.
She tucked him in, soothed his brow and told him they were figments of a dream, but he knew he was fully awake. That night the woman, whom he later learned to call Grandmother, and the wolf remained in the room. Since then, the pair have returned many times. Today he recognizes them for the amazing gift they are to him.
Perhaps you too have a special animal who shows up in your daily life, or in your dreams. Andrews tells us these animals are here to teach us, and that if we attune ourselves to them, they will share their power with us.
Find your personal power animal, or totem
In addition to giving detailed descriptions of the meanings, history and lore of hundreds of wild animals, Andrews takes us through a step-by-step process of discovering our power animal, or totem.
He teaches us how to honor our totem and how to increase our awareness of its gifts in our lives.
He also shows us how to accept and develop understanding of animals who may not be our lifetime totem, but are significant in our life journey and show up just when we need them.
Bridge between the natural and the supernatural
Moving as so many of us do from house to garage to vehicle to office to vehicle to mall and home again, we may feel disconnected from the natural world. Quite often, whirling from one busy day to the next, we may feel just as disconnected from the spiritual world.
Andrews feels that, as we learn to listen to the animals, we build a bridge between the natural world and the supernatural, deepening and expanding our connection to both Nature and Spirit.
If you have longed to deepen your spirituality and your relationship with Nature, you will find the exercises in this book helpful. If you are drawn to the concept of animal totems and animals as spirit guides, very likely you will find Animal Speak a comprehensive and invaluable resource for years to come.
Andrews has written several books. These two are excellent companions to Animal Speak.
As the title implies, in this volume, Andrews shares more of his understanding of the spiritual messages available to us all if we are open to the lessons Nature offers
If Animal Speak is too weighty to add to your laptop bag, this handy pocket guide is easy to pack.