Working with Bear Spirit

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The Kermode or Spirit Bear looms large at the Opening Ceremony of the XXI Olympic Winter Games 2006

12-14-16 The Spirit of the Bear with Rose Starwind

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Please join Tchipakkan and her guest on the New Normal 8 pm Wednesday, 12-14-16 , 8-9 p.m. est.

In recent times, many people have come to embrace the indigenous concept of the totem, the spirit guide, animal guide, guardian.  a common association is with the bear.  Bear is understood in many cultures to be kindred to humanity, one of the reasons being it can stand on two legs!  But what does it mean to have spirit kinship with the bear?  how does this relationship inform our choices, move our emotions, affect our relationships?  We’ll talk about the practical and pragmatic as well as the magickal and spiritual implications of this relationship.

Rose Starwind is a mother, green witch and shaman (last time she was on New Normal, she talked about her work helping ghosts on old battlefields).  Blending her livelihood as an environmental biologist with her duties as a shaman, she brings a practical, earthy power to her workings and teaching.

I’ll be asking Rose about common attributes of bear folk, different cultures who honor bear, aspects of Working with Bear, with personal stories as well as social, physical, & emotional implications. Do you work with Bear? Is Bear calling you? We’d love you to call in with stories or questions! 619-639-4606

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