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Untamed Spirit
Animal Oracle (50 Cards and Guidebook)
Francesca Matteoni, Rocco Lombardi
ISBN: 9781590035313
Kit (mixed media)
Red Wheel Weiser, Red Wheel
3.5 x 5.5 Inches
112 pages
50 cards
August 5, 2022

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Discover the sacred wisdom of 50 animals through this unique divination package of 50 cards and a 112-page book.

From our earliest beginnings, animals have been a significant part of our lives. They help us, inspire us, sometimes frighten us, but also protect us. In this dynamic oracle you will find 50 animals - from the land, water, and air - that are considered sacred in various cultures around the globe. Through symbolism and folklore, the cards present the ancestral wisdom of animals and how they can guide us today.

This dynamic package includes a 122-page book that describes the origin of each animal's sacred nature along with a chart that lists its element, where it lives, zoological information, symbols associated with it, and a brief charm to ask the animal for advice or guidance. Each of the 50 cards features a message specific to the animal represented. The illustrations are created with the scratchboard technique; using a black board, the artist scratches the surface to create a relief effect, which brings each creature to life.

Untamed Spirit is sure to attract all those interested in divination, totem animals, and the wisdom of nature.

Francesca Matteoni teaches the history of religion and the anthropology of magic and witchcraft at a number of universities in Florence. She graduated in comparative religions at the University of Florence (Italy). She completed a PhD at the University of Hertfordshire, UK. She specializes in witchcraft beliefs, the history of European witch trials, European folk beliefs, and fairy lore up to recent times.
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Rocco Lombardi is a designer and illustrator based in Italy who has worked for various publishers, musicians, and record companies.
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