Animals: Personal Tales of Encounters with Spirit Animals


Experience how these spiritual allies can guard, aid, heal, and guide you in the most unexpected and delightful ways.



Experience the Magic of Spirit Animals

Soar with our 35+ sacred storytellers as they share personal tales of spirit animals appearing to them in real life, in dreams, or symbolically, to share their mystical yet practical medicine. Experience how these spiritual allies can guard, aid, heal, and guide you in the most unexpected and delightful ways, including:

  • a jaguar that restores hope to a heartbroken woman.
  • an otter that instills confidence in a young single mom.
  • a family of whales that washes away fear and inspires an awe for life.
  • a poison dart frog that cautions about caring for our air and water.
  • a coyote that warns a man of his friend’s deception.
  • a moth that teaches of grief, loss, and eternal love.

Renowned “animal spirit guy” Dr. Steven Farmer explains how these profound encounters affirm our intimacy with the animal world and the realm of Spirit. His wisdom will heighten your understanding of spirit animal symbolism, the five major ways that spirit animals can speak to you, and how to discern their messages for you.

Learn how to receive the animals’ gifts in the form of wisdom, guidance, protection, and power, and come to feel their support, trust their keen perception, and appreciate the simple ways in which they appear just when you need guidance the most.

ANIMALS will show you how you, too, can fly like an eagle, run like a puma, and reach new heights like the tallest giraffe.

ANIMALS: Personal Tales of Encounters with Spirit Animals is part of Common Sentience, our uncommon book series that is bringing the mystical to the mainstream by sharing spiritual wisdom and true, personal stories of the Divine experiences we are having. Click here for other books in our exciting series!

Author Bio

DR. STEVEN FARMER is a licensed psychotherapist, shamanic practitioner, trauma recovery specialist, and author of several bestselling books and oracle cards, including Animal Spirit Guides, Pocket Guide to Spirit Animals and Healing Ancestral Karma. He serves on the board of the Society of Shamanic Practice and his online course The Path of the Shaman is a popular course on Sacred U.


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Steven Farmer gifts us with an inspirational book of real-life stories of how our connection to spirit animals can create miracles for us. ANIMALS is the first book to celebrate the magic we can share with the spirit world through our dreams, metaphorically, and in nature. Reading these miraculous stories filled with compassion and magic will offer you the opportunity to have the same magic enter your life. For our deepest healing, we all should read this book about the power of mystical connections.—Sandra Ingerman, M.A., bestselling author of 12 books, including The Shamanic Journey: A Beginner’s Guide and The Book of Ceremony.

There was a time when wise people knew how to receive messages from our intelligent universe and tell stories to keep these messages alive. Then came science and machines, and the art of telling medicine stories was largely lost to modern humans, but this did not stop our hearts from needing them. This book is full of such medicine stories, told by wise storytellers who lead us back to a connection with life, the universe, and our own natural selves. —Jacob Nordby, author of The Creative Cure: How Finding and Freeing Your Inner Artist Can Heal Your Life

A cornucopia of intriguing, beautiful and moving stories about how Spirit teaches, cajoles and heals us through the animal realm. It will open your heart and mind. —Jaime Meyer, board president of the Society for Shamanic Practitioners, and author of Healing with Shamanism and Drumming the Soul Awake.

An excellent addition to the relatively small library of shamanic books about spirit animals. Farmer’s writing is clear and engaging, accompanied by a host of entertaining and inspiring true stories about peoples’ direct and beneficial connection with these wonderful allies. As an added bonus, there’s a huge list of spirit animals and their specialties. —Jose Luis Stevens, Ph.D., author of How to Pray the Shaman’s Way and Awaken the Inner Shaman.

The journey of spiritual evolution inevitably includes an ever-clearer recognition of Oneness, the web of divine energy that deliciously intertwines all that is. Each of us has this profound understanding within us, even those for whom it lies dormant. This book has the power to awaken and enliven that innate knowing, and Farmer is an impeccable guide to these realms. Any tool for sparking the felt experience of Oneness is an invaluable instrument for creating a more bliss-filled, joyful life. The magic is here, waiting for you to choose it. —Lisa McCourt, founder of Joy School and author of books selling more than 8.5 copies.

An important book for many reasons, a major one being the great diversity of people whose lives have been guided, protected, and healed by animal spirits. These stories are a testimony to the vast array of animals who have partnered with human beings. If you have any doubts that our contemporary lives are irredeemably cut off from the animal world, this book will erase them. Farmer demonstrates that we can enjoy a richer, healthier lives when we connect with the wild magic and wisdom of animals. —Tom Cowan, is author of Fire in the Head: Shamanism and the Celtic Spirit and Yearning for the Wind: Celtic Reflections on Nature and the Soul.

This book provides powerful teachings and moving personal stories that demonstrate how animals provide support, guidance, and wisdom both in physical and spiritual form. Farmer’s grounded wisdom is reinforced with incredible, true tales of how animals are allies for each of us in our daily lives. —Dave Eyerman, LAc, shamanic practitioner and author of Shamanic Journeying: Discover the Unseen World

Farmer assembles talented writers living in a diverse range of habitats to share their most cherished stories of connection with the beyond-human world. Readers are transported into unique and delightful animal encounters, from precious stingrays, whales, and lizards to other feathered, finned, and furry beings. Each word of this thoughtfully curated collection can open hearts and deepen interspecies kinships. If you love animals and spirituality, you will find yourself amidst an inspiring band of fellow humans intent on doing the messy work required to transform our world to a compassionate one where all beings can thrive. —Sarah Bowen, animal chaplain, faculty member at One Spirit Interfaith Seminary, and author of Sacred Sendoffs: An Animal Chaplain’s Advice for Surviving Animal Loss, Making Life Meaningful, and Healing the Planet.