The Healing Wisdom of Birds

Author: Lesley Morrison
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 0738730432
Format: PDF, Mobi
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As spiritual guides, otherworldly allies, and magical companions, birds have been revered for millennia. From eagles and owls to hummingbirds and wrens, this lovely and lyrical guide to bird spirituality explores the rich beliefs and practices surrounding more than forty different birds—and reveals how these venerated creatures can guide us today. Drawing on mythology and traditions of worldwide shamanic cultures—from modern times to the Bronze Age—this book examines avian spirituality from all angles: —What birds have symbolized through the ages and why —How to decipher bird messages in your life —Bird deities from Aphrodite to the Valkyries —Avian presence in ancient cave art, shapeshifting rituals, magic practices, and religion —How to discover and work with your totem bird From exploring the five stages of soul alchemy to helping protect our feathered companions, The Healing Wisdom of Birds offers a variety of practical ways to connect with these sacred creatures.

Bird Medicine

Author: Evan T. Pritchard
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 159143825X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Explores the living spiritual tradition surrounding birds in Native American culture • Pairs scholarly research with more than 200 firsthand accounts of bird signs from traditional Native Americans and their descendants • Examines the legends, wisdom, and powers of the birds known as the gatekeepers of the four directions—Eagle, Hawk, Crow, and Owl • Provides many examples of bird sign interpretations and human-bird communication that can be applied in your own encounters with birds Birds are our strongest allies in the natural world. Revered in Native American spirituality and shamanic traditions around the world, birds are known as teachers, guardians, role models, counselors, healers, clowns, peacemakers, and meteorologists. They carry messages and warnings from loved ones and the spirit world, report deaths and injuries, and channel divine intelligence to answer our questions. Some of their “signs” are so subtle that one could discount them as subjective, but others are dramatic enough to strain even a skeptic’s definition of coincidence. Pairing scholarly research with more than 200 firsthand accounts of bird encounters from traditional Native Americans and their descendants, Evan Pritchard explores the living spiritual tradition surrounding birds in Native American culture. He examines in depth the birds known as the gatekeepers of the four directions--Eagle in the North, Hawk in the East, Crow in the South, and Owl in the West--including their roles in legends and the use of their feathers in shamanic rituals. He reveals how the eagle can be a direct messenger of the Creator, why crows gather in “Crow Councils,” and how shamans have the ability to travel inside of birds, even after death. Expanding his study to the wisdom and gifts of birds beyond the four gatekeepers, such as hummingbirds, seagulls, and the mythical thunderbird, he provides numerous examples of everyday bird sign interpretations that can be applied in your own encounters with birds as well as ways we can help protect birds and encourage them to communicate with us.

The Secret Language of Birds

Author: Adele Nozedar
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN:
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Containing historical facts, myths and real-life spiritual encounters with birds, this book features information for bird lovers who are interested in esoterica, history, folklore, and spiritual symbolism of birds throughout the world.

Birds Divine Messengers

Author: Andrea Wansbury
Publisher: Findhorn Press
ISBN: 1844090744
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This spiritual guide explains that nature holds the answer to all of life's mysteries, and that birds in particular can impart universal principles and divine spiritual guidance. Each bird brings its own specific message—a heron brings a message of solitude; a falcon, loyalty; a lark, healing; and a duck, faith—and with this interpretive manual readers can study how to recognize birds' personal messages and the importance of following their wisdom. A comprehensive list of the messages and archetypes that the most common birds stand for, as well as a Quick Reference Guide to specific birds' messages serve both as practical tools for understanding and working with the knowledge birds can provide as messengers of the divine.

Animal Speak

Author: Ted Andrews
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 0738717630
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Open your heart and mind to the wisdom of the animal world. Animal Speak provides techniques for recognizing and interpreting the signs and omens of nature. Meet and work with animals as totems and spirit guides by learning the language of their behaviors within the physical world. Animal Speak shows you how to: Identify, meet, and attune to your spirit animals Discover the power and spiritual significance of more than 100 different animals, birds, insects, and reptiles Call upon the protective powers of your animal totem Create and use five magical animal rites, including shapeshifting and sacred dance This beloved, bestselling guide has become a classic reference for anyone wishing to forge a spiritual connection with the majesty and mystery of the animal world.

The Hidden Meaning of Birds A Spiritual Field Guide

Author: Arin Murphy-Hiscock
Publisher: Adams Media
ISBN: 1507210264
Format: PDF
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Behold the power of nature with this illustrated field guide to recognizing and understanding the messages that the universe sends us through the birds we see in our daily lives! Birds are all around us—pecking at the sidewalk, perching on a nearby tree branch, flying in the sky above our heads. But do you ever feel like a bird might be trying to connect with you—or even tell you something? The Hidden Meaning of Birds can help you decipher the special message your avian oracle is trying to share. The Hidden Meaning of Birds isn’t just your typical field guide to birds. In addition to a physical description of a variety of common bird species, it also includes the folklore and unique symbolism associated with each to help you understand the changes these mystical creatures want you to make in your life. With this enlightening volume as your inspiration, get ready to reexamine your life from a bird’s eye view—one robin, crow, and hummingbird at a time!

Birds A Spiritual Field Guide

Author: Arin Murphy-Hiscock
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1440526958
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Birds are all around us—building nests for their eggs, perching on a nearby tree branch, floating freely on a breath of wind. But do you ever feel like a bird might be trying to connect with you—or even tell you something? This book can help you figure out the special message your visitor is trying to share. Inside this lovely illustrated field guide you'll find everything you need to decipher the unique meaning behind each individual bird sighting. From physical description to folklore, each of the common bird species detailed within has a story and a unique symbolism which will help reveal the changes these mystical creatures want you to make in your life. With this enlightening volume as your inspiration, get ready to take a look at your life from a bird's eye view—one robin, crow, and hummingbird at a time!

Birds A Spiritual Field Guide

Author: Arin Murphy-Hiscock
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1440526958
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Birds are all around us—building nests for their eggs, perching on a nearby tree branch, floating freely on a breath of wind. But do you ever feel like a bird might be trying to connect with you—or even tell you something? This book can help you figure out the special message your visitor is trying to share. Inside this lovely illustrated field guide you'll find everything you need to decipher the unique meaning behind each individual bird sighting. From physical description to folklore, each of the common bird species detailed within has a story and a unique symbolism which will help reveal the changes these mystical creatures want you to make in your life. With this enlightening volume as your inspiration, get ready to take a look at your life from a bird's eye view—one robin, crow, and hummingbird at a time!

Flights of Fancy

Author: Peter Tate
Publisher: Delacorte Press
ISBN: 0307783979
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The perfect bedside companion for every bird-watcher and nature lover, inside Flights of Fancy you’ll find: Cranes “Don’t promise the crane in the sky, but give the titmouse in your hand.” Russian proverb Magpies “One for sorrow, two for joy…” Traditional English rhyme Owls “The owl shrieked at thy birth, an evil sign.” Shakespeare, Henry VI, Part III Peacocks “The peacock is ashamed of its large black feet.” Medieval Persian tradition Ravens “When the raven tried to bring fire to the world, ash turned its feathers black.” Cherokee Indian legend Swans “Sewing a swan’s feather into your husband’s pillow will keep him faithful.” British superstition From the Hardcover edition.

Symbols in Arts Religion and Culture

Author: Farrin Chwalkowski
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443857289
Format: PDF
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We are a product of nature. Every single cell of our body is made of, and depends, on nature. Our inner soul is heavily influenced by nature. We feel sad if the sun is not shining for a few days, and feel pleasure when drawn to the wonder of flowers and uplifted by the song of birds. We came from nature; we are part of nature. In short, we are nature. Nature has been an intimate part of the human experience from the earliest times. Different religions and cultures, from all corners of the world, have honoured and worshipped nature in art, ritual and literature in their own unique ways. This book shows how we learn about our own human nature, our own sense of identity and how we fit into the larger scheme of life and spirit when we come to better understand how our human ancestors, through art, symbol and myth, expressed their relationship with the natural world.