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Working With The Animal Totems

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"In the beginning of all things, wisdom and knowledge were with the animals: for Tirawa, the One Above, did not speak directly to man. He sent certain animals to tell men that he showed himself through the beasts and that from them, and from the stars and the sun and the moon should man learn... all things tell of Tirawa."

—Eagle Chief (late 19th century), Pawnee

"Terra Madre 2012 / The Shift"

by Visionary Artist  Minouche Graglia

"Animals share with us the privilege of having a soul."  ~ Pythagoras

 

 

Unknown Speaker addressing the National Congress of American Indians in the mid 1960's

"In early days we were close to nature. We judged time, weather conditions, and many things by the elements - the good earth, the blue sky, the flying of geese, and the changing winds. We looked to these for guidance and answers. Our prayers and thanksgiving were said to the four winds--to the East, from whence the new day was born; to the South, which sent the warm breeze which gave a feeling of comfort; to the West, which ended the day and brought rest; and to the North, the Mother of winter whose sharp air awakened a time of preparation for the long days ahead. We lived by God's hand through nature and evaluated the changing winds to tell us or warn us of what was ahead.

Today we are again evaluating the changing winds. May we be strong in spirit and equal to our Fathers of another day in reading the signs accurately and interpreting them wisely. May Wah-Kon-Tah, the Great Spirit, look down upon us, guide us, inspire us, and give us courage and wisdom.

Above all, may He look down upon us and be pleased."


"The new human can tune to the voice of the river and give it expression. The new human can tune to the voice of the wind and speak the words that the wind cannot speak with a human tongue. The new human can blend with the essence of the forest, the spirits of the rain, the spirits of every creeping, crawling, living thing and can represent them fairly and evoke from them, the best that they can be." ~ Ken Carey ~ "Return of The Bird Tribes"

“You are part of everything! You are part of the fire, you are part of the water, you are part of the green, you are part of the stars, and you are related to everything. You are related to the stones, to the trees, to the fish, to the creepy-crawlers, to the ones that fly, to the ones that walk on all fours, and to the ones that walk on two legs. Everything is sacred and, therefore, you are sacred too. That's what we mean when we say, Mitakuye oyasin." 

~ Wallace Black Elk, Sicangu Lakota Spiritual Elder

 

 

Wakan Tanka,
~ Great Mystery;
Teach me how to trust my heart, 

my mind,
my intuition,
my inner knowing,
the senses of my body,
the blessings of my spirit.
~ Teach me to trust these things
so that I may enter my Sacred Space
and Love beyond my fear..
and thus Walk in Balance
with the passing of each glorious Sun.

~ Lakota Prayer

 

"Eagle's Heart of Mercy" from GaiaFly
"If you talk to the animals, they will talk to you and you will know each other. If you do not talk to them, you will not know them. And what you do not know, you will fear. What one fears one destroys." ~ Chief Dan George

"Spirit of the Golden Moon" by Carol Cavalaris

The Beasts Know It

 
"If you know that all is well, you know all you need to know. And if you know life is supposed to be fun, you know more than almost anybody else knows. And if you know that the way you feel is your indicator of how connected you are to Source, then you know that which only a handful of Deliberate Creators, respective to the total population, really know. The beasts all know it. Your animals know that all is well. Your animals live in the moment. They understand the power of their now. They expect the Universe to yield to them. They don't worry or fret or conjure or make laws or rules or try to regulate. They are Pure Positive Energy. Your beasts vibrate more on the Energy scale of contentment than of passion. Their desire was set forth from Nonphysical, and continues to be set forth by those, like you, who want Energy balance, who want sustenance. The difference between the beast and the human is that the beast is more general in its intent. The human is usually less blended, usually less allowing of the Energy to flow, but is more specific. And that is why the human is seen to be the Creator while the beast is more the balancer of Energy."

~ Abraham

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THE HISTORY OF SHAMANISM

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HOW TO WORK WITH YOUR POWER ANIMALS

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THE FOUR CARDINAL DIRECTIONS

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THE NINE DIRECTIONS

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ANIMAL TOTEMS LINKS ~ MASTER LIST

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SHAMANISM and JOURNEYING LINKS ~ MASTER LIST

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THE MEDICINE WHEEL ~ MASTER LIST

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NATIVE AMERICAN SYMBOLS and MEANINGS

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INDIGENOUS CULTURAL CONTEXTS and TEACHINGS

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ANIMAL RELATED ARTICLES, STORIES and READING MATERIALS

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AWESOME ARTWORK ~ Shamanism and Animal Totems Artwork

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MICHAEL SPEAKS ON: Shamanism, Journeying and Animal Wisdom

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ARVEL'S ANIMAL TOTEMS ARTICLES

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CHAT LOGS ~ Special Online Chats with Arvel Bird

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Blog Posts

Live Web Class - Intro to (Neo)Shamanism

Posted by Kelley Harrell on June 4, 2014 at 7:07am

Bird totems and animal connections

Posted by Jacob on April 7, 2014 at 2:37pm — 1 Comment

How I became Spirit Bear!

Posted by Douglas (Spirit Bear) Neely on March 19, 2014 at 12:47am — 3 Comments

Is this true?

Posted by Scarlegs on July 13, 2013 at 5:30pm

Shrine to my guide

Posted by Scarlegs on July 7, 2013 at 11:59pm

Nature’s Lyric Symphony

Posted by Sharon Lee Goodhand on July 7, 2013 at 4:50am

I might have met my guide?

Posted by Scarlegs on July 7, 2013 at 1:00am

Intro to (Neo)Shamanism

Posted by Kelley Harrell on June 27, 2013 at 5:44am

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    Visit Native Spirits Tribal Community


    VISIT THE AFRICAN WILDLIFE GALLERY

    Simply click on any thumbnail image to enlarge it, and then on the LEARN MORE option to read a whole page of information pertaining to that animal. Some have audio sounds!
    A very cool site! Enjoy!

    VISIT NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC'S ANIMAL FACTS PAGE


    Story: RAVEN and the ORIGIN of ANIMALS

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