Animal Wisdom: Definitive Guide to Myth, Folklore and Medicine Power of Animals

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9780007323067: Animal Wisdom: Definitive Guide to Myth, Folklore and Medicine Power of Animals

In this illustrated guide to the legends, rituals and magical powers of animals, Jessica Dawn Palmer explores over 70 of the Northern Hemisphere's most loved animals. Each animal is described by: / their physical details / their habitat and how they live / their traits and characteristics / the legends and mystical traditions that surround them / the medicine and healing power associated with them The animals range from the humble to the magnificent, from ant, cat and dog, through badger, beaver and bear, to eagle, frog, snake, vulture and wolf.

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Jessica Palmer is descended from Dakota woodland Sioux. Although she now lives in the UK she still has strong US contacts. Until now she has concentrated mainly on fiction and has published 10 novels. She regularly gives talks on Native American culture around the country.


From Native American legends to the ancient Egyptian and Celtic lore, animals and the behaviorial traits they personify have long fascinated human beings. Information from the mystical to the scientific is included.... The book conveniently lists animals alphabetically.

Palmer is an informative, entertaining writer and solid researcher. This intriguing book should have crossover appeal for those interested in disciplines ranging from biology and anthropology to art and history and spiritual traditions, as well as animal lovers.
S. Derrickson Moore
Las Cruces Sun-News, October 12, 2001

Animal Wisdom takes a look at the mystical traditions, legends and healing traditions of animals from the humble ant to the eagle, wolf and whale.
Author Jessica Palmer says: "If an animal seems to feature often a person's life or in dreams, it can be regarded as a message which gives an insight to the person's essential spirit.
Felicity Newson
The Liverpool Echo

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