- Ask any Native American elder. When Owl manifests in
a stone form, it means a lack of empathy. Shamans the world over manifest
their power animals as living beings, just as they are in nature, not as
stone idles. The owl is indeed a great one to have as a tutelary spirit.
When people begin to see their power animals as stone idles it means they
have lost their empathy with the four leggeds of the animal kingdom, and
with the two leggeds, the humans. It means they are pursuing self interest
over service to others.
- This quote from Jamie Sams and David Carson's book _Medicine
Cards, The Discovery of Power Through the Ways of Animals_:
- "Owl medicine is symbolically associated with clairvoyance,
astral projection, and magic, both black and white. Owl is called Night
Eagle on several medicine wheels used by Amerindian teachers. Traditionally,
Owl sits in the East, the place of illumination. Since time immemorial,
humanity has been afraid of the night, the dark, and the unseen - waiting
fearfully for the first crack of morning light. Conversely, night is Owl's
- Owl is often times the medicine of sorcerers and witches.
If Owl is your medicine, you will be drawn to magical practices and perhaps
explore the dark arts. YOU SHOULD RESIST ANY TEMPTATION TO PRACTICE BLACK
MAGIC OR ANY ART THAT TAKES ENERGY AWAY FROM ANOTHER PERSON OR BEING.
If you have Owl medicine, these night birds will have a tendency to collect
around you, even in the daytime, because they recognize a kinship with
- Now why did the authors see fit to include the sentence
I have capitalized above? Is it the Native American elders knew that possessors
of Owl medicine were susceptible to loss of empathy for other beings.
- - klogW
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