What is your Spirit Animal ?

  • olden

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    Apr 07, 2008 11:37 PM GMT
    What wild animal do you feel most akin to?

    My Spirit Animal is Bear. He is most like humans and can walk upright. He is the giver of medicine and is a great healer. He is, however, quick to anger and is difficult to appease. He brings peace to situations, but often only because others fear him for his size and strength.

    What is your Spirit Animal?
  • TallGWMvballe...

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    Apr 07, 2008 11:40 PM GMT
    Fo me it would be a Tiger or Panther; intelligent, quick, lithe, cunning but still affectionate,
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    Apr 08, 2008 12:00 AM GMT
    What a great question!

    I am part elephant (good memory), part mule (stubborn), part rhino (thick skin) and part puppy dog (furry and like to cuddle).

    If I had to choose an animal though it would be a whale (not because I am huge). Intelligent, non-violent and I love the sea!
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    Apr 08, 2008 12:04 AM GMT
    I don't have an affinity for any wild animals. I am, however, especially fond of domestic cats.
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    Apr 08, 2008 3:01 AM GMT
    paradox saidI don't have an affinity for any wild animals. I am, however, especially fond of domestic cats.


    I feel similarly actually. then again my pussy i psycho and i think he is more wild than domestic.
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    Apr 08, 2008 3:13 AM GMT
    That's easy, penguin. Wait, no, I guess it's a swan. Oh well, they're both birds and both drawn to water.
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    Apr 08, 2008 3:24 AM GMT
    The Coyote is my animal spirit.
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    Apr 08, 2008 3:28 AM GMT
    The Rubber Chicken. Right up there with the Squirting Seltzer Bottle.
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    Apr 08, 2008 3:33 AM GMT

    I DON'T KNOW!!

    A-Ko over boy and punches ground
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    Apr 08, 2008 3:38 AM GMT
    kingkajou.

    I swear that that is an animal
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    Apr 08, 2008 3:50 AM GMT
    A pangolin! But I feel more connected to:Photobucket
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    Apr 08, 2008 4:04 AM GMT
    I had a thing for otters growing up
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    Apr 08, 2008 4:08 AM GMT
    the Fox

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    Fox%20Mouse

    my name, Crimthann, is ancient Gaelic for Fox.

    By the by, in some circles it is considered rude to your Totem to announce who he or she is.
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    Apr 08, 2008 4:12 AM GMT
    I would have to say a black mustang...I find myself one with them more...and I would soooo want to be one in like a next life.
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    Apr 08, 2008 4:16 AM GMT
    I've always seen myself as a phoenix

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  • Squarejaw

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    Apr 08, 2008 4:20 AM GMT
    I had a very strange experience while taking a 6-month course called "Art as Transformation" at UCLA Extension (I taught there for a while and got to take a free course every semester).

    Anyway, one weekend we were to do guided visualization to discover our spirit animal, and then do paintings of them. I was of two opposite minds: first, I'm pretty skeptical of this sort of thing, and second, I figured, "Oh, it'll be a dragon or a lion or something like that."

    The instructor started the visualization and led us into a sleepy half-trance. And suddenly I felt a raccoon nuzzling my ear. You know when you're half awake but experiencing a dream that feels completely real? It was like that. I was amazed at how vivid and unexpected it was.
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    Apr 08, 2008 4:25 AM GMT
    The mouse.
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    Apr 08, 2008 4:35 AM GMT
    I know, but I can't say. Within the Native traditions, it is considered bad medicine to publicly reveal your spirit totem.
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    Apr 08, 2008 4:39 AM GMT
    Unless they're mice.
  • Kevin82

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    Apr 08, 2008 4:40 AM GMT
    It's funny I was just reading through some old papers from my high school english class and one of the short anwser questions was if you were an animal, what and why. Little 17 year old Kevin was a lion... powerful, fierce, and king of the jungle. How cute is that?

    I'm going to say that my spirit animal is also the phoenix.
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    Apr 08, 2008 4:41 AM GMT
    NativeDude saidI know, but I can't say. Within the Native traditions, it is considered bad medicine to publicly reveal your spirit totem.


    well, it's a good thing i'm not superstitious (knock wood).
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    Apr 08, 2008 4:57 AM GMT
    jasonmericson said[quote][cite]NativeDude said[/cite]I know, but I can't say. Within the Native traditions, it is considered bad medicine to publicly reveal your spirit totem.


    well, it's a good thing i'm not superstitious (knock wood). [/quote]
    Actually, it's not a superstition... it's a very real part of traditional Native American spirituality... and my Cherokee heritage is something I hold sacred.
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    Apr 08, 2008 5:08 AM GMT
    Mine is Wolf!
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    Apr 08, 2008 5:23 AM GMT
    javaman9999 saidI've always seen myself as a phoenix

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    I'm with Javaman on this one. Also, I kinda have an affinity toward Lemurs...
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    Apr 08, 2008 5:39 AM GMT
    Similar to Native Dude, I've worked with shamans and discovered a few of my power animals. While I don't recall being expressly told not to name them, I feel hesitant to do so. Suffice to say I love my animals!

    Squarejaw, the cool thing about the experience you had is that you can actually talk to your animal during the half-dream state. The shamans I worked with encouraged us to ask our animals their names and also their particular purpose in our lives. It;s really amazing what can come forward.