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Quiz: Which Spirit Keeper do You Need?

Quiz: Which Spirit Keeper do You Need?

Native American traditions speak of four powers, or Spirit Keepers, associated with the four directions, animals, colors, and qualities, that may be honored and invoked, celebrated and worked with in order to bring ourselves into better balance with What Is.

Take this simple quiz to see which Native American Spirit Keeper would be most helpful to you now:

Look at the following sets of three statements. Which set of three is most true for you?

1. I long for a sense of renewal and quickening in my life.

2. I desire more clarity.

3. I feel that increased intelligence, intensity, and purity would be helpful to me now.

1. I long for transformation in my life.

2. I desire to be more grounded.

3. I feel that increased endurance, stability, and introspection would be helpful to me now.

1. I long for illumination.

2. I desire a sense of awakening and newness.

3. I feel that increased Light, spirituality, and far-sightedness would be helpful to me now.

1. I long for discovery in my life.

2. I desire a sense of unfolding and organic growth.

3. I feel that increased vitality, intuition and awareness of feelings would be helpful to me now.

If you chose A, you need the Power of the North.
Animal: Buffalo
Color: White
The Power of the North clarifies the mind and purifies our mental being.

If you chose B, you need the Power of the West.
Animal: Grizzly Bear
Color: Black
The Power of the West activates the intelligence of the physical body and enables it to work with the material substances that constitute our flesh, blood and bones.

If you chose C, you need the Power of the East.
Animal: Eagle
Color: Yellow
The Power of the East enables us to be enlightened with sudden flashes of inspiration and understanding through our innermost “self,” which is the noblest aspect of our total being.

If you chose D, you need the Power of the South.
Animal: Mouse
Color: Red
The Power of the South empowers and strengthens the intuitive “self.”

Spend some time facing or contemplating the direction you chose. Connect with those qualities within you. You may want to petition the power animal of that direction to help and guide you.

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Adapted from Shamanic Spirit, by Kenneth Meadows (Inner Traditions, 2004). Copyright (c) 2004 by Kenneth Meadows. Reprinted by permission of Inner Traditions.
Adapted from Shamanic Spirit, by Kenneth Meadows (Inner Traditions, 2004).

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1:46PM PDT on Mar 29, 2013

An Eagle, very interesting....thanx

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3:56AM PDT on Apr 27, 2012

Lovely stuff, thank you.

7:55AM PDT on Mar 19, 2012

Thanks for the idea, this definitely has peaked my interest in this topic and I'm off to do more research!

9:01PM PDT on Mar 18, 2012

Fascinating and very interesting.

5:43PM PST on Jan 20, 2012

Thanks, I find this subject interesting.

10:38PM PST on Jan 11, 2012


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