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Old 31-07-2017, 03:46 AM
StuckandSearching StuckandSearching is offline
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Cat Power animals?

I've done some digging into various spiritualities that involve animals, and one thing that popped out to me a vast amount was "power animals" within shamanism. This may seem an odd question (or few questions) but do you often work with this topic? Like is it something that is well known?

I'm really curious to find out what my "power animal" is. I've read up on meditation and will be trying a session tonight, but an outside opinion would be, I believe very beneficial. If anyone could possibly give me some insight on the topic at hand, that would be lovely.

It's strange that this specific thing speaks to me clearly. I think something like this is the start to what I'm looking for. There is something inside me and a spirit of some sort is pushing me to find out what it is. At least, that's what it feels like. Could that "spirit" or feeling be my power animal?

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Old 31-07-2017, 03:49 PM
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Power animals usually come to you in dreams and meditations. You may notice a particular animal showing up in different ways in your life, too. Try to be aware of the animals that show up. Power animals usually enter our lives when we're supposed to learn a particular lesson, they don't always stay for life.
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Old 05-08-2017, 05:56 AM
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Fight Club (1999) had a scene involving the discovery of a power animal:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYycJ8O0Gq4
it seems important to allow it to present itself, and not get hung-up on
preconceptions of how it ought to portray itself. [don't beat yourself up
during the process! lol] not all of the totems are the thunderbird;
each has it's place in the whole.
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Old 07-08-2017, 04:48 PM
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Redundant post!
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Old 07-08-2017, 04:48 PM
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Old 07-08-2017, 04:50 PM
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What's with the double posts?! And now my main, original post has disappeared! Holy totem animals! ;-) I'm sorry for that. I have NO idea what's going on. Plus, this site keeps signing me out automatically. I'm new here and it's all rather disconcerting to say the least! Clean up on Aisle 7 --the Pagan board! Aye yi, yi!

I'll have to carry out a 'do-over' later when I'm up to it. Totem animals are a highly special subject to me and one which I know a lot about. Or, I can just PM you if you wish?!
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Old 16-08-2017, 07:35 PM
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I'd like to add that Ted Andrews wrote about power animals. Animal Speak is one and Nature Speak is another. I keep those two books as part of my library and maybe it'll help you find your power animal as we do have one for our entire life and others come and go as the need arises.
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Old 19-08-2017, 10:42 AM
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Originally Posted by StuckandSearching
I've done some digging into various spiritualities that involve animals, and one thing that popped out to me a vast amount was "power animals" within shamanism. This may seem an odd question (or few questions) but do you often work with this topic? Like is it something that is well known?

I'm really curious to find out what my "power animal" is. I've read up on meditation and will be trying a session tonight, but an outside opinion would be, I believe very beneficial. If anyone could possibly give me some insight on the topic at hand, that would be lovely.

It's strange that this specific thing speaks to me clearly. I think something like this is the start to what I'm looking for. There is something inside me and a spirit of some sort is pushing me to find out what it is. At least, that's what it feels like. Could that "spirit" or feeling be my power animal?

Best wishes.
I often work with power animals, and from what I understand it's very well understood in the history of shamans and their related communities. Power animals are a bit like the Familiars of European-descended witchcraft, though they often serve a more involved role. I have a handful of guides - mostly animals but not exclusively - whom I frequently interact with, and have one as a primary at any given time.

The person I learned the technique of shamanism from - a live one - also mentioned her spirit guides in this way, as did the person she learned from: Michael Harner, who wrote The Way of the Shaman and who provides a lot of really good details on the history and techniques of shamanism. I really liked it since it came from a standpoint encouraging firsthand experience as validity for the art, as opposed to being written to convey a message of "This is reality because I say so". If you're feeling drawn to shamanism, I recommend at least reading that one. From the few other shamans I know - very respectful, down-to-earth people - it's a good basis for getting started on the path.

It's entirely possible it's your personal power animal or guide that's drawing you towards learning about that path. It may also be a part of your own spirit - or a memory of a past life - that feels familiarity with the topic.

At this time I don't have a lot of free time, but if you still would like someone to do a reading to compare notes with regarding your guide, I'd be willing to do one in the near future.
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