Totem, Power Animals, and Spirit Guides: Are They the Same?
There is a considerable amount of confusion about totems, power animals and animal spirit guides. And little in the way of any universally accepted, authentic, credible sources to shed reliable light when it comes to the ancient wisdom and practices of Native North American spiritualities. Nonetheless, I shall provide here what I learned from my Ojibwe teacher and his apprentice. Totem Animals First and foremost, a totem is a symbol of identity. Although individuals can have