A Familiar Spirit: in Wicca and Neo Pagan mythology is a spirit in animal form that comes to guide and protect you. Such is our relationship with animals that a word definition like this would come into existence. Animals have served mankind faithfully as our protectors and our companions they have been our eyes, our ears, our transportation. Each day animals save lives in search and rescue, law enforcement and in the military, they comfort the sick and the elderly as service animals. Many homeless have said that the unconditional love they received from their pets brought meaning back into their lives. We owe the animals no less in return. We are responsible for the care and well being of the animals in our family and let’s not forget that animals are suffering and dying in shelters, laboratories, farms, slaughter houses and chained in back yards all over the country and the world. If you love animals then find a way to help animals in need. Empower yourself and take action. We must all act as guardians for the animals of the world as they have been ours since the beginning of time.
The Familiar: Angel Animals who happily give everything they have for us and everything they are to us. Loving, loyal and incapable of deception, they are the living embodiment of what it means to be good and pure and noble. They are always there for us making us laugh when we are angry, comforting us when we are sad; when the whole world has abandoned you, they will be by your side. They watch over our homes and our families with unconditional love and unflinching courage. These Guardian Angels in fur and feathers protect us physically, support us emotionally and guide us spiritually teaching us to be better human beings. It is my hope that (as the guide dogs today lead the blind safely home around all the dangers and obstacles in their paths) the animals will one day lead us (as a species) out of the darkness of our own nature and into our humanity.
Dedicated to familiar spirits everywhere
and in loving memory of my Animal Angels