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Sacred Medicine of Bee, Butterfly, Earthworm, and Spider
Shamanic Teachers of the Instar Medicine Wheel

By Linda Star Wolf & Anna Cariad-Barrett

Published by Bear & Company, available January 2013

Our insect broth­ers and sisters are some of the most ancient beings and teach­ers on plan­et Earth. Their power­ful skills of adap­ta­tion and their plight, such as the wide­spread colony collapse facing honey­bees, have brought them to the fore­front of collec­tive conscious­ness, as every being on Earth faces a time of incred­i­ble trans­for­ma­tion. The arche­typ­al ener­gies of these sacred Wisdomkeepers can guide us through this evolu­tion­ary time with new path­ways of shaman­ic heal­ing and trans­for­ma­tion to real­ize the high­est poten­tial of human­i­ty.

Exploring the insect and arach­nid arche­types of the Sacred Instar Medicine Wheel, authors Linda Star Wolf and Anna Cariad-Barrett reveal the conscious­ness-acti­vat­ing patterns in the pollen flight of Honeybee, the trans­for­ma­tive chrysalis of Butterfly, the creative weav­ings of Spider, and the alchem­i­cal recy­cling of old into new of Earthworm. They show how Dragonfly, Cicada, and Cricket connect us with the Great Star Nations, the depths of Mother Earth, and the music of life, as demon­strat­ed on the accom­pa­ny­ing CD. Each chap­ter includes expe­ri­en­tial prac­tices, such as Shamanic Breathwork jour­neys, to help you embody the strengths of these humble teach­ers, live with­in the natur­al cycles of plan­et Earth, and discov­er a high­er octave of sacred purpose.

  • Reveals the sacred wisdom inher­ent in Honeybee’s polli­nat­ing, Butterfly’s trans­for­ma­tion, Spider’s weav­ing, and Earthworm’s recy­cling
  • Provides expe­ri­en­tial prac­tices, such as Shamanic Breathwork jour­neys, to connect with insect teach­ers and harness their conscious­ness-acti­vat­ing patterns
  • Shows how Dragonfly, Cicada, and Cricket connect us with the Great Star Nations, the depths of Mother Earth, and the music of life
  • Includes Cricket Chorus medi­ta­tion CD
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