LYNX – totem animal

The medicine of the lynx is that of secrets and silence. These felines of the northern hemisphere’s boreal forests know how to move without making a sound. Thanks to their wide paws, they can walk … Read more

MOOSE – totem animal

The moose, also known as the American elk, is the largest of all deer. Its antlers are large and partly flat just before the tip. Long legs and a long neck allow it to graze even under water and to swim well. Without sinking, it can walk on soft ground such as mud, snow and sphagnum bogs.

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THE MOLE – totem animal

The mole is an almost blind animal with a very long nose, which allows it to sense things to orient itself. It lives underground, hence its symbolism of unity with the earth and the ability to feel, a quality that has always been essential to First Nations.

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The key word in buffalo medicine is abundance.

The bison is associated with abundance because it formed the essence of life for the Central Plains nations of America. The buffalo gave everything to the people. Its fur and hide were used to make homes and clothing, as well as shields of war and peace.

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THE WOLF – totem animal

wolfThe wolf teaches us goodwill and communal harmony. In the Native tradition, it symbolizes the teacher, the one who guides the community. Wolves have a very strict community structure, they always work together and each one has its place so this is why their sense of community is well-developed. Older ones teach the younger how they should behave in the pack.

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THE BLUE HERON – totem animal

The key words for heron medicine are purification and self-knowledge. Most waterfowl are associated with purification because water is the purifying element par excellence.

The heron in particular, because of its size and its ability to stand on one leg for hours on end, evokes self-knowledge. Heron is often meditating, in contemplation of the surrounding water world.

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