People across cultures and through the centuries have felt a spiritual, symbolic connection to animals. In The Illustrated Bestiary, author and spiritual wellness guide Maia Toll turns the insight and wisdom that birthed The Illustrated Herbiary — her best-selling volume on the mystical power of plants — to the animal kingdom. Through profiles highlighting 36 animals’ most meaningful traits, Toll explores how those qualities can illuminate our habits, guide our intentions, and inform our actions. Spring Peeper’s ability to reemerge from frozen hibernation can inspire us to reinvent ourselves. Katydid’s five eyes can lend clarity of vision when we need to see the bigger picture. Rituals and reflections guide readers in cultivating each animal’s energy, while 36 oracle cards featuring art by Kate O’Hara further shape readers’ meditations. From the humble House Mouse to the magnificent Elephant, this beautifully illustrated guide to animal spirits provides new ways of connecting with the creatures that walk, crawl, slither, swim, and fly. This publication conforms to the EPUB Accessibility specification at WCAG 2.0 Level AA.
Guidance and Rituals from 36 Inspiring Animals; Includes Hardcover Book, Deluxe Oracle Card Set, and Carrying Pouch
Author: Maia Toll
Pubpsher: Storey Publishing, LLC
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
This collectible box set combines the second book in Maia Toll’s Wild Wisdom series, The Illustrated Bestiary, with a freestanding deck of 36 large, gilt-edged oracle cards and a cloth carrying bag for keeping animal wisdom close at hand. Together, the book and the cards explore the ancient, mystical connection between humans and other members of the animal kingdom, and guide readers in channeling animal energy through ritual and meditation. For fans of Maia Toll’s insightful writing and Kate O’Hara’s beautiful art, as well as animal lovers and devotees of tarot, witchcraft, and mysticism, this special edition makes a truly distinctive gift.