by don Jose Ruiz
Shamanism teaches us that the intelligence of nature is all around us, waiting for us to reach out with open hearts and listen to its guidance. When we turn our attention to the incredible community of animal life and the teachings they have to share, we open ourselves to a vibrant, interconnected world full of spiritual truths and transformational insights.
Through myth, tradition, science, and story—combined with the power of personal observation—we can see how animals offer profound life lessons every day:
In Shamanic Power Animals: Embracing the Teachings of Our Non-Human Friends, Toltec shaman don Jose Ruiz takes a deep dive into this rich and vital store of animal wisdom and demonstrates how we can incorporate its lessons into our daily lives.
don Jose Ruiz was born in Mexico City and raised in Tijuana, Mexico. When he was 21, he came to live in the United States with his father, don Miguel Ruiz. He lectures and gives workshops around the world and dedicates his life to sharing the ancient Toltec wisdom by translating it into practical, everyday life concepts that promote transformation through truth, love, and common sense. He is the author of The Wisdom of the Shamans, The Medicine Bag, Shamanic Power Animals, and The Shaman's Path to Freedom, and the coauthor of The Fifth Agreement.