The Dove Totem
The skies will never see a more peaceful and graceful creature than the Dove. This animal has been respected and revered throughout the ages by ancient and modern Indian tribes and their Shaman. These tribes who are so connected to the elements and the Earth understand the true influence these creatures’ posses. They are diplomatic, legendary animals that own many admirable virtues.
The Dove represents the feminine power of giving, prophecy, and the hope a new beginning. The Dove shows and reveals the veils between the spiritual and physical worlds. The Dove shows up in many legends and lore. They were the totem of Aphrodite the Goddess of Love, and they bore the ambrosia from the Goddesses which kept Zeus immortal, they are the symbol of sexual passion in India. The flock of Doves called the “Seven Sisters” in Greece are thought to be the daughters of Aphrodite. Sophia, The Goddess of Wisdom, in the Mediterranean, is said to have descended upon animal vessels as the form of a Dove. In Mexico the Dove is seen as both a Love Goddess and a Madonna. The Hebrew’s see the Dove as a symbol of peace and purity.
It was the Dove which returned to Noah’s Ark to tell all aboard that land was found, in the Dove’s beak was an olive branch, which was the symbol of peace. It is believed that the Dove’s nature is so pure that even Satan himself cannont shape-shift into its form.
Doves, like many species of birds, breed and nest in pairs, they mate for life and build their nests, protect their territory and raise their young with their partners. The males as well as the females produce a milk like substance, called “crop milk” to feed their newborns with. Both parents take responsibility for the hatching and care of their offspring. The males will sit on the eggs during the day while the females take over the task at night. Both take responsibility for the guarding of their nest. The Dove occurs worldwide but their largest variety is in Indo-Malaysia.
The Magnificent Dove Totem possesses the following virtues:
Love, gentleness, new ideas, purity, sexual energy, intimate relationships, creativity, peace, family values, centered calmness, tranquility, support, assistance, new relationships, peaceful transition from difficulty, powers of the feminine, friendship, .
Dove Animal Pearls are said to impart their particular magical virtues to their owner. Dove Pearls are characteristic of its host; they possess all the awesome characteristics that may be seen in the Dove itself; the peace and love of this animal is contained within the pearl waiting for its proper owner to bestow its inner magic to that unique and fortunate individual. For century’s shamans, priestesses, spiritualists and practitioners of the occult have used Dove animal pearls to transfer the powerful magical energy of the Dove to themselves and to others in need of this commanding animal magic.
Dove pearls are highly sought after by any wishing to absorb Dove like virtues into their lives and develop stronger mental abilities such as those embodied by this symbolic creature. The owner of a Dove pearl will see their lives, spiritual energy and mental clarity imbued with all of the virtues attributed to the “Peace Bringer” of the skies, the Dove.
The Dove animal totem is a strong spirit indeed and its magical properties are one of the most influential of all animal totems. Love, understanding, martial happiness and balance, peacefulness, and so much more can be integrated into the spirit of the possessor of this magical pearl and the Dove totem.
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