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New Paths to Animal Totems: Three Alternative Approaches to Creating Your Own Totemism

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  • Title: New Paths to Animal Totems: Three Alternative Approaches to Creating Your Own Totemism
  • Author: Lupa
  • ISBN: 9780738733371
  • Page: 287
  • Format: Paperback

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  • New Paths to Animal Totems: Three Alternative Approaches to Creating Your Own Totemism Best Read || [Lupa]
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New Paths to Animal Totems: Three Alternative Approaches to Creating Your Own Totemism

About "Lupa"

  1. Lupa

    I am an author, artist, and wannabe polymath living in Portland, OR I ve been a pagan of various sorts since the mid 1990s My primary focus has always been on totemism and animal magics, though in recent years I ve been expanding into the general totemic ecosystem, working with plant, fungus, mineral and other totems I ve written several books based on my practices, and you can read my blog at thegreenwolf blog as well.Also since the mid 1990s, I ve created ritual tools, sacred costumery, and other meaningful art out of hides, bones, beads, and other organics It s been a strong part of my spirituality, and I even wrote a book about it, Skin Spirits The Spiritual and Magical Use of Animal Parts You can see what s currently available for purchase on my Etsy shop http thegreenwolfsyI am very involved in environmental and sustainable efforts I volunteer with local environmental groups with tree planting and litter cleanup efforts, and I even adopted a small stretch of the Columbia River to clean litter, monitor flora and fauna, and do water testing At home I do my best to follow Reduce, Reuse, Recycle in that order , and many of my art supplies are secondhand or otherwise reclaimed, and everything gets used one way or another.When I m not creatively working or volunteering, I love to hike, go out dancing, read voraciously when I have the time, and hit the gym a few times a week.

634 Comments

  1. This is one of the best Pagan Neo Pagan books I ve read in a long time Actually, it s one of the best non fiction I ve read in a long time, period It s intelligent, rational, easy to read while being in depth, and has a wonderful conversational quality to it that makes it feel like you re listening to the author talk instead of reading from the page.In terms of content, this is one of the first books containing how to info that didn t a bore me, and b intimidate me away from trying it At the end [...]


  2. This has toppled DIY Totemism as my favourite book on Neo Pagan totemism The information was very accessible, and encourages readers to try to connect with totems themselves.


  3. Very informative, easy to understand intro into the author s views and thoughts behind animal totemism in the modern age.


  4. This review first appeared on The Magical Buffet website on 7 24 13.Animal totems are something I was interested in but never really explored I always sort of felt that you needed to be a big nature lover to work with animal totems and if you know me, you know that me and nature do not get along I m allergic to just about everything that grows and every animal All fur, feathers, dander, down, all of it However, Lupa s new book New Paths to Animal Totems Three Alternative Approaches to Creating Y [...]


  5. This book is a good introduction to what might be called chaos shamanism, that is, shamanism as created consciously by the individual rather than that which claims descent from a usually poorly understood racist caricature of some other civilization The fact that Lupa addresses that at the very beginning of the book, including pointing out the problematic usages of both the Siberian word shaman and the Ojibwa word totem , is one of the first things that told me I would like this book.Well, okay, [...]


  6. This book is absolutely fantastic, even for those who known just about nothing about totems I m one of those people, but even then this book was very easy to follow The tone is both conversation like and informative Each concept introduced in the book is explained, and the examples and personal stories given can really help with reading comprehension If you re looking for a step by step do things this way guide this is definitely not the book for you Instead the writing is very open, encouraging [...]


  7. This is the first book I have ever read on totemism, and I did so with caution I have always been turned off by individuals who try to appropriate a bunch of traditions and teach them as Native American totemism, which is offensive and annoying on many levels This book avoids appropriation by instead providing basic components individuals of any religious, spiritual, or cultural background can use to fit their own needs and experience.As someone who knew nothing about totems, I found this book t [...]


  8. I greatly admire Lupa s work and this book is no different in that perspective.Whether or not you re familiar with animal totems there s something to learn from this book Be it how to start connecting or finding your totem animals or how to better connect with them this book is a great resource.


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