The Wisdom of Owls

Through pop culture references, like Winnie the Pooh, and through folklore, we all associate owls with wisdom at some time or other.  Rather than intellectual wisdom, though, owls are connected with the wisdom of the soul.  However, there are other qualities that owl has.  Owls are often seen as mysterious, mostly because many owls are … Continue reading The Wisdom of Owls

Animal Spirit and Medicine: Owl Medicine, Totem

SPIRIT OF OWL Role: Messenger Lesson: Trust Element: Air Wind: North Land of the Elders/Wisdom Medicine: Shapeshifting All Owls are Messenger Totems and each separate breed of Owl will have Medicine that is unique to that specific Winged One while there will also be Medicine (and hence Keywords) that are also shared across all specific … Continue reading Animal Spirit and Medicine: Owl Medicine, Totem

Magic of the Night ~ Spirit Owl

The Owl is, of course, a very real and material raptor which comes in many sizes and shapes. However, the owl is also an extremely powerful totem animal surrounded by myth and lore and this makes the Spirit Owl's feathers useful for magical cores. The spirit-owl comes in dreams and visions offering her aid and … Continue reading Magic of the Night ~ Spirit Owl

Altruism in owls? Chicks perform surprisingly generous act

Baby birds are sometimes known to shove their siblings out of the nest to gain their parents’ undivided attention, but barn owl chicks appear to be more altruistic. Scientists recorded the hissing calls of hungry and full barn owl nestlings (Tyto alba, pictured), then played the sounds back to single chicks settled in nests stocked … Continue reading Altruism in owls? Chicks perform surprisingly generous act