Medicine Cards

[Star] [6 of Wands] Medicine in the Native American tradition is "anything that brings personal power, strength, and understanding." In the Medicine Cards, Jamie Sams and David Carson offer teachings from animal medicine. Each card shows one animal in a shield with its name and number. Assigned to each card is a special quality that reflects that animal's nature, for example Loyalty for Dog and Gentleness for Deer. The 1988 edition had just 44 animals, but 8 more have been added for the 1999 edition. Nine blank cards are also included so you can add your own extra animals. The book Medicine Cards: The Discovery of Power Through the Ways of Animals describes animal medicine in Native American teachings, the gift of each animal and how that gift might be impacting your life (255 pages). A "contrary" (reversed) meaning is also given for each card. The artist is Angela C. Werneke. There are many other decks relating to animals.

Number of Cards Size Copyright Book Cover Card Back
52 3" x 5 1/2" 1988, 1999 [back design]
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Language of Card Titles: English

Also Included: instruction book, 9 blank cards

Major Arcana:
Eagle (Spirit), Hawk (Messenger), Elk (Stamina), Deer (Gentleness),
Bear (Introspection), Snake (Transmutation), Skunk (Reputation),
Otter (Woman Medicine), Butterfly (Transformation),
Turtle (Mother Earth), Moose (Self-Esteem), Porcupine (Innocence),
Coyote (Trickster), Dog (Loyalty), Wolf (Teacher), Raven (Magic),
Mountain Lion (Leadership), Lynx (Secrets), Buffalo (Prayer & Abundance),
Mouse (Scrutiny), Owl (Deception), Beaver (Builder), Opossum, (Diversion)
Crow (Law), Fox (Camouflage), Squirrel (Gathering),
Dragonfly, (Illusion) Armadillo (Boundaries), Badger (Aggressiveness),
Rabbit (Fear), Turkey (Give-Away), Ant (Patience), Weasel (Stealth),
Grouse (Sacred Spiral), Horse (Power), Lizard (Dreaming),
Antelope (Action), Frog (Cleansing), Swan (Grace), Dolphin (Manna),
Whale (Record Keeper), Bat (Rebirth), Spider (Weaving), Hummingbird (Joy),

Added to Expanded Edition:
Blue Heron (Self-Reflection), Raccoon (Generous Protector),
Prairie Dog (Retreat), Wild Boar (Confrontation),
Salmon (Wisdom/Inner Knowing), Alligator (Integration),
Jaguar (Integrity/Impeccability), Black Panther (Embracing the Unknown)

Links to Other Sites:
Review - Wicce website


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