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Aumakua, Familiars, and Spirit Animals . . . Oh My!!! | Care2 Healthy Living

Aumakua, Familiars, and Spirit Animals . . . Oh My!!! | Care2 Healthy Living

From the Rainbow Serpent of the Aborigines of Australia that birthed the land and its inhabitants, to the “Cowardly” Lion that accompanied Dorothy to Oz, to the tale you tell of the hummingbird that hovered for several seconds two feet from your nose, cultural and personal stories and mythologies (or mythos) are rampant with animals and spirit animals. These stories and experiences resonate with our instinctual connection to the animal kingdom, as well as conveying an innate kinship with this vast realm of beings we share our planet with. We owe a great deal of thanks to our animal brothers and sisters who give so much to us humans, such as companionship, warmth, and food. In some traditions it’s even told that humans descended from the animals. As for animal spirit guides, the awareness that Spirit sometimes shows up in animal form was inherent in the cultural beliefs of ...

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