Druid Animal Oracle

by Philip Carr-gomm

Touchstone | February 1, 1995 | Trade Paperback

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Bring the Power of Ancient Druid Wisdom into Your Life
You are holding a source of great power and influence -- the wisdom of the animal world drawn from the wellspring of ancient Celtic tradition. The Druids, like the Native Americans, revered animals as sacred guides, guardians and protectors. Today, the book and beautiful card set of The Druid Animal Oracle can bring healing and will help you draw strength from its intuitive knowledge. From the interpretations of the card spreads and the animal lore given, you will gain powerful insights into your life-situation and receive positive guidance for the future. Authors Philip and Stephanie Carr-Gomm, who live in England, are Chief and Scribe of the Order of Bards, Ovates, and Druids, one of the largest international Druid groups.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 184 pages, 7.75 × 5.75 × 1.3 in

Published: February 1, 1995

Publisher: Touchstone

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0671503006

ISBN - 13: 9780671503000

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Druid Animal Oracle

by Philip Carr-gomm

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 184 pages, 7.75 × 5.75 × 1.3 in

Published: February 1, 1995

Publisher: Touchstone

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0671503006

ISBN - 13: 9780671503000

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Chapter 1 ORACLES Peer often deep within the pool of Fec From the "Song of the Salmon-God" by W. P. Ryan The Waters of Time Life has often been compared to a river, whose flowing water represents the flowing of our lives toward an ocean of Oneness and Bliss. Using an oracle we attempt to look beneath the surface of the water, the surface of our lives, to observe its undercurrents, its depths, its hidden secrets. There we may be lucky enough to find the salmon of wisdom who can show us the truth that time is not linear. It feels as if we are all walking a path that leads inexorably from the past to the future via the present, and yet mystical experience, the ancient wisdom traditions and now modern physics tell us that it only appears that way to our consciousness. The reality turns out to be far more extraordinary and wonderful -- although impossible to grasp fully with our minds. Every so often, though, we will get glimpses of the truth that at some level linear time does not exist. This may happen in meditation, in sleep, or in a near-death experience, or time may play "tricks" on us -- creating synchronistic experiences that amaze us with their impossibility or extreme unlikelihood in the normal course of events. It seems that this time-free state holds the seed-bed, the impulses and dynamics which guide our passage through the world of linear time. Oracles are devices which help us to gain access to this seed-bed deliberately and consciously. Through an oracle it is possi
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Table of Contents


Contents

Introduction

The End of Living and the Beginning of Survival

The Druid Circle

The Druid Tradition -- Our Forgotten Heritage

Our Animal Teachers Rooted in Time

Shamanism and Animal Powers

The Celtic Otherworld Inner Animals, Power Animals, Totem Guides

Redressing the Balance -- Dancing the Dream Awake

Chapter One

Oracles

The Waters of Time

The Bright Knowledge

The Druid Animal Oracle

Chapter Two

The Sacred Animals of the Druid Tradition

Blackbird

Hind

Stag

Bear

Fox

Boar

Hawk

Dog

Owl

Cat

Crane

Frog

Raven

Swan

Wolf

Adder

Eagle

Sow

Bull

Goose

Ram

Hare

Salmon

Bee

Otter

Cow

Horse

Wren

Water

Dragon

Earth Dragon

Air Dragon

Fire Dragon

Seal

Chapter Three

How to Use the Cards

Starting a Reading

Sacred Space -- The Druid Circle

Asking the Question Shuffling the Pack

Choosing the Cards

The Spreads -- Working With One Card

The Triune Spread

The Awen Spread

The Spread of the Elements

The Spirits of the Circle Spread

The Hearth Spread

The Arianrhod Spread

Interpreting the Cards

Sample Readings -- The Spirits of the Circle Spread

The Hearth Spread

Further Work with Sacred Animals

Sacred Animals Empower Us

Pronunciation Guide

Further Reading

The Animal Oracle and The Druid Way

From the Publisher

Bring the Power of Ancient Druid Wisdom into Your Life
You are holding a source of great power and influence -- the wisdom of the animal world drawn from the wellspring of ancient Celtic tradition. The Druids, like the Native Americans, revered animals as sacred guides, guardians and protectors. Today, the book and beautiful card set of The Druid Animal Oracle can bring healing and will help you draw strength from its intuitive knowledge. From the interpretations of the card spreads and the animal lore given, you will gain powerful insights into your life-situation and receive positive guidance for the future. Authors Philip and Stephanie Carr-Gomm, who live in England, are Chief and Scribe of the Order of Bards, Ovates, and Druids, one of the largest international Druid groups.

About the Author

Philip Carr-Gomm is Chief of the Order of Bards Orates and Druids. He is author of The Druid Way and The Elements of the Druid Tradition, and editor of The Book of Druidry and The Druid Renaissance. Philip studied with the Chief Druid, Philip Ross Nichols, from the age of fifteen. After taking a degree in psychology, he trained in psychosynthesis, psychotherapy for adults and play therapy for children.

From Our Editors

Like the Native Americans, the ancient Celts saw the animal world as a source of great power and influence. The book's beautifully illustrated cards, fascinating background information and easy-to-follow instructions make it a simple and highly effective system for self-development and self-awareness
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