I was given a copy of this book by Netgalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Although I’ve always been interested in spiritualism and it’s various practices, this was the first time I’ve read an actual book about it. Coming from a complete newbie, but I think this was a great introduction, if not to witchcraft and Wicca, to spiritualism and working with animal familiars and spirits.
As a species, humans tend to think we’re better than animals and completely ignore what they can teach us, but I’ve never agreed with that assessment. This guide did a really great job of sharing what you can learn from animals, and what they can symbolize when appearing in your life or even your dreams. I actually had an interesting dream while reading this that tied in nicely with the author’s narrative.
While the author had a good go at making a comprehensive list of the animals, some that I were interested in were unfortunately left out. Understandable, as obviously it would have been much longer if she had listed every single animal… and then it would have been more of an index than a guide. There are also very practical and easy to follow exercises and meditations to find your own spirit guides, which I’m looking forward to try myself. This book left me with a working knowledge on how to find my animal guides and a sparking curiosity to learn more.