Originally posted by SteveR
Can you explain a little more? Sounds interesting.
Originally posted by MystikMushroom
I have two or three animal spirits that I have been in contact with in my life.
The most profound though is Brother Fox. I had a vision during meditation in which the fox appeared, pacing before me. I outstretched my hand to offer my friendship. He approached, and began to eat my hand. He litterally tore the flesh from my fingers. It didn't hurt, and I was no alarmed or scared. I felt very peacfull "watching" this animal lovingly strip the flesh from my hand. I belive we were becoming closer during this encounter, and I was not just offering kinship, but my etheral "body" up as a sacrifice as well.
Fox medicine has protected me from several dangerous and potentially life-threatening situtations for me.
I keep an Arctic Fox skull that was found in the Tundra on my desk, it's a powerful icon for me when meditating.
The moose, eagle, and wolf have also made themselves known to me. I have yet to work with them or cultivate a deeper relationship with them. I know however they are interested in working with me when the time is right.
I kind of see totems as archetypes of our own psyche. . . Just like consulting an oracle like the I Ching, Tarot, or Runes--the answers sought already reside within oneself...the same w/totems (from what ive experienced)...we somehow assign animals with specific traits/lessons at periodic times in our lives when we need to know the answers we already want to tell us. . .
Does this make sense to anyone else?
In the beginning, RAVEN was first and foremost a Creator and Trickster God - especially of the Haida tribe, who claim he discovered the first humans hiding in a clam shell and brought them berries and salmon.
I've been told that the animal spirit chooses you, that you may do a ritual to ask for one.
not that I understand a thing they say, but they do communicate
To stay on topic, my spirit animal is the snake.
the raven is considered to be the one who gave people life
Originally posted by Diseria
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