Totem Tuesdays-1/6/15

Here is a totem that is not often used…


Lemur Medicine

*Ted Andrews/Animal-Wise:
Keynote: clairaudience, spirit contact, ghostly presence

In the Madagascar forests, the haunting, wierd-calling sound that echoes comes from the lemur, known as the ghost of the forest. Lemurs are related to but more primitive than monkeys, and their name actually means “ghost.”

They have bushy tails and large eyes that give them a haunted kind of expression. There are three main groups of lemurs, and all are confined to Madagascar. The most commonly recognized is the ring-tailed lemur, noticeable for its banded tail it usually carries in the air, like a flag, to signal its presence to others.

When the lemur appears, so too will spirits. We will begin to see and hear the presence of spirits and ghosts more clearly. They will not be harmful, but their presence may be a little startling to us because of their accompanying phenomena. We will see forms and shadows moving or hear whispers and seemingly haunted sounds. As we work to connect more clearly, they will become more distinct. Sometimes they herald the return of an “imaginary” childhood friend.

When the lemur appears, the opening to the spirit realm with answers tha can come from it alone begin to manifest. Are you ignoring the phenomena? Do you trust what you hear? Are you haunted by the past and need clarification?

Most lemurs have a harp foxlike muzzle, large eyes, and very soft wooly fur. The tail, thought sometimes rudimentary, is usually long and furry, but never prehensile. The brain is relatively small, and differs from that of monkeys in having the cerebellum exposed. Most lemurs are confined to Madagascar and adjacent islands, but representatives occur in Africa and the Oriental region. Fossil forms have been found in Europe, Asia, and America.

*Mary Summer Rain/On Dreams:
Lemur illustrates enigmatic aspects; difficult to understand situations or concepts; indistinct, ghostly facets in one’s life.


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