A Curanderismo Guide to Shapeshifting, Journeying, and Connecting with Animal Allies
by Erika Buenaflor
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 13 Jul 2021 | Archive Date 31 May 2021
Inner Traditions, Bear & Company
• Includes an alphabetical guide to 76 animals, explaining each animal’s spiritual gifts, shapeshifting medicine, the realm they are associated with, and their symbolic meaning when they appear in a dream or vision
• Details the trance journeying techniques and shapeshifting practices of ancient Mesoamerican shamanic traditions and modern-day curanderismo
• Explores how to strengthen our connections with our spirit animal guides
In this guide, Erika Buena or explores the animal mythologies, spirit journeying techniques, and shapeshifting practices of ancient shamanic traditions and modern-day curanderismo. She examines how indigenous Mesoamerican peoples used animals in their ceremonial healing and divination rites and explains the innate gifts and powers that different animals embody. She explores why certain animals are associated with and provide access to the nonordinary realms--the Underworld, Middleworld, and Upperworld--wherein deities, ancestors, supernatural beings, and medicine can be connected with or obtained. The author explores shapeshifting practices in detail and the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual benefits we can gain by engaging in shapeshifting practices. She also explores how to strengthen our connections with our spirit animal guides.
Offering an alphabetical guide to 76 animals most prevalent in ancient Mesoamericanlegends, ceremonies, and medicinal rites, the author details each animal’s spiritual gifts, shapeshifting medicine, the realm they are associated with, and their symbolic meaning when they appear in a dream or vision. Providing multiple methods to connect with animals for spiritual guidance, self-empowerment, and healing, Buena or reveals how each of us can enrich our lives with ancient Mesoamerican wisdom for working with animal guides.
Available on NetGalley
Average rating from 2 members
Ms Buenaflor has written a true gem for those who wish to remember what many societies have lost. That is a connection to the animal and natural world. There are details in this book that give one the ability to actually sense the animal energy that is being looked for or needed. I have never read such an honest and accurate method of life improvement through animals and nature. IMO this is not a new age blip on the radar but a real labor of love from a practitioner that has generations of experience to draw from. My favorite animal that I learned about is the crow. I always knew they are smart but after reading , Some of the things they had done while I was watching started to make more sense as they can warn those they care about.This book is meant to be put into practice so I am doing daily practices that are explained in a very practical way. Excellent and very interesting. A true connection to nature is here.