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Lupa is an author, artist, amateur naturalist, and aspiring polymath in Portland, Oregon. She possesses a Master's degree in counseling psychology with an emphasis on ecopsychology, and has authored several books on totemism and nature spirituality, including New Paths to Animal Totems and Plant mostra'n més and Fungus Totems. Lupa may be found exploring the wilderness areas of Oregon, and at mostra'n menys
Crèdit de la imatge: Taken by Taylor, Lupa's husband

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Llewellyn's 2010 Witches' Companion (2009) — Col·laborador — 39 exemplars
Llewellyn's 2008 Witches' Companion (2008) — Col·laborador — 33 exemplars
Unbound: A Devotional Anthology for Artemis (2009) — Col·laborador — 23 exemplars


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I regard this book as a gentle read. I initially didn't leave a review because I didn't have strong opinion or analysis to express. However, it is worth mentioning that Lupa gives excellent qualitative descriptions about ecological topics like bioregions, along side descriptions to help you open yourself to seeing the world in a spiritual like. It's wonderful to not only think about the natural world as a home, but to break it down by address--I'm in the Beaver Lake watershed in the Boston Mountains, a part of the Ozark Mountains within the Mississippi greater watershed.

Some spirituality books can be too "off" for me, which is part of the reason why I describe this book as "gentle." Lupa's views or her narrative don't grate me and are actually close to my own beliefs. Applying the concept of totems as a lens to see the world with evokes a sense of history, personally and culturally. Maybe some criticize that it's cultural misappropriation, but once upon a time, no matter where your ancestors were, they likely worshiped totems. No one culture owned the idea. I think revitalizing and personalizing the idea is a good way to appreciate so much about the world--human and natural, material or spiritual.
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leah_markum | Oct 28, 2022 |
Very informative, easy-to-understand intro into the author's views and thoughts behind animal totemism in the modern age.
Shofbrook | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Nov 6, 2020 |
So, this is a bit out of the norm.

[a:Lupa|77563|Lupa|] is a practicioner of therioshamanism and this book is pretty much an introduction to that combined with a healthy dose of chaos magick. It's an interesting text, and I suppose a good one for a beginner? I don't really know enough about it to comment too deeply, since I've not read many occult texts of that nature. I found it informative, interesting enough to keep me reading and pondering it. From an anthropology standpoint it's fascinating that people believe in this and practice it regularly. I don't really think I could practice much of it, even out of curiosity, since I'm so darn bad at meditation. Oh well?

It's interesting, informative, but probably not for anyone above novice level, let's say. Her blog is fascinating and goes far more in depth on the different shamanic aspects of her belief and practices. I highly recommend it for the curious and she's quite fun to talk to.
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Lepophagus | Hi ha 3 ressenyes més | Jun 14, 2018 |
it was an interesting read, i have always knew of and dealt with plant spirits but never taught of them to be totems to now. i have read trough the meditations but haven't done them yet, but from pass experience working with totems i feel they will be worth doing
cbloky | May 26, 2017 |

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