Magic of the Seal, The
To touch the heart of a seal, is to touch the heart of yourself.
This book will take you on a journey to awaken a spiritual relationship with the seal, familiarizing you with the seal’s anima as well as its history with the Gaelic ancestors of the British Isles. The Clan of the Seal on North Uist, and the traditional oral storytellers, were the transmitters and custodians of folklore, who told tales about the kindly selchie and revered seals as sacred, akin to their own family. The gentle seal will help reclaim what is lost within as we remember our Celtic heritage and identity in this fragile world. Seal lore teaches valuable lessons in integrity and kindness, and ignites our imagination, leading us to the seal’s inner landscape of presence and peace - inevitably towards our own inner peace. This is the magic of the seal; not lost, but found.
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If you are drawn to explore the rich myths and legends about these soulful beings; to honour them in your spiritual practice and to help in their protection and preservation, The Magic of the Seal is a great place to start. With fascinating folklore and practical suggestions to build your own bonds with these magical creatures, Melanie also shares her healing encounters with seals - both in the material world and in her own inner landscape - illustrating their power to guide us back to our truest, most authentic selves, and to help us stay connected with our innate sensitivity, creativity and compassion. ~ Philip Carr-Gomm, author of Druid Mysteries
A wonderful deep dive into the powerful mythological world of seals, their sensibilities and powers, Melanie’s book guides us all through seal history. Seals are healers and a single encounter has led many of us humans through a life changing experience onto an eternal journey to help society to appreciate, care, respect and protect these eternally magical creatures. ~ Sue Sayer MBE, author of Seal Secrets: Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly
Seals and humanity have had a long and complicated relationship for thousands of years, appearing in our sacred stories and being seen by many peoples in the northern hemisphere as ancestors. In this book, Melanie Godfrey explores the figure of the seal, its' lore and relationships to humans, from across the globe. Godfrey explores the seal from both a historical and spiritual lens, offerings an intimate and deeply personal journey of relating to these remarkable creatures. Coming from a deep place of love, Godfrey has written an homage and a call to action to the reader. A must read for seal lovers! ~ Ben Stimpson, author of Ancestral Whispers: A Guide to Building Ancestral Veneration Practices
Charming, fascinating, and utterly enchanting, Melanie Godfrey’s The Magic of the Seal opens a secret doorway into the hidden lore and mythology of the seal. Equal parts history, folklore, and practical ways to work with seal magic, Godfrey is a natural storyteller who deftly weaves a tale nearly as old as the sea itself, that of our ongoing interdependent relationship with nature. ~ Danielle Blackwood, author of A Lantern in The Dark: Navigate Life's Crossroads with Story, Ritual and Sacred Astrology
The Magic of the Seal is a poetic and spiritual exploration of seal magic across belief. Worth reading if you love seals, are drawn to the sea, or find fascination in the magic of these things. ~ Morgan Daimler, author of Aos Sidhe, and Fairy the Otherworld by Many Names