Explore three new personalized approaches to animal totemism unlike the usual totem dictionary full of stereotypical meanings. This comprehensive guide gives you a fresh perspective on the foundations, theories, and practices of totemism.
New Paths to Animal Totems presents three unique models of totem work, letting you experiment and blend them into your own spiritual practice. The Correspondence Model enables you to use directions, elements, and more to create your own totemic cosmology. In the Bioregional Model, you’ll focus on the local physical and spiritual ecosystems of where you live. Totemism in the Archetypal Model represents aspects of your personality, psyche, and experience.
Each model provides new techniques for exploring totem work, whether you’re a beginner or want to invigorate your existing practice. You’ll also develop strong relationships and engage in meaningful conversations with your personal animal spirits. Use this essential guidebook to bring strength, wisdom, healing, and positive change to your life with hands-on rituals, meditations, and much more.
In our daily and spiritual lives, we often neglect the plants and fungi around us—uprooting carrots and radishes for food, destroying the reproductive organs of flowers for bouquets, and deliberately stunting the bushes in our lawns. It is possible, however, to provide these plants with the respect and honor they deserve. Lupa, author of the new Plant and Fungus Totems, presents five ways we can honor our plant and fungi friends while still interacting with them.
Any animal species that has ever existed has a totem, and we're not limited to just one animal totem. But how do we find our animal totem(s)? What if dreaming or guided meditation don't work? Lupa, author of New Paths to Animal Totems, provides three ways to find your animal totem.
Living in the Midwest, Ostara comes for us at one of those "in between" times. It falls in between the frigid cold of winter and the scorching, oppressive heat of summer. It's the calm both before and after the storm. But it is also a real blah time of year. The weather is often still downright chilly, and snow is still quite a possibility. (In... read this article