Dog Spirit

Hounds, Howlings, and Hocus-Pocus
By (author) Patricia Telesco

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Dog Spirit
Hounds, Howlings, and Hocus-Pocus
By (author) Patricia Telesco

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Pages : 176

Book Size : 7 x 7

ISBN-13 : 9780892818068

Imprint : Destiny Books

On Sale Date : August 01, 2000

Format : Paperback Book

Illustrations : 26 color and 95 b&w illustrations

Throughout history, dogs have held a special place in the human heart and imagination. Dog Spirit explores the roles dogs and their canine relatives have played in the religious and magical traditions of the world, emphasizing the importance of dogs as totems, companions, and even gods. It also provides astrological guidelines for determining your dog's personality and examines the role of dogs in dreams and magic rituals. 
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About Dog Spirit

An enthralling, illustrated look at the dog's prominent place in myth and magic by the highly acclaimed author of more than 30 books on magic and folklore.


• Presents the canine connection to magic, including amulets, charms, spells, and rituals.


• Explains how to determine your dog's personality through astrology,as well as dog symbolism in dreams.


• 120 color and black-and-white illustrations throughout make this a wonderful gift book.


In Greece the dog was a symbol for courage and devotion; in China dogs have represented good fortune and joy since Fo-Hi began encouraging their breeding in 3400 B.C. An entire volume of the sacred Zoroastrian text, the Zend Avista, is devoted to the care and breeding of dogs, and dogs were regarded as the preeminent symbol of loyalty in medieval Europe. In contrast, the dog's wild relatives, such as the much maligned wolf, have long been regarded as symbols of humanity's darker side.

Dog Spirit explores the different roles dogs and their canine relatives have played in the religious and magical traditions of societies throughout the world, emphasizing the importance of dogs as totems, companions, and even gods. Patricia Telesco provides astrological guidelines for determining your dog's personality and examines the role of dogs in dream interpretation and magic rituals. Personable, soulful, and the very spirit of loyalty, dogs have throughout history held a special place in the human heart and imagination that no other animal can claim.

Table of Contents

Table of content

Dog Spirit
Hounds, Howlings, and Hocus-Pocus

Acknowledgments
Introduction

1. Dog Days
The Origins of Chien
The History of Domestic dogs
Dog Chronicles
Creatures Great and Small
2. Doggerel
The Folklore Dog
Mythical Dogs
Dogs in Legend
Breed Beliefs
3. Dogma: The Spiritual Dog
Dog Worship
Dog Sacrifice
Temple Dogs
Dog Nuptials
Canine Canticles
Dog Nirvana
Dog Maws and Paws
Dog Spectres and Ghosts
4. Hair of the Dog
Dog Tooth
A Familiar Face
Dog Totems and Power Animals
Applied Dog Magic
5. The Bohemian Dog
Prophetic Puppies: Dog Omens, Signs, and Portents
It's a Dog's Life: Dogs in Proverbs and Sayings
The Dog Watch: Dog Symbolism in Dreams
Howling at the Moon: Other Forms of Divination
The Dog Star: Astrology for Dogs
6. Gone to the Dogs
Paper Training
Canine Body Language
Bones to Go
On the Road
Home Again, Home Again
Pet Care
The Trivial Dog
Dog.com
Glossary
Bibliography

Author Bio
Patricia Telesco is the author of more than 30 metaphysical books, including Cat Magic and the bestselling Goddess in My Pocket. She lectures and holds workshops around the United States. She lives in upstate New York with her husband, three children, and one dog.
Reviews

Reviews

Book Praise

Book Praise

"Dog Spirit provides a focus on the different roles dogs and their relatives have played in the religious and magical traditions of societies around the world."
Reviewer's Bookwatch, Nov. 2000

"An enthralling illustrated look at the dog's prominent place in myth and magic by the highly acclaimed author of more than 30 books on magic and folklore."
Koen Pacific, Sept. 2000

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