Many today seek to better understand totem magic and the beauty and mystery involved in working with animal spirits. But where to begin? Totem Magic is a perfect starting point for studies of shamanic witchcraft. 


Yasmine Galenorn writes an insightful book that entrances the reader with the beauty and wisdom of her words. Totem Magic is not a dry “how to” book, but an amazingly woven combination of stories of her personal experiences, methodology, and advice that flows together in a way that makes you want to keep reading until you reach the last page. At the same time, the chapters are each divided in such a way that you can clearly understand what each section is about, and marked so that the reader can easily find a particular topic. She even includes plenty of useful spells and rituals designed to help you go further along your journey.


I truly enjoyed reading this book. It is well designed, easy to read, and easy to understand, but still in-depth enough for those of us who are more advanced. It has a permanent place on my bookshelf, and I would certainly recommend it to anyone with interest in totem magic or simply furthering their spiritual development. This is another fine example of Galenorn’s work.


~review by Jennifer Erwin
Author: Yasmine Galenorn
The Crossing Press, 2004
pp.216, $16.95