Feathered Omens Messenger Birds from the Spirit World
By: Ted Andrews
Boxed set of book and 40 full-color Feathered Omens Messenger Birds cards. Feathered Omens is a book and card divination kit. This contains 40 omen cards with full-color images of birds with their meaning and significance. The book describes how to use the cards for insight, divination and answers to everyday situations and questions.
About the Author:
Ted Andrews (July 15, 1952 – October 24, 2009) was an American author and teacher of esoteric practices, and a clairvoyant. His book on animals as spirit guides and symbols, Animal Speak, sold almost 500,000 copies from 1993 to 2009; the influential Llewellyn-published book is widely cited by others.
Andrews worked for 10 years with the Cincinnati Public Schools as a teacher and counselor, including 7 years helping children with special needs. When he and the other teachers at his junior high school were each required to form a club for the students, he started an “ESP Club”.
Andrews read about the occult, mysticism and metaphysics. In 1987 through Llewellyn Publications, he produced his first book, Simplified Magic: A Beginner’s Guide to the New Age Qabala, a guide to practical Kabbalah which was later reprinted as Simplified Qabala Magic In 1991, he wrote How to See and Read the Aura, in which he says that “the aura is the energy field that surrounds all matter. Anything that has an atomic structure will have an aura…Andrews wrote that the aura is a proven scientific phenomenon which can not only be viewed by humans but also manipulated using metaphysical practices such as the Jewish Kabbalah and the Indian pranayama.
In September 1993, Andrews published what would be his most successful book: Animal Speak: The Spiritual & Magical Powers of Creatures Great and Small. This book claimed to help the reader recognize which animal was their personal totem or spirit guide. It has been cited by researchers studying human attitudes toward animals, including professor Marian Scholtmeijer of the University of Northern British Columbia, professor David Starr-Glass of Empire State College, and doctoral candidate Venetia Laura Delano Robertson. Robertson wrote that Andrews was a typical example of “white shamanism” in that he followed French sociologist Émile Durkheim’s assertion that totemism lets the practitioner “participate in the nature of the totem animal” to connect with the sacred core of human-as-animal. Andrews wrote, “when we learn to speak with the animals, to listen with animal ears and to see through animal eyes, we experience the phenomena, the power, and the potential of human essence.” Animal Speak sold almost 500,000 copies from 1992 to 2009.