This beautifully illustrated book explores the legends, rituals, and magic surrounding 70 of our most beloved animals.
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Jessica Palmer is descended from Dakota woodland Sioux. Palmer lived in the UK for 15 years, becoming a British subject. She returned to the US to complete research on her family background that found it's outlet in her book, The Dakota Peoples. She has also written fiction, with her first novel published in 1991. In the UK, Palmer lectured on Native American culture around the country. In the US, she has worked as a reporter. She became a permitted wildlife rehabilitator, taking care of sick and wounded animals, in Kansas, Florida and New Mexico, thus pursuing her two loves, writing and wildlife. Now she lives in Colorado where she writes fiction and hopes to continue her work with animals.Review:
From Native American legends to the ancient Egyptian and Celtic lore, animals and the behaviorial traits they personify have long fascinated human beings. Information from the mystical to the scientific is included.... The book conveniently lists animals alphabetically.
Palmer is an informative, entertaining writer and solid researcher. This intriguing book should have crossover appeal for those interested in disciplines ranging from biology and anthropology to art and history and spiritual traditions, as well as animal lovers.
S. Derrickson Moore
Las Cruces Sun-News, October 12, 2001
Animal Wisdom takes a look at the mystical traditions, legends and healing traditions of animals from the humble ant to the eagle, wolf and whale.
Author Jessica Palmer says: "If an animal seems to feature often a person's life or in dreams, it can be regarded as a message which gives an insight to the person's essential spirit.
The Liverpool Echo
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