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Octopus, Squid

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  • Intelligence
  • Moving rapidly away from danger when needed
  • Proper use of smoke screens (ink) in evading enemies
  • Destroying negative barriers

Opossum, Possum

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  • Proper use of deception
  • Use of appearances
  • Sensibility
  • Guidance to uncovering talent, psychic or physical
  • Gaining wisdom
  • Recovery


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  • Creator of the Cosmos
  • Having the ability to convert raw matter into stars, planets, etc.
  • Freeing the soul from the physical body
  • Controlling rainfall on Earth
  • Using the vibrational energy of song to heal
  • Assisting humans in finding their soul’s song
  • Soul memory
  • Seeing the unseen
  • Teaching the ability to seal soul fissures and energy leaks

According to coastal Indians, Orca was created by the hunter who carved a “blackfish” out of yellow cedar and commanded it to kill his wicked in-laws. Orca tore the men to bits and returned to the Tlingit man, Natsalane, who then ordered the sleek animals never again to prey on humans. And, to this day, Orca, the top predator of the sea, doesn’t eat people. Indeed, the Tlingit people of southeast Alaska consider Orca a custodian of the sea.

Otter, Sea Otter

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  • Woman’s healing wisdom
  • Sensibility without suspicion
  • Guidance in unmasking talents
  • Psychic awareness
  • Faithfulness
  • Recovery issues
  • Understanding the value of playtime


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  • Stealth
  • Secrecy
  • Silent and swift movement
  • Seeing behind masks
  • Keen sight
  • Messenger of secrets and omens
  • Shape-shifting
  • Link between the dark, unseen world and the world of light
  • Comfort with shadow self
  • Moon magick
  • Freedom

In the Bible Animals: Project Gutenberg by J. G. Wood, “we find the word côs to occur in Ps. cii. 6: “I am like a pelican of the wilderness: I am like an owl of the desert.” The Psalm in which this passage occurs is a penitential prayer, in which the writer uses many of the metaphors employed by Job when lamenting his afflictions, and describes himself as left alone among men.” (page 92).

The simile is equally just and feasible in this case, the Owl being essentially a bird of night, and associated with solitude and gloom. The particular species which is signified by the word côs bears but very slightly on the subject, inasmuch as in general habits all the true Owls are very similar in hiding by day in their nests, and coming out at night to hunt for prey, their melancholy hoot, or startling shriek, breaking the silence of the night. (page 92).

Peacock, Peahen

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  • All aspects of beauty
  • Immortality
  • Ability to see into the past, present, and future
  • Dignity
  • Self-confidence
  • Rising out of ashes

According to Bible Animals: Project Gutenberg by J. G. Wood, King Solomon imported various creatures “for the purpose of adding to the glories of Solomon’s house, and no bird could have been selected which would have a more magnificent effect than the Peacock. It is stated in biblical text, “once in three years came the navy of Tharshish, bringing gold, and silver, ivory, and apes, and peacocks.” 1 Kings x. 22. (page 381). He adds, “their beauty made so great an impression that they are separately mentioned by the sacred chronicler {Solomon], the Peacock and the ape being the only two animals that are thought worthy of enumeration.” (page 381).


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  • Proper use of abundance
  • Control of ego
  • Recovery from loss
  • Ability to float through emotions
  • Ability to return from the edge of extinction

J. G. Wood writes in Bible Animals: Project Gutenberg, that “the Hebrew etymology of the word used in ancient times for pelican is “derived from a root which signifies hurling or casting down. [As such] we may therefore presume that the bird is one which plunges or sweeps down upon its prey.” (page 16).

Bible verses referring to the pelican can be found in Leviticus and Deuteronomy as well as Psalm. Quoting Psalm cii 6, he wrote referred tot is author “lamenting his misery: “By reason of the voice of my groaning my bones cleave to my skin. “I am like a pelican of the wilderness: I am like an owl of the desert.” Wood reasoned from this passage that, the pelican “was a bird of solitude that was to be found in the “wilderness,” i.e. far from the habitations of man. This is one of the characteristics of the Pelican, which loves not the neighborhood of human beings, and is fond of resorting to broad, uncultivated lands, where it will not be disturbed.” (page 16).

Stating further, “the cormorant [a type of pelican] is a most voracious bird, swallowing a considerable weight of fish at a meal, and digesting them so rapidly that it is soon ready for another supply. Although it is essentially a marine bird, hunger often takes it inland, especially to places where are lakes or large rivers.” (page 16). By the way in which the pelican selects and eats his food, the author related this to the activity “of sitting motionless for hours after it has gorged itself with food, its head sunk on its shoulders, and its bill resting on its breast. This is but one of the singular, and often grotesque, attitudes in which the Pelican is in the habit of indulging.” (page 16).


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  • Fatherhood
  • Understanding female energy within the male
  • Waking dreams
  • Astral Projection
  • Patience
  • Endurance

Pig, Sow, Boar

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  • Crone Goddess
  • Rooting out the truth
  • Deep Earth magick
  • Past life knowledge
  • Intelligence
  • Cunning
  • Becoming invisible during times of danger

Polar Bear

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  • Ability to navigate along the Earth’s magnetic lines
  • Introspection
  • Solitude
  • Expert swimmer through emotional waters
  • Finding one way back from the brink
  • Ability to find sustenance in barren landscapes
  • Strength in the face of adversity
  • Communication with Spirit
  • Dreams
  • Death and rebirth
  • Transformation


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  • Innocence
  • Trust in Spirit
  • Renewed sense of wonder
  • Creating your own path
  • Protection of boundaries
  • Defense when threatened
  • Allowing others their path
  • Non-interference