Invoking Animal Magic – A guide for the pagan priestess
Invoking Animal Magic explores the power and wisdom of animal allies. More than a compilation of interesting facts—stories, folklore and animal behavior are integrated in a modern pagan perspective. Illustrations based on cave paintings and artifacts add a visual component to the text. Thought-provoking questions and fun activities help ground the material in personal experience.
In this book, you will find an in-depth study of nine animals with an important place in Euro-paganism—their myths and legends, historical context and magical themes. You will also find general topics that are relevant to animal magic. Rituals and spells are included in each section, along with material to stimulate reflection.
What you will not find is a hodge-podge of information or a list of unexplained “meanings” of various animals. This is an engaging text that can actually be read rather than placed on a shelf for occasional reference.
About Hearth Moon Rising (Adirondacks/North Country, New York Author)
Hearth Moon Rising loves exploring the multidimensional aspects of animal encounters. She takes an experiential and historical approach to understanding the powers we share with our furred, feathered and scaled friends. Hearth lives in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York, where she devotes much of her time to outdoor pursuits such as hiking, snowshoeing and mountain biking. Hearth is a licensed outdoor guide.
Hearth was initiated as a Dianic priestess in 1987 and ordained as a priestess of Ishtar in the Fellowship of Isis in 1990. She has taught magic and led ritual for over two decades. Hearth’s first book, Invoking Animal Magic, was hailed for its innovative approach to connecting with animal spirits. Her latest book, Divining with Animal Guides, continues to reflect the unique perspective rooted in tradition that Hearth’s readers have come to expect.