Four Jaguars Press, March 2019
All human beings possess a power animal. These animal spirits serve as our protectors, guides, companions and helpers on our spiritual journey. From ancient Egypt to the now emerging contemporary shamanism movement, the embodiment of animal spirits, the power of their symbolism and the profundity of their lessons can bring deeper truths and empowerment. Shamans rely heavily on the guidance and wisdom of power animals and this book is an accumulation of researching the meaning given by shamans all over the world to power animals. The book is then enhanced by the personal experiences of two shamanic practitioners, Lori Morrison and Maya Starhawk who have a combined forty years of experience in working with animal spirits throughout their spiritual evolution. Through the actual channeling of information from each of the animals featured in this guide, the messages to humanity are practical and fresh and a surprising journey into oneself.
Through ancient wisdom and the magic of power animals, this guide will help you to identify, merge with and embrace your human connection to the spirits of almost two hundred animals. These connections can stay with you for a lifetime. This guide will also help you to understand the significance of the animals that appear throughout your life helping you to uncover the many aspects of the human journey and changing the way you see and experience the world.
| ISBN: 9780998737898 | Publication Date: March 2019
"Soon to be a classic, this book is the ultimate guide to spirit animals. Richly researched, the meaning and symbolism of animals pop off the pages. Shamanic perspectives from Mongolia to Machu Picchu are woven into this dynamic tapestry of wisdom by a powerful female shaman."
--Betsy Chasse, author of Tipping Sacred Cows, co-writer/co-director/producer of What the Bleep Do We Know!?, and producer of Song of the New Earth
"Lori Morrison has a profound connection to the spirit world that is evidenced in the contents of this book. She sees between the worlds and knows how to speak to the spirits of the animal nation. She then takes this gift and titrates it into usable form for the reader to glean insightful messages from the spirit world. Her book gives an analysis of the physical natures of numerous animals and interprets the meaning of the animal for persons who might encounter them in their spiritual journey. The encyclopedic nature of the work allows for easy reference to scientific fact and metaphysical attributes. As a reference guide it is a valuable assistance to the reader to discover deeper awareness of the messages that animals embody.
--Jan Engels-Smith M.Ed., Sh.D., founder of LightSong School of 21st-Century Shamanism and Energy Medicine, author of Becoming Yourself and Through the Rabbit Hole
"Between the covers of this book is a bounty of information from the voices of the animal spirit world. A treasure chest full of enlightenment and wisdom, this book will serve humanity in expanding a connection to the deeper meaning of spirit animals in our world. The Shaman's Guide to Power Animals will encourage our appreciation of Power Animals as mentors and wisdom keepers throughout our spiritual journey."
--Stephanie Phelps, intuitive spiritual guide, healer, teacher, and ceremonialist, owner of White Horse Journeys
"Lori Morrison's book is the ultimate shaman's handbook to Power Animals! I look forward to using this book as go-to reference for my work."
--Gogo Ekhaya Esima, sangoma, traditional healer, and writer