An animal familiar represents the species as a whole, not a wolf, but Wolf. Through this connection the shaman or witch can draw on the power of the whole species for their strength and abilities. A familiar also acts as a guide to Otherworld places, where knowledge or healing may be sought. A special relationship is formed between the practitioner and their familiar, otherwise referred to as Totem, Power or Nagual animals. This fascinating and enlightening book details seeking a familiar using pathworkings and dance, calling a familiar, shapeshifting, spirit flight, thought forms, and entering the Otherworld. It goes on to detail animals, giving folklore and names, associated deities, elements and plants, natural history and a pathworking for a wide variety of animals.