In Discovering Your Spirit Animal, shamanic healer Lucy Harmer presents a practical approach to understanding spirit animals and applying their power to specific situations in daily life. Written in clear, simple language and featuring compelling stories and anecdotes, the book explains what a spirit animal is, describes its purpose, and shows that understanding the “medicine” of one’s spirit animal—assimilating its qualities and characteristics—allows one to apply the lessons and messages they convey and use them for personal transformation. Lucy Harmer notes that particular animals that cross one’s path or appear repeatedly nearby probably want us to share in their medicine, their teaching, their energy, and their spirit.
Discovering Your Spirit Animal provides guidance for meeting and getting to know one’s spirit animal through easy exercises and shamanic techniques. Lucy Harmer explains how to discover the strengths, qualities, and skills one shares with one’s personal spirit animal, enabling one to learn how to reinforce this connection and access innate wisdom and inner power, overcome fears, increase natural healing capacity, and improve relationships.
About Pip Waller
Pip Waller is a medical herbalist, massage therapist, and plant spirit medicine and shamanic practitioner. She has taught at the Blarney Centre of Acupuncture and Reflexology in Ireland and currently teaches at the Academy of Natural Health in London and at the Meridian School of Massage in Birmingham. She lives in Wales, UK.
“This book is a way for the ‘person on the street’ to dip their toes into a bigger way of seeing the unseen worlds around them.”
—Nicholas Breeze Wood, editor of Sacred Hoop magazine
“A delightful read for all animal lovers wanting to connect with their inner selves and apply ancient teachings.”
—Randall N. Hyer, MD, DPhil, MPH
“Discovering your Spirit Animal is a beautifully crafted book. Lucy Harmer, a truly gifted healer and seer, writes on this important subject with humor and compassion, creating a simple and easy-to-use guide for anyone who wants to connect with the power of their spirit animal.”
—Pip Waller of the Dreaming Butterfly Centre and author of Holistic Anatomy for Healers, Heretics and Alternative Folk
“I am very lucky to have met Lucy Harmer and to have had the chance to take part in her engaging, dynamic workshops. She has opened my eyes to see and experience the wisdom and riches of the many worlds we live in. I highly recommend this book to everyone who is seeking insights and guidance on their life paths. Lucy openly shares her vast knowledge and experience of spirit animal work along with clear, precise instructions for how to undertake shamanic journeying to discover your own spirit animal.”
—Dorna Wilson Revie, founder and director of the International Sophrology Training Centre in Geneva, Switzerland
“A beautifully written book on animal spirit guides full of practical exercises for how to develop a personal relationship with your own animal guides. Lucy Harmer shows the interconnectedness of the animal kingdom with human beings and gives hope to people looking for more meaning to their lives. I would recommend this book to anyone on the Shamanic path, and to those people looking for a more nature-based spirituality.”
—John Lockley, African shaman, Xhosa Sangoma, South Africa
“In these profound times of natural changes, Lucy Harmer shares her humble and rewarding journey into the worlds of Nawal, the elder spirit family who teaches and helps the younger animal family called humans.”
—Chief Sonne Reyna, Yaqui-Carrizo Nations of North America and Sun Dance Peace Chief