Title: The Illustrated Bestiary
Author’s Name: Maia Toll
Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC
Genre: Spiritual Healing
Page Count: 168 Pages
ISBN: 1635862124 (ISBN13: 9781635862126)
Author or Book Website:N/A
Link to Amazon purchase page: Illustrated Bestiary
Link to Goodreads: Illustrated Bestiary
Release Date: October 1, 2019
How I Got the Book: ARC Copy
Summary of the Book:
People across cultures and through the centuries have felt a spiritual, symbolic connection to animals. In The Illustrated Bestiary, author and spiritual wellness guide Maia Toll turns the insight and wisdom that birthed The Illustrated Herbiary — her best-selling volume on the mystical power of plants — to the animal kingdom. Through profiles highlighting 36 animals’ most meaningful traits, Toll explores how those qualities can illuminate our habits, guide our intentions, and inform our actions. Spring Peeper’s ability to reemerge from frozen hibernation can inspire us to reinvent ourselves. Katydid’s five eyes can lend clarity of vision when we need to see the bigger picture. Rituals and reflections guide readers in cultivating each animal’s energy, while 36 oracle cards featuring art by Kate O’Hara further shape readers’ meditations. From the humble House Mouse to the magnificent Elephant, this beautifully illustrated guide to animal spirits provides new ways of connecting with the creatures that walk, crawl, slither, swim, and fly.
My Personal Review: I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest review. This books is to help you to bring the animal spirits into your ritual fold. It is a way to connect with these spirits and become the animals spiritually. I love the whimsical words and the lovely drawns and illustrations. It make using the book so easy and fun. I have always been a cat person but I found this book lead toward birds more. It was like the aninal of the woods drew me guided me on my path.
My Rating of the Book: 4 1/2 Stars