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Animal Magick: The Art of Recognizing and Working with Familiars - D.J. Conway

Animal Magick: The Art of Recognizing and Working with Familiars – D.J. Conway

Receive direction, inspiration, and healing when you take the collar off a favourite animal's natural powers! Animal Magick is the first book to present familiars from a European Pagan viewpoint. It shows you how to access the unique power of familiars―real or imagined animals―for magickal assistance, enhanced health, and spiritual growth. You don't need a pet or companion animal to have a familiar. Whether you collect glass animals, dream about snakes, or "talk" with an ...
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Becoming Animal: An Earthly Cosmology - David Abram

Becoming Animal: An Earthly Cosmology – David Abram

David Abram’s first book, The Spell of the Sensuous—hailed as “revolutionary” by the Los Angeles Times, as “daring and truly original” by Science—has become a classic of environmental literature. Now Abram returns with a startling exploration of our human entanglement with the rest of nature. As the climate veers toward catastrophe, the innumerable losses cascading through the biosphere make vividly evident the need for a metamorphosis in our relation to the living land. For too ...
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Communicating with animals : The spiritual connection between people and animals - Arthur Myers

Communicating with animals : The spiritual connection between people and animals – Arthur Myers

Most people have told their dog to "sit" or heard the insistent meows of a cat at dinnertime, but thousands are discovering that they can actually carry on meaningful, nonverbal conversations with animals. In Communicating with Animals, veteran reporter Arthur Myers explores the phenomenon of human-animal communication in hundreds of case studies. Readers will learn the history of animal communication, compelling evidence of animal reincarnation, and how to use their untapped mind power to form ...
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Rethinking Relations and Animism: Personhood and Materiality

Rethinking Relations and Animism: Personhood and Materiality

Personhood and relationality have re-animated debate in and between many disciplines. We are in the midst of a simultaneous "ontological turn", a "(re)turn to things" and a "relational turn", and also debating a "new animism". It is increasingly recognised that the boundaries between the "natural" and "social" sciences are of heuristic value but might not adequately describe reality of a multi-species world. Following rich and provocative dialogues between ethnologists and Indigenous experts, relations between the ...
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The Handbook of Contemporary Animism - Graham Harvey

The Handbook of Contemporary Animism – Graham Harvey

The Handbook of Contemporary Animism brings together an international team of scholars to examine the full range of animist worldviews and practices. The volume opens with an examination of recent approaches to animism. This is followed by evaluations of ethnographic, cognitive, literary, performative, and material culture approaches, as well as advances in activist and indigenous thinking about animism. This handbook will be invaluable to students and scholars of Religion, Sociology and Anthropology. Read Online : ...
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